News & Features

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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Stay Safe, Minnesota
11/20/2020
On Wednesday, Governor Walz announced Emergency Executive Order 20-99, implementing the following dial-back measures to help slow the community spread of COVID-19.
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Hennepin County Offering New Relief for Bars, Restaurants and More
11/20/2020
Starting Monday, November 23, business can apply for new grant funding to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19.
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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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Holiday Food, Coat and Toy Drives
11/12/2020
New Hope city employees are sponsoring food,toy and coat drives to help local familes in need this holiday season.
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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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New Hope Unofficial Election Results
11/04/2020
Unofficial local results for the 2020 election are in. Results remain unofficial until signed by the Canvassing Board on Nov. 13.
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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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2020 In Focus Photo Contest: Voting Now Open!
11/01/2020
Online voting for the 2020 In Focus Photo Contest’s People’s Choice Award runs now through Nov. 30.
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New Ruling Changes Ballot Due Date
10/30/2020
A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday evening that ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3) must be set aside and could face legal challenges that would result in them not being counted.
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Turn Your Pumpkins into Compost
10/29/2020
After the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, what does your pumpkin turn into? How about turning it into valuable compost?
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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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Direct Balloting Now Available at City Hall
10/27/2020
Direct balloting is now available for early voters at New Hope City Hall.
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ORIJUN 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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Weekly Update with Mayor Kathi Hemken
10/22/2020
New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken provides a weekly update on city happenings.
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Now Hiring: Police Officers
10/21/2020
The city of New Hope is currently hiring police officers.
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West Metro Police Departments Host Interactive Community Conversation on Policing
10/21/2020
Three west metro police departments invite community members to join a virtual conversation on policing in an effort to strengthen ties between law enforcement agencies and the people they serve.
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National Fire Prevention Month
10/20/2020
October is National Fire Prevention Month- a time when public service departments across the country spread the word about fire safety. In Minnesota, unattended cooking was the leading cause of structure fires in 2019 and nearly half of all fires nationwide start in the kitchen.
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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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Don't Wait to Return Your Absentee Ballot!
10/14/2020
Absentee ballots are arriving in the mail for those who have already requested one. Due to the expected record-breaking number of people voting by mail, we encourage all voters to return their ballot as soon as they’ve completed it. This ensures your ballot arrives on time and gets counted.
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Voter Pre-Registration Ends Tomorrow!
10/12/2020
Tomorrow, Oct. 13, is your last chance to pre-register for the 2020 general election. If you don't register by then, you'll need to do so when you vote.
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2020 Census Open Until Oct. 31
10/06/2020
The deadline to complete the 2020 Census has been extended until Oct. 31. Those who haven’t already completed the census should be counted today.
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Oct. 10 is Special Materials Drop-Off Day
10/01/2020
The Hennepin Recycling Group, which includes the city of New Hope, is holding a drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10.
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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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What's on the Ballot?
09/30/2020
Want to do your research before completing your absentee ballot or heading to the polls on Nov. 3? Sample ballots are available at mnvotes.org.
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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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Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day
09/22/2020
It’s National Voter Registration Day- make sure you are registered to vote! It’s quick and easy to check your registration status and register online at mnvotes.org.
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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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MN Department of Health Visiting New Hope Households
09/18/2020
Minnesota Department of Health officials will be going door-to-door in New Hope conducting a voluntary COVID-19 public health survey in an effort to better understand how COVID-19 has spread in Minnesota communities.
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Absentee (Early) Voting begins Sept. 18
09/17/2020
Absentee voting by mail and in-person for the General Election begins on Friday, Sept.18. Hennepin County will also start sending ballots to those who have already requested to receive one by mail.
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Buy a Home This Year? Apply for Homestead
09/16/2020
After moving into your new home, you can apply for homestead online. Homeowners who qualify for homestead may receive a market value exclusion, which can reduce your property taxes in the following year.
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Join Us for a Movie in the Park on Sept. 26!
09/16/2020
Families, come and watch the movie, "Captain Marvel" on a jumbo screen at the brand-new New Hope Performance Center in Civic Center Park on Sept. 26.
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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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New Hope City Council Approves Preliminary 2021 Budget
09/15/2020
The New Hope City Council approved the 2021 New Hope preliminary budget and maximum tax levy at its meeting on Sept. 14 and they were certified to the Hennepin County Auditor.
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2020 Census: Last Chance to Get Counted!
09/14/2020
Each person counted for the census equals an extra $28,000 in state and federal spending per person over the next decade! If you don't get counted, our entire community misses out on vital support.
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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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New Hope is Recruiting Police Explorers
09/08/2020
The New Hope Police Explorers program is looking for 14-21 year olds that want the opportunity to gain working knowledge through hands on experience.
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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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2020 In Focus Photo Contest Now Open
09/02/2020
New Hope’s annual In Focus photo contest is back!
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New Hope Cancels National Night Out Event for 2020
08/26/2020
The city of New Hope has made the difficult decision to cancel National Night Out, New Hope’s Night to Unite for 2020 in the interest of public health and safety.
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New Hope Tobacco Ordinance Amendment Approved
08/25/2020
At its meeting of Aug. 24, New Hope City Council voted to approve a tobacco use ordinance amendment.
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Civic Center Park Update
08/24/2020
City staff provides CCX Media with an update on the Civic Center Park project.
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The Census is Making House Calls
08/17/2020
The 2020 Census is still underway and census takers will be visiting those who haven’t completed it yet.
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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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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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Outdoor Movie Series
07/17/2020
Enjoy an outdoor movie this summer with two free upcoming events.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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