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April 2018

Farmers market season begins, nearly 30 markets in Minneapolis (4/20)

Screenings for sexually transmitted infections April 25 (4/16)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (4/15)

For Public Health Week, Minneapolis to honor public health heroes, hold resource fair April 10 (4/09)

Residents, workplaces encouraged to prepare for storm season with Severe Weather Awareness Week (4/06)

March 2018

Join in Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week events March 31-April 8 (3/30)

Minneapolis turning out the lights for Earth Hour (3/23)

City releases draft comprehensive plan for public comment (3/22)

Diabetes Alert Day events start March 23, new clinic support program launches (3/22)

Frey and Arradondo Statements on Decision to Charge (3/20)

‘Carry-on Homes’ wins 2018 Creative City Challenge (3/16)

Project will turn brownfield into new homes and greenspace (3/15)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (3/05)

Minneapolis program shows energy and water use reduction in larger buildings (3/01)

February 2018

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency Feb. 25 (2/25)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/23)

Help us reshape downtown Hennepin Avenue (2/14)

Minneapolis property owners can sign up for lottery to buy a low-cost tree (2/12)

Major portions of I-35W closing for improvements: Learn alternative ways to get to work (2/07)

Plan ahead for busy Monday morning commute in the Twin Cities (2/04)

Plan ahead and use transit or rideshare to get to downtown Minneapolis Super Bowl Sunday (2/03)

Feb. 3 and 4 street closings near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl (2/02)

11th Street closing 10 p.m. Feb. 2 for snowmobile stunt show (2/02)

Feb. 2 street closings near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl (2/01)

January 2018

Help ease downtown traffic by not “blocking the box” (1/28)

Significant air traffic expected leading up to Super Bowl LII (1/26)

Streets closing near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl (1/26)

Minneapolis first "perc-free" city in the nation (1/24)

Minneapolis 311 extending hours of service for Super Bowl (1/22)

Minneapolis gives away free radon test kits (1/19)

City lots now available for lease as community gardens and market gardens (1/19)

Streets closing near Convention Center for Super Bowl Experience (1/17)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (1/15)

Nicollet Mall and 8th Street closing for Super Bowl LIVE (1/12)

City settles first case for worker denied sick time (1/12)

Free sand available for residential sidewalks (1/11)

STEP-UP youth employment program now accepting applications for 2018 summer internships (1/11)

Input needed in resilience survey (1/11)

Interactive football theme park coming to the convention center for Super Bowl LII (1/11)

City outlines Super Bowl LII game day parking changes at municipal facilities (1/10)

City Council elects new leadership, establishes new committees (1/08)

Registration now open for Community Connections Conference (1/08)

Mayor and City Council inauguration set for Monday, Jan. 8 (1/04)

2018 Creative City Challenge finalists selected (1/04)

Minneapolis streets closing around U.S. Bank Stadium in preparation for Super Bowl LII (1/02)

Mayor Jacob Frey, new City Council members take office (1/02)

December 2017

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (12/29)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Jan. 1 (12/29)

City’s minimum wage ordinance takes effect Jan. 1 (12/29)

Keep yourself and pets safe during days of extreme cold (12/26)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Dec. 25 (12/22)

City Hall/Courthouse bells play holiday songs (12/22)

Minneapolis helps make more rental housing smoke-free (12/20)

Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle set for Saturday, Dec. 16 (12/15)

City Council passes ordinance setting out process to obtain visas for non-citizens cooperating with law enforcement (12/15)

City’s minimum wage ordinance takes effect Jan. 1, 2018 (12/11)

City Council approves additional contracts for new City office building (12/08)

Franchise fee increase approved to fund climate and energy action (12/08)

When it snows, remember to shovel your sidewalk (12/05)

November 2017

City to start taking registration, license applications for short-term rentals Dec. 1 (11/29)

City Council committee presented with findings from pedestrian crash study (11/28)

Residents can share their thoughts on proposed 2018 City budget (11/22)

City Council authorizes lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors (11/17)

City Council approves road closures, lane restrictions for Super Bowl LII events (11/17)

Business leaders, City officials celebrate opening of new Nicollet (11/16)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day (11/09)

City working with partners to reduce homelessness among veterans (11/09)

Minneapolis election results (11/08)

Franchise fee increase proposed for climate and energy action, information sessions and public hearing scheduled (11/03)

Nov. 6-10 is Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week, time to refresh indoor and outdoor winter safety skills (11/03)

Minneapolis joins Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to support food security, equity, sustainability (11/03)

Minneapolis wins recognition for leading the way in public health (11/01)

October 2017

City celebrates completion of St. Anthony Parkway Bridge (10/27)

Weekend hours begin for Early Vote Center (10/27)

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

City to recognize large commercial buildings for energy efficiency (10/27)

Thousands cast ballots at Early Vote Center (10/20)

Minneapolis signs on to two more community solar gardens (10/20)

City condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia (10/20)

City supports people and communities recovering from disasters (10/20)

City Council approves short-term rental ordinances (10/20)

New dashboards display the demographics of the City’s workforce (10/20)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 17 (10/16)

2017 collection of leaves and bundled brush ends the week of Nov. 13 (10/13)

City of Minneapolis participates in ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ (10/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 9 (10/06)

Minimum wage rules and FAQs available (10/05)

Creative City Challenge seeks creative proposals for interactive public art at The Commons (10/03)

September 2017

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (9/29)

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (9/29)

Multiple events in Minneapolis make for exciting weekend (9/28)

Public Works trainee program increases diversity, serves as hiring pipeline (9/28)

Get ready for the Nov. 7 election (9/27)

Minneapolis elections staff handing out voting information to commuters (9/25)

Open Streets Nicollet takes place Sunday, Sept. 24 (9/22)

City Council passes resolution supporting DACA (9/20)

Want a pollinator garden? Get free plants when you take a short survey. (9/20)

City joins amicus brief on anti-discrimination case (9/20)

Fall street sweeping begins Oct. 17 (9/19)

City launches #WeAreMpls campaign during celebration of 'Welcoming Week' (9/19)

Sample ballots now available for City’s Nov. 7 election (9/18)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (9/14)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency cancels air quality alert for Friday, Sept. 15 (9/14)

Free legal assistance available to renew DACA status (9/13)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issues air quality alert for Sept. 14 (9/13)

New online system makes it easier to connect to City Council information (9/13)

City reaches first goal on greenhouse gases (9/12)

City leaders outline campaign to end traffic deaths, injuries by 2027 (9/11)

Open Streets West Broadway takes place Saturday, Sept. 9 (9/08)

September is National Preparedness Month; residents should plan for emergencies at home, work, in the community (9/01)

August 2017

City celebrates groundbreaking for new pedestrian, bicycle link: Samatar Crossing (8/28)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game (8/25)

Design team recommended to design new City office building (8/25)

Open Streets Franklin takes place Sunday, Aug. 27 (8/25)

City joins Welcoming Cities and Counties network (8/18)

Ballot set for Nov. 7 Minneapolis election (8/17)

Open Streets Northeast takes place Sunday, Aug. 6 (8/04)

Celebrate great food during National Farmers Market Week Aug. 6-12 (8/04)

Minneapolis strengthens law on flavored tobacco (8/04)

Dedication ceremony marks 10th anniversary of I-35W Bridge collapse (8/01)

Candidate filing opens today for Minneapolis races (8/01)

Training offered for 911 careers (8/01)

July 2017

Minneapolis posts deleted EPA climate change data (7/27)

Partnership with Xcel Energy to provide solar and wind energy for convention center and drinking water facility (7/24)

Open Streets Lake+Minnehaha takes place Sunday (7/21)

Planning a National Night Out gathering? Apply by July 26 to block off street (7/19)

Hennepin Avenue closing tomorrow night for Aquatennial events (7/18)

Workshop on sick and safe time offered for immigrant-owned small businesses (7/18)

Seven new severe weather sirens installed in and around downtown Minneapolis (7/18)

Open house discusses project to close gap in Hiawatha Trail (7/14)

Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for X Games (7/11)

June 2017

City Council green lights purchase of Kmart land as part of effort to reopen Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street (6/30)

Sick and safe time ordinance takes effect July 1 (6/30)

City Council passes municipal minimum wage ordinance (6/30)

Help ease downtown traffic by not “blocking the box” (6/29)

Be alert while traveling downtown (6/28)

Be safe with fireworks, keep 911 open for emergencies (6/23)

Felines take over City Hall for Minneapolis Kitty Hall June 27 (6/21)

Public hearing June 22 for draft municipal minimum wage ordinance (6/20)

Get rid of your household hazardous waste (6/20)

City appraisers knocking on doors, reviewing properties throughout Minneapolis (6/20)

City's new chief resilience officer begins work (6/19)

Trees need an inch of water a week (6/19)

Have fun and protect bees and butterflies in National Pollinator Week (6/19)

New hotline open to report hate crimes (6/19)

Planning a National Night Out event? Find deadlines here (6/16)

Open Streets Downtown takes place Sunday, June 11 (6/09)

Keep yourself and your pet safe in extreme heat (6/08)

2017 green business awardees announced; Minneapolis businesses saving on energy bills, reducing pollution since 2012 (6/05)

Open Streets Minneapolis kicks off seventh season this weekend (6/02)

Free lead testing events this summer start June 4 (6/02)

Creative City Challenge winner debuts at Northern Spark opening ceremony June 10 (6/02)

May 2017

Ordinance regulating carryout bags will not take effect June 1 (5/31)

City Council directs staff to draft a municipal minimum wage ordinance (5/26)

Minneapolis City offices closed on May 29 for Memorial Day (5/26)

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (5/26)

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)

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)

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

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 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)

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

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

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (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)

2016 accomplishments (2/01)

Recycling guides coming in the mail (2/01)

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

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

Listening sessions on minimum 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)


Published Jan 5, 2017



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