2012 News & Events

December 2012

Help bridge the digital divide by completing a survey (12/28)

Minneapolis City offices closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 (12/24)

City Hall bells to ring for Sandy Hook Elementary School victims (12/19)

Minneapolis moves to make License Plate Reader data private (12/18)

Fire Department to accept applications for new firefighters in 2013 (12/17)

Now is the time to sign up for 2013 STEP-UP internships (12/17)

Police Chief Harteau appoints Precinct Inspectors (12/17)

2013 budget invests in Minneapolis while decreasing spending (12/13)

Fire Department, CenterPoint Energy provide safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide exposure (12/12)

Public voting open for Convention Center Plaza art competition (12/11)

Snow shoveling season is here (12/10)

More "Open Streets" events in Minneapolis in 2013 thanks to new grant (12/07)

Police Chief Harteau appoints the department's new executive management team (12/07)

Minneapolis leads the nation in National Night Out participation for second straight year (12/06)

City Council budget deliberations continue Dec. 5-6 (12/04)

Harteau sworn in as Police Chief (12/04)

Minneapolis reports out on Election Day 2012 (12/03)

Minneapolis building projects top $1 billion for first time since 2000 (12/03)

November 2012

Minneapolis named top 10 winter vacation destination in U.S. (11/30)

Assistant Chief Harteau confirmed as City's next police chief (11/30)

Watershed organizations seek public input on plans (11/28)

Electronic message signs at intersections will carry Snow Emergency alerts (11/27)

Have your voice heard on the proposed 2013 budget (11/27)

Public hearing on appointment of Assistant Chief Harteau as police chief (11/26)

City, rescue group help neglected Great Danes begin their journey to new, forever homes (11/26)

Thanksgiving night is a once-a-year chance to enjoy a drive along Nicollet Mall (11/21)

Sabo Bridge reopening Nov. 19 (11/19)

Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council open house Wednesday, Dec. 5 (11/19)

How you can help victims of Hurricane Sandy (11/19)

Stay safe while cooking this Thanksgiving (11/16)

Minneapolis residents can catch up on 2013 budget recommendations (11/15)

Help the City take action on climate change (11/15)

Parking meter replacements completed (11/14)

Minneapolis tackles nearly 70 miles of City streets during 2012 construction season (11/13)

$1 million grant at work to develop vibrant, urban places in Minneapolis (11/13)

Ballot hand count wraps up in Minneapolis (11/09)

Election results now in from two of three hand-counted precincts (11/09)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day (11/09)

Yard waste pickup ends for the season week of Nov. 12 (11/08)

First phase of one-sort residential recycling begins in Minneapolis (11/08)

Hand-count election results begin to come in from final Minneapolis precincts (11/08)

Winter Hazard Awareness Week is Nov. 5-9 (11/07)

Minneapolis to hand count ballots for three precincts beginning Nov. 7 (11/07)

Minneapolis ballot counting may wrap up tonight - results expected Thursday (11/07)

Learn about I-35W Transit/Access Project at open house (11/06)

Snow Emergency information coming to mailboxes (11/02)

New art competition seeks proposals for Convention Center plaza (11/02)

October 2012

Minneapolis Resident Survey calls will happen in October and November (10/30)

Having a backyard fire? Be considerate and follow the law (10/26)

Free smoke alarm batteries available at all Minneapolis fire stations (10/26)

Plan ahead for this Thursday night's Vikings game at the Metrodome (10/24)

Pull a Minneapolis fire truck to help out the Hennepin County Burn Unit (10/24)

Follow the City's 2013 budget process, have your voice heard (10/24)

Mayor Rybak Formally Nominates Assistant Chief Harteau as Police Chief (10/24)

Find out where to vote Nov. 6 (10/23)

Have a discrimination complaint? Contact Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (10/23)

Did redistricting change your polling place? (10/23)

Open house seeks public input on new stadium project's potential environmental impact (10/22)

Minneapolis Fire Department hosting fire station open houses Oct. 20 (10/19)

Closures to affect traffic on Hiawatha Avenue this weekend (10/19)

Riverside Avenue reopens to traffic Saturday afternoon (10/19)

Positions open on new panel and commission to review police conduct (10/18)

Minneapolis earns 'A' grade in home affordability (10/18)

Fall street sweeping set to begin Oct. 23 (10/18)

Minneapolis police recognize staff, civilians at awards ceremony (10/17)

2012 election information session Thursday, Oct. 18 (10/16)

Community input needed for planned northside bikeway (10/15)

Draft environmental impact statement for proposed Southwest Transitway now available (10/12)

Dual closures taking place on Hiawatha Avenue (10/12)

Plymouth Avenue Bridge reopens Oct. 15 (10/12)

Minnesota Vikings invite public to meet architects designing new stadium (10/10)

Leaders from across the nation meet in Minneapolis to learn about youth violence prevention (10/09)

Coming soon: Better traffic signal timing on Hiawatha Avenue (10/09)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 8 (10/05)

Work begins to bury transmission lines through Midtown (10/05)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (10/05)

Visit a National Fire Prevention Month event to see fire trucks, learn how to stay safe (10/05)

Minneapolis tap water returns to Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (10/05)

Check your registration online for Nov. 6 election (10/04)

"Railgating" returns to downtown Minneapolis Oct. 7 (10/04)

City receives excellence in economic development award (10/04)

New process in place to review police conduct (10/01)

September 2012

Minneapolis earns top credit ratings, helping save $13 million in the coming years (9/27)

Plan ahead for busy night Downtown Sept. 28 (9/27)

City Council advances 35W & Lake Transit/Access Project (9/26)

Plan ahead if voting in the Nov. 6 election (9/25)

City of Minneapolis facility wins 2012 EcoBLEND Award (9/25)

Final work on Sabo Bridge begins this week (9/24)

Minneapolis receives grant to add up to 25 electric car charging stations downtown (9/21)

Businesses, residents, and the City team up to make Uptown a better place to visit or call home (9/21)

PrepareFair features emergency response equipment and demonstrations (9/20)

"Purple Path" brings more food and excitement to Vikings game days (9/19)

Watch City budget hearings on Minneapolis 79 (9/19)

Minneapolis selected to join national forum on youth violence prevention (9/19)

Foreclosed? Eligible borrowers can receive payment in federal settlement (9/18)

Take care of city trees this fall (9/17)

Garrison Keillor and Diane Wilson to headline Minneapolis community read (9/17)

Save energy and money through energy efficiency program (9/14)

Young people celebrate their creative work to end youth violence (9/13)

Businesses and organizations encouraged to sign up for free green improvements (9/13)

Remember to use compostable bags or reusable containers for yard waste this fall (9/12)

Crime prevention pup, City Council members lend paws and hands for stray animals in Minneapolis (9/12)

City, partners offering support for entrepreneurs, small businesses (9/10)

Downtown will be bustling as the Twins and Vikings play Sunday, Sept. 9 (9/07)

Video shows Plymouth Avenue Bridge repairs happening inside the bridge (9/06)

Take survey about transportation along Nicollet-Central corridor (9/06)

City, U of M groups spread the word about being positive landlords, tenants and homeowners (9/05)

Picturing Peace announces photography contest winners (9/05)

August 2012

Minneapolis City offices closed on Labor Day (8/31)

City Council approves new strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in employment (8/31)

Open houses set to discuss streetcar and enhanced bus options for Nicollet-Central (8/29)

Minneapolis to improve bike parking for City employees - serving as a model for other employers (8/29)

When picking up children at school, drivers can start turning toward cleaner air (8/27)

Nearly 1,000 people have reported issues to City with new 311 mobile app (8/23)

Minneapolis one of the best U.S. cities for Millenial workers (8/23)

Community meeting Aug. 30 to discuss restriping of Park and Portland avenues (8/21)

9-year-old boy, 911 operator honored for helping save 2-year-old girl's life (8/20)

City calls for shut down of child trafficking website (8/17)

Metered parking improvements are made around the Metrodome (8/17)

1,850 teens complete summer internships through the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program (8/16)

Work begins to repair Sabo Bridge (8/16)

Help shape our city: apply for positions on Minneapolis boards and commissions (8/16)

Three electric car charging stations added in downtown Minneapolis parking ramp (8/16)

Two public meetings scheduled for proposed changes to Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority (8/14)

Urban Scholars program trains a diverse group of students in public service careers (8/13)

One collection event remains this summer for household hazardous products (8/13)

Sections of Midtown Greenway closing for repairs (8/10)

Saturday, Aug. 11 is Community Garden Day in Minneapolis (8/10)

Three streets in Uptown are getting 'permit only' on-street parking (8/09)

2012 redistricting information for August 14 Primary (8/08)

Crime decreases 45 percent in the Warehouse District following new focus on weekend night safety (8/08)

Ten Minneapolis families get free computers, Internet access through pilot program (8/08)

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week Aug. 5-11 (8/07)

This National Night Out, help spread the word about new rules for door-to-door sales (8/03)

City reports details staff and cost implications of voter identification measure (8/01)

July 2012

Public invited to opening reception of I-35W Bridge collapse photo exhibit (7/30)

Plan ahead for busy Saturday night Downtown (7/27)

City calls for proposals to build 100 'green' homes in north Minneapolis (7/24)

Minneapolis collection event Thursday-Saturday for household hazardous products (7/23)

Sections of Cedar Lake Trail closing for repairs (7/23)

New rules on door-to-door salespeople offer more protection to consumers, youth workers (7/20)

Block events and parades go greener in Minneapolis (7/20)

Minneapolis bans coal tar sealants to keep water safe (7/20)

Minneapolis takes steps to reduce Sunday night crime in the Warehouse District (7/19)

Minneapolis launches 311 mobile app for city service requests (7/18)

City to provide tap water at upcoming Aquatennial events (7/18)

Planning a National Night Out gathering? Important deadlines are approaching (7/17)

Plan ahead for busy night Downtown Wed., July 18 (7/17)

Artists and community leaders commemorate the fifth anniversary of the I-35W Bridge collapse (7/16)

Plymouth Avenue Bridge repairs begin July 16 (7/13)

35th Street and Nicollet Avenue intersection closure begins July 9 (7/06)

Nine park buildings open to help folks stay cool on July 4 (7/03)

Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (7/03)

Air pollution health advisory extended to July 4 (7/03)

Please do not call 911 for fireworks complaints (7/03)

Photo contest gives photographers a chance to explore youth violence and community peace (7/03)

Minneapolis tap water to help runners beat heat at Red, White and Boom race (7/03)

Minneapolis City offices closed July 4 (7/03)

Air pollution health advisory for metro area for July 2 (7/02)

June 2012

Hiawatha Midtown transmission line costs to be split among five-state rate payers (6/29)

Minneapolis donates second retired fire truck to sister city Eldoret, Kenya (6/29)

Minneapolis first U.S. city to support new federal immigration policy (6/29)

Minneapolis es la primera ciudad del Pais que apoya la politica federal de inmigracion que permitira a Jovenes indocumentados permanecer en los Estados Unidos (6/29)

Minneapolis adds new way to license your pet (6/28)

New Firefighters Museum exhibit showcases I-35W Bridge collapse rescue effort (6/28)

Play it safe with July 4 fireworks (6/28)

Air pollution health advisory for metro area for June 29 (6/28)

Trees need an inch of water every week (6/27)

Take precautions to keep your pet safe during days of extreme heat (6/27)

Air pollution health alert for metro area for June 27 (6/26)

Bring reusable water bottles to Twin Cities Pride parade (6/22)

City moves forward with plans to reopen Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street (6/19)

Minneapolis resolution calls for U.S. to regulate campaign spending (6/15)

Interactive map makes it easy to find dozens of farmers markets in Minneapolis (6/12)

ArtPlace grant to make art and artists an integral part of Minneapolis planning and public spaces (6/12)

City and community leaders celebrate start of landmark North Side connection (6/11)

20,000 books to be given away June 12 to kick off youth "Summer Strong 2012" program (6/07)

Bike Walk to Work Day is June 7 (6/06)

Contaminated soil cleanup of more than 600 south Minneapolis homes completed ahead of schedule (6/05)

Three collection events scheduled this summer for household hazardous products (6/04)

Federal grant sets the stage for healthier living in Minneapolis (6/04)

Hop on a bike or take a hike to work for Bike Walk Week, June 2-10 (6/01)

Sabo Bridge re-opens to bicycle and pedestrian traffic (6/01)

Minneapolis awarded $1 million to hire firefighters (6/01)

May 2012

Youth photo-documentary exhibit opens at Minneapolis City Hall June 5 (5/31)

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is fittest metro area in the U.S. (5/31)

Minneapolis Marathon runners will drink Minneapolis tap water at water stops this weekend (5/31)

Help water new boulevard trees (5/30)

Update on May 27 church fire in south Minneapolis (5/29)

Minneapolis to switch to single-sort recycling in 2013 (5/25)

Minneapolis City offices closed on May 28 for Memorial Day (5/25)

Mayor and City Council approve new Downtown stadium (5/25)

Minneapolis police reach out to Downtown businesses before a busy weekend (5/25)

Watch live City Council meetings on Convention Center, Target Center, and new stadium funding (5/24)

Plan ahead for Friday night events at Target Center and Target Field (5/23)

Minneapolis is no. 2 bicycling city in the U.S. (5/22)

A year after the tornado, progress and challenges on the North Side (5/22)

Second annual benefit concert at Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery June 9 (5/18)

Minneapolis a top 10 city for new college graduates (5/17)

City-related projects among seven 2012 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation award winners (5/17)

Paul Aasen sworn in as Minneapolis City Coordinator (5/16)

Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council meeting May 16 (5/15)

Coming this construction season: 70 miles of paved or seal-coated streets (5/15)

"Digital divide" survey finds 82 percent of city households have computers, Internet access (5/14)

Minneapolis leads top 10 "most bikeable cities" list (5/14)

Minneapolis' urban forest grows this weekend (5/11)

Minneapolis crime reduction effort in the spotlight with prosecutors from around the country (5/04)

Preserve Minneapolis announces 2012 Minneapolis Walking and Biking tours schedule (5/04)

Operation Medicine Delivery coming to the Northside May 6 (5/03)

Minneapolis-Eldoret, Kenya sister city program wins award for humanitarian efforts (5/02)

Spring cleaning? Be mindful of how you dispose of hazardous waste (5/02)

Mayor Rybak to nominate Paul Aasen as next City Coordinator (5/01)

Assistant Chief Harteau to be nominated as next Police Chief (5/01)

April 2012

Minneapolis featured in Congressional briefing on youth violence prevention (4/26)

Minneapolis is second most affordable vacation destination in U.S. (4/24)

Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is April 28-29 (4/23)

Minneapolis: the "Land of 10,000 Likes" (4/23)

Minneapolis Police Department recognizes 2011 Officers of the Year (4/20)

Getting a cab in downtown Minneapolis gets easier on weekend nights (4/20)

"Operation Medicine Delivery" coming to the North Side May 6 (4/20)

Open houses set to address I-35W traffic initiatives (4/19)

Survey ranks Minneapolis as third greenest city in America (4/19)

Hold off pruning ash trees until fall (4/18)

Plymouth Avenue Bridge set for repairs this summer (4/17)

Be prepared as storm season approaches (4/16)

Earth Day cleanup April 21, 5K recycle run April 22 (4/16)

City approves more than $6 million in funding for neighborhoods (4/16)

Minneapolis releases results of environmental work (4/16)

Free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries now available for Minneapolis pets (4/13)

Minneapolis selects "Spirit Car" for second community read (4/13)

The dos and don'ts of calling 911 (4/09)

Be considerate and follow the law when having recreational fires (4/06)

Know your transportation options as Downtown events ramp up (4/05)

City expands plastic and carton recycling (4/04)

Bike season begins with a near doubling of on-street bikeways (4/03)

Food growing opportunities expand in Minneapolis (4/02)

April 4 celebration showcases local public health contributions (4/02)

March 2012

Minneapolis turning out the lights for "Earth Hour" (3/30)

City-wide street sweeping begins April 10 (3/28)

Minneapolis receives more than $2 million to reduce lead in homes (3/28)

Minneapolis recognized as one of the best biking cities in U.S. (3/26)

Spring's a good time to explore the bicycling boom on the North Side (3/22)

No Snow Emergencies declared for the entire snow season, first time in 25 years (3/21)

New parking pay stations coming to Uptown (3/16)

Compostable bags or reusable containers now required for yard waste pickup (3/16)

Plant a low-cost or free tree on your Minneapolis property (3/09)

City updates composting law to benefit both gardeners and neighbors (3/08)

Street homelessness reduced 40 percent in Minneapolis (3/08)

Minneapolis one of the happiest cities in the U.S. (3/07)

A healthier community becomes part of the upper Mississippi riverfront's future (3/06)

Help City understand how you use sidewalk salt: Survey ends March 15 (3/05)

Minneapolis fire stations accepting donations for food shelves throughout March (3/02)

Local food event examines the future of growing the local food economy (3/02)

Local Food Resource Hubs memberships now open to Minneapolis residents (3/02)

Third annual Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins March 19 (3/01)

New Minneapolis solar arrays showcase clean energy and local green jobs (3/01)

February 2012

Less snowfall and above-freezing daytime temps mean no Snow Emergency in Minneapolis (2/29)

Help shape the city - apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (2/29)

Hiawatha Avenue reopens to traffic at Sabo bike and pedestrian bridge (2/27)

Attend a public hearing on redistricting Feb. 29 or March 1 (2/24)

Light rail service resumes between 38th Street and Franklin Avenue (2/24)

City of Minneapolis supports federal Clean Air Act (2/24)

Structural support of Sabo Bridge in place (2/23)

Structural support of Sabo Bridge moving forward (2/22)

Update on work at Sabo Bridge (2/21)

Sabo bike and pedestrian bridge closed after cable support breaks (2/20)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Presidents Day, Feb. 20 (2/17)

Minneapolis tap water safe to drink following incident at water plant (2/14)

Minneapolis wraps up first-ever community read (2/10)

City Council unanimously opposes proposed marriage amendment (2/10)

Minneapolis' mortgage assistance program helps neighborhoods recover from foreclosure challenges (2/07)

City businesses encouraged to participate in STEP-UP summer jobs program (2/06)

City Coordinator Steven Bosacker to step down from position to pursue life-long dream (2/02)

"Check in" at The Local, raise money for Friends of the Skyway Senior Center (2/01)

January 2012

Minneapolis Saint Paul one of the best communities for staying young (1/31)

This winter, turn toward cleaner air (1/27)

Residents can play an important role in redistricting in Minneapolis (1/27)

This winter, turn toward cleaner air (1/27)

Public meeting on City's Climate Action Plan Feb. 1 (1/26)

Minneapolis gives away radon test kits Jan. 31 (1/26)

Now is the time to sign up for STEP-UP internships (1/23)

Minneapolis checks in to Foursquare (1/18)

Minneapolis has become an even better city for bicycling (1/17)

Lyndale Avenue Bridge closes for construction Jan. 17 (1/12)

Registration now open for City's first-ever Communities Connections Conference (1/12)

Public Utilities Commission votes to require underground Midtown transmission lines (1/12)

City-owned vacant lots available for community gardens (1/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 16 (1/12)

Minneapolis is fittest city in the nation (1/11)

Crime in Minneapolis remains at lowest levels in decades (1/06)

City offers low-cost radon test kits (1/06)

City seeks candidates for Assistant Director of Water Treatment and Distribution position (1/04)

New way of handling domestic violence leads to increase in convictions (1/03)

Snow Emergency clears streets "like magic" in City's new public service announcement (1/03)

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