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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ZIP Codes:

55420, 55425, 55431, 55435, 55437, 55438




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City Manager:

Mark Bernhardson

City Hall:

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

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Abusive teacher sued by Bloomington student

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 8 2014 - 9:41 PM

The family of a 10-year-old boy has filed a federal lawsuit against the substitute teacher found guilty of malicious punishment of the Bloomington student and three of his classmates.Laura Avery, 61,...

Bloomington seeks ideas for a more biker, walker-friendly city plan

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 8 2014 - 5:25 AM

Bloomington is asking the public for ideas as the city works on a plan to make it easier to bike and walk in Minnesota’s fifth-largest city.Its new alternative transportation plan is being...

Feds pull plug on moving Minnesota immigration office

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 1 2014 - 10:57 PM

Bowing to pressure, the federal government is reversing a plan to move a vital immigration office to the outskirts of Bloomington, 3 miles from the closest bus stop.In a rare case where it admitted...

Comedian Adam Richmond acquitted of sexually assaulting server at club

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 17 2014 - 9:45 PM

A nationally known comic was acquitted Tuesday of accusations that he sexually assaulted a Mall of America comedy-club server at her home.Adam S. Richmond, 39, of West Hollywood, Calif., was charged...

Bloomington city manager to retire at year's end

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 12 2014 - 7:48 AM

After 23 years at the helm of Minnesota’s fifth-biggest city, Bloomington City Manager Mark Bernhardson is retiring at the end of the year.He recently notified the City Council that he will...

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Recent sales in Bloomington

Date Address Sale price
07/18/2014 3801 W. 98th St. Apt. 406 132,000
07/18/2014 4601 Normandale Highlands Dr. 287,000
07/18/2014 7313 Woodstock Curv 145,000
07/18/2014 5173 Balmoral Lane 106,900
07/17/2014 10137 Dupont Av. S. 272,900
07/17/2014 8444 Emerson Av. S. 164,900
07/17/2014 9630 Park Av. S. 179,900
07/17/2014 10900 Drew Av. S. 212,000
07/16/2014 9125 Morgan Av. S. 250,000
07/16/2014 2413 W. 107th St. 215,500

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