Recent news

Stories are in reverse chronological order. 

  • Updated: February 18 -
    Longtime Bloomington resident Nur Mood serves as Hamline University’s assistant director of social justice programs and strategic relations and does extensive work in the community.
  • Updated: February 18 -
    Dinna Wade-Ardley is Bloomington Public Schools’ office of educational equity director and office of educational equity Leadership Academy founder and director
  • Updated: February 17 -
    Dr. Josie Johnson has been a leader in the civil rights movement for decades. At nearly 90 years old she has an impressive history.
  • Updated: February 16 -
    Even a quiet neighborhood library deserves to make a little noise about turning 50.
  • Updated: February 09 -
    It has been seven months since the FBI was requested to investigate and, thereafter, opened a case regarding a rope tied into a crude noose that was found in the locker of a Bloomington firefighter who is Black.
  • Updated: February 08 -
    At 225,000 square feet, the proposed $150 - $200 million water park project in South Loop would be one of the largest indoor water parks in North America. The West Edmonton Mall (WEM) in Canada (which was a model for MOA and is also owned by Triple Five) has a 215,000-square foot, integrated and attached water park that brings in more than 500,000 users annually. The water park adds to the vibrancy and resiliency of the WEM. Not only does the WEM water park have slides and other rides, its large wave pool hosts evening beach parties and surfing leagues (even in the colder months), allowing for greater use of the venue.
  • Updated: February 08 -
    Bloomington pioneers and changemakers is a profile series featuring Black leaders who have a connection to Bloomington.
  • Updated: February 02 -
    The Portland Avenue and I-494 area is a challenge for city planners in both Bloomington and Richfield. And right now, both cities are working together on a solution that will benefit the communities.
  • Updated: January 28 -
    In January Loaves & Fishes Minnesota opened a new community meal location in Bloomington at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 West Old Shakopee Road. 
  • Updated: January 28 -
    The AARP Foundation TaxAide program will again provide free tax preparation assistance beginning in February.