- At 10:17 a.m., the Bloomington Police responded to the South East Court at Mall of America on a report of a child falling from the third floor. While responding, officers received additional information that indicated the child may have been pushed or thrown from the third floor. Officers and witnesses located an injured five-year-old child on the first floor. The child was treated at the scene and then transported by ambulance to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
- Starting in mid-April, the Park Maintenance Division, Fire Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin their third season of working together through prescribed burning to restore native prairies, wetlands and park landscapes within the City of Bloomington.
- An Earth Day and sustainability presentation is coming to City Hall. The Bloomington Sustainability Commission and League of Women Voters Bloomington are hosting “Climate Action: Simple Steps to Leave a Better World for Your Children” on Tuesday, April 30.
- At the 23rd Annual Diamond Service Awards Gala on March 17, 2019, Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead presented the 2018 Food Safety Awards in five categories.
- The Bloomington City Council has approved an ordinance to preserve and create more affordable housing opportunities.
- The City of Bloomington has filed a federal lawsuit against seven refiners of coal tar for allegedly contaminating numerous stormwater ponds with chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
- The City of Bloomington, in partnership with Artistry, invite experienced public artists to submit their qualifications for the design and installation of a unique large-scale sculpture to be strategically placed near the intersection of 24th Avenue South and East 78th Street.
- Bloomington City Manager Jamie Verbrugge has selected Ann Kattreh to be Bloomington’s new Parks and Recreation Director. Kattreh comes to Bloomington from the city of Edina where she has directed the parks and recreation department since 2012. She has been with the Edina organization for 26 years, where she began as a special events coordinator at Edinborough Park and Centennial Lakes Park in 1992.