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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Let's Go Virtual!

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Coon Rapids Police will offer residents a virtual Night to Unite experience this year, instead of attending in-person gatherings which have been typical in years past. The annual event normally held on the first Tuesday in August was postponed until Octob...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Sept. 18

2020 Election

Voters choosing to vote by absentee early can come to Coon Rapids City Hall during business hours starting September 18 to cast their ballot for the General Election. Absentee voting continues through Monday, November 2.Voting takes place in the Civic Cen...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Need Housing Help?

Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Help is available for renters and homeowners experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Governor Walz announced that up to $100 million of funding will be allocated from the state’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to create the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Prog...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Riverwind Park Renovation

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The new and improved Riverwind Park in Coon Rapids is now award-winning! The Minnesota Recreation and Park Association selected the Riverwind Park renovation for an Award of Excellence. 

Riverwind Park was completely rehabilitated in 2019. Funding...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Anoka County Transit Needs Study

Share Your Ideas

Anoka County is conducting a transit needs study. If you currently use transit and transportation services or would like to use transit or transportation services in the future, then the study team would like to hear from you. They are interested in learn...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Primary Election Day Results

2020 Election

Update 8-12-20

See Primary Election Results here.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 11. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling location and read other election information, visit the Elections page on the City website.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 9-21-20

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The City continues to update its information as changes occur.

State of Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This State o...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Visit the Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The 2020 Coon Rapids Farmers Market is on! Vendors are open every Wednesday for shopping starting mid July to mid October.

Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!

July 15 - October 7, 20203-6 p.m.Coon Rapids Ice Center11000 C...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Find Your Zen!

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Some Coon Rapids Parks & Recreation programs are available in July and August 2020. Participants are reminded to practice safe distancing and good hand hygiene. Registration is required. Sign up NOW! Register online at coonrapidsmn.gov and click on th...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message to the Coon Rapids Community: From Police Chief Brad Wise

Newsflash

Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opinion ab...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Back in Business!

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The wait is over... Kendall’s opens on Wednesday, June 10 for curbside pick up and patio dining! Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse is located at 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW. Kendall’s will serve from its tavern menu daily fro...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

In Need of a Home Loan?

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Are you considering a home improvement project this summer? The City has great loan programs available to residents.The City of Coon Rapids offers several loan programs to help homeowners with repairs, remodeling and down payment assistance. All of these ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Reserve Your Garden Plot

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Reserve your plot now for the 2020 growing season. Garden plots are available in two different sizes with water accessibility from May 1 to October 15.

Community Garden Location: 121st Avenue and Xeon Street, Coon Rapids

Cost: Large Plot (...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Hot Ashes Pose Fire Risk

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Hot ash and garbage cans don’t mix! That’s the warning from the Coon Rapids Fire Department. 

Hot embers from a recreational fire or fireplace that are improperly disposed can lead to garage or shed fires, and even spread to a ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wanted: Water Monitors

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Coon Creek Watershed District is seeking volunteers to help monitor levels of chloride (salt) in water bodies throughout Coon Rapids.

Volunteers receive four chloride test strips to measure chloride levels in street runoff or a nearby body of water (whiche...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Creek "Makeover" Continues

Sand Creek Restoration

As many Sand Creek trail users are aware, a portion of the creek received a habitat restoration makeover in 2019. Funded by state and federal grants, the project was spearheaded by Coon Creek Watershed District in partnership with the City of Coon Rapids....

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Detective Honored

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Cameron Gustafson, a detective with the Coon Rapids Police Department, has been honored with the Child Passenger Safety Star Award from the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program. The award honors individuals who are making a difference to reduce traffic fa...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

The Coon Rapids City Council is considering a possible recreational facility at the site of Boulevard Plaza, located near 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.

The Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., opened in September 2011 as part of a long-t...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 City Budget

2020 Budget in Brief

What is in the City's budget for 2020? Read the Citizens Budget in Brief. The document explains the highlights of the budget in an easy-to-understand manner.

Read the 2020 Citizens Budget in Brief document here.

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Photo Contest Winners

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The Coon Rapids Arts Commission announces the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest. First place winners in both age groups receive a $100 prize, second place winners earn $50. 

Thank you to all who submitted black & white photographs taken within...

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City Homepage
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes plans to develop 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes to be built on 43 acres of vacant City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avoc...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

D-E-A National R-X take back, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with pills spilling out of an o

Keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The next prescription drug take-back event is coming soon at the Coon Rapids Police Department. 

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs and unused or expired Epi-pens safely by bringing them to this ...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Virtual Tours Available

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When the time is right to gather again with friends and family… the Coon Rapids Civic Center will be here waiting for you! Check out our beautiful and versatile facility TODAY, from the comfort of your couch.

Virtual tours are now available via ...

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Civic Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Banquet Room for Indoor Events

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Perfect for up to 230 guests and direct access to our beautifully landscaped outdoor patio and gazebo.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Civic Center Availability

Civic Center Facility Availability

The first step in event planning is to book the facility. Check if the Civic Center is available for your event!

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Guest Reviews

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See what our clients have said about their special celebrations at the Coon Rapids Civic Center

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Community Update: 9/18/20

Voting

Early voting for the General Election begins, elementary students return to the classroom, parking lot bingo and more!

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 9/17/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

City Council Meeting: 9/15/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Candidate Forum: 8/24/20

2020 Election

Get to know the candidates running for Coon Rapids City Council. They participated in a Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on August 24, 2020.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Community Update: 9/11/20

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Remembering the victims of 9/11, gearing up for the new school year and more!

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Community Update: 9/4/20

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The City Council adopts the preliminary 2021 tax levy, an update on the business relief grant program and more!

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

City Council Meeting: 9/1/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Community Update: 8/28/20

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On this week’s show... business relief grants, the latest Back to School plans and more!

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 8/20/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, August 20, 2020.

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Community Update: 8/21/20

Community Update 8/21/20

This week on Community Update... police remember Officer Greg Koss, teachers share school reopening concerns and more local news.

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

City Council Meeting: 8/18/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Community Update: 8/14/20

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Primary Election results, Tee It Up for the Troops at Bunker Hills and more!

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Community Update: 8/7/20

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Celebrating the completion of the Hanson Blvd. overpass project, the latest on back to school plans and more!

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

City Council Meeting: 8/4/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Community Update: 7/31/20

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Reopening Minnesota schools, help for homeowners making property improvements, the splash pad reopens and more!

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Community Update: 7/24/20

Rendering of Bunker Beach Improvements

A statewide mask mandate, two new faces on the CRPD, major improvements at Bunker Beach and more!

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

City Council Meeting: 7/21/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 7/16/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Community Update: 7/17/20

Food at Farmers Market

The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens, a food distribution at CRMS, registration for Night to Unite and more!

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Community Update: 7/10/20

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ARCC preparing for some on-campus classes this fall, a local veteran receives a new roof and more!

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Council Meeting: 7/7/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Community Update: 6/26/20

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Local libraries reopen, the search for election judges, a City Council candidate forum and more!

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Community Update: 6/19/20

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More development in Port Riverwalk, phase 2 of improvements at CRHS and more!

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Community Update: 6/5/20

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Filings for public office, outdoor dining begins and special recognition for the Class of 2020!

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Community Update: 5/22/20

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Small retail businesses begin to reopen, a drive thru graduation celebration for ARCC students and more!

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Community Update: 5/8/20

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The 4th of July Celebration is canceled, the Recycling Center reopens, a car cruise and more!

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Community Update: 4/24/20

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On this week’s show...online learning will continue for the rest of the school year, Bunker Hills Golf Club reopens and more!

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Early Voting Begins for General Election

With just a month and a half to go until Election Day the focus on the 2020 Vote is heating up. Today marks the first day Minnesotans can cast a ballot in the General Election.There were people waiting in line on Friday at Coon Rapids City Hall, when the ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Elementary Schools Start Hybrid Learning

Elementary students returned to all Anoka-Hennepin Schools this week, including Sand Creek Elementary. For now, the schools will follow a hybrid learning model, which puts fewer kids in the school buildings each day. Planning for a safe return to school d...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Seniors Take Part in Parking Lot Bingo

Here’s something you don’t see everyday.  A drive-in bingo session!On Monday, local seniors took part in Parking Lot Bingo at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex.  They tuned into a special FM station to hear the bingo cal...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Coon Rapids High School Holds Orientation Week

It’s back-to-school for students - but not the return to classes that families are used to.  This week students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District stepped back inside school buildings for the first time in nearly six months. It was o...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Federal Grant Secured for New Rum River Bridge

A local construction project has secured a big federal grant of its own.  On Thursday, Governor Tim Walz announced that the state is receiving $15 million for the Highway 10 Rum River bridge replacement project.  Beginning in 2022, MnDOT...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

A Tribute to the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks

Today marks a somber anniversary in our country. 19 years ago, terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 Americans in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. And to this day those victims are not being forgotten.On top of the Main Street Bridge, as truck...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

CARES Act Funding for Election Safety

The city is receiving some money to help administer a safe election in the era of COVID.

The money comes from the federal CARES Act which is being funneled through the Secretary of State’s Office.  Coon Rapids is getting about $31,000. &...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Resurfacing Project on Coon Rapids Blvd.

Expect some delays if you travel Coon Rapids Boulevard in the coming weeks.Starting September 8, Anoka County will begin a mill and overlay project from 111th Avenue to just east of Hanson Boulevard.  Traffic will be reduced to just one lane in e...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

CTN Wins 16 National Awards

A record haul for CTN at a national video awards ceremony this week.  On Thursday night, CTN took home 16 awards at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors annual conference.  Here’s a list of the w...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Teachers' Rally as School Board Approves Plans for Fall

Dozens of Anoka-Hennepin teachers rallied before Monday night’s School Board meeting demanding more of a voice in the discussions surrounding Back to School plans this fall.Nearly 200 teachers stood, socially distant, around the block of the San...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Community Mural Unveiled at ARCC

We have an update now on a story we brought you back in March involving a one-thousand square foot community mural at Anoka Ramsey Community College.The college posted these photos on Facebook Thursday night showing off the finished product.  Doz...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Remembering Officer Greg Koss

Coon Rapids Police are mourning the loss of one of their own this week after the sudden death of a 30-year member of the department. Officer Greg Koss, 53, passed away of natural causes at his home on Monday morning. This week, Coon Rapids flags flew at h...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Teachers Share Concern Over Back-to-School Plans

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is pushing back the start of classes by one week. The week of Labor Day will now be used for orientation for students. Meanwhile, as preparations for the new school year kick into high gear teachers still have some conce...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Hanson Blvd./121st Ave. Intersection Reopens

Some good news for commuters who use the intersection of 121st Avenue and Hanson Boulevard.  Earlier this week, crews activated the new traffic signal at that corner, once again allowing all turning movements at the intersection.  New tu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Program to Help Parents of School-Aged Children

Parents who need to work during the coming school year face challenges to keep their kids busy while making time for shifting school models. Now there’s help for families with children who will be learning virtually this fall.Summer fun is in fu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

AMC Coon Rapids Reopening August 20

Starting next week, the world’s largest movie theater chain will begin reopening locations across the US that have been shuttered since the start of the pandemic.The AMC here in Coon Rapids will be one of the first to reopen on August 20. &n...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Bunker Hills Hosts 'Tee It Up for the Troops'

It isn’t about making par when Tee It Up for the Troops comes to Bunker Hills Golf Club. The annual charity tournament, which raises money for veterans’ causes, celebrated its tenth anniversary in Coon Rapids on Friday. Each year at th...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Celebrating the Completion of Hanson Blvd. Overpass Project

Local and state officials gathered this week on top of the new railroad overpass on Hanson Boulevard to mark the completion of the project which has been years in the making.It took two construction seasons to complete all of the work on what can be descr...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

New Traffic Signal for Busy Roadway in Riverdale

Another busy area of town is about to get some safety improvements.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved plans and specifications and ordered advertisement of bids for a new traffic signal in the Riverdale area.  The signal will be installe...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Families Consider Hybrid vs. Distance Learning

Families with school-age children are debating whether or not to send their students back to the classroom. The Anoka-Hennepin School District would like parents to share their intentions for fall by next week. The options before parents right now are to ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Anoka-Hennepin Schools Opt for Hybrid Model for Fall

UPDATE AT 5 P.M. ON JULY 31: The Anoka-Hennepin School District announced late Friday afternoon that they will use a hybrid model for fall.  Students in grades K-12 will go to school two days a week and do distance learning three days a week. &am...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Splash Pad at Boulevard Plaza Reopens

Exciting news for families in the area.  The splash pad at Boulevard Plaza is now open.  But there are some changes due to the coronavirus.  Splash pad users must take turns and observe social distancing, staying within family g...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

'Home for Generations II' Program Helping Local Homeowners

Homeowners looking to take on a remodeling project have a leg up in Coon Rapids. The City offers a variety of incentives to help get the job done, including the Home for Generations II program.  

CTN’s Jennifer Anderson met with a partic...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

CRPD Welcomes 2 New Police Officers

Coon Rapids has two new police officers patrolling the streets of the city.  On Tuesday night, Officers Andrew Olson and John Ormston were given the oath of office by Mayor Jerry Koch.  The two were hired as trainees earlier this year an...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Bunker Beach Getting New Wave Pool, Other Improvements

If you’re a fan of waterparks, you’ve no doubt heard Bunker Beach is closed due to COVID-19. Now, the popular summertime destination is getting a major construction upgrade, courtesy of Anoka County.

“They are under constructi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Local Woman Named 'ATV Safety Instructor of the Year'

A Coon Rapids woman has been named the 2019 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year.  The announcement was made by the DNR on Monday.  Janelle Secord has taught two classes per year for the past 12 years.  She’s also an acti...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Coon Rapids Farmers Market Opens for Season

As we hit the middle of summer, fresh food is being harvested from gardens across the region.On Wednesday, the Coon Rapids Farmers Market opened for the season.  It’s located in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center.  C...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Food Distribution at Coon Rapids Middle School

Distance learning this past spring brought the issue of hungry families to the forefront. Now during the summer school break, Coon Rapids Middle School continues to help its hungry families in need. Monthly food distributions from the school food shelf ha...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Reflections on George Floyd, Unrest, and History-in-the-Making

The Anoka County Historical Society spends much of their time reflecting on the past.  But now their eyes are turned to the present as part of a new online survey, History Gather. The latest survey is focused on the death of George Floyd and the ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

ARCC Planning Some In-Person Classes This Fall

Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Anoka Technical College are both preparing for a partial return to campus this fall.At ARCC, just 20 percent of classes will be held on-campus for the fall semester with the rest being conducted online.  And...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Coon Rapids Veteran Receives New Roof

A Coon Rapids veteran has a new roof over his head thanks to some special volunteers.Scott Favilla, a U.S. Army veteran wounded in the Gulf War, received a new roof today as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project.  Through a p...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

11-year-old's Experiment Destined for the Edge of Space

Imagine launching an experiment into space on a real NASA sounding rocket... or reaching the edge of space with a NASA high-altitude balloon.

Imagine conducting that experiment at just 11 years of age. 

That is Ruby Demmer’s current reali...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Anoka County Libraries Reopen to the Public

All Anoka County libraries, except for the Mississippi Library in Fridley, reopened to the public this week after being shut down for the past three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Anoka County is the first library system in the metro area to reopen w...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

More Development Coming to Gateway Commerce Center

More development is planned in the Gateway Commerce Center off Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.The Planning Commission recently approved a site plan for a 7,900 square foot multi-tenant commercial building on property just to the north of the Taco Bell. &...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Grant Funds Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Two new electric vehicle charging stations will put Coon Rapids on the map. This week, Coon Rapids installed charging stations in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center and at the City Hall campus, outside the Civic Center.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Construction Resumes at CRHS

The impressive new entrance completed at Coon Rapids High School last year was just the beginning. A second phase of construction is underway thanks to the Fit for the Future referendum voters approved in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in 2017. This r...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Students Design Logo for CRPD Drone

Police work in Coon Rapids is getting a lift thanks to the department’s latest tool. The city bought a unmanned aircraft system, or what’s more commonly known as a drone, to help with police work.“Anytime that the UAS is flyi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

No Spectators Allowed at 3M Open

The 3M Open returns to Blaine next month but due to the pandemic fans won’t be allowed at the tournament.Tournament officials, who made the announcement on Monday, say the decision was made in accordance with current Minnesota guidelines which l...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Restaurants Reopen for Outdoor Dining

A welcome sight at restaurants across the state this week after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz loosened restrictions to allow for outdoor dining as of June 1. But some business owners are getting creative to stay competitive.On the outdoor patio at Chanticle...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

J.C. Penney Closing Coon Rapids Location

We learned late this week that a major retailer in Coon Rapids is closing its doors as it restructures after filing bankruptcy last month.On Thursday, J.C. Penney announced that it is shuttering 154 stores across the nation including four here in Minnesot...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

CRHS Seniors Honored with Signs on Northdale Blvd.

The Class of 2020 officially bids farewell to Coon Rapids High School this weekend.  And they are being recognized in a unique way due to the unusual circumstances of their senior year.For the last week, signs have lined Northdale Boulevard in fr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Small Retail Businesses Begin Reopening

Many small retail businesses started reopening this week after being closed for nearly two months due to the coronavirus.CTN’s Steve Antus visited shops in downtown Anoka where owners are happy to be back in business.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

ARCC Students Participate in Drive Thru Graduation Celebration

Covid-19 may have cancelled their in person graduation ceremony but students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College still received special recognition for their achievements.  On Friday, the college hosted a drive up recognition event for graduates. &...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Surprise Wedding Parade for Local Couple

A lot of plans are being altered by the coronavirus including wedding ceremonies.  But that didn’t stop a local couple from tying the knot at home this week.And they got a few surprise guests in the form of a wedding parade on Thursday ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mercy Hospital Prepares for Restart of Elective Surgeries

Governor Tim Walz is allowing elective surgeries to resume in Minnesota next week.  The new order covers hospitals and surgery centers along with dental and veterinary clinics.Mercy Hospital officials say they are prepared for elective surgeries ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Demand Up at ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka

Local food shelves are seeing spikes in demand amid the pandemic but there’s also a bright spot: more donations.The ACBC Food Shelf has switched to a drive-up model of service.  Families pop the trunk and staff members load up their car...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Saturday Night Cruise on Coon Rapids Blvd.

For the past few weekends, Coon Rapids Boulevard has been filled with more traffic than usual.  Car enthusiasts have been taking part in a "Saturday Night Cruise."  CTN’s Steve Antus takes us there.

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Bunker Hills Golf Club Reopens

Golfers are excited to once again be hitting the greens.  Late last week, Governor Tim Walz lifted restrictions on golf courses in Minnesota, allowing them to reopen while keeping social distancing guidelines in mind.  And it didn&rs...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Distance Learning Ordered for Rest of School Year

It’s not the news students and parents wanted to hear but this week Governor Tim Walz confirmed students won’t be returning to the classroom this school year.  His announcement Thursday is an especially difficult one for this ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Construction Crews Busy on Hanson Boulevard

Construction crews have been busy in recent weeks working to make Hanson Boulevard safer and better for commuters.The $4.6 million project is happening north of Highway 10 between Northdale Boulevard and Main Street.  This week, grading crews hav...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Development News - 2nd Qtr 2020

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Read the latest information about Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Title Boxing Club

Title Boxing Club featured in the Business Spotlight article.

A global health pandemic is not going to slow down Coon Rapids native Jesse Hauf… instead, he sees opportunity. Hauf and his family have been plenty busy running 10K Brewing in downtown Anoka. With the brewery business going strong, Hauf began ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 9-21-20

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The City continues to update its information as changes occur.

State of Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This State o...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - LeRoy's Customs

Business Spotlight LeRoy's Customs

“If you can dream it, we can paint it!” This is the philosophy LeRoy’s Customs has adopted and delivered to countless customers all over the Midwest with its custom paint work. 

When Todd Cabrera took over the busines...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Development News - 1st Qtr 2020

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Coon Rapids Economic Development released its first quarter report for 2020. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows im...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Port Riverwalk Spring Construction Update

Home Drawings for Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes is developing 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes on 43 acres of formerly City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. It...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Pre-leasing for Luxury Apartments

Lyra new apartment home

"Lyra," a luxury market-rate building located next to Riverdale Transit Station (off Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue) is now pre-leasing and has an on-site showroom available for those interested in reserving an apartment home. The building...

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Watch a video to see the apartment homes here! Economic Development
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Port Riverwalk Winter Construction Update

Port Riverwalk

Several roads have been removed in the area of Avocet Street near Coon Rapids Boulevard, as part of redevelopment in this area known as “Port Riverwalk.” Local access is currently affected by construction for this project. The frontage...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Development News - 3rd Qtr 2019

DevelopmentHighlights_newsflash

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it’s third quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Advanced Figure Skaters

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Our coaches support and assist skaters to reach competitive goals.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Coon Rapids Ice Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

COVID 19 Preparedness Plan

Staff at the Coon Rapids Ice Center are working hard to help lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. New operational enhancements have been put in place to ensure the safety of guests, and we ask for guest participation and partnership in this process as...

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Ice Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

The Coon Rapids Skating School has a team of dedicated coaches that love what they do and support their skaters at all levels.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2020

Night to Unite Moves to Virtual Platform October 6

NighttoUniteVirtual

Coon Rapids Police will offer residents a virtual Night to Unite experience this year, instead of attending in-person gatherings which have been typical in years past. The annual event normally held on the first Tuesday in August was postponed until Octob...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 1, 2020

2019 Annual Report

Police Annual Report 2019

Have you ever wondered about how many calls CRPD responds to in a year? Or what day of the week has the most crashes in Coon Rapids? Read the 2019 Annual Report. It’s full of information about the Coon Rapids Police Department and the community....

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Police Department
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message to the Coon Rapids Community: From Police Chief Brad Wise

Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opinion ab...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Detective Honored

Glass Star-shaped award

Cameron Gustafson, a detective with the Coon Rapids Police Department, has been honored with the Child Passenger Safety Star Award from the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program. The award honors individuals who are making a difference to reduce traffic fa...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: Public Roadway Easement Vacation

The Coon Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing and make a decision on the following matter:

Public Hearing Notice: Public Roadway Easement Vacation for the Port Riverwalk area.

Read the full notice here.

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Public Notices & Hearings

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