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Posted on: September 17, 2021

'Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Fire Operations

Edina, Minn., Sept. 15, 2021 – Fire Chief Andrew Slama will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a discussion about his department’s operations. The event will be held 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Council Chambers of Edina Ci...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City of Edina to Dedicate Yancey Park

Edina, Minn., Sept. 14, 2021 – The City of Edina will honor the community’s Black pioneers and dedicate Yancey Park, 5220 Hansen Road, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.

The names of Edina’s pioneering Black families are these: Byley, Carson, Fyte (Fite), ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Nominations to be Collected for Human Rights Award

Edina, Minn., Sept. 14, 2021 – The City of Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) on Sept. 27 will begin accepting nominations for the 2021 Tom Oye Human Rights Award, recognizing individuals or groups in the community whose good work promot...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Police Explorers Hosting Open House on Sept. 21

Edina, Minn., Sep. 14, 2021 – The Edina/Eden Prairie Explorers Post No. 925 welcomes potential new members to an open house and informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd.

The Ex...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Edina, Richfield to Host Vehicle Day at Southdale Center

Edina, Minn., Sept. 13, 2021 – Get up close to fire trucks, police cars, snowplows and more! The Edina and Richfield Parks & Recreation departments, in partnership with Southdale Center, will host Vehicle Day 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Review and Comments Sought on Draft Climate Action Plan

Edina, Minn., Sept. 3, 2021 – A draft of Edina’s first Climate Action Plan is complete and ready for people to read, review and submit comments.

The plan includes chapters on greenspace and trees, local food and agriculture, water, tran...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Businesses and Organizations Can Join in HalloBoo Celebration

Edina, Minn., Sept. 3, 2021 – Local businesses and organizations can apply to participate in the popular HalloBoo Trick-or-Treat Trail event set for Oct. 28.

The event, in its second year after a first-year sellout, offers families a fun alternat...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Search Crews Find Body of Missing Girl

Edina, Minn., Sep. 7, 2021 – The body of a missing girl was recovered early Tuesday afternoon in the area of Rosland Park, concluding a search that spanned more than 18 hours.

“On behalf of the City, I want to send our deepest condolenc...

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Posted on: September 6, 2021

Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Toddler

UPDATE (Sep. 7, 9:30 a.m.) - An updated clothing description of the girl has been provided by family: yellow top, blue leggings, pink shoes. She is autistic and non-verbal and may not respond.

Edina, Minn., Sep. 6, 2021 – The Edina Police Department is ask...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Community to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Edina, Minn., Aug. 31, 2021 – Two local residents are planning an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

“9/11” is shorthand for four coordinated terrorist attacks carried out the...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Fall Into the Arts Returns Sept. 11-12

Edina, Minn., Aug. 31, 2021 – After taking last year off due to the pandemic, the Edina Fall Into the Arts Festival returns to Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., this September. 

Admission to the festival is free, with hours of ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Human Rights & Relations Commission to Host ‘Stop the Hate’ Event

Edina, Minn., Aug. 23, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission will host “Stop the Hate,” an event for the community to listen, discuss and offer blueprints for action to combat and counte...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

‘Drive 25:’ City Reduces Local Speed Limits to 25 mph

Edina, Minn., Aug. 24, 2021 – To improve safety and mobility of all users and all modes of transportation, the speed limit on most local streets in Edina will be reduced to 25 mph this fall.

In 2019, municipalities were granted the ability to red...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

City Returns to Full In-Person Meetings Sept. 1

Edina, Minn., Aug. 24, 2021 – City meetings will largely be conducted as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning next month.

Under State law, all City Council Members and members of boards and commissions must attend meetings in person ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Chalk the Walk Returns to Centennial Lakes Park

Edina, Minn., Aug. 27, 2021 – Residents are invited to bring their chalk and create positive messages and images at Centennial Lakes Park during the Chalk the Walk event Sept. 23-26.

Participants will be able to work on their chalk design during ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Edina Senior Center Offers ‘Aging Mastery’ Program

Edina, Minn., Aug. 27, 2021 – The Edina Senior Center will offer its first Aging Mastery Program to help adults ages 55 and older create a playbook for aging well and developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health,...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

From Egg Shells to Dirt: Compost Comes Full Circle to Edina in September

The City of Edina will hold another free compost distribution event beginning Friday, Sept. 3. Edina residents can pick up pre-sealed bags of compost at the Braemar Golf Dome parking lot, 7420 Braemar Blvd. Each bag is the product of Edina’s com...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

City of Edina Asks Businesses and Residents to Cut Nonessential Outdoor Water Use

In an effort to conserve water during the drought, the City of Edina has shut off lawn sprinklers at several municipal facilities. Passive areas in parks are also being left to survive with little or no irrigation.

Edina is in the “extreme drough...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet in Person Aug. 25

Edina, Minn., Aug. 19, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public can attend in person or watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Todd Milburn Tabbed to Lead Edina Police

Edina, Minn., Aug. 11, 2021 – A veteran of nearly 30 years in one of Minnesota’s largest and most diverse cities, Todd Milburn has been selected as the next Chief of the Edina Police Department, City Manager Scott Neal announced.

Milbu...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Fall/Winter Activity Registration Begins Monday, Aug. 23

Edina, Minn., Aug. 13, 2021 – Online registration for fall and winter park and recreation activities begins noon Monday, Aug. 23, at EdinaParks.com for Edina residents. Registration for those who live outside Edina begins noon Wednesday, Aug. 25. ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet in Person Aug. 17

Edina, Minn., July 27, 2021 – The Edina City Council will next meet Tuesday, Aug. 17.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss City Manager Scott Neal’s proposed 2022-2023 budget. Members of the public can attend the open session in per...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet In Person August 11

Edina, Minn., Aug. 4, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, August 11.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public can attend in person or watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 or 16)
  • Facebo...
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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Torchlight Concert/Lighthouse Night to be held Aug. 8 at Centennial Lakes Park

Centennial Lakes Park will host the Edina Model Yacht Club’s Lighthouse Night and First John Philip Sousa Band’s Torchlight Concert from 6 p.m. to sunset Sunday, Aug. 8.

At 6:30 p.m., visitors to the park, 7499 France Ave. S., can enjoy...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

City Seeks Applications for Human Services Funding

The City of Edina’s Human Services Task Force seeks proposals for 2022-2023 human services funding. This funding is open to human services agencies and organizations that address an immediate basic human need (i.e., elements required for surviva...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Battle of The Badges Blood Drive Returns Aug. 24

Join the City of Edina’s Police and Fire departments to help save lives as the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive returns in August. 

The competition for units of blood, which pits the City’s public safety departments against oth...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet in Person Aug. 4

The Edina City Council will next meet Wednesday, Aug. 4.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss a recent staffing study of the Public Works Department and Park Maintenance Division before moving into closed session to discuss pending ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Building Inspection Services Now Available by Appointment

Starting Monday, Aug. 2, Edina residents can book in-person appointments with the Building Inspections Division 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services available for appointment with the division include applying and paying for permits...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

City Changes Mechanism for Street Funding

The Edina City Council recently changed the way streets will be paid for in the community. By the year 2038, street reconstruction in Edina will be completely paid for with property taxes.

Since the late 1990s, adjacent property owners have been assessed r...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Watershed District Issues Advisory for Three Edina Lakes

Edina, Minn., July 28, 2021 - The public should avoid contact with the water in Mirror Lake, Lake Edina and the Lake Cornelia chain of lakes in Edina. The water contains blue-green algae at levels that may cause short-term and long-term harm, inc...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet in Person July 28

Edina, Minn., July 21, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, July 28.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public can attend in person or watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 or ...
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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Drought Conditions Worsen to Warning, Residents Reminded to Follow Water Restrictions

Edina, Minn., July 21, 2021 – In response to progressing drought conditions, the City of Edina reminds residents to follow water restrictions and practice water conservation. The city is in a drought warning as defined by the Minnesota Departmen...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Watershed District Issues Advisory for Mirror Lake

Edina, Minn., July 22, 2021 - The public should avoid contact with the water in Mirror Lake. The water contains blue-green algae at levels that may cause short-term harm including skin irritation and gastrointestinal problems. People and pets sho...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

‘Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Race and Equity Work

Edina, Minn., July 15, 2021 – Race & Equity Coordinator Heidi Lee will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a discussion about how the community’s changing demographics impact the City&rs...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet in Person July 21

Edina, Minn., July 15, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold its first in-person meetings since the spring of 2020 on Wednesday, July 21.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss the 2022-2023 budget. Members of the public c...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Walk With the Mayor Returns July 22

Edina, Minn., July 14, 2021 – Walk With the Mayor will return this summer to give community members the opportunity to share opinions and thoughts with Mayor Jim Hovland while walking through the city. 

The July Walk With the Mayor is sc...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Edina to Hold 10th ‘Days of Remembrance’

Edina, Minn., July 14, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission’s 10th Days of Remembrance will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. Residents may attend in per...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Fire, Police and Parks & Recreation Employees Retire from City of Edina

Edina, Minn., July 9, 2021 – Six City of Edina employees retired in the second quarter of 2021. 

Centennial Lakes Park General Manager Tom Shirley retired April 29 after serving the Edina community for 30 years. On July 30, 1990, he bega...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet in Person July 14

Edina, Minn., July 7, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold its first in-person meeting since the spring of 2020 on Wednesday, July 14.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. Members of the public can attend in pe...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Meetings to be Held in Person Beginning in July

Edina, Minn., June 24, 2021 – Meetings of the Edina City Council and its advisory boards and commissions will be held in person beginning in July.

For the next few months, all meetings will be held in the Council Chambers or Community Room of Edina City Ha...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

City Seeks Feedback on Proposed Tenant Protection Ordinance

Edina residents and multi-family property owners are being asked to provide their opinions on a proposed ordinance that affects renters and landlords. 

The proposed Tenant Protection Ordinance would require owners of naturally occurring affordable...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Independence Day Parade July 3, Concert July 4 This Year

Edina, Minn., June 25, 2021 – The annual Independence Day celebrations return in person in 2021 with the parade July 3 and the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band concert July 4.

The Edina Fourth of July Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July...

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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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