Our next Coffee with the Cops is Wednesday, October 26, from 4-5 p.m. Join us for good coffee and good conversation at Caribou, 272 57th Ave NE, just off University Ave near Cub.
Hot topics, new programs, elections and more! Find it all in the October city newsletter and in this month's show.
Fridley Police are launching an exciting program for young adults, ages 14 to 18, to explore law enforcement careers and gain invaluable skills and experience.
Fridley Home Improvement Loans Can Help!No income limits, low interest rates, loan amounts from $1,000 - $50,000! Click Here to Learn More!
Stop! Before you buy a new washer or toilet, or tackle your sprinkler system, you could be eligible to save up to 50% of your cost.
Registration is now open for our Adult Co-Rec Volleyball League! We've teamed up with the City of Blaine for a winter of indoor fun. Wednesday nights beginning in December.
Register your team now for basketball season! Hurry - registration closes November 11 or when leagues are full.
You can vote absentee either in person at Fridley City Hall or by mail through Anoka County. For details on how to cast an absentee ballot, visit the elections section of our website.
Dear Fridley residents,
We understand your concern over the recent Creepy Clown phenomenon that appears to be taking over social media. Please understand, many of these social media reports are false. Social media has ignited this frenzy with people p...Read on...
In the afternoon of October 3rd, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call when a victim came home and discovered the home had been ransacked after forced entry through the front door. Please report any suspicious activity in your area by calling 9-1-1.
If you witnessed any suspicious activity, or unfamiliar persons or vehicles in the neighborhood of the 1200 block of Gardena on October 3 between the hours of 9:30am - 2:00 pm, please call 9-1-1 to talk to an officer.
If you suspect someone may be att...Read on...
Beginning in October, construction will begin on the Mississippi River Regional Trail in the area just south of Locke Lake, along the west side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway. The trail will be closed until next spring.
The anticipated construction for this fall, beginning in October, includes: vegetation clearing, slope stabilization, fence installation between the trail and the railroad right of way, and trail reconstruction. Some lower hanging tree limbs will need to ...Read on...
Over 5,500 Fridley trees were measured and evaluated between Sept 2015 and July 2016. Those efforts by MN GreenCorps Member Erika Van Krevelen, along with additional research resulted in this comprehensive look at Fridley's urban forest.
Kayak rental is now available at North Mississippi Regional Park! Paddle 3.9 miles to the return station at Boom Island. There are Nice Ride bike share stations at all kayak rental stations, so you can paddle one direction and bike back!
This is a first of its kind in a national park!Mississippi River Paddle Share is a new and exciting recreational opportunity for people who want a safe and enjoyable river experience.This is for experienced kayakers, 18 years and older. Rentals are av...Read on...
Our Fire Explorers took 1st place in this year's Governor Fire Prevention Day competition at the MN State Fair.
The competition was held on Friday, August 26, 2016. This event is part of a public education day focusing on fire safety. Fire Explorer posts from around the state take part in 6 different judged events: ladder raise, room search, spinal immobilization, ...Read on...
The City of Fridley is excited to be buying down Home Energy Squad Enhanced visits for city homeowners to only $50!
For this cost the visit includes: - A walk around your home with an energy expert that will install energy saving materials at no extra cost. - A blower door test to measure your home for air leaks and an insulation inspection will be performed. -...Read on...
Fridley Police are launching an exciting program for young adults, ages 14 to 18, to explore law enforcement careers and gain invaluable skills and experience. Explorers are trained alongside active Officers and compete at a state competition!
The explorer program is the co-ed young adult division of learning for life that provides young adults, ages 14-18, with experiences, guidance, skills and opportunities to explore their career aspirations and lifetime interests.
The mission of Fridley ...Read on...
Businesses that offer tree trimming and tree services in Fridley must be licensed. Protect yourself and ask to see a city license before hiring for these services. A list of licensed businesses is also available on our website.
Wondering who to call for tree trimming or waste hauling? Wondering about the person knocking on your door to sell driveway coating or other services?
The City of Fridley requires certain businesses, including those providing tree services or door-to-d...Read on...
Fridley residents have the opportunity to save money when upgrading a clothes washing machine, toilet or irrigation system.
Upgrade to an EnergyStar wash machine and save up to $150.Upgrade to a toilet with a WaterSense label and save up to $200.Ge...Read on...
Don't fall victim to imposters trying to scam you out of money. Check out these brief 1-minute videos and learn how to spot a scam artist and what to do if they contact you.
Fridley Police presented a dynamic Arrive Alive event for Totino-Grace high schoolers in late April. See the hour-long video of this impactful program, and look for recaps in the next city newsletter and the June Community Connection show.
Arrive Alive is a dynamic, 2-day event that simulates a car crash as a result from distracted driving and driving under the influence. This reminder is especially important this time of year for high school students as they plan things like prom, graduati...Read on...
There is a new Starbucks with a drivethru at the corner of 53rd and Central Avenue by Embers. This new retail building also contains a LeeAnn Chin restaurant and an AT&T Store. This new building replaced an old gas station that was demolished last year.
Who had more fun at this year's Shop with a Cop, the officers or the kids? Thank you to everyone who helped make this day special and a little brighter for some incredible kids.
32 kids from Fridley elementary schools received a special gift from Fridley Police when uniformed officers picked them up at school to escort them on a shopping spree. Thank you to everyone who made this possible including the 29 volunteers plus Santa (o...Read on...
A map tool has been completed by our GIS staff which allows approximate comparisons of old 100-year flood plain boundaries directly to the new FEMA map boundaries that are proposed to be adopted in the above text amendment.
We encourage all property owners near boundaries of flood zones to review their property by use of this mapping tool, which will show approximate changes in flood boundaries and categories.
There has been some concerns lately with coyotes in the area. Hazing, or scaring the animal away, is the most effective way to react to encounters with these animals.
Killing does not solve problem-causing coyotes. According the Humane Society of the United States, as coyotes have expanded their range across North America, this can trigger alarm in people who fear for the safety of their pets and children. Some communi...Read on...
Our goal is to create a community where people can work, live and play all in their own neighborhood. This plan guides future redevelopment to complete necessary pedestrian/cycling connections to transit in the area including buses and the commuter train.
The area of the city included in this plan is Main Street west to the River and 62nd Way south to I-694.
The purpose of the Northstar TOD Master Plan, approved by Council on 12/8/2014, is to guide future redevelopment of the area in a way that complet...Read on...
Make a Difference! Help improve our community forest and become a tree volunteer today!Next Training: Saturday, July 9 from 8am-2pm at Fridley City Hall, 6431 University Ave NE.
Cost-effective energy upgrades can save you $! Get started today with something small like a Home Energy Squad Enhanced Visit, or maybe it is time to think bigger with new windows and doors. Fridley can help!
Sometimes a small investment in your home can save you big money in energy costs! For only $50, you can get a Home Energy Squad Enhanced Visit which includes the installation of energy saving materials such as door weather-stripping, a programmable thermo...Read on...
See what's happening in city development, visit with local businesses and get updates on city codes - all in the summer edition of Community Development Journal!
University Avenue and I-694 AreaPlans are underway for two new additions to this area. First, is a new 8,400 sq ft building in the area between McDonalds (on 57th Ave) and the Holiday Gas Station.
Proposed new tenants for the building include Caribou Coffee, Great Clips and Pancheros Mexican Grille. Construction is likely to start soon on this project. As of the time of this article, the city is awaiting announcement from Tri-Land Development regar...Read on...
Location: southeast corner of University Avenue and 61st Avenue Click Here to Learn More about the Cielo Project
Cielo (meaning The Sky or heaven in Italian) is now open!
This project will consist of 3 separate apartment buildings that are unlike any in Fridley today. These new buildings will be market rate rental housing with features such as inside parking, fit...Read on...
Fridley Land LLC, the owner of 4800 East River Road (now called Northern Stacks) is in the process of redeveloping the property into 1.6 million square feet of new industrial buildings, in 4 phases. The first of many buildings has now been constructed.
Fridley Land LLC, the owner of 4800 East River Road (now called Northern Stacks) is in the process of redeveloping the property into 1.6 million square feet of new industrial buildings, in 4 phases. The first of many buildings has now been constructed and...Read on...
Fridley Police Department’s K9s Jax and Nitro have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
The vests were sponsored by CaJah Salon Fund Raiser, St. Paul, MN on September 27, 2015 and are embroidered with the sentiment “CaJah Salon honors MN K9s Kody, Rocky, Callahan & Laser”.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in E...Read on...
Due to no items on the agenda, the Fridley Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for November 16, 2016, has been cancelled.
A Council Information Meeting on the Columbia Arena Site will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at the Fridley City Hall, 6431 University Avenue N.E., in Meeting Room 1 (lower level). You are invited to come take a closer look at the n...Read on...
(Official Publication)CITY OF FRIDLEYNOTICE OF MUNICIPAL SAMPLE BALLOTState General Election BallotFridley, MinnesotaNovember 8, 2016
State and County General Election BallotAnoka County, MinnesotaNovember 8, 2016
City Offices Mayor Ci...Read on...
(Official Publication)City of FridleyNotice of Federal, State and Municipal General Election
(1) To the Electors of the CITY of FRIDLEY, State of Minnesota; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held at the following precincts of t...Read on...
Notice is hereby given that the Fridley City Council will hold a public meeting at Fridley City Hall, 6431 University Avenue NE on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.n. to consider a text amendment to Chapter 113 of the City Code.
CITY OF FRIDLEYPUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL(Legal Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Fridley will hold a public hearing at the City Municipal Center, 6431 University Avenue Northeast on Monday, October 24, 2016...Read on...
Due to no items on the agenda, the Appeals Commission meeting originally scheduled for November 2, 2016, has been cancelled.
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of financial information concerning the City of Fridley, Minnesota to interested citizens.
Click the document link below for the Summary Financial Report. The complete financial statements may be examined at the City Hall, 6431 University Ave NE, or our website at FridleyMN.gov/233/City-Budget . Questions about this report should be directed t...Read on...
Update: Work begins the week of August 17. 0.5 miles of Rice Creek Trail will close.Sewer rehabilitation work by the Metropolitan Council Environmental Service (MCES) will continue through Oct 2016. Updates posted on MCES website: latest update 8/10/15.
Read the most recent MCES update here.
Work Area: The work will take place parallel to the railroad tracks that are west of University Ave, from 73rd Ave NE on the north end to Mississippi St NE on the south end, passing through the western edges of ...Read on...
Bring the entire family out to experience the wild at Springbrook on these monthly nature adventures!Join Us: October 8, 10-11 am for Orienteering Adventures$4/person, max charge of $16/familyRegister: 763-572-3588
The NEW Springbrook Nature Center Building is now open daily from 9am to 5pm. Stop in and explore our new exhibits, get up-close and personal with animals friends or relax in our comfy lounge! We invite you to visit the new Springbrook TODAY!
Stop in and explore our new touchscreen tornado exhibit that revisits the devastating storm of 1986 that drastically changed the Springbrook landscape.
Stop in on Friday, October 28 to get a taste of the ever-popular Castle Danger beers! Minnesota-made in Duluth, if you haven't tried Castle Danger, what are you waiting for? Come taste it for free from 4-6 pm on 10/28!
Sign up today for Fred Lee's Fun Rewards! Earn points for almost every purchase. Easy. Free. The tastiest rewards program in town! Stop in today and learn more!
We offer big savings to our guests who sign up for email updates from Fridley Liquor. New specials Every Month! Not signed up yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Click Here to Sign Up!
We have tastings almost every weekend, plus a fully stocked tasting cabinet to satisfy your curiosity and try before you buy! Click Here for Details!