Bloomington

Considered by some to be a bedroom community, this fifth-largest Minnesota city has more jobs per capita than either Minneapolis or St. Paul. It's home to Mall of America.

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Population:

82,893

County:

Hennepin

ZIP Codes:

55420, 55425, 55431, 55435, 55437, 55438

Incorporated

1858

Mayor:

Gene Winstead

City Manager:

Mark Bernhardson

City Hall:

1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431-3027

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Bloomington seeks charges against Mall of America protesters

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 24 2014 - 6:09 AM

Bloomington authorities are seeking charges against organizers of an anti-police-brutality demonstration at the Mall of America that upended one of the busiest — and lucrative — shopping...

Mexican grill's fired white workers claim bias

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 23 2014 - 5:41 AM

White employees of a Mexican restaurant in Bloomington can press their lawsuit against a South Dakota corporation they say fired them because the company policy was to hire only Mexicans or Hispanics...

Bloomington hires new city manager from Brooklyn Park

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 10 2014 - 8:24 PM

Jamie Verbrugge, praised for his leadership as Brooklyn Park’s city manager since 2008, will take on the same job in Bloomington.Bloomington officials announced Wednesday that Verbrugge has...

Twin Cities orchestrator of $2M mortgage fraud scheme gets 12 years in prison

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 9 2014 - 9:07 PM

An Independence man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for directing a mortgage fraud scheme that cost lenders about $2 million, with one loan taken out for a million-dollar penthouse...

Auto dealers fight Bloomington zoning plan with robocalls

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 8 2014 - 9:57 PM

Zoning laws are typically one of the least exciting aspects of city government.But the fight over a potential rezoning of the Southtown Shopping Center in Bloomington got downright spicy last week...

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Recent sales in Bloomington

Date Address Sale price
09/05/2014 10344 Berkshire Rd. 161,094
09/05/2014 10344 Berkshire Rd. 158,094
09/03/2014 9910 Morgan Av. S. 240,800
08/27/2014 8006 Upton Av. S. 240,000
08/27/2014 7401 W. 101st St. Apt. 102 80,000
08/20/2014 9601 15th Av. S. 205,000
08/18/2014 8806 Logan Av. S. 270,000
08/18/2014 4575 W. 80th St. Circle Apt. 317 64,000
08/15/2014 8700 Penn Av. S. 111,000
08/06/2014 10448 Xylon Rd. S. 238,000

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