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Money Savers: trimming your water bill

Jeff Moravec upgraded his irrigation system controller at his Brooklyn Park home last summer. When he compared the water bills of summer 2016 to the year before, he found his bill went down by 18 percent.​

runners taking off for the start of the 5k Spud Run
Register for Spud Run
May 24, 2017 08:14 PM

Registration open for Spud Run

Registration is open for both the 5k Spud Run (all ages) and the Tiny Spud Run (6 to 12 years old). Early bird registration ends June 1 and regular registration ends June 15. Race is Saturday, June 17.​

top of a Brooklyn Park water tower
May 24, 2017 02:50 PM

Vandalism at water reservoir

On Saturday, May 20 city staff conducted a routine inspection of the Boone Water Reservoir, located on the 6600 block of Boone Avenue North, and found it had been vandalized and broken into. Upon finding the vandalism, the City isolated the tank from the water supply system and contacted the Minnesota Department of Health, whose inspector came out and took water samples from the tank for testing.

BP city wide garage sales
Garage sales
May 18, 2017 11:07 AM

Citywide Garage Sale

Go searching for treasures and get to know your neighbors at Brooklyn Park's Citywide Garage Sales coming up June 1 - 3.

Hwy 610
May 17, 2017 12:36 PM

Manufacturing hub forming along Highway 610

According to commercial real estate companies, Brooklyn Park's business climate is better than ever. The newly opened 169 Business Center is just another example of the city's growth. "Brooklyn Park is thriving," said Brent Masica of Cushman & Wakefield Northmarq. "There's no question about it. There's good labor up here. There's good product up here"

May 16, 2017 12:19 PM

U of M helps Brooklyn Park shape city’s future

The nine month collaboration between the city and the University of Minnesota is called the 'Resilient Communities Project.' Nearly 300 students completed work on two dozen projects, and the students' findings will be used to implement city policies for years to come.

Alexa Hatcher
Alexa Hatcher
May 16, 2017 09:59 AM

Tater Daze button design winner: Alexa Hatcher

At 12 years old, Alexa Hatcher is no stranger to winning art contests. She's won two of them already at school. The sixth grader attends St. Vincent DePaul School and was delighted to learn her drawing of the city's mascot, Spud McTater, will be replicated on hundreds of buttons that will be sold at this year's city festival.

Jeff Moravec

Meet a Water Efficiency Rebate Recipient

Meet Jeff Moravec who received a $25 rebate on his irrigation system controller.

May 10, 2017 10:05 AM

Volunteers needed to monitor wetlands in our community

Hennepin County is seeking volunteers to monitor wetlands as part of its Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP). The program seeks adult volunteers with an interest in wetlands, bugs and/or plants. Applicants do not need a science background or previous experience. Hennepin County provides all the training, equipment and leadership. Volunteers are expected to commit 15 hours per month from June to September.

May 10, 2017 09:29 AM

Brooklyn Park program helps take ache out of arthritis

More than 52 million Americans live with arthritis. In this week's Health Check, CCX Media highlighted a program in Brooklyn Park to help arthritis sufferers live a more comfortable life.

Door to door sales person
Door-to-door sales
Apr 17, 2017 03:39 PM

What to do when a solicitor shows up at your door

With springtime upon us, the warmer weather can mean more contractor scams. If a solicitor shows up at your home they must be registered with the City of Brooklyn Park and should have a registration form with them.

Rethinking retail
Rethinking retail
Apr 17, 2017 12:30 PM

Local mayors worry about empty mall space, rethink retail

Meanwhile, cities like Brooklyn Park are looking to the future of retail, trying to avoid empty shops with innovating thinking. Brooklyn Park wants to attract more retail to the Highway 610 corridor, which recently gained a Hy-Vee grocery store. However, according to Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeff Lunde, the city is literally thinking out of the box. "The future is going to be more mobile, where companies will put something up and they'll move it. and they'll move it wherever traffic goes."

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