2013 Newsroom Archive

December 2013

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

Student artists lead tours of Gordon Parks photography exhibit (12/27)

Here's how to get updated Snow Emergency tow numbers- ADVISORY (12/25)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/25)

Nicollet-Central streetcar project gets a boost in investment (12/19)

Christmas and New Year's are two of the biggest days for fires - play it safe as you celebrate (12/18)

City approves transformation of Downtown East (12/13)

More than 2,500 downloads of improved Snow Emergency app in less than two weeks (12/10)

Public reception honoring departing elected officials Friday, Dec. 13 (12/10)

Snow shoveling season is here (12/10)

Volunteers will help Minneapolis with outreach to the community in emergencies (12/06)

Minneapolis furthers efforts to combat sex trafficking of juveniles (12/06)

Minneapolis and Xcel Energy join federal Better Buildings Challenge for energy efficiency (12/06)

Here's how to get updated Snow Emergency tow numbers - ADVISORY (12/04)

City Council considers agreements for five-block Downtown East development (12/04)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/04)

City's utility billing web, interactive phone services unavailable Dec. 5-8 during system upgrade (12/04)

I-35W Bridge, downtown buildings will be yellow to mark Minneapolis becoming a Yellow Ribbon community (12/02)

November 2013

New, improved mobile app lets you know when a Snow Emergency is in effect (11/27)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 28 and 29 (11/27)

Minneapolis becoming a Yellow Ribbon community (11/26)

Minneapolis disclosing public building energy use (11/21)

52 miles of streets reconstructed, repaved or seal coated this construction season (11/21)

Minneapolis encourages property owners to provide smoke-free housing (11/21)

Minneapolis law enforcement officials seize guns, drugs while executing warrants for suspicion of dog fighting (11/20)

City, Public Housing Authority celebrate smoke-free housing - ADVISORY (11/19)

Minneapolis earns perfect score from Human Rights Campaign for inclusion of LGBT community (11/19)

Minneapolis' high credit ratings help save $6.34 million in the coming years (11/19)

Stay safe while cooking this Thanksgiving (11/18)

Minneapolis election raw data now available (11/15)

Extra week added for yard pickup, street sweeping to help clean up leaves falling late in the season (11/15)

Join a Creative CityMaking Community Celebration (11/14)

Bus Stop Theater performance debuts Saturday, Nov. 16 along Penn Ave. N. (11/12)

City Council approves Target Center renovation agreement (11/12)

Minneapolis election results complete- seven races counted today (11/08)

Three City Council races tabulated this morning?winners now declared in all wards (11/08)

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

Hodges declared unofficial winner of the Minneapolis mayoral race (11/07)

First-round results available from Minneapolis election - tabulation resumes Wednesday (11/06)

Voters turn out in Minneapolis-- polls open until 8 p.m. tonight (11/05)

Minneapolis receives $1.8 million in SHIP grants to increase healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living (11/04)

Air quality testing begins (11/04)

Covering elections in Minneapolis? - ADVISORY (11/01)

What Minneapolis voters should expect on Election Day and beyond (11/01)

October 2013

Snow Emergency information coming to household mailboxes (10/30)

City Council takes up plan to renovate City-owned Target Center - ADVISORY (10/30)

City hosting online chat about 2013 election - ADVISORY (10/29)

Watch your mailboxes for 2013 voter information (10/29)

Free smoke alarm batteries available at all Minneapolis fire stations (10/29)

Media, candidates, and public invited to election briefing Oct. 29 - ADVISORY (10/28)

Having a backyard fire this fall? Follow the law and be considerate of your neighbors (10/28)

Minneapolis residents can catch up on 2014 budget recommendations (10/25)

Help make Election Day a success. Sign up today to become an election judge (10/25)

Minneapolis closes several streets near the Metrodome as a security measure for Sunday, Oct. 27 Vikings game (10/24)

Join the conversation at exhibit featuring Gordon Parks photos - ADVISORY (10/23)

Mayor, schoolchildren to eat together for Food Day- ADVISORY (10/23)

Bridge and sculpture dedicated to former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton (10/22)

Trees planted for cleaner air - ADVISORY (10/22)

Bridge and new sculpture to be dedicated to former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton - ADVISORY (10/21)

City filing suit over pumping of groundwater into Chain of Lakes (10/21)

Bridge and sculpture to be dedicated to former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton (10/16)

City celebrates organizations, individuals for work in disability community - ADVISORY (10/15)

Fall street sweeping set to begin (10/15)

Road closures for Zombie Pub Crawl (10/11)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 14 (10/11)

Media, candidates, and public invited to election briefing Oct. 29 - ADVISORY (10/11)

Voter pre-registration ends Oct. 15 (10/11)

Drawing on Minneapolis art exhibition opening on West Bank and in storefronts on Central Avenue (10/10)

Entries for 2014 Creative City Challenge now being accepted (10/10)

Minneapolis closes several streets near the Metrodome as a security measure for Sunday, Oct. 13 Vikings game (10/10)

Volunteers needed for air quality monitoring project (10/09)

Things to know when calling 911 (10/08)

Minneapolis/Saint Paul best metro area in U.S. for young job seekers (10/07)

Minneapolis City Council Approves Choice of James Corner to Redesign Nicollet Mall (10/04)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday, Oct. 6 for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (10/04)

City establishes new youth cabinet (10/04)

Minneapolis' responsible banking ordinance requires financial institutions to share more information publicly (10/04)

Learn about simple steps to prevent kitchen fires during National Fire Prevention Week (10/03)

One Read Week is Oct. 6-12 (10/03)

Learn about simple steps to prevent kitchen fires during National Fire Prevention Week (10/02)

Volunteers needed for Minneapolis Emergency Response Team: Cultural Services Unit (10/01)

September 2013

Public hearing on information financial institutions must disclose - ADVISORY (9/30)

Get ready for the Nov. 5 election (9/27)

Help get out the vote by making an election video (9/27)

Minneapolis 311 concludes expanded contact center hours pilot program (9/26)

Minneapolis defines vision for its energy future (9/24)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 22 (9/24)

Minneapolis second in nation for bicycle commuting (9/20)

Help get more fresh food on Minneapolis plates (9/20)

Minneapolis Open Streets/Harvest Festival event will include a wide range of pedal and play (9/19)

Team chosen to redesign Nicollet Mall (9/19)

Minneapolis No. 8 among most energy-efficient U.S. cities (9/18)

Mobile Engagement Theater project engages community around Dinkytown Small Area Plan (9/16)

Presentations for redesign of Nicollet Mall Tuesday, Sept. 17 (9/13)

East Minnehaha Parkway between Cedar and 28th avenues closing Sept. 16 for resurfacing (9/12)

Low-cost trees go on sale Monday for Minneapolis property owners who lost trees in the June 21 storm (9/06)

Plymouth Avenue bridge repairs completed (9/06)

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

City appraisers reviewing properties in Armatage, Sumner-Glenwood neighborhoods (9/05)

Mock election helps voters get ready for Nov. 5 municipal election - ADVISORY (9/04)

Downtown driving commutes are shorter, thanks to traffic management system improvements (9/03)

Traffic signal timing improvements made in downtown Minneapolis - MEDIA ADVISORY (9/02)

August 2013

City offers 500 low-cost trees to help folks who lost trees in the June 21 storm (8/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Labor Day (8/30)

Storm-tipped tree stump removal and sidewalk repairs to begin week of September 3 (8/30)

City and partners work to keep U of M campus neighborhoods clean during move-in days (8/29)

Get involved with City government and help shape our city? apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (8/29)

Twins game, Vikings game, and Golden Gophers football game make for a busy Thursday in and around Downtown (8/27)

Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (8/26)

2013 PrepareFair features emergency response equipment, exhibitors and live demonstrations (8/26)

Trees need an inch of water every week (8/23)

Dowling Community Garden celebrates 70 years - ADVISORY (8/23)

Get ready for the Nov. 5 election (8/22)

Results are in: City collects 894 more tons of recycling in first full month of citywide one sort (8/22)

City's newest street links North Side to Chain of Lakes and southwest Minneapolis (8/22)

New street and bridge link North Side communities to south Minneapolis - ADVISORY (8/20)

City unveils new, easier way to find adoptable, lost pets at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control - ADVISORY (8/19)

Finding an adoptable or lost pet in Minneapolis just got easier (8/19)

Civil Rights staff reach out at community events this August (8/15)

Homegrown Minneapolis program identifies local farmers market vendors (8/15)

Minneapolis growing healthier - ADVISORY (8/14)

Minneapolis launches new program to help long-term unemployed back to work (8/14)

Meeting will discuss airline traffic affecting Minneapolis neighborhoods (8/12)

Second cohort of Urban Scholars celebrate completion of summer long internships - ADVISORY (8/07)

Minneapolis Open Streets event will include a wide range of pedal and play activities (8/06)

New Dinkytown Greenway connects Saint Paul and suburbs to downtown Minneapolis (8/05)

Open houses seek input on modern streetcar and enhanced bus options for Nicollet-Central corridor (8/05)

Aug. 10 declared Community Garden Day in Minneapolis (8/02)

The new Dinkytown Greenway opens to bicyclists - ADVISORY (8/02)

Help spread the word about ranked-choice voting at National Night Out (8/02)

Sabo bridge closes for routine maintenance next week (8/02)

Help your family and neighbors stay safe online (8/01)

Minneapolis launches new elections website (8/01)

67 same-sex couples married at City Hall on first day of Freedom to Marry (8/01)

July 2013

Public hearings Aug. 1 to consider authorizing municipal acquisition of energy utilities (7/31)

A Minneapolis pet license is your pet?s free ride home (7/31)

Second class of Urban Scholars celebrate completion of summer long internships (ADVISORY) (7/31)

Public hearings Aug. 1 to consider authorizing municipal acquisition of energy utilities (ADVISORY) (7/31)

City Hall hosts Freedom to Marry celebration Wednesday night (7/29)

Candidate filing opens July 30 for Minneapolis races (7/29)

Vacant building on Northside turned into work of art (7/26)

Urban Scholars meet with Mayor Rybak to talk about city policies, programs and their summer experiences at City Hall (ADVISORY) (7/26)

City departments combine efforts to help elderly, disabled, and low-income residents handle housing violations (7/25)

Sign up to be a voter ambassador and play an important role this election season (7/23)

Candidate filing opens July 30 for Minneapolis races (7/23)

911 call helps City earn conviction in graffiti case (7/19)

Twins game, concert, and Aquatennial fireworks make for a busy Saturday night Downtown (7/18)

Trees need an inch of water every week (7/17)

Nine Salvation Army sites can help you stay cool as temperatures soar (7/17)

Tap water stations at tonight's parade will help spectators endure heat (7/17)

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

Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (7/16)

Northeast Open Streets event will include a wide range of pedal and play activities (7/15)

Urban Scholars feel the heat during Minneapolis firefighter training - ADVISORY (7/11)

Civil Rights staff reach out this summer at community events (7/11)

Big concerts make for a busy Friday night Downtown (7/10)

Three teams now involved in Nicollet Mall design competition (7/08)

Community Development Committee to consider development proposal for Downtown East - ADVISORY (7/08)

Go behind the scenes of City government at 2013 Minneapolis City Academy (7/08)

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

Minneapolis-Najaf, Iraq sister city program wins award for arts, culture innovation efforts (7/01)

Council Members updated on efforts to mitigate airport noise (7/01)

June 2013

City Council selects consultant to study pathways to cleaner, more sustainable energy options for Minneapolis consumers (6/28)

Minneapolis adopts Climate Action Plan (6/28)

Plan ahead for a busy weekend Downtown (6/26)

American Red Cross opens safe, cool shelter to those still affected by storms (6/26)

Play it safe with July 4 fireworks (6/26)

Make sure your friends and neighbors without power are staying safe in the heat (6/24)

Tree removal and storm response efforts continue in Minneapolis (6/23)

City of Minneapolis and Park Board respond to storm damage (6/22)

Minneapolis lights up with arts and entertainment Saturday night - ADVISORY (6/20)

Adopting a pet from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control just got easier (6/19)

Minneapolis is looking for a few good voter ambassadors (6/19)

Four design teams named as finalists for Nicollet Mall transformation project - ADVISORY (6/17)

Minneapolis Open Streets event will include a wide range of pedal and play activities (6/13)

Minneapolis gears up for 2013 election - ADVISORY (6/11)

Secret City festival brings a night of art and music to Minneapolis June 22 (6/11)

Green roof at City Hall and Courthouse building is home sweet home for honeybees (6/06)

Green roof of the City Hall and Courthouse building becoming home sweet home for honeybees - ADVISORY (6/05)

Patience Ferguson named Minneapolis Human Resources Director (6/03)

May 2013

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

Plan ahead for dual events at Target Center and Target Field Thursday and Friday (5/29)

Celebrate Older Americans Month May 30 at UCare Skyway Senior Center (5/28)

Minneapolis makes huge investment in 2013 street construction - ADVISORY (5/28)

City to pay pedestrian corridor street lighting installation costs (5/24)

City officials comment on today's settlement in David Smith case (5/24)

Minneapolis makes changes to Ranked Choice Voting process that will speed up some election results (5/24)

Minneapolis City offices closed on May 27 for Memorial Day (5/23)

Bicycle safety starts with all of us (5/22)

Urban Scholars trains a diverse group of students for a future in public service (5/20)

Tree lovers picking up 1,000 saplings May 18-20 - ADVISORY (5/17)

Minneapolis moves toward big expansion of car sharing in the city (5/10)

'Digital divide' survey finds more Minneapolis households have computers, Internet access (5/10)

Minneapolis will host four Open Streets events this summer (5/03)

Hold off pruning ash trees until fall (5/02)

April 2013

One-sort residential recycling resumes rollout in Minneapolis on Earth Day (4/22)

One-sort residential recycling to resume rollout in Minneapolis on Earth Day - Advisory (4/21)

Be prepared as storm season, Northside tornado anniversary approach (4/15)

Council Members hear plan for Nicollet Mall reconstruction - ADVISORY (4/15)

911 operators and dispatchers recognized the week of April 14-20 (4/15)

Minneapolis 311 pilots expanded contact center hours this summer (4/15)

Minneapolis will read "A Choice of Weapons" for third year of community read (4/12)

Most traffic signals up and running after early morning power outage Downtown (4/12)

Plan ahead for a busy few days Downtown and know your transportation options (4/12)

City Council approves study on pathways to cleaner, more sustainable energy options for Minneapolis consumers (4/12)

Penn Avenue South reconstruction begins April 15 (4/09)

Order a compost bin or rain barrel now (4/04)

Minneapolis to recognize dry cleaners switching from toxic 'perc' (4/03)

City Council Committee hears proposal for energy study - ADVISORY (4/02)

Restaurants have a new multilingual tool to keep their kitchens healthy and safe (4/02)

Spring street sweeping begins soon (4/01)

Gardeners, plant an extra row this spring to help fight hunger (4/01)

March 2013

Plan ahead and know your transportation options as Twins home opener approaches (3/28)

Minneapolis 911 honored for responses to critical incidents (3/27)

Local Hero Awards recognize public health contributions and contributors April 3 (3/26)

Public opinion sought in the planning of new St. Anthony Parkway Bridge (3/25)

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

Minneapolis turning out the lights to raise awareness of global climate change (3/22)

Folks asked to stay out of gas leak zone for another 20 minutes (3/22)

Gas leak in southwest shut off- folks allowed to return to the area (3/22)

Gas leak in southwest leads to evacuation of several blocks (3/22)

5:45 p.m. gas leak update?Most folks can now return to the area (3/22)

6:45 p.m. gas leak update - All residents can now return to the area (3/22)

Minneapolis kicks off 2013 activities to promote digital literacy (3/13)

City backs development of the Mississippi River Trail (3/12)

Minneapolis participating in national campaign to promote digital literacy (3/12)

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (3/08)

Mikkel Beckmen is the new head of City and County efforts to end homelessness (3/08)

City expands domestic violence prevention efforts with new grant (3/08)

Minneapolis turning out the lights for "Earth Hour" to raise awareness of global climate change (3/07)

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

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (3/05)

Fourth annual Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins March 18 (3/01)

Bicycling increases 56 percent and walking up 22 percent in Minneapolis over last 6 years (3/01)

February 2013

Minneapolis area arts economy sixth biggest in nation - National (2/28)

City encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pets on World Spay Day - ADVISORY (2/25)

Warmer temps, less significant snowfall mean no Snow Emergency in Minneapolis (2/22)

City supports reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (2/21)

City and its partners earn national recognition for efforts to improve health in Minneapolis (2/21)

Residents continue to say Minneapolis offers a high quality of life (2/21)

Results are in: City collects nearly 400 more tons of recycling in first six weeks of one sort (2/20)

City Council hears report on results from 2012 resident survey - ADVISORY (2/20)

City accepting applications for 2013 Urban Scholars internship program (2/15)

City encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pets on World Spay Day - ADVISORY (2/13)

Community input needed for planned northside bikeway (2/11)

Large commercial buildings to report energy and water use starting in 2014 (2/08)

Downtown parking pay stations are back online (2/06)

This winter, turn toward cleaner air (2/06)

See suspicious activity? Call 911 (2/06)

Downtown parking pay stations start to come back online (2/05)

City crews working to repair downtown parking pay stations (2/05)

Results are in on the Hiawatha Avenue traffic signal timing project -ADVISORY (2/05)

Reminder: all parking restrictions still apply while pay stations are being repaired (2/05)

January 2013

Fire Department begins accepting applications for new firefighters - ADVISORY (1/30)

What to expect for 2013 Minneapolis elections (1/28)

Three Alarm Fire at 5340 Lyndale Avenue S (1/25)

City action against landlord Spiros Zorbalas ends successfully with sale of all properties to a new owner (1/24)

Today marks the start of the hiring process for Minneapolis firefighters (1/24)

Plant a garden in a vacant lot (1/24)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 21 (1/18)

Minneapolis gets results in efforts to combat sex trafficking of juveniles (1/16)

City reports on its stepped-up efforts to combat sex trafficking of juveniles - ADVISORY (1/15)

Community input needed for planned northside bikeway (1/15)

New Snow Emergency signs coming to Minneapolis streets (1/14)

Artists team up with city planners in unique Creative CityMaking partnership (1/14)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits (1/14)

Minneapolis restores regular water service Downtown - Update (1/10)

Downtown water main repaired, regular water service expected Wednesday - Update (1/07)

Minneapolis and Hennepin County public safety officials to discuss industry training to help stop sex trafficking of juveniles - ADVISORY (1/07)

Water service will resume today to buildings affected by water main break - UPDATE (1/06)

Minneapolis mayoral race tabulation underway (1/06)

One day after water main break, streets reopen, water service on for most customers - UPDATE (1/04)

Hennepin Avenue headed out of downtown to reopen in time for rush hour - UPDATE (1/04)

City opens most streets that had been closed due to flooding from water main break - UPDATE (1/04)

Normal water service restored in most of the area affected by water main break and is safe to drink - UPDATE (1/03)

Crews respond to water main break that has disrupted water service to a wide area (1/03)

Published Jan 3, 2013