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May 2017

Join a bicycle convoy for Bike to Work Day May 19, enjoy one of the best biking cities in the country (5/18)

All-gender restrooms are added to City buildings (5/15)

Funding and support awarded for new Green Zone in Phillips community (5/11)

May is Minneapolis Bike Month (5/01)

Help the City decide which projects to fund in five-year plan (5/01)

April 2017

City Council authorizes funding agreement with Super Bowl LII Host Committee (4/28)

City Council passes resolution opposing cuts to federal arts funding (4/28)

Minneapolis urges action to protect dwindling local bee population (4/28)

Green Zones designated for equity, environment focus (4/28)

Celebration marks completion of City Hall/Courthouse clock renovation (4/25)

Keep up on your child's immunizations (4/25)

Dedication will celebrate lighting of renovated City Hall/Hennepin County Courthouse clock (4/24)

Farmers market season begins, maps and info make it easy (4/21)

Construction on Nicollet reaches peak (4/20)

Weigh in on the role of neighborhood organizations (4/20)

Businesses and organizations can get City funding for energy efficiency investments (4/18)

Prepare for storm season with Severe Weather Awareness Week (4/14)

Teen job and opportunity fair April 22 (4/13)

Spring cleaning? Remember you can leave large items for collection (4/10)

Honor 911 workers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (4/10)

Get ready for street sweeping (4/10)

Minneapolis Health Department celebrates 150 years (4/10)

Sick and safe time rules and FAQs available, public comment period open through May 1 (4/06)

Minneapolis wins Kresge Foundation emerging leaders grant for public health (4/05)

Bring your old clothing and damaged electronics for free support at Worn Wear Tour fix-it event (4/04)

Multiple events in Minneapolis make for exciting day (4/03)

Walking and bicycling safety begins with all of us (4/03)

March 2017

2017 collection of yard trimmings, leaves and bundled brush begins the week of April 10 (3/31)

Community Connections Conference tomorrow, onsite registration available (3/31)

Senior Skyway Center closes permanently, find other senior centers and resources (3/31)

City-owned lots available for community gardens and market gardens to lease (3/31)

City and downtown leaders release new plan for creating a safe and inviting Hennepin Avenue (3/30)

Having a backyard fire this spring? Follow the law and be a good neighbor (3/30)

Minneapolis selected to join national What Works Cities initiative (3/29)

Join in Youth Violence Prevention Week events April 2-9 (3/29)

Nominations open for Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards (3/29)

Traffic control agent struck by car urges drivers to be careful (3/28)

Apply for Fire Department cadet positions starting April 17 (3/27)

City Council approves Section 8 anti-discrimination ordinance (3/24)

All residents and businesses can play a part March 25 and all year to burn less fossil fuels (3/24)

Diabetes Alert Day events - shoppers can find out their diabetes risks and connect with resources that can help (3/21)

City Council committees holding hearing on Section 8 anti-discrimination ordinance (3/20)

Register by March 24 for Community Connections Conference - Your Voice, Your City: CommUnity (3/17)

Minneapolis property owners can sign up for lottery to buy a $25 tree, enter lottery by noon March 20 (3/16)

Community leaders celebrate grand opening of Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center (3/12)

City Council approves new contract with Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (3/10)

Community to celebrate grand opening of Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center (3/10)

When you change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (3/10)

City holds sick and safe time listening and information sessions (3/10)

Property value notices are being sent (3/06)

How media and the public can get data from the City (3/03)

$15 workshops: creating resilient yards in the face of changing weather patterns (3/03)

February 2017

Minneapolis making public and commercial building energy use more transparent (2/27)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (2/23)

Minneapolis Somali-language Food Safety Coalition wins Healthy10 Award (2/23)

City holding minimum wage listening sessions for the general public this week (2/21)

Stakeholder meetings for Peavey Plaza project launching this week (2/21)

Minneapolis City offices closed Feb. 20 for Presidents Day (2/20)

Stay safe while staying warm (2/13)

City creates Transgender Equity Council (2/10)

City Council condemns White House executive actions on immigration (2/10)

‘Orbacles’ wins 2017 Creative City Challenge (2/09)

City hosting open house for 4th Street Reconstruction Project (2/09)

Residents give city high marks in 2016 Resident Survey (2/09)

Save money on your property taxes with state relief programs (2/03)

Recycling guides coming in the mail (2/01)

2016 accomplishments (2/01)

January 2017

Minneapolis wins awards for solar and clean energy (1/26)

City leaders respond to White House orders on immigration (1/25)

Listening sessions on mimimum wage kick off today (1/24)

Hotline for preventing diabetes, prediabetics sign up now for classes in February (1/23)

Council President Johnson appointed to PERA board (1/20)

Save April 1 for fifth annual Community Connections Conference (1/18)

City holding listening sessions to discuss minimum wage (1/17)

Air pollution health advisory issued for the metro area for Tuesday, Jan. 17 (1/17)

City Council passes resolution supporting resettlement of Syrian refugees in Minneapolis (1/13)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits (1/13)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 16 (1/13)

Urban Scholars internships now open for applications (1/13)

Minneapolis 2040 feedback summary available (1/13)

When it snows, remember to shovel your sidewalk (1/12)

Creative City Challenge finalists selected (1/12)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/11)

Keep safe during extreme cold (1/10)

Your 2017 utility bill (1/10)

Open houses will seek input on 8th Street Reconstruction Project (1/09)

Fifth consecutive year of more than $1 billion in construction (1/06)

Free sand available for icy sidewalks (1/05)

December 2016

Streets near U.S. Bank Stadium closing for Sunday’s Vikings game (12/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Jan. 2 (12/30)

Christmas tree pickup and holiday light recycling (12/23)

City launches program increasing contracting opportunities for small businesses (12/21)

Minneapolis Convention Center domes shine on the skyline (12/21)

Kickoff workshop launches 'Resilient Minneapolis' (12/19)

Police statement on immigration with video in Spanish and Somali (12/19)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/17)

Sprint is restoring 911 for its Minneapolis customers (12/14)

Sprint customers cannot call 911 in Minneapolis (12/13)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/12)

City adopts 2017 budget (12/09)

When it snows, remember to shovel your sidewalk (12/09)

City Council passes resolution opposing national registry, surveillance (12/09)

Landscape architecture firm awarded contract to restore Peavey Plaza (12/09)

Now accepting applications for STEP-UP summer youth employment (12/09)

City addressing discrimination in public accommodations - listening session in Spanish Dec. 14 (12/09)

Take a stand against hate (12/07)

Holiday reminder: keep grease and fats out of the drain (12/06)

City helps dry cleaners, auto body shops, large manufacturers reduce pollution (12/06)

November 2016

Streets near U.S. Bank Stadium closing for Thursday’s Vikings game (11/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 24 and 25 (11/23)

Stay safe while cooking this Thanksgiving (11/22)

Board member applicants needed for telecommunications network (MTN) (11/22)

November declared Transgender Awareness Month (11/18)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (11/18)

Minneapolis condemns violence and hate speech, expresses solidarity with Muslims and other targets (11/18)

Standing with all members of our one Minneapolis, City commits to fight for rights, freedoms and interests of Minneapolis communities (11/18)

Creative City Challenge seeks proposals for interactive public art (11/18)

Minnesota Commerce Department awards Minneapolis for clean energy (11/15)

City recognizes high performing commercial buildings, six awards given for reducing climate change pollution (11/10)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day (11/10)

Add your voice to improving the Minneapolis Impound Lot (11/10)

City Council approves key connection for Orange Line BRT system (11/04)

City Council approves update to City’s investment policy to increase support for affordable housing (11/04)

Minneapolis City Council approves over $9 million in affordable housing investments throughout Minneapolis (11/04)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (11/04)

Nov. 8 is Election Day (11/04)

Change your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries this weekend (11/04)

Body-worn cameras now used by police throughout Minneapolis (11/02)

October 2016

What voters need to know about early voting a week before Election Day (10/31)

Community leaders celebrate groundbreaking for Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center (10/28)

Snow Emergency information coming to household mailboxes (10/27)

Voter guides in the mail (10/26)

City to test out late-night traffic plan for Warehouse District (10/25)

Oct. 23 Prince-inspired arts and music fair, benefit concert with Sheila E. (10/21)

Early voting hours expand Oct. 24 (10/21)

City to hold town hall conference call following closing of MPD Internal Affairs investigation (10/21)

New hotline for help preventing diabetes (10/20)

City to recognize high performing commercial buildings Nov. 2 (10/19)

Minneapolis again receives high credit ratings, helping save more than $4.5 million in the coming years (10/17)

Downtown streets closing tomorrow (10/14)

Organics recycling reaches 40 percent opt-in rate (10/12)

Deadlines in sight -- apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (10/12)

Office of Police Conduct Review unveils new data portal (10/11)

2016 collection of leaves and bundled brush ends week of Nov. 14 (10/11)

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, starting in July 2017 "safe time" off from work will take effect (10/11)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 10 (10/07)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (10/07)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday Vikings game and the Twin Cities Marathon (10/07)

City outlines engagement plan for proposed minimum wage policy (10/07)

Election Day a month out, save time at the polling place by pre-registering (10/07)

2017 budget process underway, searchable budget info online (10/06)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for tonight’s Vikings game (10/03)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 18 (10/03)

No-interest financing for energy-efficiency upgrades (10/03)

September 2016

Open Streets U of M takes place tomorrow (9/30)

Help plan for Minneapolis' development (9/30)

Election judges needed, earn $13.30 an hour (9/30)

Stay safe online - City offering cyber security information sessions Oct. 7, 14, 21 (9/28)

Voter Registration Day Sept. 27 (9/26)

New program expands contracting opportunities for small businesses (9/23)

Public Works trainee program increases diversity (9/23)

Crews begin City Hall/County Courthouse clock face overhaul (9/22)

Nicollet Mall granite pavers for sale to the public (9/22)

Early voting opens Sept. 23 (9/20)

Streets closing near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday's Vikings game (9/16)

Everyone welcome to Open Streets Nicollet this weekend (9/16)

More people biking to work in Minneapolis (9/15)

City awarded $5 million grant to promote resiliency in communities (9/14)

New and restored public art coming to Nicollet Mall (9/12)

Viewers can now watch government meeting broadcasts in high definition, Meetings and programming move to new channels (9/09)

Learn how to collect organics at home for the City's organics recycling program (9/09)

Apply for openings on the Workplace Advisory Committee (9/08)

City leaders unveil new Third Avenue protected bike lanes (9/08)

Help shape our city -- apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (9/08)

One-block stretch of Washington Avenue closing to traffic (9/08)

Third annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit Sept. 22 (9/06)

Minneapolis remembers former Mayor Al Hofstede (9/03)

Voting in the Nov. 8 general election? Plan ahead and save time (9/02)

Multiple events in Minneapolis make for exciting day (9/01)

August 2016

Wanted: ideas for new Open Streets Minneapolis locations (8/31)

City Council approves Creative City Road Map (8/24)

City’s Health Department gets accreditation (8/23)

City hosting gun buyback in partnership with Pillsbury United Communities (8/23)

Rally to save Orange Line’s Lake Street station (8/12)

Clean Energy Partnership now taking applications for Energy Vision Advisory Committee (8/11)

City Council receives mayor’s proposed 2017 budget (8/10)

City moves forward on minimum wage ordinance (8/05)

Voting in the Aug. 9 primary election (8/05)

It's National Farmers Market Week (8/05)

Bosaso-Minneapolis Sister City signing ceremony Aug. 12 (8/04)

Help spread the word about elections at National Night Out (8/01)

City program honored nationally for excellence in public health (8/01)

July 2016

Help shape City's equity plan in street improvements (7/29)

Expanded hours for early voting before primary start July 30 (7/29)

Public commenting open for ADA action plan (7/28)

Free tech support July 30 (7/28)

Charter amendment proposals status posted on new webpage (7/27)

Talk to your neighbors about cyber security at NNO (7/27)

Air pollution alert issued for the metro area for Friday, July 22 (7/21)

The Commons opens to the public (7/21)

MPCA declares air pollution health advisory for Thursday (7/20)

Voting in the Aug. 9 primary (7/20)

Tap water stations at tonight's parade will help spectators stay hydrated (7/20)

Hennepin Avenue closing July 20 for Aquatennial events (7/19)

Stay safe during days of extreme heat (7/18)

National Night Out event deadlines (7/18)

Open house July 27 to launch new Fire and Emergency Services Explorer Program (7/18)

Minneapolis police begin using body cameras (7/15)

Grand opening of The Commons July 21 (7/14)

July 19 last day to pre-register for primary election (7/13)

Looking for commercial and multifamily residential property and community space to host pollinator patches and trees (7/12)

First Avenue in downtown getting restriped (7/11)

Early voting open, last day to pre-register for primary election: July 19 (7/11)

July 11 event celebrates a Minneapolis City Hall/Hennepin County Courthouse building milestone (7/10)

Walk, bike, skate, have fun and shop at Open Streets Downtown this weekend (7/08)

City appraisers reviewing properties throughout Minneapolis to keep values up to date - might be your neighborhood this summer (7/08)

Southbound lanes of Third Avenue in downtown closed this weekend (7/08)

Planning a National Night Out gathering? Apply for free street closure by July 19 (7/05)

Pet safety tips for the Fourth from Animal Care and Control (7/01)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, July 4 (7/01)

June 2016

Be safe with fireworks, keep 911 open for emergencies (6/30)

Absentee voting now open (6/27)

Several downtown streets close for Pride Parade Sunday, June 26 (6/24)

One block of Third Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closed this weekend (6/23)

Important deadlines approaching for National Night Out planning (6/21)

National Pollinator Week June 20-26 (6/20)

Air pollution advisory issued for Saturday, June 18 (6/17)

Third Avenue Bridge over Mississippi River closed tonight 7-11:30 p.m. (6/17)

Next phase of Nicollet Mall reconstruction begins (6/16)

Free home energy efficiency visits, no-interest financing for recommended upgrades (6/16)

Block of Third Avenue in downtown closed this weekend (6/16)

Minneapolis area arts economy sixth strongest in nation (6/15)

Keep yourself and your pet safe during days of extreme heat (6/10)

Air pollution health advisory extended for metro area through Saturday, June 11 (6/10)

Parklets open for third summer, parklets use street spaces to expand the sidewalk area (6/10)

Portions of Third Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closed this weekend (6/09)

Voting location downtown changes from City Hall to 217 S. Third St., absentee voting for primary begins June 24 (6/08)

Target Center renovations begin (6/08)

Clean Energy Partnership releases first report (6/06)

Urban Scholars program begins fifth summer providing diverse group of college students with professional experience (6/06)

Open Streets 2016 kicks off with Lyndale Avenue South Sunday, June 5 (6/03)

Having a backyard fire? Follow the law and be a good neighbor (6/03)

Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2 (5/31)

City passes landmark sick and safe time ordinance (5/27)

Temporary greenway coming to North Side (5/27)

Cedar Lake Trail closing for repairs Downtown (5/27)

26th Avenue North closing for reconstruction (5/27)

Minneapolis City offices closed May 30 for Memorial Day (5/27)

City supports efforts to further transgender equity (5/27)

Minneapolis selected to join 100 Resilient Cities Network (5/26)

Specially scheduled meeting May 26 for draft paid sick and safe time ordinance (5/25)

East African community specialist presents Minneapolis' strategies in Swedish cities (5/19)

NEA grant awarded for arts initiatives to help East Lake Street engage in community planning (5/17)

Public hearing May 18 for draft paid sick and safe time ordinance (5/17)

Get rid of your household hazardous wastes (5/13)

Public hearing set for draft paid sick and safe time ordinance (5/10)

Minneapolis signing on for community solar, will help the City save money on its energy use while supporting clean, renewable energy (5/10)

Visit your precinct’s open house in National Police Week (5/05)

City Council committee to discuss draft earned sick leave ordinance May 5 (5/04)

Public hearing tomorrow on layout of I-35W projects (5/02)

Council, mayor pass resolution honoring Prince and his legacy to Minneapolis and music (4/29)

Radiothon, donation site set to accept help for Ecuador earthquake victims (4/29)

City approves historic funding plan for streets and neighborhood parks (4/29)

Lead testing and bean pot exchange April 30 (4/28)

City Council to discuss proposed ordinance for funding streets and neighborhood parks (4/26)

Several hundred metro area teens to attend April 30 Minneapolis teen job fair (4/25)

City Hall tower bells to play Prince songs Sunday (4/23)

Bring your computer for free repair and support (4/20)

City changes pollution control fees to scale with pollution levels (4/19)

Map of 2016 farmers markets now online (4/15)

City of Minneapolis declares April Autism Awareness Month (4/15)

MPCA declares air pollution health advisory for Twin Cities (4/14)

New report finds huge potential for energy savings in public and commercial buildings (4/13)

Spring street sweeping begins Wednesday (4/11)

Multiple events make for an exciting week downtown (4/08)

Intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Fifth Street closed this weekend (4/08)

Help keep our natural waterways clean (4/08)

Prepare for storm season (4/08)

Know when to call 911 (4/07)

Yard waste collection begins April 11 (4/06)

Hennepin-Lyndale reconstruction begins Monday (4/01)

Ordinance regulating plastic bags passes (4/01)

City of Minneapolis responds to Hennepin County Attorney’s decision in Jamar Clark case (3/30)

Know a teen looking for a summer job? Spread the word about the Teen Job and Opportunity Fair (3/23)

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day (3/22)

Meetings scheduled to gather your feedback on the draft body camera policy (3/22)

Organics recycling training April 9, cart delivery map online, Recycling Block Leader program created (3/22)

Sixth annual Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week events begin March 31 (3/17)

Applications open April 1-15: free training in emergency medical services (3/16)

Portland Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closing for construction (3/11)

Training session shows ways to get City public data (3/10)

Clean Energy Partnership wins EPA’s 2016 Climate Leadership Award (3/09)

Downtown section of Cedar Lake Trail closing for two weeks (3/03)

Help shape our city — apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (3/02)

Landlords now must provide voter registration to new tenants in Minneapolis (3/01)

Get a tree for your Minneapolis property for $25 (3/01)

Register now for Community Connections Conference (2/29)

2016 City budget available online (2/26)

Order a compost bin or rain barrel now, pick it up in spring (2/26)

Cost sharing program helps businesses improve air quality (2/25)

Public meeting to discuss early plans for downtown Hennepin Avenue reconstruction in 2020 (2/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Feb. 15 for Presidents Day (2/12)

City updates Animal Care and Control ordinance (2/12)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/02)

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

Drinking water and lead testing (2/02)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme cold (1/11)

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

Organics recycling goes citywide this spring (1/06)

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

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