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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."

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.

MAyors Minutes 625
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!

Community Activity Center front door
Jun 18, 2018 12:38 PM

Tell us what you think of Tater Daze

Brooklyn Park city festival is over. Tell us what you think of the location change and other ways to make the festival better.

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
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.

Youth baseball opening day
Youth baseball
May 17, 2018 02:59 PM

Brooklyn Park Youth Celebrate Opening Day of Baseball

Spring has finally sprung in the northwest suburbs, which means it’s time for the youth baseball season. Saturday was opening day for youngsters in the Brooklyn Park Athletic Association. There was a collage of team colors at Northwoods Park for the ceremonies as the young ballplayers were introduced before family, friends and teammates. Over 400 kids ages 5 to 12 signed up this year.

Cities United
Cities United Conference
May 07, 2018 09:23 AM

Brooklyn Park Hosts Cities United Statewide Conference

Eliminating violence and creating safer communities among young men and boys in the African American community is the crux of a national initiative called Cities United. Brooklyn Park is part of the effort, and the city held a statewide conference aiming to encourage other cities to join the group.

Black ground and grass after a controlled burn
Controlled burn
May 04, 2018 01:45 PM

Controlled burn in Village Creek Park

A prairie area in Village Creek Park is to be intentionally burned as part of a management plan that has been designed to maintain its health and vigor.

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.​

Dave Kaliher
Apr 23, 2018 02:37 PM

Brooklyn Park Volunteer Gives Priority to Crime Prevention, Housing Needs

Sometimes the best volunteers are the ones who show up to get things done. That’s the case with Brooklyn Park Crime Prevention Board volunteer Dave Kaliher. He has been serving on the board of the organization since it started almost three decades ago.

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.

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.​

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

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.

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
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.

Feb 06, 2017 09:02 AM

Coming Attractions: Tales From Tim's Recycling Bin

Coming soon to a curbside near you: clothes recycling!

Staff talking about City codes
Aug 18, 2014 05:43 PM

Know the Code

To help welcome New Americans and all residents in general, the City created a series of educational videos called “Know the Code.”

logo symbol for the City of Brooklyn Park
Utility billing
Jul 15, 2013 11:39 AM

Pay your utility bill online and enroll for e-statements

The City of Brooklyn Park now offers environmentally friendly, e-statements and e-payments. Save time and money with online billing.

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