February 15 Lowry Bridge Arches Completed
Two gray, gleaming bridge arches reaching 120 feet above the water now span the Mississippi River from North to Northeast Minneapolis.
February 11 Learn About the Sheriff's Office
Participate in the Sheriff's Law Enforcement Academy. This 10-week academy provides an inside look at the workings of the Sheriff's Office.
February 7 Student Art at the Library
An exhibit of juried drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures by Minneapolis middle and high school students will be displayed in February and March at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central.
February 3 Low-cost Immunization Clinics in February
Hennepin County Public Health is offering low-cost immunizations to people who don’t have health insurance or their insurance does not cover immunizations. All are walk-in clinics so no appointments are needed.
February 1 Youth Sports Grants Available
Consider applying for the spring round of the Hennepin County Youth Sports capital equipment grants if your organization needs things like field maintenance equipment, nets or backboards. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9.
January 30 Library Offers Online Help
You or a student you know can receive free online tutoring with your homework via Homework Rescue on Hennepin County Library’s website.
January 26 Village Creek Improvements
The Board approved $1.4 million in funding for public improvements to the Village Creek Redevelopment Project in Brooklyn Park.
January 25 Study Group will Review Service Centers
The county administrator has been directed to appoint a study group to review the service centers to help the board assess their long-term viability.
January 24 Citizens Academy Registration Now Open
The Citizens Academy provides face-to-face interaction with county leaders and elected officials, including the commissioners, county administrator, sheriff, county attorney and department directors.
January 6 Hennepin Year in Photos
From opening renovated libraries to assessing tornado damage, 2011 was a busy year for Hennepin County staff. Take a look at some memorable photos of Hennepin County working for you.
January 6 Citizen Advisory Board Opening
The County Board is seeking applicants for two vacancies on the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board, due to expiration of terms of office on March 8 for Jeffrey Casale and Lee Keeley.
January 3 Opat Re-Elected Board Chair
Commissioner Mike Opat, 1st District, was unanimously re-elected chair of the seven-member Hennepin County Board of Commissioners at the board’s organizational meeting for 2012.
December 29 Limits Set on Library Requests, Checkouts
New request and checkout limits will help Hennepin County Library manage increasing demand with a reduced budget and make library materials more readily available to all patrons.
December 23 eGov Improves Porperty Recording Process
The move to all-electronic filing and confirmation of commercial property recording with the county increases customer service and decreases county costs.
December 20 Youth Homelessness Grant
Six community organizations in Hennepin and Ramsey counties will take advantage of grants totaling $4 million over three years from the Otto Bremer Foundation to serve homeless youth.
December 20 Counties Transit Improvement Board
The Counties Transit Improvement Board awarded $149.9 million in grants to transit projects throughout the region in December.
December 19 County Snowplows Prepared
Every year, the Hennepin County Transportation Department takes the time to calibrate the controllers that spread de-icing material onto the roadway.
December 15 Thin Ice Dangers
The recent rains have thinned ice on local ponds, lakes and streams dangerously.
December 15 Youth Sports Grants
The County Board approved Youth Sports grants for 2012. The program awards capital grants to build, repair, renovate or expand youth sports facilities in Hennepin County.
December 13 Board Reduces Levy
The County Board reduced the tax levy by $1.0 million from 2011 or by 0.15 percent and approved a 2012 county budget of $1.65 billion.
December 12 Tax-Forfeited House for Sale The county collaborates with the City of Lakes Community Land Trust to rehabilitate tax-forfeited homes and make them available to homebuyers at an affordable price.
December 6 Special Elections Results Available
Results of the special elections for Minnesota Senate District 59 and State Representative District 61B are available on the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State’s website
December 2 Healthy Activites Grant
The county received a $5 million grant from the Center for Disease Control to develop and assesses healthier lifestyle activities in select Hennepin communities.
December 1 Healthcare Merger
Hennepin Faculty Associates (HFA) a private, non-profit physician practice plan will integrate its operations into Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., doing business as Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).