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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting June 23

Edina, Minn., June 15, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Night to Unite Returns Aug. 3; Registration Now Open

Edina, Minn., June 16, 2021 – Back this summer after a one-year hiatus, the Edina Police and Fire Departments will be out in the community on the first Tuesday in August for “Night to Unite.” Neighborhoods across the city hav...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, June 15

Edina, Minn., June 9, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, June 15.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss development of the City’s Climate Action Plan and meet ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Annual Salary Posting

Minnesota Statue 471.701 requires that “a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.” For the City of Edina, titles an...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Nick Pedersen Selected as Mike Siitari Officer of the Year

Edina, Minn., June 9, 2021 – Police Officer Nick Pedersen earned the 2020 Mike Siitari Officer of the Year award, given by the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. Pedersen was given the recognition at a small ceremony at Edina City Hall Tuesday, June 1...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Edina Aquatic Center to Open for the Season June 11

Edina, Minn., June 8, 2021 – The Edina Aquatic Center will open for the season Friday, June 11.

The municipal Edina Aquatic Center, 4300 W. 66th St., was set to open Friday, June 4. Water from a heavy rain the previous week got into the facility&...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Farmers Market, Free Movies and Entertainment Return to Centennial Lakes Park

Edina, Minn., May 27, 2021 – Mark your calendar for activities and entertainment all summer long at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S.

Starting June 1, concerts will be held 7 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays in the Maetzold Amphithea...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Edina Senior Center to Host Free Drive-Thru Shredding Event for Residents 55 and Older

Edina, Minn., June 5, 2021 – The Edina Senior Center will host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 17, for residents 55 and older.

The event will be held at Braemar Arena, 7501 Ikola Way, in the parking lot closest to the o...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting June 9

Edina, Minn., June 1, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Edina Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Edina, Minn., June 1, 2021 – The City of Edina recently received an award for being a Steps 4 and 5 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Edina is one of 143 participating cities and tribal nations in the 11-year-old challenge, assistance and...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Electrical Failure Delays Opening of Edina Aquatic Center

Edina, Minn., June 1, 2021 – An electrical failure has delayed the opening of the Edina Aquatic Center, 4300 W. 66th St.

The municipal Edina Aquatic Center was set to open Friday, June 4. Water from a heavy rain Thursday, May 27, got into the facility’s ma...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Free Bagged Compost Available to Edina Residents

Edina, Minn., May 26, 2021 – Bagged compost will be available for Edina residents at the Braemar Golf Dome parking lot, 7420 Braemar Blvd., beginning Friday, May 28. 

“The compost is the product of a year’s worth of E...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Free Outdoor Fitness Classes Return This Summer

Fitness in the Park is returning this spring and summer, bringing free and fun exercise opportunities to Rosland Park and green spaces throughout the city! New this year, outdoor enthusiasts can also perfect their flow at yoga on the Courtyard at Braemar ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, June 1

Edina, Minn., May 27, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, June 1. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss how to pay for future local street reconstruction projects. Members...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting May 26

Edina, Minn., May 19, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Andrew Slama Selected as Edina Fire Chief

Edina, Minn., May 20, 2021 – City Manager Scott Neal has named Andrew Slama Edina’s next Fire Chief. Slama is no stranger to the city, as he worked for the Edina Fire Department from 2013 to 2018. He currently serves as the Fire Chief ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Owners of Mid-Century Modern Home Wins Edina Heritage Award

Edina, Minn., May 19, 2021 – A classic Mid-Century Modern home in the Countryside Neighborhood was recognized with the 2021 Edina Heritage Award at the May 18 City Council meeting.

The Suckow-Ziemer Residence at 5900 Olinger Blvd., owned by Steve...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Parade of Boats to be held June 13 at Centennial Lakes Park

Edina, Minn., May 21, 2021 – The 29th-annual Parade of Boats, featuring radio-controlled boats of all types and sizes, will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., on the pond by Hughes Pavilion.

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Edina Police Department Closed Part of May 19 for Building Maintenance

Edina, Minn., May 18, 2021 – Access to Edina City Hall and the Edina Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St., will be unavailable beginning 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.

A scheduled pressurized air barrier test will take place inside the building, which...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City of Edina Updates Face Mask Policy

Edina, Minn., May 14, 2021 – The City of Edina continues to follow the lead of national, state and local health authorities, and will not enact a city-wide mask requirement.

In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

‘Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Sustainability, Climate Action Plan

Edina, Minn., May 12, 2021 – Sustainability Coordinator Grace Hancock will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a virtual discussion about current sustainability initiatives and the City’s Climat...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, May 18

Edina, Minn., May 12, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, May 18.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will meet jointly with the Arts & Culture Commission and Parks &...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City Accepts Applications for Energy & Environment Commission Working Group

Edina, Minn., May 12, 2021 – The City of Edina is accepting applications for a working group of the Energy & Environment Commission. The new working group will conduct outreach with local businesses to promote the City’s Green Busi...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Structural Fire Occurs at Edina Home Under Renovation

Edina, Minn., May 13, 2021 – The Edina Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire late Wednesday night in the Lake Edina neighborhood.

At 10:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, a neighbor called 911 to report visible flames at a home in the 4...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Edina Police Officer Jaren Zech Earns DWI Hat Trick Award

Edina, Minn., May 12, 2021 – For his work arresting three suspects for driving while intoxicated during a single shift, Edina Police Officer Jaren Zech was presented earlier this month with the DWI Hat Trick Award by the Minnesota Office of Traf...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

City Manager Asks Community How Federal Funds Should be Spent

Edina, Minn., May 10, 2021 – Edina City Manager Scott Neal is asking community members for their input on how federal funding should be spent.

The City of Edina expects to receive $4.9 million as part of the federal American Rescue Plan. Half of ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2021

Police Seeking Assistance to Locate Missing Person

Edina, Minn., May 8, 2021 – The Edina Police Department is asking for assistance from the public to locate a missing person.

Douglas Paul Schroeder, age 59, was last seen by family members on Thursday, May 6. Subsequent efforts to reach Mr. Schr...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Sunnyslope Becomes City-Recognized Neighborhood Association

Edina, Minn., May 5, 2021 – The Sunnyslope Neighborhood recently completed the process to become a City of Edina-recognized neighborhood association. The City now has a total of 11 recognized neighborhoods, including the Arden Park, Chowen Park,...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting May 12

Edina, Minn., May 5, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, May 4

Edina, Minn., April 28, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, May 4.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will meet jointly with the Community Health Commission and Human Rights & ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Student Positions Open for City of Edina Commissions

Edina, Minn., April 28, 2021 – The City of Edina seeks student applications for its eight commissions. Two seats are available on each of the commissions.  

Commissions include: 

  • Arts & Culture Commission
  • Community Health Comm...
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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Edina Joins Intercity Home Energy Squad Challenge

Edina, Minn., April 28, 2021 – Edina has joined 20 other Minnesota communities to promote home energy efficiency to help residents lower their energy bills and increase home comfort. The challenge kicks off this month and runs through Dec. 31.

Th...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Edina Police Welcomes Tyler Evenson as Patrol Officer

Edina, Minn., Apr. 29, 2021 – In a ceremony at Edina City Hall on Thursday, April 29, the Edina Police Department officially swore in its newest officer. Tyler Evenson took the oath in front of family and fellow officers after starting with the ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Free Spring Buckthorn Dump May 22 and 23 for Residents

Edina, Minn., April 22, 2021 – Edina residents can get rid of their cut-down buckthorn for free during the semi-annual buckthorn dump May 22 and 23.

Residents can drop off buckthorn brush in the specified lot across from Braemar Golf Dome at 7420...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Arbor Day Tree Planting Set for Fred Richards Park

Edina, Minn., April 21, 2021 – The City’s annual Arbor Day celebration returns this year with a special tree planting along the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail segment in Fred Richards Park.

City Forester Luther Overholt will lead in the...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City of Edina Offers Limited In-Person and Pick-Up Services Available by Appointment

Edina, Minn., April 23, 2021 – As Minnesota continues to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 pandemic, Edina has carefully and thoughtfully taken steps to reopen Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., for in-person services, starting with ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting April 28

Edina, Minn., April 20, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City of Edina Works to Join Just Deeds Project

Edina, Minn., April 20, 2021 – The City of Edina is working to join the Just Deeds Project to help homeowners who need free legal and title services to renounce discriminatory covenants from their property titles.

In the past, discriminatory cove...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

City of Edina to Host Community Processing Events

Edina, Minn., April 21, 2021 – Edina residents are invited to attend virtual or in-person community spaces to have conversations about their experiences and feelings in connection to the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Daunte Wright ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Access to Edina City Hall Restricted Beginning Tonight

Edina, Minn., April 20, 2021 – In an abundance of caution following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., will be closed Wednesday, April 21. In addition, access to Edina ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

2021 Quality of Life Survey is Underway

Edina, Minn., April 15, 2021 – The City of Edina’s 2021 Quality of Life Survey is underway.

The City contracted with Polco (NRC) to develop a six-page survey. The survey includes questions about quality of life in Edina, local policies ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Board of Appeal & Equalization to Meet April 21

Edina, Minn., April 12, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Board of Appeal & Equalization will meet virtually 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.

Each year, property owners are mailed value notices informing them of the values placed on their pr...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, April 20

Edina, Minn., April 15, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, April 20.

The Council will hold a closed session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss public safety. The regular City Council meeting will begin a...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Access to Edina City Hall Restricted April 13

Edina, Minn., April 13, 2021 – There will be no curfew in Edina Tuesday, April 13. However, in an abundance of caution, access to Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., will be restricted.

Eden Avenue from West 50th Street to Grange Road will be clos...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Curfew in Effect 7 p.m. April 12 through 6 a.m. April 13

Edina, Minn., April 12, 2021 – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has issued a curfew for Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey counties from 7 p.m. Monday, April 12 (tonight) to 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 13. Anyone traveling to or from work is exempt from the curfew.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Spring Hydrant Flushing Begins April 12

Edina, Minn., April 9, 2021 – The City of Edina’s spring hydrant flushing program will begin Monday, April 12, and is scheduled to conclude in approximately three weeks.

This program is necessary to clean the watermains and minimize the...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting April 14

Edina, Minn., April 8, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Get a Free Tree and Compost for Your Edina Yard

Edina, Minn., March 29, 2021 – The City of Edina is giving away a tree seedling, along with a bag of compost to help it grow, to Edina residents who promise to plant the tree at their Edina home. 

The City has 1,000 seedlings and bags of compost t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, April 6

Edina, Minn., April 1, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, April 6. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will meet jointly with the Planning Commission and Heritage Preserva...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Register Now for the Step To It Challenge

Edina, Minn., March 26, 2021 – Take on the Step To It Challenge, a free four-week physical activity challenge and friendly competition among local communities.

This is Edina’s third year competing in the challenge in which residents, sc...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Residents Encouraged to Complete Survey for Climate Action Plan

Edina, Minn., March 24, 2021 – Edina residents are encouraged to complete a short survey to share how they experience nature in Edina and any concerns they have for the future. The survey is one of the first steps in the City’s develop...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Man

Jackie Little

Edina, Minn., March 25, 2021— The Edina Police Department is asking for assistance from the public to locate a missing person. 

Jackie Rahm Little, age 34, was last heard from by family members via phone on Friday, March 19. Subsequent efforts to ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Edina City Council to Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Citywide Masking Policy

Edina, Minn., June 26, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday, June 29, to discuss legal strategy and a possible citywide masking policy.

The City Council will start with a closed session to discuss legal strategy...

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