News & Events

December 2014

Minneapolis sets new record as construction for 2014 passes $2 billion (12/31)

Minneapolis City offices closed Thursday, Jan. 1 (12/30)

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

Minneapolis Fire Department stresses importance of fire prevention this holiday season (12/22)

City launches new online hiring system (12/16)

STEP-UP youth employment program accepting applications for 2015 summer internships (12/16)

Bloomberg Philanthropies awards Minneapolis Innovation Team Grant (12/16)

Apartment building owner agrees to end illegal pumping of groundwater into storm sewers (12/15)

City declares portion of Minnehaha Avenue "Minnehaha Mile" (12/12)

2015 City budget approved (12/11)

Air pollution health advisory issued for metro area for Dec. 11-14 (12/11)

Watch Dec. 10 budget hearing live on Minneapolis 79 or online (12/10)

City launches open data portal (12/08)

Minneapolis regulating electronic cigarettes (12/05)

Accessory Dwelling Unit zoning code text amendment passes in Minneapolis (12/05)

White House names Minneapolis Climate Action Champion (12/03)

Minneapolis tops in the nation in National Night Out participation (12/02)

Version 3.0 of Snow Emergency app makes it easier to know where to park (12/02)

November 2014

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 27 and 28 (11/26)

Stay safe while cooking this Thanksgiving (11/25)

New I-35W entrance ramp in downtown Minneapolis opening this weekend (11/21)

City, community partners submit 2014 Promise Zone application (11/21)

Get free computer repair, support at upcoming "Fix-It Tech" events (11/19)

Minneapolis again receives high credit ratings for its financial management (11/17)

Comment on proposed 2015 City budget at Nov. 18 public hearing or online (11/13)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day (11/10)

No Snow Emergency today in Minneapolis; drivers should watch for an update tomorrow (11/10)

October 2014

First staple foods ordinance in nation now setting stronger example for other cities (10/31)

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (10/31)

More than 50 miles of streets and alleys improved in 2014 (10/28)

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

Minneapolis recognizes Food Day Oct. 24 (10/24)

Minneapolis water works gets national award (10/24)

How can Minneapolis be a better arts and creative city? (10/21)

City collects 6,434 more tons of recycling in first full year of one sort (10/21)

Every day is Election Day at City Hall through Nov. 4 (10/20)

Join City employees for food trucks and fundraising Oct. 23 (10/20)

Volunteers needed for Kids Voting Minneapolis (10/17)

Minneapolis becomes first U.S. city to establish a sister city connection in Somalia (10/17)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 21 (10/17)

Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy form first-of-its-kind Clean Energy Partnership (10/17)

Young people celebrate their creative work to end youth violence (10/10)

Downtown streets will close for Zombie Pub Crawl block party Oct. 11 (10/10)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 13 (10/10)

Plan ahead for Nov. 4 general election (10/09)

7 fall fire prevention tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department (10/07)

Minneapolis receives $3.4 million to protect children and families from lead and other home hazards (10/07)

Minneapolis residents can bring compostable material to five drop-off sites starting Oct. 14 (10/07)

Audit Committee approves nomination of Will Tetsell as new Internal Audit Director (10/06)

Minneapolis to observe first-ever Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 13 (10/06)

Find out about job opportunities at the City's Public Works Department (10/03)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday, Oct. 5 for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (10/03)

Get rid of hazardous waste at upcoming collection event (10/02)

Agreements with utilities would create first-of-its-kind Clean Energy Partnership (10/02)

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin will deliver Energy Assistance Program in Minneapolis (10/01)

September 2014

Call for entries for 2015 Creative City Challenge (9/25)

City leaders lend paws and hands for stray animals in Minneapolis (9/25)

5th annual PrepareFair focuses on emergency preparedness (9/23)

How healthy are we? Local health departments seek answers (9/23)

Make sure you're pre-registered to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election (9/22)

Final Open Streets Minneapolis event is this weekend on Lowry Avenue North (9/19)

City modernizes restaurant rules for alcohol sales (9/19)

October will be Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Minneapolis (9/19)

In-person absentee voting hours extended (9/19)

New rules for business restrooms in Minneapolis will improve access for the public (9/19)

Taking care of trees this fall (9/17)

Three new "parklets" give more space for people in Minneapolis (9/16)

How can Minneapolis be a better arts and creative city? (9/16)

City's first Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summit Sept. 25 (9/15)

Tour Minneapolis community gardens Sept. 13 (9/12)

Minneapolis Open Streets event comes to Nicollet Avenue South (9/12)

Free lead testing and bean pot exchange (9/12)

Autumn fire safety tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department (9/11)

Creative City Challenge: Maker Day on the Plaza Saturday, Sept. 13 (9/08)

Intersection of 44th Avenue N, Osseo Road and Penn Avenue N closing for major pedestrian improvements (9/05)

Garden study trying out a better way to grow food (9/02)

August 2014

Minneapolis City offices closed on Labor Day (8/29)

Volunteers needed for City's annual count of bike and pedestrian traffic set for Sept. 9-11 (8/29)

City Council approves municipal consent for Southwest Light-Rail Transit Project (8/29)

Council votes on Southwest light-rail plans this week (8/27)

Minneapolis first city in U.S. to win Forest Stewardship Council certification for its print center (8/27)

Help shape our city - apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (8/26)

Minneapolis Convention Center wins international excellence award (8/21)

Ballots to be recounted in Minneapolis school board race (8/19)

Public hearing on Southwest light-rail line Aug. 19 (8/18)

Minneapolis Exceeds $1 Billion in Building Permits Issued (8/15)

Minneapolis Open Streets event comes to Franklin Avenue (8/15)

2015 budget process underway (8/15)

City Council approves nomination of Spencer Cronk as new City Coordinator (8/15)

Creative City Challenge: Discovery Day On The Plaza Saturday, Aug. 16 (8/13)

Third cohort of Urban Scholars celebrate completion of summer long internships (8/11)

Beaches at Lake Hiawatha and Lake Calhoun temporarily close (8/08)

Free dog training now offered to owners of "power breed" dogs adopted from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (8/08)

Aug. 12 primary is next week (8/07)

City co-sponsors Regional Convening on Race and Equity (8/05)

Minneapolis residents can bring compostable material to two drop-off sites (8/05)

City Council approves nomination of new Community Planning and Economic Development director (8/01)

Get rid of hazardous waste at upcoming collection events (8/01)

City approves open data policy (8/01)

July 2014

Help your family and neighbors stay safe online (7/31)

Minneapolis named one of the top dog-friendly cities in the U.S. (7/25)

Public open house will discuss options for the reconstruction of Hennepin-Lyndale Downtown (7/25)

Free trees for Minneapolis businesses (7/25)

City of Minneapolis seeks election judges (7/24)

Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (7/21)

Final leg of Dinkytown Greenway opens to bike traffic (7/20)

City legalizes operation of transportation network companies in Minneapolis (7/18)

Forums seek ideas from all residents on ways to improve community engagement (7/17)

Creative City Challenge Play Day invites all ages to play on the plaza July 19 (7/14)

It's Bragging Week! Share what you love about Minneapolis (7/13)

Just in time for the All-Star Game: Puckett Place and Carew Drive get new locations in Minneapolis (7/13)

All-Star Week in Minneapolis begins (7/09)

Watch tonight's Southwest Light Rail public meeting online (7/08)

Street closures for week of All-Star Game and Basilica Block Party (7/07)

Several downtown streets will close for International Shriners Parade on Tuesday, July 8 (7/07)

Public meeting set for July 8 for Southwest Light Rail Transit Project (7/03)

Minneapolis City offices closed Friday, July 4 (7/03)

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control urges pet owners to take special precautions this July 4th (7/02)

June 2014

Several downtown streets close for Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29 (6/27)

Absentee voting begins for Aug. 12 primary (6/27)

Report 4th of July fireworks noise complaints to 311 - keep 911 open for emergencies (6/27)

What to do with furniture, possessions, garbage if your basement flooded during recent rains (6/27)

Investing in new pedestrian ways and bikeways in Minneapolis encouraged people to bike and walk (6/26)

June 27 City Council meeting rescheduled to 9:15 a.m. (6/25)

Section of West River Parkway remains closed following mudslide (6/20)

Updates on street flooding (6/19)

Open house shares plans for the new I-94 exit ramp into Downtown (6/19)

Increased ridership reported in city's car-sharing program (6/18)

STEP-UP interns begin work at 230 local companies and nonprofits (6/17)

Celebrate Minnesota's Summer of Civil Rights (6/17)

Park board collecting large tree debris from weekend storm (6/16)

Nearly 50 miles of new driving surfaces being added in Minneapolis (6/11)

I-35W transit/access project open house June 19 (6/10)

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge reopens to bike and pedestrian traffic (6/09)

Appraisers reviewing properties in East Harriet, Tangletown, Bancroft and Standish neighborhoods (6/09)

Minneapolis 311 adds weekend hours (6/09)

All dog breeds at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control shelter can now be adopted (6/05)

Free graffiti cleanup solvent at Minneapolis fire stations (6/04)

Minneapolis recognizes four businesses for switching from toxic processes (6/03)

May 2014

Minneapolis organizations working to prevent youth smoking (5/30)

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge closes to all traffic (5/30)

This season's first Open Streets event highlights north Minneapolis greenway proposal (5/29)

Urban Scholars program expands, provides a diverse group of college students with resume-building professional experience (5/27)

Minneapolis City offices closed on May 26 for Memorial Day (5/23)

Public meeting to discuss future of West 29th Street (5/23)

Minneapolis declares June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (5/23)

Minneapolis mobile grocery store options expand (5/23)

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District monitoring high water (5/21)

Minneapolis Police announce "Police Week" plans (5/09)

'Digital divide' survey points to digital equity opportunities (5/07)

Dozens of new electric vehicle charging stalls available at Minneapolis parking ramps (5/07)

See Nicollet Mall redesign concepts at May 14 events (5/07)

Hold off pruning ash trees until fall (5/05)

Interactive map makes it easy to find farmers markets in Minneapolis (5/05)

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights hosting "Know Your Rights" forum (5/05)

City leaders react to new bonding bills (5/05)

Celebrate Minneapolis Bike Week: May 4 - 11 (5/02)

Attend one of the public hearings on the Bottineau Transitway (5/02)

April 2014

Open Streets Minneapolis expands to six events this summer (4/30)

Minneapolis supports Urban Street Design Guide (4/30)

Hennepin Avenue on south end of Downtown set for repaving (4/29)

Study presents paths to cleaner, more sustainable energy options for Minneapolis consumers (4/29)

Share your thoughts on where protected bikeways are needed (4/25)

Minneapolis to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day (4/25)

City sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas 80 percent by 2050 (4/25)

City Council approves Lake and Nicollet Redevelopment Plan (4/25)

City completes upgrade of outdoor warning sirens (4/23)

Join City leaders and staff for the Development Services Customer Service Center spring open house April 30 (4/22)

Celebrate Earth Day with the April 26 cleanup (4/22)

Earth Day marks countdown to energy reporting deadline (4/22)

Be prepared as storm season approaches (4/21)

Spring street sweeping begins soon (4/18)

Planning your garden? Plant an extra row to help fight hunger (4/18)

Free training for building managers to report energy use (4/16)

City Council approves new construction management standards that will help neighborhoods (4/11)

City Council approves additional funding for pothole repairs (4/11)

Get ready for the special election May 13 (4/10)

Minneapolis honors local peacemakers during National Youth Violence Prevention Week (4/10)

Minneapolis recognizes local public health heroes (4/10)

Minneapolis Health Department Commissioner earns leadership award (4/10)

Yard waste pickup season has begun in Minneapolis (4/08)

Celebrate Earth Day with the April 26 cleanup or 5K recycle run April 19 (4/07)

Spring and summer bring major events to Minneapolis (4/07)

City helps promote awareness campaign to get kids to Speak Up and save lives (4/03)

March 2014

Minneapolis turning out the lights for "Earth Hour" to raise awareness of global climate change (3/28)

City Council approves vision, goals that will guide City work for next four years (3/28)

Winter Parking Restrictions no longer in effect (3/27)

Have questions about Minneapolis 911? Get the facts. (3/21)

Rain gardens and beyond - $15 workshops (3/21)

Community input needed for northside bikeway plans (3/20)

City leaders react to House bonding bill (3/20)

Public open house will discuss reconstruction of Hennepin-Lyndale Downtown (3/19)

Nicollet Mall redesign expected to spur more than $100 million in additional spending, create nearly 1,000 jobs (3/19)

Zero waste forum March 20 (3/17)

Local fire departments from across region stress importance of fire prevention (3/14)

Register now for 2nd annual Communities Connections Conference (3/14)

Plant a tree on your Minneapolis property for $25 (3/10)

City crews working to drain melting snow from streets (3/10)

Air pollution alert issued for the metro area (3/07)

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (3/07)

Targeted Snow Emergency Routes will be posted "No Parking" to improve traffic safety and flow (3/07)

Help shape our city - apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (3/06)

One Minneapolis Fund grants available for organizations focused on equity (3/03)

February 2014

Public hearings set for department head reappointments (2/28)

Large buildings to start tracking energy use to boost energy efficiency (2/27)

Help shovel out your block's fire hydrant (2/26)

Businesses encouraged to grow produce for food shelves (2/26)

Nominate community members and organizations for Public Health Heroes (2/24)

Winter Parking Restrictions in effect to improve access for public safety vehicles (2/23)

Help spread the word about Winter Parking Restrictions with flyer (2/22)

Snow Emergency ends at 8 p.m. Saturday, Winter Parking Restrictions begin 8 a.m. Sunday (2/22)

City supports phasing out triclosan (2/21)

Energy pathways presentation Monday, Feb. 24 (2/21)

City leaders considering vision, goals that will guide City work for next four years (2/20)

Watch your mailbox for 2014 property value notice (2/19)

Plant a garden in a vacant lot (2/18)

See how Nicollet Mall redesign concepts are shaping up at upcoming public meeting (2/14)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Feb. 17 for Presidents Day (2/14)

Organizations can apply for grants to help create healthier communities (2/07)

Public presentation of final Creative City Challenge proposals Monday, Feb 10 (2/07)

High snow accumulation prompts limited parking restrictions (2/04)

Kresge Foundation awards Intermedia Arts $1 million to support Creative CityMaking in Minneapolis (2/03)

January 2014

Remember to keep sidewalks shoveled (1/31)

Minneapolis closes several streets for City of Lakes Loppet Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 (1/30)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/30)

Order a compost bin or rain barrel now, pick it up in the spring (1/29)

Hiawatha LRT Trail reopening tomorrow between 11th Ave. S. and 15th Ave. S. (1/29)

Businesses encouraged to grow produce for food shelves (1/28)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 20 (1/17)

City accepting applications for 2014 Urban Scholars internship program (1/15)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/14)

Minneapolis has record-breaking year in construction projects (1/08)

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority hosting neighborhood meeting about Vikings stadium Jan. 9 (1/08)

Minneapolis crime remains near 30-year lows (1/07)

Solid waste and recycling pickup will take place one day later than normal this week (1/06)

Minneapolis mayor and council sworn into office (1/06)

Minneapolis public schools closed Tuesday, Jan. 7 because of extreme cold (1/03)

Mayor and City Council inauguration Jan. 6 (1/02)

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