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Open house
Open house
Aug 17, 2018 02:44 PM

Brooklyn Park Operations & Maintenace Open House

Brooklyn Park’s Operations and Maintenance Facility is holding an Open House on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 AM – Noon. There will be inflatables for the kids and they’ll get a chance to explore the various vehicles.

 
Mayoral race
Mayoral race
Aug 16, 2018 09:00 AM

Lunde, Winston Face Off for Brooklyn Park Mayor

Tuesday’s primary election narrowed the candidates running for mayor of Brooklyn Park to two, down from four. Yelena Kurdyumova and Benard Muko lost their bids for the November ballot, leaving incumbent Jeffrey Lunde and challenger Hollies Winston on the ticket.

 
West River Road
West River Road
Aug 16, 2018 08:00 AM

Discover West River Road

Nothing is more American than the road trip. From Route 66 to California’s Route 1, all the way to Tennesee’s Tail of the Dragon, some roads call to people looking for a vehicular adventure. And one of those roads passes right through the Northwest Metro.The Great River Road starts in northern Minnesota and winds all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, 3000 miles south. The section that runs from Dayton to Brooklyn Center has a number of gems worth exploring.

 
I voted stickers
Voting
Aug 15, 2018 06:33 PM

Primary Election results

Here are results for some of the races on ballots in Brooklyn Park.

 
Voting
Voting
Aug 15, 2018 04:14 PM

Voters Line Up to Cast Ballots on Primary Election Day

In Brooklyn Park, a steady stream of voters cast ballots. Voters are choosing between four candidates vying for Brooklyn Park Mayor. Hennepin County officials say they are seeing a large turnout compared to previous years. The primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

 
Mayoral primary
Mayoral primary
Aug 13, 2018 04:50 PM

Four Candidates on the Primary Ballot for Brooklyn Park Mayor

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 14. Brooklyn Park voters will be choosing who will face off in the general election from four mayoral candidates.

 
Brookdale Drive closed for road construction
Road closure
Aug 10, 2018 02:45 PM

Brookdale Drive closing August 15 to 29

Motorists traveling on Brookdale Drive in Brooklyn Park will encounter a two-week road closure beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, both directions of Brookdale Drive between Newton Ave. and Oliver Ave. will close. Weather permitting, the road will reopen Wednesday, Aug. 29. The road will close so crews can repair an underground watermain. The repairs are part of a mill and overlay construction project on Brookdale Drive.

 
BrookLynk Youth Job Board
Job board
Aug 09, 2018 09:54 AM

Find local jobs for local youth

Check out the new BrookLynk Youth Job Board! Explore opportunities in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center and surrounding areas. Youth living in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park can find local job opportunities. BrookLynk is a youth employment program directed by the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park that equips emerging young professionals ages 14-21 with essential job skills.

 
Lisa Jacobson
Council Member Lisa Jacobson
Aug 09, 2018 09:46 AM

Off the Clock with Brooklyn Park City Council Member Lisa Jacobson

When she’s not representing Brooklyn Park constituents, Lisa Jacobson is helping homeless youth through Hope 4 Youth in Anoka. She also dances on two local dance teams.

 
Officer Buck and K9 Officer Loki and Officer Schmitt and K9 Officer Niko
K9 officers
Aug 07, 2018 05:45 PM

Welcome our new K9 officers

It's graduation season and the Brooklyn Park Police Department is proud to welcome two new K9 teams that graduated from a Minneapolis Police K9 Class. After months of hard work, Officer Buck and his German Shepard Loki and Officer Schmitt and his German Shepard Niko joined the Brooklyn Park Police Department K9 Unit.

 
Brooklyn Park Islamic Center women praying
Welcome BPIC
Aug 06, 2018 05:30 PM

Islamic Center welcomed to Brooklyn Park

Nausheena Hussain has been living in Brooklyn Park for 16 years, and now with a new Islamic Center she feels Brooklyn Park is truly her home. During an open house for the Brooklyn Park Islamic Center (BPIC) at 2100 93rd Way, Hussain said, “now Brooklyn Park is even more my city.”

 
water sprinkler
Sprinkling
Aug 05, 2018 05:21 PM

Lawn sprinkling restrictions

Odd/even lawn sprinkling restrictions are in effect until September 30. If you live at an even-numbered address, you can sprinkle on even-numbered days, odd-number addresses can water on odd-numbered days.

 
Vote 2018
Vote!
Aug 03, 2018 05:11 PM

Vote in the primary election!

The primary election will be Tuesday, August 14. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 
Garbage collection
Garbage collection
Aug 03, 2018 09:39 AM

Hennepin County residents targeted in zero waste challenge

The county is recruiting fifty families to participate in a challenge to reduce as much trash as possible. County officials will coach and help families meet their goal.

 
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Budget Advisory Commission
Aug 01, 2018 04:45 PM

Charter Commission opening

As a resident committed to a vibrant and progressive community, we need your passion and participation on city boards and commissions. No experience is necessary—only your commitment to building a strong, vibrant Brooklyn Park.

 
Eidem Farm
Eidem Farm
Jul 27, 2018 11:26 AM

Family activities at Eidem Farm

Visit the Eidem Homestead and Farm through August for great events including Daily Life on the Farm and Stories from the Porch.

 
Fishing
Fishing
Jul 27, 2018 10:59 AM

Brooklyn Park Police go fishing with Special Olympics athletes

A day after Brooklyn Park Police are in the national spotlight for community building, they go fishing with Special Olympics athletes.

 
National Night Out
National Night Out
Jul 26, 2018 04:40 PM

National Night Out in Brooklyn Park

National Night Out is coming up Tuesday, August 7 in Brooklyn Park! Plan to host a get-together in your neighborhood, and use the hashtag #BPPDMN for photos with the Brooklyn Park Police Department.

 
Historic Eidem Farm
Historic Eidem Farm
Jul 25, 2018 09:37 AM

Eidem Homestead gets a new name

The Brooklyn Park City Council approved several changes for the homestead after voting to accept a new master plan. The farm’s name will change to Historic Eidem Farm and the focus will now be on interpreting life in the early 1900s.

 
Solicitor ordinance
Solicitor ordinance
Jul 24, 2018 01:14 PM

Brooklyn Park considers changing peddler/solicitor ordinance

Brooklyn Park may require solicitors to obtain a license, similar to the one required for peddlers who carry items for sale with them. The proposed ordinance would also require a criminal background check for anyone who does door-to-door sales.

 
Pickleball
Pickleball
Jul 23, 2018 08:26 AM

New pickleball courts in Brooklyn Park

Six new Pickleball courts are up and running in Brooklyn Park. They came about from a partnership with residents, who did research determining Norwood Park as an ideal spot, while the city built and funded them.

 
#MeToo forum
#MeToo forum
Jul 19, 2018 04:20 PM

Brooklyn Park hosts #MeToo forum

A nonprofit called Think Again Brooklyns along with the city of Brooklyn Park and the League of Women Voters hosted a forum to talk about how the #MeToo Movement is impacting public policy.

 
Eidem Homestead
Eidem Homestead
Jul 17, 2018 08:57 AM

Eidem Homestead could see $2 million upgrade

Eidem Homestead is one of Brooklyn Park’s links to the past. The historic farm offers educational lessons on what life was like in the early 1900s. Now Brooklyn Park’s Recreation and Parks Department and city officials are considering reinvesting $2 million into the homestead.

 
Winter parking
Winter parking
Jul 16, 2018 09:16 AM

Brooklyn Park moves to change parking rules

Brooklyn Park plans to try something different with its on-street winter parking rules. The Brooklyn Park City Council on Monday night approved the first reading of an amendment to the city’s parking ordinance that would allow the city to declare snow emergencies.

 
York Solutions
York Solutions
Jul 10, 2018 01:03 PM

Brooklyn Park's York Solutions named to top workplace list

What makes a workplace tops? York Solutions, a Brooklyn Park IT consulting firm, recently made the list of the Star Tribune’s 150 Top Workplaces. The answer may come down to understanding who you work with. At York Solutions, employees work to find and recruit good IT people for corporations across the country. But what fuels this company is a powerful principle called “relationship equity."

 
FitBox
Fit Box
Jul 09, 2018 04:04 PM

Fit Box partners with Brooklyn Park for Fitness Fridays

A public-private fitness partnership is underway between Brooklyn Park and Fit Box. The partnership promotes fitness every Fridays this summer. The city calls them Fitness Fridays. There’s even a workout session with Brooklyn Park firefighters.

 
Snow emergency parking
Parking ordinance
Jul 05, 2018 03:27 PM

Public hearing on all-night parking ordinance

On Monday, July 9, there will be a public hearing regarding a proposal to amend the existing All-Night Parking Ordinance to include snow emergency parking regulations.

 
Gateway Regional Park
Gateway Regional Park
Jul 05, 2018 09:44 AM

Backyard Getaways: Coon Rapids Dam

Great segment by CCX Media on this gem in our own backyard. Make sure to head over to the park this summer for some fun.

 
Absentee voting
Early voting
Jul 02, 2018 10:39 AM

Early Voting Begins For August Primary Election

The primary election isn’t until Aug. 14, but early voting has begun in Minnesota. Early voting, also known as absentee voting, is underway through Aug. 13. If you want to vote early, you don’t need to provide a reason why. Anyone is allowed to cast an absentee ballot. Legislators changed the voting requirements in 2013 with a “no-excuses early voting” law.

 
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Mayor Jeffrey Lunde
Jun 29, 2018 11:04 AM

Brooklyn Park Mayor's Minutes 6-25-18

Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeff Lunde sits down with Dave Kiser to talk about street construction in the city, the upcoming election, the new Fire Department Chief, and more.

 
Cops n Kids Fishing Tournament
Cops n Kids Fishing Tournament
Jun 28, 2018 04:13 PM

Brooklyn Park Police Host Cops ‘N Kids Fishing Event

More than 100 kids spent the day fishing with Brooklyn Park police Tuesday in an effort aimed at catching fish, but more importantly, building positive relationships. The 10th annual Cops N Kids Fishing Tournament in Brooklyn Park is a chance for many area kids to get their first exposure to fishing. The outreach effort started in 2007 as a way for Brooklyn Park police to connect with at-risk youth and build relationships outside of enforcement.

 
Mark Bruley fishing
Deputy Chief Mark Bruley fishing with son
Jun 28, 2018 04:07 PM

Off the Clock: A Fish Tale

It’s not often you get to see Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Mark Bruley at home with his family. He says it’s sometimes hard for the community to see police as real people. “We’re husbands, we’re mothers, we’re fathers, we’re community members, we shop at the same businesses,” said Bruley, who has been with the Brooklyn Park Police Department since 1995. When he’s not reeling in bad guys, he’s casting a line for bass, walleye and crappies. Bruley practically grew up with a fishing rod in his hand​

 
Eidem Farm
Eidem Farm
Jun 22, 2018 10:39 AM

Fun at the Eidem Farm

Experience farm life at the Eidem Homestead while enjoying musical entertainment and more!

 
kids lined up to start running
Spud Run results
Jun 16, 2018 10:00 AM

Spud Run race results

Find out what place you and your friends finished in the 5K Spud Run.

 
Colby Harrer
Colby Harrer
Jun 05, 2018 09:57 AM

Brooklyn Park’s Colby Harrer Makes a Difference through Pancakes

A Brooklyn Park boy named Colby Harrer served up hundreds of pancakes to his neighbors and friends as a way to raise money for the international nonprofit BIZAA. He hoped to raise three thousand dollars.​

 
Police candy bars
Police candy bars
Jun 04, 2018 12:45 PM

Brooklyn Park Police Use Candy Bars to Make Connections

Brooklyn Park Police are using candy bars to make connections in the community this summer. They were a gift from the local Walmart store. “When they called us and said we have 6,500 candy bars, we said we can definitely give them away,” said Community Engagement Officer, Matt Rabe. “We really don’t know how yet. But yeah, absolutely. So we went and picked them up.” That led to an idea about how to go behind the badge and make connections outside enforcing the law.

 
Grilling chicken and burgers at National Night Out
Safety tips
May 25, 2018 04:36 PM

Grilling safety tips for this holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the long awaited summer season across Minnesota. According to Brooklyn Park Fire Department, there are a few important safety items to check off of your holiday to-do list.

 
Swim lessons
Aquatics
May 24, 2018 05:46 PM

Aquatic Feasibility Study

The development of a Family Aquatic Center in Brooklyn Park was one of the top five priories the community identified as part of the 2018 Parks and Recreation System Plan process. In order to better understand the type of aquatic facility, its components, programs and cost to construct—along with the long-term financial business plan and what impact it would have on the City and the community—a feasibility study was needed.

 
Ben Swanson and Gina Norris accepted two Northern Lights Awards for videos on May 17, 2018
Communication awards
May 24, 2018 11:58 AM

City staff win communications awards

Brooklyn Park City staff won two Northern Lights communications awards from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators.

 
Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen presents the Officer of the Year Award to Officer Chad Miller
Officer Miller
May 23, 2018 09:15 AM

Officers and community members honored at Police Awards Ceremony

Two Brooklyn Park Police employees and two members of the community received high honors at the department’s annual awards ceremony. The awards celebrate our officers and employees who performed exemplary work throughout the year, and individuals who serve the community.

 
John Cunningham head shot
New Fire Chief
May 01, 2018 04:29 PM

T. John Cunningham nominated to be next Fire Chief

Brooklyn Park City Manager Jay Stroebel has nominated T. John Cunningham to be the City's next Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management. Cunningham has more than twenty years of experience in the fire service, and since 2009 has served as Elk River's Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management.​

 
tree_city_usa_logo
Apr 16, 2018 02:11 PM

BP Named Tree City USA

The City of Brooklyn Park has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation because of its commitment to community forestry.

 
Straws-_Plastic_Pollution_coalition
Feb 20, 2018 12:15 PM

Skip the Straw: Tales from Tim's Recycling Bin

I'm in the middle of a challenge that's...challenging. To skip the straw? Find out why I'm doing this.​

 
Misfits_label
Nov 15, 2017 08:12 AM

Nobody’s Perfect Tales from Tim’s Recycling Bin

If you’re like me you look a little less than perfect on the outside, but you’re pretty good on the inside. Just like misfit produce. While they're called misfit, these apples, peppers and other items could be a good fit for you.

 
Choose to Reuse coupon book
Reuse coupon book
Sep 07, 2017 08:49 AM

I'm choosing reusing: Tales From Tim's Recycling Bin

Tim the Recycling Manager shows us why reusing is better than recycling

 
Parking sign for the Internet exchange purchase location
Internet safe zone
Aug 08, 2017 02:29 PM

Internet safe zones

The Brooklyn Park Police Department is excited to announce that we have two designated parking stalls at both our North building (5400 85th Ave. N) and South building (7608 Brooklyn Blvd. N) where individuals can meet to finalize internet transactions and/or exchanges.

 
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Jun 27, 2017 02:30 PM

What's in our carts: Tales from Tim's Recycling Bin

What happens to your recycling after it gets picked up? Recycling Manager Tim takes us to what is called a Materials Recovery Facility where the paper and containers we mixed in our cart get sorted back out into their individual categories.

 
Banana
Compost
May 31, 2017 08:37 AM

To Dirt You Shall Return: Tales from Tim's Recycling Bin

Natural things such as food scraps want to break down and return to dirt. And we should be doing what we can to help. It’s called organics recycling.

 
Recycling can at Salt Lake City International Airport
Recycling
Apr 04, 2017 02:11 PM

Recycling on the Go: Tales From Tim's Recycling Bin

Recycling Manager Tim is on the go and he's looking for ways to make it easier to recycle.

 
Clothes_Recycling_Web
Feb 06, 2017 09:02 AM

Coming Attractions: Tales From Tim's Recycling Bin

Coming soon to a curbside near you: clothes recycling!

 
 
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