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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 4 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Stepping Up Sustainability

Minnesota GreenStep Cities - Step 5 Achieved!

We’re stepping it up in Coon Rapids! The City is proud to announce it has achieved Step 5 in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. This is the top recognition available for taking more than 95 sustainable actions to reduce energy, cut costs an...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Upcoming Themed Skating Events!

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Enjoy an evening of skating at one of our themed skating events at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Concessions, skate rentals and skate sharpening available for purchase throughout the evening.

Adults $5, seniors 55+ and students ages 6-18 $4 each. 5 ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Saturday, Oct. 22

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Bring the kids to Sand Creek Park on Saturday, Oct. 22 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for trick or treating and fall fun. Learn about local organizations that serve youth in the Coon Rapids community like athletic associations, clubs, volunteer groups and mor...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Proposed 2023 City Budget

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The Coon Rapids City Council has adopted the preliminary tax levy for 2023. The preliminary tax levy for next year has been set at $33.3 million, which is a 7.5% increase from the 2022 tax levy. While it can't be increased, the tax levy can be de...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fall Hours Begin at Recycling Center

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As the calendar switches to October, new hours are now in effect at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center.The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April, and is located at 1827 111th Avenue. All Anoka County residents a...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Become a Recycling Ambassador!

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Become a recycling ambassador! Join fellow recycling enthusiasts to learn from industry experts and have the chance to reduce waste in Anoka County.The next virtual class starts on Oct. 11 and runs every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. through Nov. 15. Cla...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Congratulations Winners!

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Content Winners Announced!

2022 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Together Again.

Here are the winning photos, selected by the arts commis...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Absentee Voting for General Election

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If you are unable to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8), you can vote by absentee ballot. Absentee voting for the primary starts Friday, Sept. 23 and closes on Monday, Nov. 7.Voters can request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that harms ash trees. It was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in 2009 and made its way to Coon Rapids by 2017. The pest won’t be going away anytime soon.So far in 2022, City Forester Tommy Schibill...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved the waiver of a fireworks display license fee for the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting a DWI grant from th...
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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Solar Energy for Your Home

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Thinking about going solar? Grow Solar Twin Cities is a great way to reduce your energy bills, support the local economy, and help create a healthier environment. The City of Coon Rapids is co-sponsoring this solar group buy program. The program is open f...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Check Your Oak Trees

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Oak trees stressed by recent drought have been showing symptoms of infestation by twolined chestnut borer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Trees stressed and weakened by drought are especially vulnerable, while healthy tr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Playgrounds Coming to Two Parks

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Improvements are coming to two local parks in Coon Rapids.The old play structures at Wildwood Park, 2005 131st Avenue, and Riverdale Park, 3356 131st Lane, will be torn down the week of September 12. Then, the week of September 19, new play struc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Recreation Guide Available

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Looking for fun activities this fall and winter? Look no further than the latest edition of the Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. Activities include flag football for kids and introduction to pickleball for adults. There's activities for se...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair

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Bring your pet to the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Park, 2420 105th Avenue. Participate in a pet parade, pet/owner costume contest, kids games and more fun events! Browse dozens of vendor booths...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Jason Harbinson who was promoted from a paid, on-call firefighter to a career firefighter.
  • Mayor Koch adm...
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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Take the Survey!

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The City is exploring future renovation options for Al Flynn Park, one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Located at 1351 100th Lane, the 40 acre park includes the clay hole and extends west to Fire Station #1. The park is scheduled for renovati...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Fall Newsletter Hits Local Mailboxes

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The fall edition of the Coon Rapids Connection is arriving in mailboxes across the city. The newsletter is filled with the latest news and information around Coon Rapids as well as business and development updates. The police and fire departments also hav...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Dog Park Closed

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The Bunker Hills Dog Park is closed until further notice due to a construction project. The parking lot entrance is blocked, and the gates and fences have been taken down in anticipation of construction, which is expected to start on Monday, September 12....

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Enter the 2022 Photo Contest

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The Coon Rapids Photography Contest is back for 2022. Open to all amateur photographers, this contest provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community!This year’s theme is Together Again. The contest begins June 1 and ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2021 is available and full of interesting information about the department. Ever wanted to know how much crime occurs in Coon Rapids and what the most frequent crimes are? Curious about how many police o...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Energy Efficiency Rebates

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Discounted Home Energy Audits

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 meeting:

  • Received the mid-year gambling expenditure report.
  • Ordered preparation of feasibility report and plans for street reconstruction in 2023.
  • Accepted plans and s...
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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Emergency Vehicle Preemption System

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Most drivers have seen them, the little white lights that sometimes flash above a traffic light… but how do they really work?That white light on top of a stoplight is an indicator for the Emergency Vehicle Preemption system. The device helps to...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

View Primary Results

Primary Election Results

The primary election was held Tuesday, Aug. 9 to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot in the general election this fall.Results are available at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.The 2022 elections include various federal, state, co...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Monday, Aug. 1 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a temporary on-sale liquor license for the annaul Military Softball Tournament at Sand Creek Park (September 9, 10 & 11).
  • Approved the final plat ...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

HomeHelpMN Program

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HomeHelpMN is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as a result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes financial assistance for ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Promote Your Non-Profit Event

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The City of Coon Rapids is pleased to offer community organizations the opportunity to publicize events and activities on the community calendar portion of our website.Announcements must be for non-profit purposes only, not for commercial use. The announc...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Tuesday, July 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 19, 2022 meeting:

  • Awarded a contract for replacement of the roofs on the east and west water treatment plants.
  • Awarded the sale of $20,130,000 in General Obligation Bonds.
  • Adopted a res...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Virtual Home Remodeling Tour

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Go inside the 2022 Home Remodeling Tour from your computer or mobile device! Instead of walking through remodeled homes, this year we are bringing a video tour to you.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Tuesday, July 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 5, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administred the oath of office to new police chief John Stahnke.
  • Held a public hearing on a US Department of Justice grant application for the police ...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Election Judges Needed

Serve as an Election Judge for the City of Coon Rapids

Election judges are needed to help with the upcoming primary and general elections. Learn more about election judges on the City website.

  • Primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
  • The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Know Your 911: Recreational Fires

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See a recreational fire that is causing concern? Call 911. Illegal recreational fires include...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 21, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring July 1 as Coon Rapids Women of Today day.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting Anoka Conservation District Lawns to Legumes g...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Know Your 911: Noise Complaints

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.If you have a noise complaint and want an officer response, you should call 911. Other examples includ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2022

Farmers Market Open Wednesdays Through Oct. 12

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The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens for the season on Wednesday, June 22. Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!The market is open every Wednesday through October 12 in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Know Your 911: Illegal Parking

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See an illegally parked vehicle? Get locked out of ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tuesday, June 7 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 7, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: June 4, 2022

Summer Skating School

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Beat the heat on the ice Monday nights at the Coon Rapids Ice Center! Basic Skills, Free Skate classes, and advanced figure skating lessons available. Mondays for 10 weeks between June 13 and August 22. Classes are 30 minutes of instruction. Skat...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Know Your 911: When to Call, Why To Call

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.

Some examples of situations where you should call 9...

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Check Out the Splash Pad!

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The heat is on this Memorial Day weekend so grab the kids and head to the splash pad at Boulevard Plaza to cool off! The splash pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day. There is also a park with playground equipment and picnic tables th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

3 City Council Seats on Ballot

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Filings for public office open on Tuesday, May 17. Coon Rapids voters will elect a Mayor and Councilmembers in Wards 3 and 5 at the General Election on Tuesday, November 8.People interested in running for office must file an affidavit of candidacy and pay...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Know the Rules: Major Recreational Equipment

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If you store a major recreational vehicle (RV) on your property, there are guidelines to follow to remain in compliance with City Code.

  • The number of major recreational vehicles allowed on a residential property is limited to two.  
  • All RVs must be...
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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Week 4 of Building Safety Month

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Water Safety

Water is something we can take for granted even though it is our most precious resource, and many people around the globe worry about their water supply daily. Understanding where our water comes from and ways it can be contaminated is just as...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Tuesday, May 17 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the May 17, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Week 3 of Building Safety Month

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Preparing for Disasters

In Minnesota we know all about harsh weather, from tornados to blizzards and extreme temperatures, it's important to be prepared. Construction and building companies also work towards preventing emergencies and preparing for disaste...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Know the Rules: Backyard Chickens

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Did you know you can raise backyard chickens in Coon Rapids? But a permit is required and there's a limit of four female chickens per property. No roosters or other fowl are allowed. There's also specific rules for the chicken c...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

2022 Construction Underway

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Summer roadwork and construction projects for the City of Coon Rapids have begun, which means it is time for our first Construction Update of 2022!

View an overview map showing planned construction projects throughout the City, such as street reconstructio...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Week 2 of Building Safety Month

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Careers in Building Safety

From building inspectors to plan reviewers to code enforcement officers, there are many different positions that make the buildings we live, work and play in safe for years to come. These important career fields are experiencing ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City Info. Delivered to Your Inbox

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From what's happening in the police department and emergency alerts to City meeting agendas and the latest business and economic development news, sign up to receive periodic informational updates right to your email inbox.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Highway 10 Traffic Alert

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This weekend, Highway 10 will be closed in both directions between 7th Ave. and Ferry St. in Anoka from 10 p.m. Friday night (May 6) until 5 a.m. on Monday morning (May 9). Drivers will be detoured on Highway 610, Interstate 94 and Highway 101.The closure...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Hydrant Flushing Continues

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Crews began flushing fire hydrants in the west side of the city on April 11. The flushing is part of an important annual maintenance process, which cleans sediment and stagnant water from the City's pipe system. Similar flushing in the east side ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Homeowners Urged to Check Own Policy

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The City has renewed its property and liability policy for 2022. Once again, the renewal includes sewer back-up coverage up to $10,000 per sewer back-up claim no matter who is at fault.The no fault sewer back-up coverage is meant to supplement a homeowner...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tuesday, May 3 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the May 3, 2022 meeting:

  • Police Chief Brad Wise presented the 2022 graduates of the Coon Rapids Police Officer Reserve Academy.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation for National Public Works Week (Ma...
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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Know the Rules: Exterior Storage

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Did you know City Code prohibits outdoor storage of things like building materials, auto parts, household items, scrap metal, debris and more? Thank you for helping our city look its best!Under City Code 11.601.10(2), the following are prohibited...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Week 1 of Building Safety Month

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May is Building Safety Month, and each week features a different topic relating to building safety. Week one is Energy and Innovation. 

Americans spend more than $200 billion on energy every year. We use it to power everything in our daily lives, ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Know the Rules: Vehicles

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City Code requires all vehicles in exterior storage to have current registration displayed and to be in a visibly operable condition. Vehicles must be parked on an improved surface in the front or side yard with some exceptions along the Mississippi River...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Tuesday, April 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the April 19, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation recognizing volunteers.
  • Received and approved the 2022 Pay Equity Implementation Report.
  • Adopted resolutions awarding contracts for str...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Know the Rules: Grass Length

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Did you know Coon Rapids has a city code regulating the height of your grass? Grass and weeds must be kept under eight inches in height. City code does not require the spraying or treatment of dandelions or Creeping Charlie.The long weed and gras...
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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Tuesday, April 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the April 5, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch sworn in Officer Jack Johnson as the newest member of the Coon Rapids Police Department.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Mon...
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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Know the Rules: Garbage and Recycling

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Did you know every business and residence in Coon Rapids is required to have garbage and recycling service with a licensed hauler? On your collection date (or after 4 p.m. the evening before), place your carts two feet behind the curb. C...
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Posted on: April 7, 2022

New Video Series Launches

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How many chickens can you own in Coon Rapids? Can you store building materials in your yard? We have the answers in a new video series that is launching this month. The videos will highlight common property maintenance and code enforcement violations. We ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Hydrant Flushing Begins

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Crews began flushing fire hydrants in the west side of the city this week. The flushing is part of an important annual maintenance process, which cleans sediment and stagnant water from the City's pipe system. Similar flushing in the east side of the city...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Go Green, Get Green!

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Community Update: 10/7/22

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

City Council Meeting: 10/4/22

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Meet the Candidates: City Council Primary Races

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The local chapter of the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidate forum on Wednesday, July 13 featuring City Council candidates running in the primary election. The primary election is Tuesday, August 9. For more information on voting, click ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

4th of July Parade

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

CRHS Student Prepares for National Miss Juneteenth Pageant

In the Bel Canto choir at Coon Rapids High School, junior DaMaris Jones hit a high note this summer when she was crowned the first-ever Miss Juneteenth of Minnesota."There are so many expectations for women of color and so me, winning Miss Juneteenth...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Mediation & Restorative Services Celebrating 35 Years

This year, Mediation and Restorative Services, is celebrating their 35th anniversary. The non-profit organization serves residents in and around Anoka County.Coon Rapids resident, Lonni McCauley, was a key founder of the organization back in 1987. To this...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Garden Helps Students at Local School

To make a difference in the lives of their students, special education paraprofessional, Emily Drevlow, and special education elementary teacher, Amanda Reinarts, made a $500.00 donation to the River Trail Learning Center. The gift to the school started a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer Ramping Up

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that harms ash trees. It was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in 2009 and made its way to Coon Rapids by 2017. The pest won’t be going away anytime soon. So far in 2022, City For...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City Council Candidates Take Part in Forum

Candidates running for the Coon Rapids City Council took part in a forum Wednesday night sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.The candidates running for mayor and city council seats in Ward 3 and Ward 5, took turns answeri...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

If you are looking for a music school to help you, or your child, learn a favorite instrument, then you will want to check out Bach to Rock.Co-owner, Jake Shoulak said, "We really try and teach kids what they want to learn, hence the name Bach to Roc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Building Improvements at Sand Creek Elementary

As students returned to the classroom this week at Sand Creek Elementary, they saw big changes in the former library. Media specialist Cindy Bailey got to introduce the third graders to the new, giant interactive smart board with a word cloud.“I...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Police Explorers Looking for New Recruits

The Coon Rapids Police Explorers are looking for new recruits to join the program with the Coon Rapids Police Department.Police Explorers must be between the ages of 14-20, must maintain a C average or better in school, and have an interest in law enforce...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Paladin Opens New School in Coon Rapids

Paladin Career and Technical High School held a ribbon cutting, on Thursday, September 1, to celebrate its new home in Coon Rapids. During the event, school principal, Brandon Wait, recognized the support of public officials and the community."So I j...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Battalion Chief - and Face of CRFD Facebook - Retires

After serving more than 27 years with the Coon Rapids Fire Department, retiring Battalion Chief Tim Gilsrud is getting the axe – a golden axe, as is custom in the fire service.

Like other firefighters, Gilsrud wore many hats while working in the ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Firefighters Golf in Charitable Tournament

Firefighters in Coon Rapids will be swinging their golf clubs in just a few weeks for the Coon Rapids Fire Department Community Fund golf tournament. The annual event raises money to help those who experience loss due to a house fire. Over the years, the ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Input Wanted on Al Flynn Park Redevelopment Plans

The City of Coon Rapids is looking for additional feedback from the public related to the planned redevelopment of Al Flynn Park.Al Flynn Park is located off 100th Lane behind Lilli Putt and is one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Improvements could in...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

One-on-One with Interim Superintendent Kate Maguire

The new school year is almost here. This week, we sat down with interim superintendent Kate Maguire of the Anoka-Hennepin School District for a wide-ranging interview just hours after 300 new teachers gathered for their first workshop. Topics included job...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Local Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Harold Nelson, of Ramsey, has always been a numbers guy. He worked for years as an accountant. Now, at age 100, his friends at the Coon Rapids Senior Center held a balloon parade to mark his decades of digits.Harold was recognized for his military service...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Asphalt Rejuvenator Product Applied to Local Roads

Crews applied an asphalt rejuvenator product to several Coon Rapids streets this week in the area of 121st Avenue and Butternut Street. A lime screening was then spread out over the top to help tack it down to the road surface.The streets treated on Tuesd...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

As the weather warms up, summer is often a slower time for therapists in Minnesota including Mandy Wannarka, owner of Mindful Wellbeing in Coon Rapids. But when the pandemic hit in 2020, nothing slowed down.“The demand just outpaced what I could...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Rise, Inc. Showcases Artwork of Clients

Rise, Inc. recently held an open house and art exhibit at its Coon Rapids location to showcase the works of their clients who are a part of the art therapy program. Rise serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. According to...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Major Renovation Project Complete at ARCC

Anoka-Ramsey Community College marked the completion of a major renovation project Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. For more than a year, the college has been overhauling its 31,150 square foot Business and Nursing Building.&...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Green Homes Program Rewards Energy Efficiency

Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Residents Brave Heat for Night to Unite

Residents across Coon Rapids braved the heat and humidity Tuesday night for food and fun during the annual 'Night to Unite' celebration. Members of the police and fire departments made stops at the various parties around the cit...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Great Turnout for Multicultural Night to Unite

For the fifth Multicultural Night to Unite Kickoff, people of Coon Rapids with heritage spanning the globe got a chance to share their cultures right in our community at Sand Creek Park on Monday night. This event has seen its attendance triple since it s...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Big Weekend for Golf in Blaine

The golf spotlight is shining on Blaine this week with the 3M Open in town. With the pro tour right in our backyard, spectators are out in full force not passing up the chance to see some of the best golfers in the world.This year marks the tournament's f...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

USA Cup Welcomes Back International Competitors

There are over 950 teams playing in this year's USA Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The largest youth soccer tournament in North America generates about $25 million for the local economy. The tournament welcomed back international te...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Building Renovation Project Nearly Complete at ARCC

After working for more than a year on the project, the renovations on the Nursing and Business building at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are nearly compete. ARCC’s director of facilities recently showed off the new classrooms."This is one ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Police Substation Opens at Riverdale Village

Officer Josh Pirkola has been on the retail beat at the Riverdale Village Center for just over two years."Theft is our number one reported crime here in Coon Rapids so being able to be up here and be on top of it and know the people that are going to...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Bee Keeping Pilot Program Underway in Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids resident Jennifer Pelton has been a beekeeper for many years.  It’s a time-intensive hobby she first learned as a young girl from her father, while growing up on an apple orchard."I really enjoy being outside and just, ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Dr. Kate Maguire Named Interim Superintendent

The Anoka-Hennepin School District has named an interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. The School Board interviewed three candidates this week and selected Dr. Kate Maguire to lead the school district for the coming school year.Magui...
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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Business Booming at Riverdale Village

Business is booming in the Riverdale Village Retail Center. At the height of the pandemic, more than 300,000 square feet of retail space sat vacant."Going through the pandemic, working with our leasing team out in West Palm Beach, we put tog...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Coon Rapids Selects New Police Chief

Coon Rapids Police Chief Brad Wise will retire at the end of June after a distinguished 27-year career with the Coon Rapids Police Department. Following a competitive selection process, the City chose Coon Rapids Police Captain John Stahnke as the next ch...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Miss C.R. Outstanding Teen to Compete in Nat'l Competition

In March, 17-year-old Julia Schumacher became the first Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen ever to win the state title as Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen."It was definitely an unreal moment,” Julia Schumacher said. “I&am...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Primary Election Required for 2 City Council Seats

Three Coon Rapids City Council seats are on the ballot this fall and in two of those races there will be a primary election in August. The entire Anoka County Board is also up for re-election due to redistricting. Here's a rundown of the races (N...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Bach to Rock Opens Location in Coon Rapids

A brand new music school is now open in Coon Rapids. The business community gathered Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at Bach to Rock.The school, which also has a location in Plymouth, gives lessons on a variety of instr...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Business Spotlight: ACE Hardware

ACE Hardware has been a staple in Coon Rapids for decades. But at the end of 2020, the ownership changed hands.“We were flirting around with the idea of buying another store,” said Tim Owata. Owata and his wife, Elena Nelson, ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Coon Rapids Residents Attend Public Works Open House

Dozens of residents turned out on Saturday for the Coon Rapids Public Works Department's first open house since 2019."It's nice to show them what we have,” said Tim Himmer, Public Works Director. “We thank them f...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

New Program Helps Homeowners Struggling with Payments

HomeHelpMN is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as a result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes financial assistance for mortgage ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

3 City Council Seats on Ballot

Filings for public office open on Tuesday, May 17. Coon Rapids voters will elect a Mayor and Councilmembers in Wards 3 and 5 at the General Election on Tuesday, November 8.People interested in running for office must file an affidavit of candidacy and pay...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

District 11 Announces Timeline for Superintendent Search

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is planning an extensive search for a new superintendent to replace David Law, who is leaving at the end of this school year for the superintendent position with Minnetonka Public Schools. On Monday night, the Scho...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

Construction will soon be underway on a new fire station in Coon Rapids. On Monday, local dignitaries along with City staff members officially broke ground on the project."It's a reaffirmation of our commitment to public safety and our fire departmen...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Kris Niebler Retires After 26 Years with Senior Center

It was a full house at the Coon Rapids Civic Center April 22 for the retirement ceremony of Senior Services Program Specialist Kris Niebler. She was recognized for her years of service by family, coworkers and the many seniors she served." I have lov...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Old Pederson Floral Building Demolished

A fixture for decades on Coon Rapids Boulevard is no more. On Tuesday, the old Pederson Floral  building was demolished to make way for the expansion of U-Haul which is located next door. Pederson Floral opened the flower shop back in 1...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Superintendent David Law Leaving Anoka-Hennepin Schools

The Anoka-Hennepin School District announced this morning that Superintendent David Law has accepted the superintendent position with the Minnetonka Public School District. He will start his new role on July 1 (subject to approval of a contract).

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

DARE Students Get Life-Saving Lesson

Coon Rapids DARE officer Bryan Platz led Sand Creek Elementary School fifth graders through the DARE decision-making model when faced with the question of being the help. Today, he's teaching a lesson on compression-only CPR. It's a life...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Police Dept. Adds Mental Health Professional

She may not wear a badge or uniform, but Amanda Terwey starts her day alongside members of the Coon Rapids Police Department as an embedded mental health professional. While on-duty, Terwey is partnered with a police officer and responds to calls...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Buff City Soap Opens in Coon Rapids

From bath bombs and bar soap to body butter and laundry soap, a new shop in town has it all. This week, representatives from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce helped Buff City Soap celebrate its new location at the corner of M...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Firefighters Rally Around Co-worker After Cancer Diagnosis

A pop-up barbershop took place Wednesday inside Coon Rapids Fire Station One. In a show of solidarity, 21 firefighters took turns getting their head shaved in support of fellow firefighter Christian Worby."This is amazing, like, I had no idea that th...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

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If you are looking for a music school to help you, or your child, learn a favorite instrument, then you will want to check out Bach to Rock.Co-owner, Jake Shoulak said, "We really try and teach kids what they want to learn, hence the name Bach to Roc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Economic Development Report: Q2 2022

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The latest Coon Rapids Quarterly Economic Development Report is now available.In the second quarter of 2022, the valuation of permits issued exceeded $88.6 million, a big increase from the $29.6 million valuation from the same quarter in 2021. Some of the...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Become a Sponsor Today!

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Coon Rapids offers a variety of events and recreational programs to encourage community spirit, healthy living and to provide unique and fun experiences that bring people together.

We invite businesses to get involved and participate. The support of our lo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

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As the weather warms up, summer is often a slower time for therapists in Minnesota including Mandy Wannarka, owner of Mindful Wellbeing in Coon Rapids. But when the pandemic hit in 2020, nothing slowed down.“The demand just outpaced what I could...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Business Booming at Riverdale Village

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Business is booming in the Riverdale Village Retail Center. At the height of the pandemic, more than 300,000 square feet of retail space sat vacant."Going through the pandemic, working with our leasing team out in West Palm Beach, we put tog...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Business Spotlight: Buff City Soap

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From bath bombs and bar soap to body butter and laundry soap, a new shop in town has it all. Representatives from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce recently helped Buff City Soap celebrate its new location at the corner of Mai...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Economic Development Report: Q1 2022

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The latest Coon Rapids Quarterly Economic Development Report shows a big jump in new housing units under construction in the city compared to this time last year.In the first quarter of 2022, permits were issued for 267 new housing units including the thi...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Tuesday, November 29 Meeting

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Business Council meetings offer helpful information on business topics and initiatives in Coon Rapids. Gain insight for your business!

Tuesday, November 29, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Rd.

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Business Spotlight: ACE Hardware

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ACE Hardware has been a staple in Coon Rapids for decades. But at the end of 2020, the ownership changed hands.“We were flirting around with the idea of buying another store,” said Tim Owata. Owata and his wife, Elena Nelson, bought the store fro...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Business Spotlight: Nutrition Haven

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The pandemic changed a lot of things including the livelihood of Andover resident Jess Spah. The catering chef found herself out of a job in 2020.“People were not gathering the way they used to and food wasn’t being catered in,&rdq...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Port Riverwalk Project Update

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The Port Riverwalk neighborhood continues to grow on Coon Rapids Boulevard. 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 St...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

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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: April 22, 2019

About the Ice Center

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The Coon Rapids Ice Center (CRIC) is a state-of-the-art skating facility featuring indoor ice, an outdoor refrigerated rink (one of few in the state), meeting rooms, training rooms and party rooms.

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Get on the Ice!

Public Skate: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Public skating is open at various times throughout the week and is a great chance to practice your skating skills!

Learn more about Public Skate opportunities at CRIC.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

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The Skating School has a team of dedicated coaches who support their skaters at all levels.

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News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2021 is available and full of interesting information about the department. Ever wanted to know how much crime occurs in Coon Rapids and what the most frequent crimes are? Curious about how many police o...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Police Substation Opens at Riverdale Village

Officer Josh Pirkola has been on the retail beat at the Riverdale Village Center for just over two years."Theft is our number one reported crime here in Coon Rapids so being able to be up here and be on top of it and know the people that are going to...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Coon Rapids Selects New Police Chief

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Coon Rapids Police Chief Brad Wise will retire at the end of June after a distinguished 27-year career with the Coon Rapids Police Department. Following a competitive selection process, the City chose Coon Rapids Police Captain John Stahnke as the next ch...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Police Dept. Adds Mental Health Professional

She may not wear a badge or uniform, but Amanda Terwey starts her day alongside members of the Coon Rapids Police Department as an embedded mental health professional. While on-duty, Terwey is partnered with a police officer and responds to calls...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

2020 Annual Report

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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 2020 Annual Report. It’s full of information about the Coon Rapids Police Department and the community. ...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 4, 2022

Planning Case 22-22: Code Change Revising Section 11-201

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will consider and make a recommendation to the Coon Rapids City Council regarding code changes to the above Section. The proposed amendment will change the definition of a “multiple pet location”.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Planning Case 22-21: Home Occupation Permit

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission approve a Home Occupation Permit for a one-on-one music lessons business as a home occupation at 11120 Yukon St.

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the City Center,...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Planning Case 22-20: Home Occupation Permit

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission approve a Home Occupation Permit for a window and door screen repair business as a home occupation at 328 Egret Blvd.

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the City Ce...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Planning Case 12-15: Home Occupation Permit Revocation

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will consider revocation of a home occupation permit for a yoga class business at 8870 Mississippi Blvd. Said hearing will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive in th...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Planning Case 01-17: Home Occupation Permit Revocation

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will consider revocation of a home occupation permit for a beauty salon business at 570 Northdale Blvd. 

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive in the...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing: Vacation of Right of Way Easement

The City Council of the City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota will hold a public hearing on the following: Vacation of a right of way easement.  

The Hearing will be held on the 18th day of October, 2022 at 7:00 o'clock p.m., at the City Center,...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2022

Project 22-66: Advertisement for Bids

The City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota will receive bids for the Public Works Remodel until 10 a.m. October 14, 2022 at 1831 111th Avenue, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 for the following improvement:  Coon Rapids Public Works Remodel 

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