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    Election 2024

    Posted on January 4, 2024

    The Presidential Nomination Primary is March 5, 2024, with absentee voting available between Jan. 19 and March 4. Read on...
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    Discounted Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

    Posted on February 26, 2024

    Mendota Heights residents can purchase a discounted rain barrels and compost bins at the annual Recycling Association of Minnesota sale starting Wednesday, March 1. Read on...
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    Spring Tree Sale

    Posted on February 26, 2024

    The Annual Mendota Heights Tree Sale begins March 4 at 8 a.m. Residents can purchase trees at a discounted rate of $60 per tree. There is a limit two per resident on a first-come, first-served basis; quantities are limited. Read on...
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    Oak Awards Deadline Extended

    Posted on February 15, 2024

    The Natural Resources Commission sponsors the Oak Awards Program to celebrate leadership, education/outreach, and project efforts that advance natural resources within the city. The deadline for submitting award nominations has been extended to March 22! Read on...
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    City Seeks Community Input on Parks Master Plan

    Posted on February 9, 2024

    The City of Mendota Heights has begun a Master Planning process of the City's Park System. Community input is vital to this planning process! There are three opportunities to participate right now. Read on...
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    Tree of the Month: River Birch

    Posted on February 9, 2024

    The River Birch is a native conifer tree species in the Birch (Betulaceae) family, found in flood plains and wetland in the Eastern U.S., and most abundant in the southeast, but its native range extends north to New England and southern Minnesota. Read on...
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    Weed of the Month: Russian Olive

    Posted on February 1, 2024

    Russian Olive is an invasive, non-native tree that grows 10 to 35 feet tall. Russian Olive trees reproduce quickly, especially in disturbed areas, and can sucker from roots. Read on...
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    Council Approves Utility Franchise Fees

    Posted on January 11, 2024

    At their Jan. 9 meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance implementing franchise fees on gas and electric services. Over the next three months, residents will see a $2 franchise fee on both their monthly gas and electric bills. Read on...
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