2015 News & Events

December 2015

Minneapolis City offices closed Friday, Jan. 1 (12/31)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/29)

City adopts 2016 budget (12/09)

STEP-UP Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Summer Internship Placements - CPED (12/07)

STEP-UP youth employment program now accepting applications for 2016 summer internship (12/07)

Officials break ground on new employment, education and healthy living center in north Minneapolis (12/01)

November 2015

Homestead application deadline is Dec.15, 2015 (11/30)

No Snow Emergency today in Minneapolis; drivers should watch for an update tomorrow (11/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 26 and 27 (11/25)

Statement from the Minneapolis City Council (11/24)

Minneapolis helps prevent diabetes for people at risk (11/13)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day (11/08)

City receives Department of Justice grant to help reduce violence at Little Earth (11/06)

Winter Hazard Awareness Week Nov. 9-13 (11/06)

Nominations now accepted for positions on Workplace Regulations Partnership (11/04)

Sweet relief: Attend the food truck fundraiser Nov. 5 at City Hall (11/03)

Yard waste collection ends the week of Nov. 16 (11/03)

October 2015

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (10/30)

City recycling guides are in the mail (10/28)

Snow Emergency information coming to household mailboxes (10/28)

New parking app goes citywide (10/26)

City opens courtyard beehives to treat for mites (10/26)

City, partners offering free computer repair, support at upcoming "Fix-It Tech" events (10/20)

Community events scheduled to hear how Minneapolis can be a better arts and creative city (10/19)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 20 (10/16)

Downtown streets closing for two events Saturday, Oct. 17 (10/16)

Minnesota Lynx championship parade, celebration Oct. 16 (10/15)

Help shape the future of West Broadway transit at upcoming open house (10/15)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 12 (10/09)

Great ideas for Minneapolis? Apply for openings on Minneapolis Civil Rights Departments' boards and commissions (10/09)

Cybersecurity events help you stay safe online (10/08)

City earns award for helping businesses go green (10/08)

Minneapolis Energy Fair shares ways to save money and help the environment (10/08)

Residents encouraged to organize food drives, donate real food for Food Day Oct. 24 (10/08)

City to award high performing commercial buildings, launch Building Energy Challenge (10/08)

Indigenous Peoples Day events Oct. 12 (10/07)

Seven fall fire prevention tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department (10/06)

City staff, outside experts to present on Working Families Agenda during City Council study session Oct. 6 (10/02)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (10/02)

September 2015

Renter resources clinic 6 p.m., Sept. 29 (9/29)

Learn about the METRO Blue Line extension at an upcoming open house (9/29)

Some Downtown street construction projects are nearing completion (9/29)

Minneapolis hires equity and inclusion manager to lead the City's Promise Zone efforts (9/29)

Cedar Lake Trail closing for repairs (9/25)

Minneapolis City Council unanimously approves annual, dedicated public arts funding (9/25)

This season's final Open Streets Minneapolis event takes place tomorrow (9/25)

Several City website application outages planned for this weekend (9/24)

City of Minneapolis exceeds $1 billion in permits issued for fourth consecutive year (9/23)

Elections history exhibit now on display at Minneapolis City Hall/Hennepin County Courthouse (9/22)

Open Streets Minneapolis comes to Nicollet Avenue Sunday (9/18)

Learn how to make your home more energy efficient at free energy fair Oct. 10 (9/16)

How can Minneapolis be a better arts and creative city? (9/15)

Visit Minneapolis community gardens Sept. 19 during Community Gardens Day (9/15)

MetroLab Network partnership between Minneapolis, St. Paul and University of Minnesota announced at the White House (9/14)

Closures on Park and Portland avenues affecting downtown traffic (9/14)

Open Streets Minneapolis comes to University Avenue Sept. 12 (9/11)

Minneapolis has new indicators to measure success (9/11)

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month (9/09)

Minneapolis offers free home energy efficiency visits, no-interest financing on improvements (9/09)

Minneapolis City offices closed Labor Day (9/04)

2016 budget process underway (9/04)

Green business grants awarded to four local businesses (9/03)

Second annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit Sept. 24 (9/02)

August 2015

Help shape our city - apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (8/27)

City tests out new parking app (8/26)

Call for proposals: Creative City Challenge 2016 (8/25)

Enroll in the 2015 City Academy (8/24)

Minneapolis takes action to protect dwindling local bee population (8/21)

Minneapolis now sharing historic images, archives online (8/17)

Open Streets Minneapolis comes to Franklin Avenue this Sunday (8/14)

City, partners offering free computer repair, support at upcoming "Fix-It Tech" events (8/11)

Second Creative City Market event Thursday, Aug. 13 (8/11)

West River Parkway resurfacing begins tomorrow in downtown Minneapolis (8/11)

City begins cart rollout for citywide organics collection (8/10)

One block of First Avenue to be temporarily transformed into pedestrian space (8/07)

July 2015

National Night Out is a great time to focus on online safety (7/30)

Give feedback on Hennepin County's All-Hazard Mitigation Plan (7/30)

Police Conduct Oversight Commission seeks public input on body cameras (7/22)

Hennepin Avenue closed Wednesday evening for Aquatennial events (7/22)

City publishes 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (7/21)

Apply for public safety jobs at career fair July 25 (7/17)

Aquatennial Ambassadors history exhibit at Minneapolis City Hall/Hennepin County Courthouse July 13-31 (7/14)

Minneapolis welcomes Sister Cities International (7/14)

More protected bikeways coming to Minneapolis streets (7/10)

Minneapolis strengthens law on selling flavored tobacco and cigars (7/10)

Three Creative City markets on the convention center plaza this summer (7/09)

Minneapolis to celebrate 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act July 23 (7/09)

Police Conduct Oversight Commission seeks public input on body cameras (7/08)

Even more parklets this summer in Minneapolis (7/08)

Lane closures on I-394 in Minneapolis begin July 10 (7/07)

Minneapolis City offices closed Friday, July 3 (7/02)

City launches reTHINK your drink campaign (7/01)

June 2015

Construction beginning on Nicollet Mall (6/30)

First phase residents: sign up for organics recycling by July 10 to get your new cart in August (6/30)

Be safe this 4th of July weekend - keep 911 open for emergencies (6/30)

Several downtown streets close for Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28 (6/26)

Calling for nominations of businesses that have provided outstanding service in the disability community (6/26)

City wins wellness and environmental awards from Hennepin County (6/25)

Police Conduct Oversight Commission seeks public input on body cameras (6/24)

Minneapolis to celebrate 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act July 23 (6/24)

Creative CityMaking fosters equity across the City of Minneapolis through arts (6/24)

City sets recycling goals (6/19)

Four artists selected for Nicollet Mall redesign (6/19)

Watch out for this phone scam (6/18)

City partners with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods (6/17)

City, partners offering free computer repair, support at upcoming "Fix-It Tech" events (6/16)

1,600 City of Minneapolis STEP-UP interns start work at 230 local companies and nonprofits (6/15)

Ninth Street South closing for resurfacing in downtown Minneapolis (6/11)

Historical Minneapolis aerial photos now available for online viewing (6/11)

New process to renovate Peavey Plaza begins (6/10)

Portion of northbound Hennepin Avenue in Downtown to close overnight Wednesday (6/09)

Open Streets Minneapolis kicks off fifth season this weekend (6/05)

Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board launches afterschool activity finder (6/02)

City employee receives prestigious award from Mexican government (6/01)

May 2015

City successful in obtaining new criminal law to help fight against juvenile sex trafficking (5/29)

Urban Scholars begin fourth summer working for City of Minneapolis, partner organizations (5/29)

Clean Energy Partnership Board sets 2015-2016 work plan (5/29)

White House recognizes Minneapolis and Xcel Energy for Web tool to help building owners track energy efficiency (5/28)

Minneapolis making public and commercial building energy use more transparent (5/26)

Minneapolis City offices closed on May 25 for Memorial Day (5/22)

Minneapolis and Saint Paul share title for best parks in the nation (5/20)

City's Innovation Team in place, begins work today (5/18)

Minneapolis is most bike-friendly city in America (5/15)

Multiple events make for exciting weekend downtown (5/14)

Hennepin Avenue closing for May 14 running event (5/13)

City honors employees' excellence and effort with inaugural awards ceremony (5/13)

MPD precincts host open houses in recognition of National Police Week (5/11)

Hold off pruning ash trees until fall, keep your trees watered (5/11)

Gear up for Minneapolis Bike week (5/08)

Plans for Nicollet Mall lighting, landscaping and wayfinding/branding featured at May 19 public event (5/08)

Celebrate Older Americans Month Tuesday, May 12 at UCare Skyway Senior Center (5/07)

Portions of 11th Street and 12th Street in Downtown closing for resurfacing this weekend (5/07)

May is Mental Health Month in Minneapolis (5/01)

City adopts paid parental leave policy (5/01)

Department of Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel to receive Communication and Leadership Award (5/01)

April 2015

Free lead testing and bean pot exchange at Mercado Central May 2 (4/29)

Minneapolis receives federal Promise Zone designation (4/28)

Protect your family from lead paint (4/27)

Two blocks of LaSalle Avenue in Downtown closing to through traffic (4/24)

City agencies partner to hold public safety fair on May 2 (4/24)

Interactive map makes it easy to find farmers markets in Minneapolis (4/23)

Proposed update to City's Bicycle Master Plan would include protected bikeways (4/22)

Celebrate Earth Day with the April 25 cleanup (4/22)

Restaurant takeout packaging changes in time for Earth Day (4/21)

City hosts open data forum April 27 (4/20)

Organics recycling is coming to Minneapolis (4/20)

City phone outage will affect 311 and Impound Lot Saturday, April 18 (4/17)

City approves Working Families resolution (4/17)

One block of Fourth Street in Downtown closing for construction (4/15)

New driving surface coming to more than 50 miles of City streets in 2015 (4/14)

City Hall open for business today following overnight fire (4/13)

City leaders thank 911 staff and responders following City Hall fire (4/13)

Minnehaha Avenue closure, construction begins April 13 (4/10)

911 workers recognized the week of April 12-18 (4/10)

Be prepared as storm season approaches (4/09)

Spring street sweeping begins next week (4/09)

Activity on Nicollet Mall to shift for construction (4/08)

City calls on Indiana and 27 other states to offer more protections to LGBT people (4/03)

Get active, celebrate community leaders during National Public Health Week April 6-12 (4/02)

Minneapolis makes it easier for small businesses to start and grow (4/02)

March 2015

Find out when organics recycling is coming to your block (3/31)

Portions of Hennepin Avenue downtown close for utility work Monday (3/27)

Minneapolis part of ambitious international alliance to reduce greenhouse gas pollution (3/27)

Four blocks of 5th Street close to traffic next week (3/24)

Minneapolis recognizes three businesses for switching from toxic processes (3/23)

City calls for better transportation funding (3/20)

Share your thoughts about station designs for the planned Southwest light-rail line (3/17)

Fifth annual Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins March 23 (3/11)

Remember that vehicle idling is limited - turn off engine for better air (3/11)

Rain gardens and beyond - $15 workshops (3/10)

Help shape our city - apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (3/10)

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (3/05)

2015 Creative City Challenge winning project is mini_polis (3/05)

New artist-City collaborations launching to involve underrepresented communities in setting City priorities (3/04)

City seeks applicants for new Information Technology positions (3/03)

Packaging fair for food businesses March 12 (3/02)

Register now for 3rd annual Communities Connections Conference

February 2015



New City program provides increased wheelchair accessible taxicab service to the public (2/25)

Minneapolis officer hospitalized after being shot (2/21)

City asks community members to provide input on Downtown East Commons (2/20)

Order a compost bin or rain barrel now, pick it up in the spring (2/17)

City to host public meeting to discuss the design of the Downtown East Commons (2/13)

City approves new contract for IT services (2/13)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Feb. 16 for Presidents Day (2/13)

2016 International Winter Cycling Congress to be held in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (2/12)

Nominate community members and organizations for Public Health Heroes (2/11)

Clean Energy Partnership now taking applications for Energy Vision Advisory Committee (2/10)

City seeks proposals for One Minneapolis Fund grants (2/10)

City launches interactive financial transparency platform (2/09)

City staff to recommend United Properties as developer for Nicollet Hotel Block (2/06)

City of Minneapolis issues call for artists for four Nicollet Mall projects (2/03)

Clean Energy Partnership Board set to begin work (2/03)

It's Burn Awareness Week: Get tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department on how to prevent burns and scalds (2/03)

City supports President Obama's executive action on immigration reform

January 2015

City names new Director of Housing Policy and Development (1/28)

Volunteers needed to help seniors this spring (1/27)

City, partners offering free computer repair, support at upcoming "Fix-It Tech" events (1/26)

Minneapolis Solid Waste customers will have an organics recycling option starting in 2015-2016 (1/26)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 19 (1/16)

Learn about latest steps in exploring northside greenway possibilities (1/16)

"Hands of time" stop on iconic Minneapolis City Hall clock - time for a check-up (1/16)

How should the City of Minneapolis gauge its success? (1/16)

Violent and property crime numbers in Minneapolis continue to hover near 30 year lows (1/15)

City accepting applications for 2015 Urban Scholars internship program (1/14)

Minneapolis area arts economy fifth strongest in nation (1/14)

Open House Jan. 22 for business owners to learn about matching grant programs to reduce pollution (1/13)

Minneapolis taking steps to make sidewalks clearer in the winter (1/09)

Creative City Challenge 2015 finalists announced (1/09)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits for radon action month (1/05)

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