News & Features

Keep Comfortable and Save Money on Energy
01/21/2021
The city of New Hope and Home Energy Squad are partnering to bring warmth and energy savings into your home this winter.
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Tax Return Scams and How to Help Protect Yourself
01/20/2021
Tax season means a significant increase in scammers attempting to take advantage of residents by posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
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Mayor's Minutes: Jan. 19, 2021
01/20/2021
It’s time for another Mayor’s Minutes episode. New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken provides an update on city projects, events and happenings.
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NHPD to Host USPCA K9 Certification Event
01/12/2021
On Jan. 16 and 17, the New Hope Police Department will host the 2021 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 12 Detector Dog trials in New Hope, Minnesota. The annual certification event consists of a series of events in which police canine teams demonstrate their ability to work effectively and safely as a team in the detection of narcotics.
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New, Returning Council Members Sworn In
01/12/2021
Re-elected Mayor Kathi Hemken and Council Member Hoffe, along with newly elected Council Member Michael Isenberg, took the oath of office prior to the New Hope City Council’s first regular meeting of 2021.
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Now Hiring: Building Official
01/07/2021
The city of New Hope is hiring a building official.
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Hennepin County Announces New Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Funding
01/04/2021
The online application process opens Monday, Jan. 4 at noon. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, Jan. 14 at noon.
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Outdoor Rinks Open Jan. 1
12/31/2020
New Hope’s outdoor rinks at Hidden Valley, Liberty and Lions parks open tomorrow!
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Frazier Commended by New Hope City Council
12/30/2020
At his final New Hope City Council meeting on Dec. 14, Council Member Cedrick Frazier was commended for his devoted service and contributions to the New Hope community by Mayor Kathi Hemken and his fellow city council members.
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January In the Pipeline Now Available!
12/29/2020
The monthly In the Pipeline is now available.
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Utility Rate Changes for 2021
12/17/2020
At the Dec. 14 New Hope City Council Meeting, council approved increases to multiple incremental utility rates for 2021. The total impact of the utility fee increases on an “average” residential utility customer (who uses 5,000 gallons of water per month) is predicted to be approximately $4.34 per month.
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New Hope Announces Photo Contest Winners
12/15/2020
The eleventh annual New Hope In Focus Photo Contest concluded on Monday night as the 2020 winning photos were presented at the New Hope City Council meeting.
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New Hope City Council Approves 2021 Budget
12/15/2020
The New Hope City Council approved the 2021 city of New Hope budget and tax levy at its Dec. 14 meeting. The 2021 budget focuses on continuing to provide existing services and programs with current resources and on public safety.
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Hennepin County Essential Services: Helping COVID-Positive Residents in Isolation
12/11/2020
Hennepin County residents who test positive for COVID-19 and need assistance staying in isolation may reach out to Hennepin County’s COVID-19 Essential Services for support.
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New Hope Employee of the Year, Aaron Thelen
New Hope Announces Employee of the Year
12/10/2020
Aaron Thelen, New Hope Recreation Supervisor, was named New Hope’s 2020 Employee of the Year at the employee recognition event held Dec. 3.
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New Hope Cuts Fees to Help Local Businesses
11/25/2020
At the Monday, Nov. 23 New Hope City Council meeting, council voted unanimously in favor of two resolutions to help the businesses most directly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
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Connecting Those in Need to Community Services: New Hope Police Department to Share Embedded Social Worker with Neighboring Communities
11/24/2020
The city of New Hope has approved a two-year agreement with Hennepin County for an embedded social worker to be shared by the cities of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale.
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New Hope Streets on Road to Improvement
11/19/2020
New Hope’s 10-year pavement management plan addresses the city’s street pavement needs. Each year, New Hope Public Works staff and the city engineer rate approximately one half of all New Hope streets.
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2020 City Services Survey Results
11/17/2020
The 2020 City Services Survey was conducted July 5 to Sept. 18, and more than 800 responses were received – the most feedback in more than four years. The top rated city services include police, snowplowing, water supply and sanitary sewer.
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Carlson and Opat Recognized for Service to City
11/10/2020
The New Hope City Council recognized and thanked Representative Lyndon Carlson, Sr. and Commissioner Mike Opat for their service to the Minnesota House of Representatives and Hennepin County, respectively, and contributions to the betterment of the community.
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Self-Guided City Project Tour
11/05/2020
Each year, New Hope City Council, Commissioners, legislators and staff take a tour of the city’s development and redevelopment projects. This year looked a bit different due to COVID-19, with a virtual tour map and booklet created for self-guided tours.
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Rental Property Support Funding Now Available
11/05/2020
Funding available for tenants and landlords to cover costs of unpaid rent due to COVID-19.
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Online Inspection Scheduling Now Available!
11/04/2020
The city of New Hope now offers eScheduling for most inspection types, via the ePermits Portal.
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New Hope Appoints New Police Chief
10/29/2020
The city of New Hope is pleased announce that Tim Hoyt been appointed as the city’s next police chief, succeeding Chief Tim Fournier, contingent upon a successful background check.
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Home Energy Squad Virtual Home Audits
10/27/2020
The Home Energy Squad can help show you ways your home is using energy, as well as recommend ways to decrease your energy use.
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ORIJIN STONE Relocates Operations to New Hope
10/26/2020
ORIJIN STONE, a direct-to-trade natural stone wholesaler, relocated their operations and staff of 28 people to New Hope in October of 2020.
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Council Approves CARES Act Funding Allocations
10/16/2020
New Hope City Council has moved to formally approve allocations for funds received for eligible COVID-19 pandemic expenses form the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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New Hope Council Adopts 2040 Comprehensive Plan
10/15/2020
New Hope City Council approved a resolution adopting the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan and placing it into effect at its meeting on Sept. 12.
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New Hope Parks & Recreation Receives Awards of Excellence
09/30/2020
New Hope’s Parks and Recreation Department was recognized by the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) at the Sept. 28 City Council meeting.
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New Hope Announces 2020 RAVE! Award Winners
09/29/2020
New Hope’s 2020 RAVE! Award winners were announced and recognized by the New Hope City Council on Sept. 28.
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New Hope Enters Contract for RPZ Inspection Monitoring
09/29/2020
New Hope City Council approved a three-year contract with Brycer, LLC at its Sept. 28 meeting for services pertaining to required monitoring and inspection of reduced pressure zone devices (RPZs) within the city.
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Homeowners may qualify for help to detect and remove lead paint hazards.
Detect and Remove Lead Based Hazards
09/25/2020
Homeowners may qualify for help to detect and remove lead paint hazards.
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Council Accepts 2020 Performance Measurement and SMART Goals Document
09/24/2020
At its Sept. 21 work session, New Hope City Council accepted the 2020 Performance Measurement Report and SMART Goals document.
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Apply Now for Housing Assistance
09/22/2020
Hennepin County residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for help covering rent, mortgage payments and utilities.
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Beware of Scammers
09/16/2020
The New Hope Police Department is investigating a number of cases of scammers posing as family members, government agencies and online businesses in order to steal large amounts of money from victims.
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Tips to Reduce Water Usage
09/09/2020
Don't be surprised by a higher than usual water bill. With residents spending more time at home in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, water usage has increased.
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Property Maintenance Reference Guide
09/03/2020
The city of New Hope's Property Maintenance Reference Guide answers commonly asked property maintenance questions.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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