Posted on: December 2, 2016

Get Fired Up - Join Fridley Fire!

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Now recruiting! Turn your childhood dream job into a real one and make a difference in your community. We are teachers, dispatchers, construction workers, parents... we are Fridley Firefighters. Join us!

City Job Application and Details
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Fridley Civic Campus Project

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Thank you to those who attended our recent Town Hall Meeting with Council on the Fridley Civic Campus project. Below is a link to updated plans, comprehensive research and a short video overview.

Details on the Civic Campus Project
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Breakfast with Nature Santa

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Springbrook Nature Center invites you to a morning filled with holiday cheer! Join Nature Santa for pictures and stories, plus delicious food and indoor activities.
Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
$7/person, reservations required: 763-572-3588

Visit the Springbrook Nature Center Website
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Winter Parking Restrictions Now in Effect

Snow Removal

Get ready for winter! Between November 1 - April 1 there is no parking on city streets from 2:00 am - 6:00 am, and no parking anytime snow/ice removal is in progress.

Fridley does not declare snow emergencies. By keeping the same rules in effect throughout the winter months, it makes it easier for everyone to remember and ensures that we get the roads clear as efficiently as possible. Thank you for helping us out.Read on...

Click Here for More Winter Plowing Reminders
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Coffee with the Cops

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Join Fridley Police for a cup of coffee and a casual chat! Wednesday, December 28 from 4-5 pm at Dunn Bros Coffee, 7610 University Ave NE

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Save Water - Save Money!

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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.

Learn More about Fridley Water Grants
Posted on: February 22, 2016

Dreaming of a New Kitchen? Time to Replace Drafty Windows?

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Fridley Home Improvement Loans Can Help!
No income limits, low interest rates, loan amounts from $1,000 - $50,000! Click Here to Learn More!

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 26, 2016

Introducing the NEW Police Explorers Program!

Fridley Police patch and badge

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.

Learn More about Police Explorers

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Fridley Charter Commission Seeks New Member

The <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Fridleyhome rule charter is the fundamental law which defines the powers the citizensagree to give their city government.  The
Charter Commission is comprised of court appointed citizens who meet eight timesannually to discuss and refi...

Read on...

More About Fridley Commissions
Posted on: December 5, 2016

December Community Connection

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The December city newsletter and monthly video program are now available online. Take a look at some of new Police Programs, launched or revitalized in 2016.

Click Here to Read/Watch the December CC Online
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Get Fired Up - Join Fridley Fire!

Fridley firefighters at river

Now recruiting! Turn your childhood dream job into a real one and make a difference in your community. We are teachers, dispatchers, construction workers, parents... we are Fridley Firefighters. Join us!

City Job Application and Details
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Toys for Tots and Granny's Closet

Help brighten then holidays by sharing a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or a holiday gift for local Seniors through Granny's Closet. Drop boxes are in the lobby of Fridley City Hall. We also collect non-perishable food shelf donations year-round.

Granny's Closet of Anoka County (GCAC) is a local non-profit volunteer organization helping to serve the needs of our low income elderly.  Partnering with Anoka County, MN, GCAC provides Christmas gifts to an average of 400 seniors invo...

Read on...

City Hall Hours and Directions
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Breakfast with Nature Santa

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Springbrook Nature Center invites you to a morning filled with holiday cheer! Join Nature Santa for pictures and stories, plus delicious food and indoor activities.
Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
$7/person, reservations required: 763-572-3588

Visit the Springbrook Nature Center Website
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Fridley Civic Campus Project

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Thank you to those who attended our recent Town Hall Meeting with Council on the Fridley Civic Campus project. Below is a link to updated plans, comprehensive research and a short video overview.

Details on the Civic Campus Project
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Winter Parking Restrictions Now in Effect

Snow Removal

Get Ready for Winter! Between November 1 - April 1 there is no parking on city streets from 2:00 am - 6:00 am, and no parking anytime snow/ice removal is in progress.

Fridley does not declare snow emergencies. By keeping the same rules in effect throughout the winter months, it makes it easier for everyone to remember and ensures that we get the roads clear as efficiently as possible. Thank you for helping us out.Read on...

Click Here for More Winter Plowing Reminders
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Brighten your holidays with LED lights that save energy & money

LED lights use 75% less power than conventional lights and last 10 times longer!

 

The Minnesota Commerce Department advises that you can save money this year and for many holiday seasons to come by replacing outdated, energy-hogging lights with high-efficiency, long-lasting light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

When shopping for new h...

Read on...

The Department of Commerce has more energy tips!
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Recycle Old and Non-working Holiday Lights at City Hall

Recycle Your Unwanted Holiday Lights! Place unusable outdoor lighting in the lobby box at Fridley City Hall. The copper wire is recycled and the City gets credit for the tonnage!

Directions to City Hall
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Holiday Shopping Safety

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Whether you'll be the first in line for door-buster deals, supporting small business Saturday or shopping in your PJs on Cyber Monday, you will want to read our Theft Protection safety tips to fight off the Grinches of the world!

Click Here for Important Holiday Safety Reminders
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Join Us for the Next Coffee with the Cops

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Join Fridley Police for a cup of coffee and a casual chat! Wednesday, December 28 from 4-5 pm at Dunn Bros Coffee, 7610 University Ave NE

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Holiday Cooking Safety

Thanksgiving Safety

Fridley Fire wants to wish you a safe and festive holiday season! Let's keep the flashing lights to festive trees and decorations by paying attention to a few holiday cooking reminders!

Click Here for Important Cooking Safety Reminders
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Mississippi River Regional Trail Closure Until Spring 2017

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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...

Anoka County website
Posted on: September 9, 2016

Urban Forestry Study Now Available

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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.

City of Fridley 2016 Urban Forestry Study
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Introducing the NEW Police Explorers Program!

Fridley Police patch and badge

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...

Learn More about the Fridley Police Explorers
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Dreaming of a New Kitchen? Time to Replace Drafty Windows?

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Fridley Home Improvement Loans Can Help!
No income limits, low interest rates, loan amounts from $1,000 - $50,000! Click Here to Learn More!

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Save Water - Save Money!

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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.

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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 29, 2016

Congratulations Fridley Fire Explorers!

2016 Fridley Fire Explorer team

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...

Learn more about the Fridley Fire Explorer Program
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Beware of IRS and other imposter scams

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.

Imposter Scam Videos and Links
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Fridley Police Present Arrive Alive

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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...

Arrive Alive at Totino-Grace High School
Posted on: December 2, 2015

Floodplain Map Tool: Text Amendment 15-05, Adopting a New Floodplain Ordinance

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.

A link to this tool can be found here
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Preventing Coyote Conflicts

Fridley Police

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...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Northstar TOD Master Plan

Northstar Station, east side

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...

View Full Northstar TOD Master Plan

Fire News

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Now Recruiting Paid-On-Call Firefighters!

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GET FIRED UP! Have you ever dreamed of being a firefighter? It is never too late to make a difference in your community!

Fridley Fire Department is recruiting for paid-on-call firefighters. Becoming a part-time firefighter may be one of the most personally rewarding things that you ever do...

Link to employment application materials
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Free Batteries Available at Fire Station 1

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Now is a great time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and CO detectors!Fridley Fire has free batteries for Fridley residents who need replacements.


The batteries are available at Station 1, 6431 University Ave during business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

First come - first serve while supplies last!

Directions to Fridley Fire Station 1
Posted on: August 29, 2016

Congratulations Fridley Fire Explorers!

2016 Fridley Fire Explorer team

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...

Learn more about the Fridley Fire Explorer Program

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Brighten your holidays with LED lights that save energy & money

LED lights use 75% less power than conventional lights and last 10 times longer!

 

The Minnesota Commerce Department advises that you can save money this year and for many holiday seasons to come by replacing outdated, energy-hogging lights with high-efficiency, long-lasting light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

When shopping for new h...

Read on...

The Department of Commerce has more energy tips!
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Recycle Old and Non-working Holiday Lights at City Hall

Recycle Your Unwanted Holiday Lights! Place unusable outdoor lighting in the lobby box at Fridley City Hall. The copper wire is recycled and the City gets credit for the tonnage!

Directions to City Hall
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Urban Forestry Study Now Available

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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.

City of Fridley 2016 Urban Forestry Study
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Home Energy Improvements

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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...

Visit Our Housing Programs Page for Details

Posted on: January 8, 2016

New Retail Opens at 5300 Central Ave

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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.

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Cielo Multi-Family Housing Project

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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...

Cielo Project Web Page
Posted on: April 6, 2015

Northstar TOD Master Plan

Northstar Station, east side

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...

View Full Northstar TOD Master Plan
Posted on: June 3, 2015

Northern Stacks: Redeveloping the BAE/FMC Site

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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...

Visit Northern Stacks website for new updates.

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Breakfast with Nature Santa

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Springbrook Nature Center invites you to a morning filled with holiday cheer! Join Nature Santa for pictures and stories, plus delicious food and indoor activities.
Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
$7/person, reservations required: 763-572-3588

Visit the Springbrook Nature Center Website

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Coffee with the Cops

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Join Fridley Police for a cup of coffee and a casual chat! Wednesday, November 30 from 4-5 pm at Starbucks Coffee, 5300 Central Ave NE

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Holiday Shopping Safety

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Whether you'll be the first in line for door-buster deals, supporting small business Saturday or shopping in your PJs on Cyber Monday, you will want to read our Theft Protection safety tips to fight off the Grinches of the world!

Click Here for Important Holiday Safety Reminders
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Beware of IRS and other imposter scams

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.

Imposter Scam Videos and Links
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Introducing the NEW Police Explorers Program!

Fridley Police patch and badge

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...

Learn More about the Fridley Police Explorers
Posted on: February 9, 2016

Police K9s Jax and Nitro Model New Vests

Police K9s Jax and Nitro

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...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Preventing Coyote Conflicts

Fridley Police

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...


Posted on: December 5, 2016

Notice of City Hall Hours Change for December 8

On Thursday, December 8, Fridley City Hall offices will be closing at 2:45 p.m. for the city's annual employee meeting. Normal business hours, 8am - 4:30 pm will resume on Friday.

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Public Hearing Notice - Updating a Water Supply Management Plan

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Ord 1339 – Chapter 113 -Solid Waste

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Ord 1338 – Opt Out of temporary health care dwelling

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Correction: December Planning Commission Meeting still proceeding as scheduled

Please disregard the previous notice to cancel the December Planning Commission meeting. At this time, it will continue as scheduled on December 21, 2016.

Posted on: November 8, 2016

December Appeals Commission Meeting Cancelled

Due to no items on the agenda, the Appeals Commission Meeting originally scheduled for December 7, 2016, has been cancelled.

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Summary Financial Report

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...

Summary Financial Report

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Winter Parking Restrictions Now in Effect

Snow Removal

Get ready for winter! Between November 1 - April 1 there is no parking on city streets from 2:00 am - 6:00 am, and no parking anytime snow/ice removal is in progress.

Fridley does not declare snow emergencies. By keeping the same rules in effect throughout the winter months, it makes it easier for everyone to remember and ensures that we get the roads clear as efficiently as possible. Thank you for helping us out.Read on...

Click Here for More Winter Plowing Reminders
Posted on: March 21, 2016

Save Water - Save Money!

waterdrop_thumb.png

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.

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...

Additional Info...

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Breakfast with Nature Santa

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Springbrook Nature Center invites you to a morning filled with holiday cheer! Join Nature Santa for pictures and stories, plus delicious food and indoor activities.
Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
$7/person, reservations required: 763-572-3588

Details and Video Here!
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Family Fun Days

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Bring the entire family out to experience the wild at Springbrook on these monthly nature adventures!
Join Us: November 12, 10-11 am for Encounters with Animals
$4/person, max charge of $16/family
Register: 763-572-3588

Learn more about these Family Adventures!
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Hands-On Learning: Crawl, Build, Create!

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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!

Take a Video Tour
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Tornado History: Now at Springbrook

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Stop in and explore our new touchscreen tornado exhibit that revisits the devastating storm of 1986 that drastically changed the Springbrook landscape.

Take a Video Tour

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Get Rewarded!

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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!

Rewards Program Details
Posted on: September 11, 2015

Sign Up For Email Fred Lee Specials

Fred Lee for Fridley Liquor

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!

Posted on: July 23, 2015

Specials & Tastings

Glasses

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!