- 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.
- A long-awaited access point to I-494—the new westbound on-ramp at East Bush Lake Road—will be open to drivers soon. The on-ramp will relieve traffic problems in the Normandale Lake area, Bloomington’s western gateway, and help ease congestion at the TH 100/I-494 interchange.
- Bloomington, MN—The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled today in favor of the City of Bloomington in holding that a proposed charter amendment, intended to halt the City's organized collection system for garbage and recycling, was improper. The court called it "an 'irregular' exercise of the referendum power" and noted that it would "unreasonably enlarge the right of referendum."
- Bloomington, MN – GoodSpace Murals has completed installation of a mural project facing Wright’s Lake Park. The mural was installed on the nearly 500-foot long retaining wall that runs alongside State Highway 77/Cedar Avenue and faces Old Cedar Avenue and Wright’s Lake Park, making it one of – if not the – longest murals in the state. The mural was part of the City of Bloomington’s neighborhood emphasis project and creative placemaking efforts in partnership with Artistry.
- The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will be accepting applications online for its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018 until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018.
- In October, the City Council will host town hall forums to discuss topics of interest to the community.
- Many families feel the direct impact of current political discussions and enforcement directives surrounding immigration. For local children who fear their families will be separated by detainment or deportation, it can be difficult to deal with the resulting anxiety.
- Users of Normandale Lake in Bloomington will notice something different this fall – the water will be gone!
- The City of Bloomington’s Creative Placemaking Commission in partnership with Artistry seeks proposed designs for transforming two common utility boxes in South Loop into creative, exciting, and appealing objects of art that enhance the district’s character and vitality.