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Richfield, Minnesota

Richfield, Minnesota
Full nameRichfield, Minnesota
Official nameRichfield, Minnesota
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorDebbie Goettel - Strong DFL roots (elected 2006)
Total Area7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
Land Area6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)
Water Area0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation840 ft (256 m)
Total Population34439 (2000)
Density (pop.)1927.1/km2 (4991.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)2968805
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55423
Area code612
FIPS code27-54214 
GNIS feature ID0650061 

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Richfield is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. An inner-ring suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, it is bordered by Minneapolis to the north, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to the east, Bloomington to the south, and Edina to the west. Best Buy, the U.S.'s largest electronics retailer, has its headquarters in Richfield. The population was 34,439 at the 2000 census.

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Monthly test of an ACA Allertor 125 oudoor warning siren Located on 72nd and Nicollet Avenue at Augsburg Park in Richfield, Minnesota
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This is one of the most-loved TV ads produced by Globe University / Minnesota School of Business ( ). The ad ran during the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournaments. Globe University Minnesota School of Business sponsored the event. Our school offers MBAs, bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas online and on-site, serving students from locations in Minneapolis (the IDS Center), Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Woodbury and Moorhead, Minnesota (MN); Eau Claire, Wisconsin (WI); and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD).
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This is the music video for Lost In Prague's song "Worlds Apart," from their "From the Ashes" album. It was directed by Minnesota School of Business ( ) instructor Wayne Johnson, produced by instructor Chris Hinding, and shot in our studios in Edina. Johnson works in the school's Digital Video and Media Production department, and Hinding is part of our Music Business program. Students can get an associate degree or technical diploma in Digital Video and Media Production at our Richfield campus. We offer bachelor's degrees in Business Management: Music Business at campuses in Minneapolis (the IDS Center), Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud and Woodbury, Minnesota (MN); Eau Claire, Wisconsin (WI); and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD). We also offer associate degrees in Music Business at Brooklyn Center, Richfield, St. Cloud and Woodbury, Minnesota (MN).
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Jasmine Haynes ballin' at Richfield Middle School
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Former Cambodian legislator and opposition leader Sam Rainsy at the Minnesota State Capitol Friday and in Richfield Saturday June 11-12, 2010 to speak on his impending return to continue his fight for democracy, transparency in government and fair elections. He is meeting with Senate Minority Leader David H. Senjem (R-29) and local activist and hostess Eva Ng. Tony Sutton, chairman of the GOP, talks to Cambodian community.
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The Minnesota Historical Society's Collections Up Close Podcast takes a look at Richfield, a classic Minnesota postwar suburb. Excerpts from oral histories with long-time Richfield residents are featured, along with historic photos and documents from the community. Collections Up Close Podcast: See additional photos of suburban Richfield in the Visual Resources Database: Read about the postwar boom at the Minnesotas Greatest Generation In Their Words website:
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At Minnesota School of Business' Richfield campus ( ), you can get a degree in digital video and media production. Students learn from experienced professionals how to make high-quality videos and get to use one of the Twin Cities' top sound studios. An associate degree or technical diploma could lead you to a career as a video producer, director, videographer, video editor, storyboard artist, motion graphics developer, DVD author, etc. The Richfield campus is within easy reach to people in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington, MN.
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Students in the Business Management bachelor's degree program at Globe University / Minnesota School of Business ( ) choose an emphasis among the fields of Agricultural Business, Finance, Hospitality Management, Human Resources, and Marketing. Some campuses offer an emphasis in Music Business. The Business Management degree is available online and at all campuses, in Minneapolis (the IDS Center), Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Elk River, Lakeville, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Woodbury and Moorhead, Minnesota (MN); Eau Claire, La Crosse, Middleton and Madison, Wisconsin (WI); and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD).
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At Globe University/Minnesota School of Business ( ), you can get a degree in music business that will prepare you for a career in music, in areas like artist management, promotions, publicity, or even owning your own agency. We offer 2-year associate degrees at campuses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities area (Brooklyn Center, Richfield and Woodbury) and also in Saint Cloud, MN.
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Street design is raising a healthy debate - Minneapolis Star Tribune Tweet this news
Minneapolis Star Tribune---...- -Minnesota- River in Bloomington. The project is complex, but the hardest part is getting residents engaged, said -Richfield- City Engineer Kristin Asher. ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:24:09 GMT+00:00
Best Buy to Sell Wi-Fi-Only Version of Samsung Galaxy Tab for $499.99 - Erictric Tweet this news
Erictric--However, the -Richfield-, -Minnesota--based consumer electronics retailer will also sell a Wi-Fi-only version of the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab in silver. ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:10:37 GMT+00:00
Best Buy Begins Selling Sony's Google TV One Week Early - Erictric Tweet this news
Erictric---Richfield-, -Minnesota--base consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has apparently begun selling the new Sony Internet HDTV with Google TV one week earlier ... - Date : Mon, 18 Oct 2010 02:41:23 GMT+00:00
Best Buy Mobile Stores to Carry Apple iPad on November 7 - Erictric Tweet this news
Erictric---Richfield-, -Minnesota--based Best Buy Co. Inc. will begin selling the Apple iPad at its stand-alone Best Buy Mobile stores all across the United States, ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 23:28:25 GMT+00:00
Minneapolis Crosstown to get reopening ceremony - Tweet this news project is the reconstruction of the Interstate 35W/Highway 62 crosstown interchange along the border of south Minneapolis and -Richfield-. ... - Date : Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:27:05 GMT+00:00
Rescuer pulls mom, 2 kids from car in Minn. pond - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press---RICHFIELD-, Minn. � The -Minnesota- Department of Transportation says a state highway first responder rescued a Twin Cities woman and her two children after ... - Date : Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:23:45 GMT+00:00
Best Buy analyst on company's missed earnings - Minnesota Public Radio Tweet this news
Minnesota Public Radio--St. Paul, Minn. � First quarter earnings are in for Best Buy, and the -Richfield--based consumer electronics giant fell ... - Date : Tue, 15 Jun 2010 21:18:56 GMT+00:00
Richfield MN School Bus-Pedestrian Crash: Bus crash left girl with broken bones - NewYorkInjuryNews (press release) Tweet this news
NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)--He apparently “just didn't see her,” said Police Lt. Jay Henthorne. Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for -Minnesota- bus accident lawyers.--- - Date : Sat, 12 Jun 2010 05:06:46 GMT+00:00
Events at this weekend's farmers markets - Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) Tweet this news
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)--Marty Bergland of the -Minnesota- State Horticultural Society will provide a free demonstration at 10:30 am at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. ... - Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:57:38 GMT+00:00
Police Look For 3 Suspects In Richfield Shooting, Robbery - Tweet this news are looking for three suspects in a shooting followed by a robbery at a -Richfield- apartment building Thursday. -Richfield- Police Lt. Mike Koob says ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:04:32 GMT+00:00

Land Use Specific Acres Percent
Total City Area 4569.4 100
Streets and Highways 1249.6 27.3
Net Land Use Area 3319.8 72.7
Total Residential Total Residential Area 2396.9 52.4
Single Family 2170.8 47.5
Two Family 35.0 0.8
Town Housing 3.4 0.07
Multi-family 182.2 4.0
Care housing 5.5 0.1
Total Non-Residential Total Non-Residential Area 922.3 20.2
Commercial 205.0 4.5
Public 16.8 0.4
Quasi Public 40.4 0.9
Church 56.6 1.2
School 109.2 2.4
Park 468.6 10.3
Railroad 11.8 0.3
Vacant 13.9 0.3

Top Employers :
# Employer # of Employees
1 Best Buy (HQ) 5,200
2 Richfield Public Schools 656
3 GMAC ResCap 530
4 Metro Sales, Inc. 243
5 City of Richfield 205
6 Best Buy (store) 200
7 Target 200
8 Richfield Health Center 122
9 Metro Dentalcare 119
10 Weis Builders 119

Population statistics :
Year Population Number of People Employed in Richfield
1940 3,778
1950 17,502
1960 42,523
1970 47,231 10,328
1980 37,851 10,698
1990 35,710 10,844
2000 34,439 11,602
2010  37,500 17,100
2020  40,000 19,300

Municipalities and communities of Hennepin County, Minnesota

County seat: Minneapolis
CitiesBloomington * Brooklyn Center * Brooklyn Park * Champlin * Chanhassen � * Corcoran * Crystal * Dayton � * Deephaven * Eden Prairie * Edina * Excelsior * Golden Valley * Greenfield * Greenwood * Hanover � * Hopkins * Independence * Long Lake * Loretto * Maple Grove * Maple Plain * Medicine Lake * Medina * Minneapolis * Minnetonka * Minnetonka Beach * Minnetrista * Mound * New Hope * Orono * Osseo * Plymouth * Richfield * Robbinsdale * Rockford � * Rogers * Shorewood * Spring Park * St. Anthony � * St. Bonifacius * St. Louis Park * Tonka Bay * Wayzata * Woodland
Fort Snelling
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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