News & Features

City Hall Open for In-Person Absentee Voting
08/06/2020
Voting early in-person is an easy way to avoid crowds at the polls on Election Day. New Hope City Hall is open for in-person absentee voting leading up to the Aug. 11 Primary Election.
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2020 Crack Repair and Seal Coat Project Contract
08/04/2020
At its meeting of July 27, New Hope City Council awarded the 2020 Crack Repair and Seal Coat Project contract to Allied Blacktop Company, in the amount of $74,887.40.
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New Hope Tobacco Ordinance Amendment Postponed
08/04/2020
At the July 27 meeting, New Hope City Council voted to postpone action on the pending tobacco ordinance amendment until the Aug. 24 City Council Meeting
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Masks and Face Coverings
07/27/2020
Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-81 requiring Minnesotans to wear face coverings in all public indoor spaces and businesses went into effect on July 25.
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City of New Hope to Resume Select In-Person Residential Inspections
07/22/2020
The city of New Hope will resume in-person inspections for single-family rental, point-of-sale and business use certificate of occupancy (BUCO) permits on Monday, July 27.
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City of New Hope to Host Mask Distribution for Hennepin County Businesses
07/21/2020
The city of New Hope has partnered with TwinWest Chamber of Commerce to host a mask distribution event on Thursday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Boone Avenue Road Closure
07/20/2020
A portion of Boone Avenue will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 22.
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Outdoor Movie Series
07/17/2020
Enjoy an outdoor movie this summer with two free upcoming events.
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Tobacco Ordinance Update
07/17/2020
New Hope City Council will reconsider the tobacco ordinance amendment its July 27 meeting.
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Door-to-Door Solicitation Reminders
07/15/2020
Summer is here and more people are getting outside, including door-to-door solicitors. As salespeople are making their way through the streets, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of solicitation in New Hope.
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2020 RAVE! Awards
07/07/2020
Nominations for the 2020 RAVE! Awards are now open!
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Vote Early By Mail or In Person for 2020 Primary Election
07/02/2020
All eligible voters in New Hope can vote absentee, either by mail or in person, through Aug. 10.
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2020 New Hope City Services Survey
06/30/2020
The annual City Services Survey is now open and available through Sept. 18.
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2019 Water Quality Report
06/25/2020
The Minnesota Department of Health requires water suppliers, including the city of New Hope, to prepare an annual water consumer confidence report providing detailed information abou the water quality in New Hope for the previous year.
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Lawn Maintenance Reminders
06/25/2020
The city receives many complaints throughout the summer concerning long grass and weeds in neighborhood yards. Weeds, including tall grass that exceeds eight inches in height, must be cut, destroyed or otherwise eradicated by the owner of the property.
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Be Counted: Respond to the 2020 Census
06/19/2020
Have you responded to the 2020 Census? It has never been easier- or more important - for you to respond.
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Center for Voter Information Mailing
06/18/2020
Many residents have reported receiving a mailing from the Center for Voter Information containing an absentee ballot application and encouraging them to vote by mail in the upcoming elections.
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Understanding New Hope’s Street Infrastructure Levy and Your Property Taxes
06/17/2020
In most communities, when a street project is done adjacent to a property owner's home, that property owner is billed for at least a portion of that project's cost. New Hope, instead, funds those projects through its annual street infrastructure levy.
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The Farmers Market is a GO!
06/11/2020
The New Hope Community Farmers Market is back for the 2020 season.
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Become an Election Judge
06/10/2020
The city of New Hope is recruiting election judge. Election judges administer voting procedures to ensure a fair and accessible election for all eligible voters
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Hennepin County Emergency Rental Assistance
06/08/2020
Hennepin County residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for emergency assistance through the county to help with rent and other housing related costs.
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Bass Lake Road Maintenance Work
06/04/2020
Hennepin County will be performing pavement maintenance work on Bass Lake Road this month.
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Boone Avenue Closure on June 8
06/04/2020
A portion of Boone Avenue will be closed Monday, June 8 while utility crews perform work at Boone Avenue and Northwood Parkway.
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Tobacco Use Ordinance Amendments
06/03/2020
New Hope City Council has approved ordinance amendments regulating the sale of tobacco and related devices.
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A Message from New Hope City Council
05/30/2020
An important message to the New Hope community from New Hope City Council.
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New Hope Council Accepts 2019 Audit Report
05/28/2020
The New Hope City Council formally accepted the 2019 Financial Audit Report at its May 26 meeting.
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New Hope Council Adopts Temporary Outdoor Dining Ordinance
05/28/2020
New Hope City Council approved an interim ordinance temporarily suspending applicable zoning regulations related to outdoor dining.
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Virtual Memorial Day Programs
05/22/2020
Although many in-person Memorial Day events are canceled this year, there are a number of virtual ways to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to our country.
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New Hope Aquatic Facility Opening Delayed
05/20/2020
Due to the health and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of New Hope is delaying the opening of its new aquatic facility until the 2021 season.
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National Public Works Week
05/18/2020
To honor the dedication and valuable contributions made by public works personnel, New Hope has proclaimed May 17-23, 2020 as National Public Works Week.
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The filing period for mayor and two council member seats on the New Hope City Council will open on May 19.
Council Candidate Filing Period: May 19 - June 2
05/18/2020
The filing period for mayor and two council member seats on the New Hope City Council will open on May 19.
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Council Extends Cooper Stadium Use Amendment Trial
05/15/2020
New Hope City Council has approved a resolution extending the trial period for expanded use of the Cooper outdoor athletic stadium by an additional two years.
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On-Sale Liquor License Approved for Microdistillery and Cocktail Room
05/15/2020
Council Approves On-Sale Liquor License for Microdistillery and Cocktail Room.
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National Police Week
05/12/2020
New Hope has proclaimed May 10-16, 2020 as National Police Week.
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Rockford Road Bridge Work
05/08/2020
Lane and ramp closures begin May 11 as safety improvements are made to the Rockford Road (42nd Avenue) Bridge.
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New Hope City Council Awards Contracts at April 27 Council Meeting
05/02/2020
At the April 27 city council meeting, the New Hope City Council awarded contracts for the 2020 and 2021 sanitary sewer lining projects, improvements to Begin and Northwood parks, and a purchase and redevelopment agreement for 6027 West Broadway.
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Hennepin County Small Business Relief Program
05/02/2020
Hennepin County has launched a Small Business Relief Program to help small businesses meet their immediate financial needs
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New Hope participating in worldwide campaign to promote building safety
04/29/2020
The city of New Hope is participating in the 40th annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety.
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Arbor Day Foundation
New Hope Proclaims May to be Arbor Month
04/24/2020
On April 13, the New Hope City Council proclaimed the month of May to be Arbor Month in the city of New Hope.
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Free Virtual Home Energy Visits from Home Energy Squad
04/21/2020
The Home Energy Squad is offering free virtual home energy visits to help residents identify ways to be more energy efficient.
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We're Here for You (Virtually)
City of New Hope COVID-19 Operational Updates
04/20/2020
We’re still here for you (virtually) and available by phone, email and via our website.
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Severe Weather Awareness & Siren Testing on Thursday, Apr. 16
04/15/2020
Emergency Sirens will be heard throughout the city on Thursday at 1:45 p.m.
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New Hope City Council Proclaims National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
04/14/2020
The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure community, and understands the courageous role that crime victims have in participating in the criminal justice process.
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Cleaning and Disinfecting Safely
04/06/2020
Many people are taking extra steps to clean and disinfect their homes. Here are some important guidelines and resources to stay safe while cleaning and disinfecting.
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Federal and State Assistance for Small Businesses
04/01/2020
A number of state and federal programs are available to help small businesses strugling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Winnetka Avenue Construction
03/31/2020
Both CenterPoint Energy and the city of New Hope have projects beginning on Winnetka Avenue which will involve lane restrictions in the weeks ahead.
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City of New Hope Awards Contracts
2020 Street Sweeping and 2020 Infrastructure Improvement Project
03/26/2020
Street sweeping set to start April 13. Infrastructure improvement project to start this spring.
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New Hope Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
03/24/2020
The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the city of New Hope with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city’s comprehensive annual financial report.
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New Hope Declares Local Emergency
03/24/2020
On March 23, 2020, the New Hope City Council voted to declare a local emergency as authorized by Minnesota State Statue 12.29.
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Coronavirus Advisory, Cancellations and Closures
03/13/2020
City of New Hope staff continue to monitor the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
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US Census Multifamily Access Ordinance Adopted
03/10/2020
On March 9, the majority of the New Hope City Council approved adoption of an ordinance requiring multifamily property owners and managers to allow census workers access to their buildings.
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Home Safety Surveys Available
03/04/2020
The West Metro Fire-Rescue District is offering home safety surveys free of charge.
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Census Day is April 1, 2020
02/25/2020
Census Day is April 1, 2020 all around the United States, but learn how it’s going to impact your community here in Minnesota.
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Tax Preparation Assistance
02/24/2020
It’s that time of year when many are working on filing their state and federal taxes. Preparing your taxes can be a daunting task at times, but it’s one that not everyone needs to face alone.
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2020 New Hope State of the City
02/24/2020
Residents, business owners, neighboring city officials, and staff gathered at New Hope City Hall on Feb. 12 for the annual State of the City presentation.
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Legislative Town Hall
Legislative Town Hall
02/18/2020
A legislative town hall will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at New Hope City Hall.
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Winnetka Water Main Replacement Contract
02/12/2020
At the Feb. 10 New Hope city council meeting, the City Council awarded the contract for replacement of the water main on Winnetka Avenue between 27th and 29th avenues to G.F. Jedlicki, Inc.
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2020 Infrastructure Improvement Project Bidding Authorized
02/12/2020
New Hope City Council approved the plans and specifications and authorized bidding for the proposed 2020 infrastructure improvement project at the Feb. 10 city council meeting.
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CAC to discuss underage tobacco use prevention
CAC to Discuss Tobacco Use Prevention
02/03/2020
The New Hope Citizen Advisory Commission is set to discuss underage tobacco use prevention at their February 11, 2020 meeting.
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2020 State of the City
02/03/2020
Mayor Hemken and City Manager McDonald to present 2020 State of the City on February 12 at 7:30 a.m.
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Emergency Notification System
01/28/2020
The cities of New Hope and Crystal, along with the West Metro Fire-Rescue District are now offering a free emergency notification system.
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2020 Police Awards Ceremony
2020 Police Awards Ceremony
01/28/2020
New Hope Police Chief Tim Fournier recognized PD employees for their exemplary work.
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Affordable Housing
New Hope adopts affordable housing protection ordinance
01/22/2020
New Hope City Council has passed an affordable housing protection ordinance to help protect tenants who are at or below 60% of the area median income level from increased rents due to a change of ownership or management style.
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New Hope Public Hearing
Public hearing for Hennepin County CDBG Program
01/16/2020
On Feb. 10 New Hope will hold a public hearing to consider allocation of the 2020 Urban Hennepin County Community Development Block Grant Program funds.
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Alarm Registration
Register Your Alarm System
01/14/2020
New Hope city ordinance requires that all business and residential property owners register their alarm systems.
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Heating Safety
Heating Safety
01/13/2020
If you’re staying warm during this winter by using alternative heat sources, please use extreme caution.
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Center for Energy and Environment
Financing options
01/08/2020
The Center for Energy and Environment offers a convenient one-stop service that provides residential, commercial/non-profit and rental property owners in New Hope access to a comprehensive array of financing and rehabilitation services.
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I Voted Stickers
2020 election dates to know
01/02/2020
Absentee voting for the Presidential Primary begins January 17.
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Outdoor Rinks Now Open
Outdoor Rinks Now Open
12/21/2019
The three outdoor ice skating locations in New Hope are now open for the season.
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In Focus Winners with the Mayor
2019 In Focus Contest Winners
12/11/2019
The 10th-annual New Hope In Focus Photo Contest came to a conclusion on Monday night as the 2019 winning photos were presented at the City Council meeting.
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Fire Hydrant Bags
12/02/2019
Clear plastic bags are installed to protect fire hydrants and improve their winter accessibility.
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New Hope Snow Emergencies
New Hope to declare snow emergencies this winter
11/26/2019
To provide clarity to residents for parking restrictions during snow events this winter season, New Hope will begin declaring snow emergencies during snow events.
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Winter Driving
Winter Driving Safety
11/25/2019
With the first significant snow fall likely for this week, now is a perfect time to refresh on winter driving tips.
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2020 Festival
One-day festival coming to New Hope in 2020
11/20/2019
The 2020 festival will return as a single-day event on July 11 in the City Center area near New Hope City Hall and other area businesses.
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Open House Ribbon Cutting
Residents Show at New Hope Open House
11/15/2019
Hundreds of New Hope residents and business members came out to see New Hope's new city hall/police station.
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Fire Inspection in Action
West Metro Fire-Rescue District Home Safety Program
11/04/2019
The West Metro Fire-Rescue District is offering FREE Home Fire Safety Surveys.
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New Hope Ice Arena
New Hope Ice Arena
10/17/2019
Learn about this community treasure!
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Home Energy Squad
Home Energy Squad
09/30/2019
With temps quickly dropping, now is a great time to look at your home’s efficiency.
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Open Skate at New Hope Ice Arena
Open Skating at New Hope Ice Arena
09/06/2019
Open skating at the New Hope Ice Arena is now available on Fridays and Sundays
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Gopher State One
Call Before You Dig
04/24/2019
It's outdoor planting season! But remember, Minnesota requires you contact Gopher State One Call before you start any digging project.
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Open to Business
Open to Business
04/17/2019
"Open to Business" provides business consultation services and financial advice to small local business owners and aspiring business owners.
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Windsor Ridge Development Site
Windsor Ridge Approved to Rezone as Planned Unit Development
03/28/2019
The city-owned site north of the New Hope Ice Arena has been approved to rezone as a Planned Unit Development plat for the proposed Windsor Ridge housing area.
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Rending of new pool area
New Hope Awards Five Contracts for Civic Center Park Renovations
03/26/2019
New Hope City Council has approved five contracts for demolition and construction projects to take place at Civic Center Park.
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Spring Flooding
Spring Flooding
03/25/2019
New Hope Public Works is currently working with Hennepin County and the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) to collect details from home owners who have been affected by current flooding.
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