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June 2018

Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs gets its first director (6/12)

Help shape the future of Minneapolis (6/11)

City dedicates five new public artworks this weekend (6/08)

Creative City Challenge winner debuts at Northern Spark June 15 (6/08)

Open Streets Minneapolis kicks off eighth season this weekend (6/08)

City Council, Mayor Frey approve resolution urging federal government to end U.S. embargo against Cuba (6/06)

Minimum wage increases July 1 in Minneapolis (6/04)

June is National Healthy Homes Month (6/01)

May 2018

City staff assisting U.S. Virgin Islands in recovery from hurricanes (5/30)

Keep yourself and your pets safe during days of extreme heat (5/29)

Air quality alert issued for Tuesday, May 29 (5/29)

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

Minneapolis raises tobacco sales age to 21 (5/25)

Minneapolis to vote on raising tobacco sales age to 21 (Media Advisory) (5/24)

Civil Rights Department hosting event to share tips on doing business with the City (5/21)

Join City leaders in group rides for Bike to Work Day (5/17)

Construction starts on Peavey Plaza revitalization project (5/14)

Public hearing for tobacco ordinance May 14 (Media Advisory) (5/11)

City to offer advocate services for expectant and parenting fathers (5/11)

Minneapolis urges action to protect dwindling local bee population (5/11)

City celebrates construction kick off for Peavey Plaza revitalization project (Media Advisory (5/11)

Learn about City’s draft comprehensive plan at upcoming open houses (5/01)

City anti-discrimination ordinance protecting renters takes effect (5/01)

April 2018

Testing Wednesday: Fifteen new outdoor warning sirens in and around downtown Minneapolis (4/30)

City Council approves pilot program to help get Minneapolis apartment building owners tax breaks in exchange for affordable rents (4/27)

Having a backyard fire this spring? Follow the law and be a good neighbor (4/27)

Minneapolis sets goals for 100 percent renewable electricity (4/27)

Minneapolis to vote on 100 percent renewable electricity goals (Media Advisory) (4/26)

Inaugural Race Equity Subcommittee meeting includes glimpses into past, present and future (Media Advisory) (4/24)

2018 collection of yard trimmings, leaves and bundled brush has begun (4/23)

City hosting open house for Hennepin Downtown Street Reconstruction Project (Media Advisory) (4/23)

Twin Cities metro area youth attend 13th annual Minneapolis Teen Job Fair Saturday, April 21 (Media Advisory) (4/20)

Get ready for street sweeping (4/20)

Interactive map makes it easy to find farmers markets in Minneapolis (4/20)

Minneapolis apartment building owners may contact City about tax break opportunity in exchange for affordable rents (4/19)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (4/16)

City, design team holding public meeting on Public Service Building project (Media Advisory) (4/16)

Minneapolis Public Health Week to honor public health heroes (4/09)

Youth gun violence prevention rally (Media Advisory) (4/06)

Residents, workplaces encouraged to prepare for storm season (4/06)

March 2018

Annual STEP-UP Mock Interviews to Provide Job Interview Experience to Over 1,500 Minneapolis Youth (CPED) (3/26)

Minneapolis-St. Paul team selected for new national anti-displacement policy network (CPED) (3/23)

Minneapolis turning out the lights for “Earth Hour” (3/23)

City releases draft comprehensive plan for public comment (3/22)

Diabetes Alert Day events start March 23, new clinic support program launches (3/22)

Minneapolis Music History Project Captures Important Places, Structures, and Buildings in the City to Fully Understand the History of Music in Minneapolis (CPED) (3/19)

‘Carry-on Homes’ wins 2018 Creative City Challenge (3/16)

Project will turn brownfield into new homes and greenspace (3/13)

A new project is turning a former brownfield into housing and greenspace (Media Advisory) (3/12)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (3/05)

Minneapolis program shows energy and water use reductions in larger buildings (3/01)

February 2018

Court rules in favor of the City in challenge to new municipal minimum wage ordinance (2/28)

City launches web portal to help small businesses (2/28)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/25)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/23)

Resolution on gun violence goes before City Council (Media Advisory) (2/22)

Minneapolis City offices closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day (2/16)

Help us reshape downtown Hennepin Avenue (2/14)

City taking applications for 2018 Urban Scholars interns – deadline Feb. 18 (2/13)

Minneapolis property owners can sign up for lottery to buy a low-cost tree (2/12)

Plan ahead for busy Monday morning commute in the Twin Cities (SB JIC) (2/04)

Media Availability Update on Weather, Travel Conditions (SB JIC Advisory) (2/03)

Plan ahead and use transit or rideshare to get to downtown Minneapolis Super Bowl Sunday (SB JIC) (2/03)

11th Street closing 10 p.m. tonight for snowmobile stunt show (SB JIC) (2/02)

City of Minneapolis Announces Final 2017 Development Numbers (CPED) (2/02)

Feb. 3 and 4 street closings near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl (SB JIC) (2/02)

Feb. 2 street closings near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl (SB JIC) (2/01)

January 2018

Significant air traffic expected leading up to Super Bowl LII (SB JIC) (1/29)

Help ease downtown traffic by not “blocking the box” (SB JIC) (1/28)

Video: Minneapolis Mayor, Police Chief welcome Super Bowl fans (SB JIC) (1/28)

Streets closing near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl (SB JIC) (1/26)

Significant air traffic expected leading up to Super Bowl LII (SB JIC) (1/26)

Minnesota Super Bowl Joint Information Center activated Jan. 26 through Feb. 5 (SB JIC Advisory) (1/25)

Last ‘perc’ dry cleaner in Minneapolis switching to safer process (Media Advisory) (1/23)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/22)

Minneapolis 311 extending hours of service for Super Bowl (1/22)

City lots now available for lease (1/19)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits (1/19)

Streets closing near Convention Center for Super Bowl Experience (1/17)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/15)

Nicollet Mall and 8th Street closing for Super Bowl LIVE (1/12)

City settles first case for worker denied sick time (1/12)

Minneapolis closing section of Fourth Street by U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (1/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 15 (1/12)

City outlines Super Bowl LII game day parking changes at municipal facilities (1/10)

City Council elects new leadership, establishes new committees (1/08)

Portion of First Avenue North closing tonight near Warehouse District LRT station (1/05)

Minneapolis streets closing around U.S. Bank Stadium in preparation for Super Bowl LII (1/02)

Mayor Jacob Frey, new City Council members take office (1/02)

December 2017

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (12/29)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Jan. 1 (12/29)

City’s minimum wage ordinance takes effect Jan. 1 (12/29)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Dec. 25 (12/22)

City Hall/Courthouse bells play holiday (Media Advisory) (12/22)

Everyone deserves a smoke-free home (12/20)

Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle set for Saturday, Dec. 16 (12/15)

City Council passes ordinance setting out process to obtain visas for non-citizens cooperating with law enforcement (12/15)

Input needed in resilience survey (12/15)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (12/15)

City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Summer Internship Placements (12/11)

City’s minimum wage ordinance takes effect Jan. 1, 2018 (12/11)

Franchise fee increase approved to fund climate and energy action (12/08)

City creating new Division of Race Equity (12/08)

November 2017

City’s student election judge program receives national award (11/29)

City Council committee presented with findings from pedestrian crash study (11/28)

Ballot recount begins in Ward 6 City Council race (Media Advisory) (11/26)

Residents can share their thoughts on proposed 2018 City budget (11/22)

City Hall/Courthouse bells going silent for construction work (11/22)

$1.2 million grant will bring 10 more police officers to the City (11/21)

Stay safe while cooking this Thanksgiving (11/21)

One block of Stinson Boulevard closed for water main repairs (11/17)

City Council authorizes lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors (11/17)

City Council approves road closures, lane restrictions for Super Bowl LII events (11/17)

Business leaders, City officials celebrate opening of new Nicollet (11/16)

Celebration will highlight new Nicollet (Media Advisory) (11/15)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day (11/09)

City working with partners to reduce homelessness among veterans (11/09)

Minneapolis finishes tabulation of election results (11/08)

Ballot tabulation now taking place (11/08)

First results available from Minneapolis election (11/08)

Minneapolis has record early voting (11/06)

Final early voting numbers released (Media Advisory) (11/06)

Covering elections in Minneapolis (Media Advisory) (11/06)

Minneapolis elections will use e-poll books (11/06)

What Minneapolis voters should expect on Election Day and beyond (11/03)

Covering elections in Minneapolis (Media Advisory) (11/03)

Nov. 6-10 is Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week (11/03)

Franchise fee increase proposed for climate and energy action (11/03)

City leaders, downtown business community to celebrate new Nicollet Mall (Media Advisory) (11/03)

Minneapolis wins recognition for leading the way in public health (11/01)

October 2017

Media, candidates and public invited to election briefing Nov. 1 (10/31)

City Council committee to receive briefing on efforts to prevent sex trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LII (Advisory) (10/31)

Minneapolis testing voting machines (Advisory) (10/30)

City to recognize high performing commercial buildings (10/27)

City celebrates completion of St. Anthony Parkway Bridge (10/27)

Weekend hours begin tomorrow for Early Vote Center (10/27)

Snow Emergency information coming to household mailboxes (10/27)

Celebration to mark completion of St. Anthony Parkway Bridge (Advisory) (10/26)

North Minneapolis Based Wirth Co-op to Celebrate Grand Opening on Thursday, October 26 (CPED Advisory) (10/25)

Thousands cast ballots at Early Vote Center (10/20)

Minneapolis signs on to two more community solar gardens (10/20)

City Council condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia (10/20)

City Council approves short-term rental ordinances (10/20)

City supports people and communities recovering from disasters (10/20)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (10/20)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (10/13)

2017 collection of leaves and bundled brush ends the week of Nov. 13 (10/13)

Covering elections in Minneapolis - Media Advisory (10/13)

City of Minneapolis participates in ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ (10/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 9 (10/06)

Minimum wage rules and FAQs available (10/05)

Minneapolis Seward Neighborhood Named One of 15 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association (CPED) (10/04)

September 2017

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (9/29)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (9/29)

Multiple events in Minneapolis make for exciting weekend (9/28)

Get ready for the Nov. 7 election (9/27)

Minneapolis elections staff handing out voting information to commuters (Advisory) (9/25)

Open Streets Nicollet takes place Sunday, Sept. 24 (9/22)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (9/22)

Minneapolis voters begin casting ballots for mayor and other races - Media Advisory (9/21)

City of Minneapolis Exceeds $1 Billion in Permits for Sixth Consecutive Year - CPED (9/21)

Preview new Early Vote Center Thursday - Advisory (9/20)

City Council passes resolution supporting DACA (9/20)

City joins amicus brief on anti-discrimination case (9/20)

Sample ballots now available for City’s Nov. 7 election (9/19)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 17 (9/19)

City launches #WeAreMpls campaign during celebration of ‘Welcoming Week’ (9/19)

Audit on police body-worn camera program presented to council members (Advisory) (9/18)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (9/14)

Free legal assistance available to renew DACA status (9/13)

City reaches first goal on greenhouse gases (9/12)

New online system makes it easier to connect to City Council information (9/11)

Emergency preparedness event Sept. 23 (9/11)

City leaders outline campaign to end traffic deaths, injuries by 2027 (9/11)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for tonight’s Vikings game (9/11)

City leaders propose campaign to end traffic deaths, injuries by 2027 - Advisory (9/11)

Demonstration for media: New online system for City Council information - Advisory (9/08)

Open Streets West Broadway takes place Saturday, Sept. 9 (9/08)

Minneapolis City offices closed Labor Day (9/01)

September is National Preparedness Month (9/01)

August 2017

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (8/30)

Multiple events in Minneapolis tomorrow make for exciting (8/30)

City celebrates groundbreaking for new pedestrian, bicycle link: Samatar Crossing (8/28)

Design team recommended to design new City office building (8/25)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (8/25)

Open Streets Franklin takes place Sunday, Aug. 27 (8/25)

Fourth annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit Sept. 28 (8/23)

City Council approves police chief nomination (8/18)

City Council votes on nomination of Medaria Arradondo for police chief (Advisory) (8/17)

City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Youth Employment Program Announces 2017 Employer, Intern and Supervisor of the Year Awards at Year-end Celebration (8/17)

Ballot set for Nov. 7 Minneapolis election (8/17)

STEP-UP End of Summer Event Celebrates Professional Skills and Workforce Experience (CPED Advisory) (8/15)

City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Launch Six Interactive Public Art Map Tours (CPED) (8/15)

Public hearing Aug. 9 on nomination of Medaria Arradondo for police chief (Advisory) (8/08)

Open Streets Northeast takes place Sunday, Aug. 6 (8/04)

Celebrate great food during National Farmers Market Week Aug. 6-12 (8/04)

Minneapolis strengthens law on flavored tobacco (8/04)

Dedication ceremony marks 10th anniversary of I-35W Bridge collapse (8/01)

July 2017

City leaders mark 10th anniversary of I-35W Bridge collapse (Advisory) (7/31)

New web tool will help City close disparities in discretionary spending (7/28)

Heather Worthington Named New Director of Long Range Planning for City of Minneapolis (CPED release) (7/28)

Walking Tour of STEP-UP South Minneapolis Worksites (CPED Advisory) (7/28)

Candidate filing opens Aug. 1 for Minneapolis races (7/28)

Mayor and City Council begin process to consider police chief nominee (7/27)

Minneapolis posts deleted EPA climate change data (7/27)

Go behind the scenes of City government (7/25)

Council members briefed on audit of police body-worn cameras (Media Advisory) (7/24)

Partnership with Xcel Energy to provide solar and wind energy for convention center and drinking water facility (7/24)

Open Streets Lake+Minnehaha takes place Sunday (7/21)

Planning a National Night Out gathering? (7/19)

Web portal offers all public data on July 15 officer-involved shooting (7/19)

Hennepin Avenue closing tomorrow night for Aquatennial events (7/18)

Seven new severe weather sirens installed in and around downtown Minneapolis (7/18)

Workshop on sick and safe time offered for immigrant-owned small businesses (7/18)

First full year of organics recycling data out (7/14)

Demonstration for the media (Media Advisory) (7/11)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for X Games (7/11)

City Council green lights purchase of Kmart (6/30)

Sick and safe time ordinance takes effect tomorrow (6/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed Tuesday, July 4 (6/30)

Help ease downtown traffic by not “blocking the box” (6/29)

Cats and kittens take over City Hall for Minneapolis Kitty Hall Tuesday, June 27 (Media Advisory) (6/26)

Be alert while traveling downtown (6/23)

Be safe with fireworks, keep 911 open for emergencies (6/23)

Felines take over City Hall for Minneapolis Kitty Hall June 27 (6/21)

City appraisers reviewing properties throughout Minneapolis (6/20)

Public hearing June 22 for draft municipal minimum wage ordinance (ADVISORY) (6/20)

Trees need an inch of water every week (6/19)

New hotline to report hate crimes (6/19)

City’s new chief resilience officer begins work (6/19)

Ways to help protect bees and butterflies in National Pollinator Week June 19-25 (6/17)

1,700 STEP-UP Interns Start Their First Day of Work (CPED Advisory) (6/16)

Planning a National Night Out gathering? (6/16)

Open Streets Downtown takes place Sunday (6/09)

Keep yourself and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (6/08)

2017 green business awardees announced (6/05)

Creative City Challenge winner debuts at Northern Spark opening ceremony June 10 (6/02)

Three free lead testing events scheduled this June, more throughout summer (6/02)

Open Streets Minneapolis kicks off seventh season this weekend (6/02)

Ordinance regulating carryout bags will not take effect June 1 (5/31)

Minneapolis declares June 2017 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (5/26)

Minneapolis City offices closed on May 29 for Memorial Day (5/26)

City changing crosswalk markings (5/19)

Join a bicycle convoy tomorrow for Bike to Work Day (5/18)

New truss span in place for St. Anthony Parkway Bridge (5/11)

Funding and support awarded for new Green Zone in Phillips community (5/11)

New strategy to prevent violent crime begins in Minneapolis (5/10)

May is Minneapolis Bike Month (5/01)

Minneapolis urges action to protect dwindling local bee population (4/28)

Green Zones designated for equity, environment focus (4/28)

City Council authorizes funding agreement with Super Bowl LII Host Committee (4/28)

City Council passes resolution opposing cuts to federal arts funding (4/28)

City Council approves first Transgender Equity Council members (4/28)

Celebration marks completion of City Hall/Courthouse clock renovation (4/24)

Dedication will celebrate lighting of renovated City Hall/Hennepin County Courthouse clock - Advisory (4/24)

Interactive map makes it easy to find farmers markets in Minneapolis (4/21)

Construction on Nicollet reaches peak (4/20)

Weigh in on the role of neighborhood organizations (4/20)

Businesses and organizations can get City funding for energy efficiency investments (4/18)

Residents, workplaces encouraged to prepare for storm season (4/14)

Minneapolis City Council Approves New $1.5 Million Fund to Preserve Affordable Housing (CPED) (4/14)

Over 700 Twin Cities Metro Area Youth Expected to Attend 11th Annual Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair (CPED Advisory) (4/13)

Honor 911 workers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (4/10)

Get ready for street sweeping (4/10)

Minneapolis Health Department celebrates 150 years (4/09)

Minneapolis wins Kresge Foundation emerging leaders grant for public health (4/05)

Walking and bicycle safety starts with all of us (4/03)

Multiple events in Minneapolis make for exciting day (4/03)

2017 collection of yard trimmings, leaves and bundled brush begins the week of April 10 (3/31)

Community Connections Conference tomorrow (3/30)

Having a backyard fire this spring? Follow the law and be a good neighbor (3/29)

Nominations Are Being Sought for the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards (CPED) (3/29)

Join in Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week events April 2-9 (3/29)

Minneapolis selected to join national What Works Cities initiative (3/29)

Traffic control agent hit by motor vehicle reminds drivers to be aware - ADVISORY (3/27)

Minneapolis Health Department celebrates 150 years (3/24)

City Council approves Section 8 anti-discrimination ordinance (3/24)

Diabetes Alert Day events (3/21)

Community leaders celebrate grand opening of Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center (3/12)

City Council approves new contract with Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (3/10)

City of Minneapolis TechHire Program Celebrates Two Year Anniversary - CPED (3/10)

City holds sick and safe time listening and information sessions (3/10)

Community to celebrate grand opening of Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center - ADVISORY (3/10)

When you change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (3/10)

How media and the public can get data from the City (3/03)

Report on health and safety concerns for workers in adult entertainment businesses - ADVISORY (3/02)

Karuna Mahajan Named New Director of Operations and Innovation Team - CPED (3/02)

Minneapolis property owners can sign up for lottery to buy a $25 tree (3/01)

Minneapolis making public and commercial building energy use more transparent (2/27)

Minneapolis Somali-language Food Safety Coalition wins Healthy10 Award (2/23)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (2/23)

Stakeholder meetings for Peavey Plaza project launching this week (2/21)

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

City Council condemns White House executive actions on immigration (2/10)

City creates Transgender Equity Council (2/10)

‘Orbacles’ wins 2017 Creative City Challenge (2/09)

City hosting open house for 4th Street Reconstruction Project (2/09)

The results of the 2016 Resident Survey are in (2/09)

City Council hears report on results from 2016 resident survey - Media Advisory (2/07)

City recycling guides coming in the mail (2/01)

City, Park Board Select Development Team to Pursue Redevelopment of Upper Harbor Terminal Site (1/27)

City leaders respond to White House orders on immigration (1/25)

City holding listening sessions this week on minimum wage (1/24)

Hotline for help preventing diabetes (1/23)

City Council President Johnson appointed to Public Employees Retirement Association Board (1/20)

City taking applications for 2017 Urban Scholars interns – deadline Feb. 18 (1/13)

City Council passes resolution supporting resettlement of Syrian refugees in Minneapolis (1/13)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 16 (1/13)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits (1/13)

When it snows, remember to shovel your sidewalk (1/12)

City holding listening sessions to discuss minimum wage (1/12)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/11)

Open houses will seek input on 8th Street Reconstruction Project (1/09)

City of Minneapolis Announces Fifth Consecutive Year of More Than $1 Billion in Approved Construction (CPED) (1/06)

Free sand available for icy sidewalks (1/05)

City of Minneapolis is Seeking Interest in Reuse of 1112 and 1200 Plymouth Avenue North (CPED) (1/04)

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