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February 2016

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/02)

City taking applications for 2016 Urban Scholars interns – deadline Feb. 19 (2/02)

Public meeting will provide update on Nicollet Mall redesign project (2/02)

January 2016

Leasing now open for 2016 vacant lot gardens (1/29)

One Week Remains for Students to Apply for the 2016 City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Youth Employment Program (CPED) (1/29)

Four Workplace Partnership Group listening sessions left (1/22)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits (1/22)

Additional Workplace Partnership Group listening sessions added (1/15)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 18 (1/15)

City of Minneapolis Welcomes U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Office to Downtown Minneapolis - CPED (1/12)

Public hearing to be held on City’s recommended Community Action Agency designee (1/08)

City of Minneapolis Announces 2015 Final Development Numbers - CPED (1/07)

Organics recycling goes citywide this spring (1/06)

Workplace Partnership Group is holding listening sessions with employers, employees and the community (1/04)

December 2015

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

2015 Marks a Productive Year for Historic Preservation in Minneapolis (12/30)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/29)

No Snow Emergency today in Minneapolis; drivers should watch for an update tomorrow (12/28)

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

Minneapolis sets 2016-2017 agenda for state health grants (12/16)

City of Minneapolis Passes Two Zoning Code Text Amendments - CPED (12/11)

City leaders hear presentation about National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice - ADVISORY (12/08)

Notice of Decision for the Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Kraus-Anderson Block Redevelopment - CPED (12/03)

New Results Minneapolis roundtables launch - ADVISORY (12/01)

November 2015

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

Statement from the Minneapolis City Council (11/24)

Statement from Council President Barbara Johnson (11/21)

Rules expand for vacant lot gardens (11/20)

November is National Diabetes Month (11/13)

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

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

Minneapolis? 2015 collection of compostable yard waste bags and bundled brush ends the week of Nov. 16 (11/03)

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

October 2015

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

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

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)

MPLS Parking app goes citywide - Advisory (10/25)

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

City of Minneapolis Receives Three "Top Ten American Cities of the Future Awards" from fDi Magazine - CPED (10/16)

Minneapolis crews planting free trees - ADVISORY (10/16)

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

Downtown streets closing for two events tomorrow (10/16)

Business Opportunity Fair Aimed at Helping Minority and Women Owned Businesses - CPED Advisory (10/16)

Two Downtown streets close tomorrow for Lynx victory parade (10/15)

Timberwolves, Lynx and Target to Announce Details of Partnership Extension (10/12)

City of Minneapolis Announces Receipt of National Park Service Grants - CPED (10/09)

City of Minneapolis to Host Inside Industry Event to Provide Health Care and STEM Career Information - CPED Advisory (10/09)

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

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

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

City of Minneapolis to Host Public Meeting to Provide Update on Downtown East Commons Project Status - CPED Advisory (10/08)

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

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

How can Minneapolis be a better arts and creative city? (10/06)

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 - ADVISORY (10/02)

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

September 2015

Learn about the METRO Blue Line extension at an upcoming open house in Minneapolis (9/30)

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

Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes to Approve Annual, Dedicated Public Arts Funding - CPED (9/25)

Cedar Lake Trail closing for repairs (9/25)

City of Minneapolis Exceeds $1 Billion in Permits Issued for Fourth Consecutive Year - CPED (9/23)

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

Celebrate 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act - Media Advisory (9/21)

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

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month (9/15)

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

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

Open Streets Minneapolis comes to University Avenue tomorrow (9/11)

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

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

Greenway Heights to Celebrate Opening of Affordable, Large Family Rental Housing on the Midtown Greenway - CPED (9/09)

Greenway Heights to Celebrate Opening of Affordable, Large Family Rental Housing on the Midtown Greenway - CPED Advisory (9/04)

Minneapolis City offices closed Labor Day (9/04)

Minneapolis City offices closed Labor Day (9/04)

Green business grants awarded (9/03)

Second annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit Sept. 24 (9/01)

August 2015

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

City tests out new parking app (8/26)

Demonstration of new Minneapolis parking app today - ADVISORY (8/26)

Cinema in the Cemetery Returns with a Fall Film Series to Benefit Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery - CPED ADVISORY (8/24)

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

City efforts to protect bee population - ADVISORY (8/20)

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

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

Media availability regarding partial ceiling collapse at 701 1st Avenue - ADVISORY (8/13)

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

STEP-UP announces 2105 Employer, Intern and Supervisor of the Year awards at 12th annual intern graduation event - CPED (8/10)

City of Minneapolis to host public meeting to discuss Downtown Public Realm Framework Plan - CPED (8/10)

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

Minneapolis rolls out first organics recycling cart - Media Advisory (8/07)

City of Minneapolis to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Downtown Public Realm Framework Plan- CPED Advisory (8/04)

Minneapolis offers food safety classes in Somali - Media Advisory (8/03)

City of Minneapolis to Request Neighborhood Feedback on Loring Park Rezoning Study - CPED ADVISORY (8/03)

July 2015

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

City of Minneapolis Celebrates Completion of Two Sustainable, Green Homes North Projects - CPED (7/29)

Two utility construction projects will prompt a street closure and lane restrictions (7/24)

City of Minneapolis Celebrates Completion of Two Multi-Generational Family Green Homes North Projects - CPED ADVISORY (7/24)

Sixteen Minneapolis-Saint Paul High School Students Head to Silicon Valley to Learn about Technology Careers (7/24)

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

STEP-UP Cedar Riverside Worksite Walking Tour to Offer a Glimpse into Intern?s Experience on the Job - CPED Advisory (7/20)

Celebrate Aquatennial Ambassadors history exhibit July 20 - MEDIA ADVISORY (7/17)

Intersection of Sixth Street and Portland Avenue closed to traffic this weekend (7/16)

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control opens new, more paw-friendly outdoor exercise areas for dogs - ADVISORY (7/10)

Steve Poor Named New Director of City of Minneapolis Development Services -CPED (7/10)

Minneapolis City Council Adopts Residential Off-Street Parking Zoning Code Text Amendment - CPED (7/10)

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

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

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

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

City launches reTHINK your drink campaign (7/01)

June 2015

City encourages choosing healthier beverages - MEDIA ADVISORY (6/30)

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

Construction beginning on Nicollet Mall (6/29)

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

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

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

Minneapolis celebrates 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (6/23)

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

City sets recycling goals (6/19)

City, AEG, Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx reach next milestone in Target Center renovation (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 Started Their First Day of Work - CPED ADVISORY (6/15)

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

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

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

City and Minneapolis Downtown Council discuss the revitalization of Peavey Plaza - MEDIA ADVISORY (6/09)

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

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

May 2015

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

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

A statement regarding the settlement reached with five Minneapolis Police Captains (5/28)

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

Downtown East Commons Concept Design Presented at Public Meeting Tonight, May 27 - CPED (5/27)

City of Minneapolis Launches New Housing Program Aimed at Increasing Number of Homeowners in Minneapolis - CPED (5/27)

Broadway Flats Brings New Housing, Retail and Revitalization to West Broadway - CPED (5/26)

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

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

2015 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award Recipients Announced - CPED (5/21)

Broadway Flats to Break Ground at Corner of Penn Avenue North and West Broadway May 27 - CPED Advisory (5/21)

City of Minneapolis Receives Three Proposals for 800 South Washington Avenue or the "Guthrie Liner Parcel" - CPED (5/21)

Cinema in the Cemetery Returns Memorial Day Weekend - CPED (5/21)

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

Mayor, council members gather for a celebration of Bike to Work Day - Media Advisory (5/14)

Eighth Street at Fourth Avenue closed to traffic this weekend (5/14)

Mayor, council members gather for a celebration of Bike to Work Day - Media Advisory (5/14)

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

Downtown East Commons Concept Design to be Presented at Public Meeting - CPED Advisory (5/13)

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

Hennepin Avenue closing tomorrow for running event (5/13)

Notice of Decision for the Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the Superior Plating Site Redevelopment - CPED (5/11)

Taking care of trees this spring (5/11)

Gear up for Minneapolis Bike week (5/08)

Cinema in the Cemetery Returns with Buster Keaton?s, The Navigator, Memorial Day Weekend _CPED Advisory (5/08)

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

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

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

City adopts paid parental leave policy (5/01)

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

April 2015

Minneapolis receives federal Promise Zone designation (4/28)

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

Two blocks of LaSalle Avenue in Downtown closing to through traffic (4/23)

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 (4/21)

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

Organics recycling is coming to Minneapolis (4/20)

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

Organics recycling is coming to Minneapolis - MEDIA ADVISORY (4/17)

Over 800 Twin Cities Metro Area Youth Expected to Attend the Annual Minneapolis Teen Job Fair on Saturday, April 25 - CPED Advisory (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)

Downtown Minneapolis to see extensive street construction this season - MEDIA ADVISORY (4/13)

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

Fire at City Hall affects police and 911 spaces; 911 calls being answered as normal - UPDATE (4/13)

Fire at City Hall affects police and 911 spaces; 911 calls being answered as normal (4/13)

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

Minneapolis youth employment program STEP-UP to provide job interview experience - CPED (4/09)

Spring street sweeping begins next week (4/09)

The Grain Belt Apartments and Historic Grain Belt Office Building Celebrate Grand Opening - CPED Advisory (4/09)

Be prepared as storm season approaches (4/09)

Downtown East Commons draft alternative approaches unveiled at public meeting - CPED (4/08)

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

David Frank named new director of City of Minneapolis Economic Policy and Development - CPED (4/06)

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

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

City Council to consider prohibiting travel to Indiana using City funds - Media Advisory (4/01)

March 2015

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

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

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

Minnesota Construction Crew to Host Largest Construction Hiring Event in the State - CPED Advisory (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)

First Downtown East Commons draft alternative approaches to be unveiled during public meeting - CPED (3/20)

City calls for better transportation funding (3/20)

West Broadway Education and Career Center to begin construction this summer - CPED (3/18)

The City of Minneapolis is Seeking Redevelopment Proposals for the City-Owned Property Located at 800 South Washington Avenue or the 'Guthrie Liner Parcel' - CPED (3/18)

Nominations are being sought for the 25th Annual Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards - CPED (3/17)

Packaging fair for food businesses March 12 (3/11)

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

Notice of decision for the Environmental Assessment Worksheet for L&H Station (3/09)

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

New artist-City collaborations launching (3/04)

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

Packaging fair for food businesses March 12 (2/27)

The Environmental Assessment Worksheet and associated studies for the propose Ritz Block are now available - CPED (2/27)

The Environmental Assessment Worksheet and associated studies for the proposed Superior Plating site redevelopment are now available - CPED (2/27)

Register now for 3rd annual Communities Connections Conference (2/25)

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

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

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

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

Less than one week remains for students to apply for the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program for summer 2015 - CPED (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)

City of Minneapolis provides forum for 350 youth service providers - CPED (2/12)

Invitation to a public forum on the Nicollet Hotel Project - CPED (2/10)

Minneapolis green business grant helps Dunwoody upgrade its auto body paint booth to train auto techs - MEDIA ADVISORY (2/10)

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

City of Minneapolis launches interactive financial transparency platform (2/09)

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

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

City of Minneapolis Issues Call for Artists for Four Nicollet Mall Projects - CPED (2/02)

City supporting President Obama's executive action on immigration reform (1/30)

Andrea Brennan named new director of City of Minneapolis Housing Policy and Development - CPED (1/28)

The City of Minneapolis is seeking redevelopment proposals for City-owned property - CPED (1/28)

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)

Latest steps in exploring northside greenway possibilities (1/16)

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

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

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

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

How should the City of Minneapolis gauge its success? (1/07)

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

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