News & Updates

Vote early by absentee ballot

You don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. Eligible voters may vote by absentee ballot in-person at City Hall or by mail through Monday, Nov. 7.

Extended hours for absentee voting

City Hall will be open until 6 p.m. Nov. 1-4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, and until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, for residents who wish to vote via direct balloting.

Renew rental licenses online by Oct. 31

The City of Hopkins requires all rental licenses to be renewed annually by Oct. 31. The deadline is fast approaching! Be sure to renew online here.

Brent Johnson sworn in as Chief of Police

For Release: Immediately
Hopkins, MN – Former Hopkins Police Captain Brent Johnson was sworn in as Hopkins Chief of Police at the Oct. 18 City Council Meeting. Johnson takes the place of Chief Mike Reynolds, who retired from law enforcement Oct. 14.

Free Leaf and Yard Waste Pick-Up

Free fall leaf/yard waste bag pick-up begins Oct. 24 for most residents and will continue on garbage day through Nov. 17.

Public Meeting on 2017 City Budget is Dec. 6

Interested in how your tax dollars are spent? Attend the 2017 Budget Hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

2017 Burnes Park Improvements

You’re invited to a meeting to review proposed 2017 Burnes Park improvements and provide your feedback. Proposed improvements include: 

New park restroom/picnic facility, new splash pad play area, renovated warming house, new 2-5 year old play equipment, landscaping. The meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Zion Lutheran Church.
Questions: Hopkins Public Works, 952-548-6350

Halloween in Hopkins!

Hopkins is the place to be for Halloween, check out our fun events here.

Legionnaires' Update:

The Minnesota Department of health released an updated press release on 9/30, you can find the press release here..more.

Don't Miss Fire Department Open House on Oct. 15

The Hopkins Fire Department will host its annual Open House at the Hopkins Fire Station (101 17th Ave S) on Saturday, October 15, 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by for fire truck rides, hot dogs and popcorn, and lots of hands-on fun. Watch live fire demonstrations including an auto extrication and car fire, and learn valuable fire safety tips. Parking available just south of the fire station or use the lot at Ubah Medical School.

Join us for Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 7!

October 7 is national Coffee with a Cop day and the Hopkins Police are joining forces with the Depot Coffee House to host an event! Come on out from 9 to11 am and spend some time with the officers of the Hopkins Police Department while enjoying a free cup of the excellent Depot coffee.

Register to Vote Now

Go to to register to vote. It’s quick and easy! You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number. Register to vote prior to October 18 to ensure you are registered on Election Day. Registration forms are also available at City Hall...more.

Legionnaires' Update

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed three additional cases of Legionnaires' disease, bringing the total to 20. The latest (most recent) illness onset date is consistent with exprosure before remedidation began on Sept. 9 and 10th...more.

Press Release: Captain Johnson Promoted to Police Chief for the City of Hopkins

For Release: Immediately
Hopkins, MN., September 21, 2016 – The City of Hopkins announced today that Captain Brent Johnson will be promoted to Hopkins Police Chief. Johnson will be sworn in at the October 18, 2016, City Council meeting...more.

Press Release: Chief Reynolds to Retire from Law Enforcement

For Release: Immediately
Hopkins, MN., September 21, 2016 – The City of Hopkins announced today that Hopkins Police Chief Mike Reynolds will be retiring from law enforcement effective October 14, 2016...more.

Give Local Fundraiser at Pizza Rev

Buy a pizza (or any non-alcoholic menu item) and mention the fundraiser to have 20% of your purchase donated to local programs! Pizza Rev is located at 525 Blake Rd. North.

Sept. 30 - Hopkins Activity Center, Depot and Arts Center

October 27 - Cops N Kids!

October 31- Hopkins Activity Center, Depot and Arts Center

November 30 - Hopkins Activity Center, Depot and Arts Center

Highway 169 Project Updates

Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning a project that will close Highway 169 from January through late September of 2017. Be sure to sign up to receive email updates about the project here.

Press Release: Legionnaires' Disease

Hopkins, MN., September 9, 2016- On the afternoon of September 9, 2016 the City of Hopkins was informed of five cases of Legionnaires’ disease between August 4th and September 1st. The cases involved people who either reside or work within Hopkins...More.

Press Release: Jacob's Trading Company Fire

Hopkins, MN., September 9, 2016 – The Hopkins Fire Department was called to Jacob’s Trading Company...more.

Tickets on Sale for 2016-2017 Season at the Center

View the full line-up of musical talent coming to the Hopkins Center for the Arts this year.

City Improvement Projects Abound in 2016

The City is undertaking a wide variety of improvement projects in 2016. Find out about the most noticeable improvements, what to expect, and when. More...

Hopkins History Center Moving to Mainstreet

Get involved in this historic move into the former Lodge Building at 907 Mainstreet.

Get involved in the Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative

The Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative aims to increase awareness and understanding of race, equity and diversity, and promote community. Check out upcoming HREI events.

Register Now to Vote in General Election

Get ready to vote in the Nov 8 election—register to vote, check if you are registered, and find out more at Register now and save time on Election Day!

Hopkins is a Pollinator Safe City

In commemoration of National Pollinator Week, the Hopkins City Council has approved a resolution endorsing “Pollinator-Safe” policies and procedures.

Serve As An Election Judge

Want to serve your country? Be an election judge! Judges ensure that the voting process goes smoothly and honestly. More...



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