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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Discounted Radon Test Kits Available to Edina Residents

To help promote safety in the home, the Edina Health Division is offering residents radon test kits for $5, while supplies last.

Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils. It moves through porous...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Nominations Open for Edina Police Officer of the Year

Edina, Minn., Dec. 3, 2019 – The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is accepting nominations for the 2019 Mike Siitari Officer of the Year Award.

The Crime Prevention Fund recognizes an Edina Police Officer each year who has gone above and beyond the ca...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Fire Damages Edina Home on Wooddale Avenue

Edina, Minn., Dec. 2, 2019 – The Edina Fire Department was called to the 5600 block of Wooddale Avenue at 7:56 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, after a neighbor called 911 reporting the smell of smoke and hearing their neighbor’s smoke alarms s...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Edina Mayor Joins Climate Mayors Steering Committee

Edina, Minn., Dec. 3, 2019 – Today, Edina Mayor Jim Hovland announced his participation in the newly launched Climate Mayors Steering Committee, a group of 24 mayors who will serve as a leading voice in efforts to further climate action in the cities acro...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Public Comment Period Opens on Draft Policy for Police Body-Worn Cameras

 A public comment period opens Tuesday, Dec. 3, on a proposed Edina Police Department policy governing use of body-worn cameras.

With the advancement of digital recording devices, the public has begun to expect the interactions of law enforcement ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Police, Fire Collect Gifts for Toys for Tots

The Edina Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St., and Fire Station No. 1, 6250 Tracy Ave., will again serve as drop-off sites for the Toys for Tots holiday gift program through noon Friday, Dec. 13. 

“We are looking forward to participating...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Minnesota Housing Awards Two Edina Developments Financing

Two housing developers, Aeon and MWF Properties, were awarded financing by Minnesota Housing for their affordable housing developments in Edina.  

“This is a big deal,” said Affordable Housing Development Manager Stephanie Hawk...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Kids Can Ring In the New Year Early at Edinborough Park

Ring in 2020 without staying up late at the annual Pre-New Year’s Eve Party 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Edinborough Park. 

This popular celebration provides an exciting way for families to celebrate the New Year together yet still...

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Posted on: November 23, 2019

Possible Suspect in Illinois Double-Homicide Found in Edina

Edina, Minn., Nov. 23, 2019 – At 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, the Edina Police Department received a tip that a car matching the description of one involved in a double-homicide in Illinois was in Edina. Police responded to the 6600 block of Vernon Avenue.

Offi...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Come Home 2 Edina Mortgage Program Increases Home Price to $425,000

The Edina Housing Foundation (EHF) recently approved an increase of the purchase price cap for Come Home 2 Edina’s mortgage program from $350,000 to $425,000, which will allow additional housing inventory to qualify and enable more potential hom...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Explorer Post 925 Earn Honors in Annual Explorers Conference

Edina/Eden Prairie Law Enforcement Explorers Post 925 recently participated in the 24th-annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorers Conference in Duluth and won multiple awards.  

“Our Explorers represented themselves and the Edina and Ed...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Volunteering for Hennepin County Citizen Advisory Boards

This information was originally issued in a press release by Hennepin County Board. 

Share your voice and help shape policy! Give back to your community by applying for a citizen advisory board. The Hennepin County Board is recruiting for 25 openi...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Edina School Board Election Results Are In

Janie Shaw, Julie Greene and Leny K. Wallen-Friedman have won the 2019 Edina School Board election. For complete results, visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

No Arrest Made in Weekend Graffiti at Local School

Edina, Minn., Nov. 5, 2019 – The Edina Police Department has completed its investigation of a weekend case of graffiti at a local elementary school.

The Edina Police Department responded to a “miscellaneous public” call at 2:1...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Up North Holiday Gift Gallery Offers Unique, Handmade Items

The annual Up North Holiday Gift Gallery, featuring an array of artwork from local artisans, opens Nov. 14 at the Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St.

The gallery includes all types of art, from jewelry to watercolor paintings, pottery to metal sculpture. Sh...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Backyard Rink, Braemar Field Open Nov. 2 for Winter Activities

The Backyard Rink at Braemar Arena and the dome-enclosed Braemar Field open Nov. 2 for rentals and open time on the ice and field.

Family open skating on the outdoor Backyard Rink, behind Braemar Arena at 7501 Ikola Way, will be 8-9:30 p.m. Fridays. Admiss...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Winter Parking Restrictions Start Nov. 1

Starting Nov. 1, winter parking rules go into effect across Edina to help ensure roads are safe before, during and after a snowstorm or other severe weather.

  • All vehicles must be off City streets between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • No vehicle maybe parked on any stre...
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Posted on: November 1, 2019

EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List

This information was originally issued in a press release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding two sites and proposing to add five sites to the Superfund National Priorities...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Statement Regarding In-Squad Video from Sept. 7 Officer-Involved Shooting

Edina, Minnesota, Oct. 24, 2019 – Earlier this week, the City of Edina held a private meeting with the Quinones family and their attorneys to share some portions of video from Edina’s squad cars during the Sept. 7 officer-involved shooting in Richfield. T...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Braemar Golf Dome Opens Nov. 1

The Braemar Golf Dome, the longest-hitting indoor golf practice facility in the Twin Cities, opens for the season Friday, Nov. 1.

New this year is the addition of Toptracer Range technology in all 44 bays. The ball-tracking technology provides golfers with...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Two More Edina Businesses Recognized as Green Businesses

Each quarter, the City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC) recognizes businesses that model green and sustainable actions. Two businesses were recognized as bronze-level Green Businesses during the third quarter of 2019: Lush Co...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Edina Maintenance Technician Retires After More than 35 Years

The City of Edina saw the retirement of just one staffer in the third quarter of 2019: Maintenance Technician Scott Bauler. Bauler retired Monday, Sept. 30, after over 36 years with the City.

“I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years. ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Edina, MN One of 300 Communities “Open for Solar Business”

The information below was originally released by The Solar Foundation. 

Over 300 cities, towns, and counties across the country, including Edina, Minnesota, have now met national benchmarks for encouraging the growth of solar energy and removing b...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail Wins National Innovation in Park Design Award

The Three Rivers Park District, which built and operates the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail that runs through Edina, issued this press release Sept. 30, 2019:

The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail received the national Innovation in Park Design Award at the 2...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Edina Named Winner of the 2019 Battle of the Badges

The information below was originally released by Memorial Blood Centers.

Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) announced that the City of Edina and Edina Police Department has won the 2019 Battle of the Badges. Edina collected 54 units of blood during its drive on ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Toptracer Technology Coming to Braemar Golf Dome

The Braemar Golf Dome will be the only driving range in Minnesota equipped with Toptracer Range, the same ball-tracking technology the pros use, when the dome opens for the season Nov. 1.

Toptracer Range shows the ball’s flight path, offers insta...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

City, Edina Magazine Honor Photo Contest Winners

The City of Edina and Edina Magazine recognized winners of the 2019 Images of Edina photo contest at the Sept. 17 City Council meeting.

This year’s panel of volunteer judges included Angela Johnson of Edina Magazine; Wale Agboola, an area profess...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Two Edina Businesses Recognized for Being Breastfeeding Supportive Workspace

Especially for Children and Casa de Corazón were recognized at the Sept. 17 City Council meeting by Bloomington Public Health and the Edina Health Division for supporting new moms when they return to work.

“At Public Health, we know th...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Officers Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting in Richfield

Editor's Note: This press release was originally released by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. 

September 16, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The Edina and Richfield police officers involved in a fatal incident in Richfield on September 7, 2019...

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