2011 News & Events

December 2011

Help bridge the digital divide by completing a survey (12/30)

New Year's is one of the biggest days for fires - play it safe (12/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Jan. 2 (12/28)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Dec. 26 (12/23)

Preliminary report shows continued success in reducing violent crime (12/23)

Crews clean up chromium discharge in northeast Minneapolis (12/21)

Portion of West River Parkway to close Dec. 22 and 23 (12/21)

New year brings a change in utility bill calculation (12/19)

Promise Neighborhoods grant brings millions to north Minneapolis (12/19)

City's public website gets extreme makeover (12/17)

Absentee voting under way to fill two state offices in Minneapolis (12/16)

Minneapolis reduces pet license fees (12/16)

City Council approves 2012 budget (12/15)

Community Resource Fair helps folks affected by the tornado (12/15)

Minneapolis Police prepare for holiday DWI crackdown (12/14)

Final public hearing on proposed 2012 Minneapolis budget is Dec. 14 (12/13)

Homeland Security recognizes Minneapolis Police for work on hate crimes case (12/13)

Animal Control helps dog reunite with owner after icy river rescue (12/08)

Minneapolis leads the nation in National Night Out participation (12/08)

Homegrown Minneapolis invites public to weigh in Dec. 12 (12/08)

Digital billboards will alert drivers when a Snow Emergency is declared (12/07)

Special yard waste collection set for Dec. 7-9 (12/05)

November 2011

City to rebroadcast video conversations on race on National Day of Listening, Nov. 25 (11/21)

Absentee voting underway for House District 61B (11/21)

Be eco-friendly: Save money and enjoy a richer holiday season (11/21)

Gregory Stubbs is City's new Regulatory Services Director (11/18)

Light Rail construction closes (11/17)

Homegrown Minneapolis community meeting set for Dec. 12 (11/17)

City to replay all 2012 budget hearings on Minneapolis 79 (11/17)

City participating in first-ever nationwide test of Emergency Alert System Nov. 9 (11/07)

Future leaders get their start in Minneapolis Youth Congress (11/03)

Home energy audit now can save homeowners ice dam problems this winter (11/03)

Five new all-electric vehicles join fleets across the region (11/02)

October 2011

City's street paving season ends with more than 45 miles of new driving surfaces (10/31)

Domestic violence conviction rate increases 50 percent in Minneapolis (10/26)

Celebrate local food during Food Day Oct. 24 (10/21)

Fall street sweeping set to begin Oct. 25 (10/21)

If the tornado damaged your chimney, make sure it's safe before winter arrives (10/20)

Computer fix has Minneapolis traffic signals operating normally (10/17)

City offers free testing of children's toys for lead (10/14)

City engineers work to correct traffic signal timing issues (10/13)

City shares planning, results measurement expertise with Australian governments (10/11)

Fire Department awards ceremony honors individuals for service and bravery (10/11)

September 2011

It's ash tree pruning season (9/30)

Is the tornado still causing you stress or anxiety? There's help (9/29)

HealthyLiving Minneapolis network helps people connect to ways to stay healthy (9/26)

City Council begins 2012 City budget consideration (9/21)

Help celebrate openings of new biking improvements in Minneapolis (9/21)

Young people celebrate their creative work to end youth violence (9/19)

Westbound Riverside I-94 ramp scheduled to close Sept. 17 - 18 (9/15)

Plan ahead for a busy Sept. 16-18 weekend Downtown (9/15)

Benefit concert for Minneapolis? Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery happening Oct. 8 (9/13)

Minneapolis kicks off first-ever community read: One Minneapolis, One Read (9/13)

Minneapolis first responders observe Sept. 11 anniversary (9/09)

East end of 6th Street in Downtown closed for repaving this weekend (9/08)

There's still time to apply for SBA loans to repair tornado damage (9/08)

Video thanks everyone who has lent a hand in tornado recovery (9/07)

The future of Nicollet Mall: poetically placed on new sidewalk and gardens (9/07)

Senate District 61 Special Partisan Primary is Sept. 13 (9/07)

Downtown repaving nearing completion (9/06)

Ash tree pruning season a little later this year (9/06)

Volunteers still needed to help invite dropouts back to school (9/06)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Labor Day (9/02)

August 2011

When picking up children at school, make a turn toward cleaner air (8/31)

New ordinance will require Minneapolis businesses to offer recycling (8/31)

Many cats looking for good homes, adoption fee reduced to $30 through Sept. 10 (8/30)

City, U of M spread the word about being positive landlords, tenants and homeowners (8/29)

Tree Trust provides trees to North Minneapolis homeowners (8/25)

County seeks comments on Downtown Interchange Project (8/24)

Plan ahead for a busy Aug. 26-28 weekend Downtown (8/24)

Deadline approaches to apply for SBA loans to repair tornado damage (8/23)

We Care event celebrates thousands of North Side volunteers (8/19)

City seeks candidates for Director of Solid Waste and Recycling (8/16)

Minneapolis Saint Paul ranks 1st in the country for volunteering (8/16)

"One-sort" recycling pilot launches in two Minneapolis neighborhoods (8/15)

City, public schools partner to get dropouts back in school (8/11)

Work on Tornado-damaged sidewalks will follow tree stump removal on the North Side (8/11)

Innovative tree canopy map now available (8/10)

National Farmers Market week Aug. 7-13 (8/08)

Free design assistance available to property owners impacted by North Side tornado (8/05)

Minneapolis responds to Remembrance Garden vandalism (8/03)

Twin Cities region gets $1 million grant to preserve local historic sites (8/02)

Remembrance Garden dedicated to survivors and victims of the I-35W Bridge collapse (8/02)

Tornado recovery information available for National Night Out gatherings (8/01)

City has new web, email addresses and improved government TV (8/01)

July 2011

Street resurfacing begins in downtown Minneapolis (7/29)

Stimulus-funded home energy efficiency program helping residents save money (7/29)

Hotline available for tornado recovery info and resources (7/29)

$1 million approved to help homeowners with tornado repairs; learn how to apply (7/29)

City seeks candidates for Director of Regulatory Services (7/28)

Stimulus funds help RENEW program train and find 500 residents green jobs (7/27)

Hundreds affected by May 22 tornado apply for loans at Disaster Loan Outreach Center (7/21)

Drinking fountains bring tap water to Aquatennial Torchlight Parade spectators (7/20)

Household hazardous waste collection event in Minneapolis July 21-23 (7/20)

Minneapolis ranks as one of nation's top walkable cities (7/20)

North Side residents and businesses can still apply for tornado recovery loans (7/19)

Violent crime falls for a fifth year in a row in Minneapolis (7/18)

Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (7/15)

Minneapolis Police Canine Unit to host regional police dog trials July 17 - 19 (7/14)

July 17 Sister Cities Day event to celebrate Minneapolis? international ties (7/14)

Plan ahead for three Friday, July 15 events around Target Center and Target Field (7/13)

Minneapolis named a "Top 100 Place to Live" (7/13)

Plan a greener National Night Out (7/13)

Household hazardous waste collection event in Minneapolis July 21-23 (7/11)

Disaster Loan Outreach Center helps North Side residents and businesses get help (7/08)

Air pollution advisory issued for the Twin Cities for July 8 (7/08)

Loans to be available to help folks with tornado recovery (7/07)

New plan allows low-income residents to shop for healthy fare at some local farmers markets (7/07)

State requests additional funding for tornado recovery (7/06)

Planning a National Night Out event? Register now as important deadlines are approaching (7/05)

Additional funding approved for North Side neighborhoods impacted by tornado (7/01)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, July 4 (7/01)

June 2011

As temperatures rise, know how to handle the heat (6/30)

Be safe during the Fourth of July holiday weekend (6/30)

Financing assistance available for tree removal in north Minneapolis (6/29)

Poetry contest asks: What's your vision for Nicollet Mall? (6/29)

City Council authorizes legal action regarding State's Local Government Aid payments (6/27)

More than 400,000 pounds of debris, solid waste removed during North Side Clean Sweep (6/27)

Several Downtown streets close for Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26 (6/24)

Drinking fountains bring tap water to Pride Parade spectators (6/24)

Police Activities League registration kick-off event this Saturday (6/22)

More than 2,000 youth working this summer through City's employment programs (6/22)

A rainbow across the river helps celebrate Twin Cities Pride (6/22)

City working with State to reapply for individual tornado damage assistance (6/21)

Many cats looking for good homes during "Adopt a Shelter Cat Month" (6/21)

More than 300,000 pounds of debris, solid waste removed during North Side Clean Sweep (6/20)

Public meeting showcases Downtown paving projects (6/17)

Tips to enjoy a safe summer in the city (6/16)

Cedar Lake Trail complete from St. Louis Park to Mississippi River (6/15)

Housing Resource Guide (6/14)

Volunteers needed to help folks clean up debris in north Minneapolis (6/14)

RiverLake Greenway, the City's first bike boulevard is now open (6/13)

Mayor Rybak urges disaster aid for individuals and businesses (6/10)

City will focus on safety issues at tornado-damaged properties (6/10)

Victory Memorial Drive Rededication happening June 11 (6/09)

Neighborhood sweeps to pick up large tree debris removal ends June 10 (6/09)

Renters should call 311 to report issues with their homes (6/09)

Permanent exhibit of photos from Lake Street USA on display downtown (6/08)

Air pollution health alert issued for Twin Cities for June 7 (6/07)

As temperatures rise, know how to handle the heat (6/07)

Bike Walk Week events highlight the pleasure of walking and bicycling (6/06)

What to expect on Volunteer Clean-Up Day and beyond (6/03)

Tons of debris removed, thousands volunteer in first 10 days after tornado (6/02)

Videos provide regular updates on tornado recovery work in Minneapolis (6/02)

Fire Department collecting musical instruments for Minneapolis Schools (6/01)

2,000 volunteers set to help on North Side volunteer clean-up day (6/01)

Red Cross to open two emergency aid stations in north Minneapolis (6/01)

May 2011

Construction and repair permit office opens on North Side to assist in tornado recovery (5/31)

Hiring a contractor for storm repairs? Get the info you need (5/31)

Free bus circulator connects folks to resources and services to assist in recovery (5/30)

North Side Volunteer Clean-Up Day June 4 (5/27)

Red Cross shelter for tornado-displaced families moves to North Commons Rec Center (5/27)

US Attorney General Holder lauds Minneapolis' youth violence prevention initiative (5/27)

Disaster Recovery Center will continue helping tornado victims through the weekend (5/26)

Tornado recovery information distributed door-to-door in north Minneapolis (5/26)

Where to go for tornado assistance (5/26)

More than 1,200 people served during first day of Disaster Recovery Center (5/25)

Additional vouchers available for excess garbage, tree debris cleanup begins May 25 (5/24)

Disaster Recovery Center opens Wednesday to serve residents affected by tornado (5/24)

All roads accessible to emergency vehicles, more people allowed back to their homes (5/24)

Animal Control to provide short-term kenneling for pets affected by tornado (5/24)

City Council extends tornado emergency declaration (5/24)

Tree debris pickup begins Wednesday, North Transfer Station accepting other debris (5/24)

Residents return to some areas damaged by Sunday's tornado (5/23)

How folks can help those affected by North Side Tornado (5/23)

Make sure your contractor or tree company is licensed (5/23)

Housing information for families affected by North Side Tornado (5/23)

Resources available for North Side residents affected by tornado (5/23)

Tornado response update- restricted zones on the North Side (5/23)

Several North Minneapolis schools closed; help available for families (5/23)

Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center will be open for tornado victims May 24 (5/23)

Special cleanup scheduled for North Side tornado tree debris (5/23)

Spring means "Click it or Ticket" in Minneapolis (5/20)

Community meeting May 26 for Metro Transit maintenance facility air emissions permit (5/19)

City Trees pickup is May 21-23 (5/18)

Washington Avenue on U of M campus permanently closing to traffic (5/13)

New bike walk center coming to north Minneapolis (5/13)

Transform a vacant lot into a community garden (5/13)

Two Phases of Restoration Work at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Complete (5/13)

Work begins on Remembrance Garden for I-35W bridge collapse victims (5/12)

It's no-pruning season for ash trees (5/12)

Bill to reform pension funds introduced at legislature (5/11)

Home Tour Features Affordable Homes For-Sale and a New Finance Incentive (5/11)

Street repaving and seal coating highlight 2011 construction season (5/10)

Precincts hosting open houses in recognition of National Police Week (5/09)

April 2011

Police Remind Residents to Party Responsibly (4/27)

Home Tour showcases city and neighborhood initiatives, energy efficiency ideas (4/26)

60th Street opens to traffic for first time since March 17 gas main fire (4/26)

Apply to be a Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commissioner (4/25)

National Geographic names Minneapolis one of the world?s top 10 summer destinations (4/25)

Play it safe as warm weather brings more pedestrian, bike, and vehicle traffic (4/21)

Minneapolis police recognize staff, civilians at annual awards ceremony (4/21)

Minneapolis firefighter is finalist for America's Most Wanted All-Star 2011 award (4/20)

Minneapolis launches local food resource hubs (4/20)

Loans available to help rehab homes in foreclosure-impacted neighborhoods (4/19)

Minneapolis releases annual Greenprint report (4/18)

ICE your phone for emergency responders (4/18)

Innovative tree canopy study to help manage Minneapolis trees strategically (4/18)

Minneapolis adopts urban agriculture plan (4/15)

Mobile food vending expands in Minneapolis (4/15)

Attention artists: take part in the statewide MN Arts Count (4/14)

Cleanups and fun run will mark Earth Day (4/14)

Protect your home against springtime crimes (4/13)

City resumes yard clippings and branches pick-up for the season (4/13)

2011 Greening Your Business Conference (4/13)

Apply now to play an important role in redistricting Minneapolis (4/11)

Know what to do when calling 9-1-1 (4/11)

Street sweeping set to begin April 12 (4/07)

Severe Weather Awareness week is April 11-15 (4/07)

Make a difference: Attend the Sustainable Communities Conference April 9 (4/06)

Homicide investigator nominated for America?s Most Wanted All-Star Award (4/06)

Get to know your transportation options as the new Twins season starts (4/05)

Minneapolis moves to support state on Asian carp (4/01)

Minneapolis approves additional funding for pothole repairs (4/01)

March 2011

Minneapolis delegation to Sweden focuses on jobs and economic development (3/31)

Minneapolis adds more smart parking pay stations Downtown (3/30)

Ramps to and from I-35W in Minneapolis are closing for construction (3/30)

Hiawatha Facility certified as one of nation?s greenest buildings (3/25)

City partners with Children's Hospital to expand Bike Cops for Kids program (3/24)

Learn more about the history of your neighborhood and why it matters (3/24)

Minneapolis making preparations for potential flooding (3/23)

No Snow Emergency today in Minneapolis (3/23)

Firefighter LaFerriere is a nominee for America's 'Most Wanted All-Star' Award (3/23)

Minneapolis prepares for possible flooding (3/22)

Winter Parking Restrictions end in Minneapolis (3/21)

Minneapolis firefighters installing smoke detectors (3/18)

Warmer weather means more pothole patching (3/18)

Update on gas main fire in south Minneapolis (3/17)

Help shape policy decisions by serving on Minneapolis? boards and commissions (3/15)

Plant a $25 tree on your Minneapolis property (3/11)

Residents can apply to play an important role in redistricting in Minneapolis (3/10)

City of Minneapolis wins Bicycle Friendly Business gold designation award (3/09)

Minneapolis is "cool" year-round (3/09)

Minneapolis launches "Pet of the Week" to find good homes for pets in need (3/08)

Minneapolis tops list of best U.S. cities for finding employment (3/08)

Minneapolis Charter Commission seeking applicants for vacant position (3/08)

Minneapolis Arts Commission accepting nominations for MAC awards (3/08)

Minneapolis vehicle fleet goes greener (3/07)

Mayor to deliver State of the City address on March 8 (3/03)

The Downtown 100 initiative leads to a significant drop in crime (3/02)

February 2011

Pedestrian Advisory Committee seeking community representatives (2/24)

Learn more about property tax refunds available for homeowners (2/22)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Presidents Day, Feb. 21 (2/18)

City seeks proposals for new bike walk center in north Minneapolis (2/16)

City launches new website to send a message to substandard landlords (2/16)

Guess the puppy available for adoption Friday, Feb. 18 (2/15)

Street crews are preparing for potholes (2/11)

Funds available for qualifying residents to help with energy bills (2/10)

Update on animal cruelty case (2/04)

Minneapolis seeks residents to serve on redistricting advisory group (2/04)

Meetings address economic impact of Central Corridor construction (2/04)

New Public Works facility wins two 2010 awards (2/04)

Artists invited to submit performance proposals for 2011 Minneapolis Mosaic (2/03)

Otto Doll named Minneapolis Chief Information Officer (2/02)

Minneapolis congratulates Charlotte on 2012 DNC selection (2/01)

Minneapolis launches new and improved Municipal Code of Ordinances site (2/01)

January 2011

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/31)

Take advantage of warmer weather to clear your sidewalk of ice and snow (1/27)

Minneapolis resident survey phone calls begin Monday, Jan. 31 (1/26)

Public Invited to Help Shape Peavey Plaza Revitalization (1/25)

City to host informational meetings on Downtown street resurfacing projects (1/21)

Transform a vacant lot into a community garden (1/18)

Homegrown Minneapolis seeks public input on food policy council (1/14)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 17 (1/13)

Second public meeting scheduled for Nice Ride's North Side expansion (1/11)

Residents begin receiving 2011 property value notices this week (1/10)

City offers low-cost radon test kits (1/07)

Parking Restrictions added to two Snow Emergency routes (1/07)

Minneapolis firefighters travel to 'sister city' in Kenya to train firefighters (1/07)

Plymouth Avenue Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic (1/06)

City seeks proposals for new design guidelines for St. Anthony Falls Historic District (1/04)

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