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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Congratulations Winners!

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2023 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers showcasing Highlights of Coon Rapids Parks.

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Adopted a resolution granting approval of conduit bond financin...
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Posted on: September 15, 2023

New Water Tower Under Construction

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A new one million gallon water tower is currently under construction just southeast of the intersection of Coon Rapids Boulevard and Foley Boulevard. Once completed, the new tower will replace the oldest water tower in the city, which is located at Northd...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Saturday, Sept. 30

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Our firefighters look forward to fall every year for the chance to meet and interact with the community at the annual Fire Department Open House. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Sand Creek Park, 100...

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Posted on: September 10, 2023

Spread Your Organization's Message!

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Spread your organization’s message and reach hundreds – even thousands – of local kids! Youth organizations, non-profits and youth-focused businesses are invited to sign up for a booth at Rocky’s Pumpkin Pa...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

New Rotational Art Program Launches

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The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is launching a new program to allow local and regional artists to display their work at City Hall.The City and the arts commission are committed to promoting and integrating arts, culture and public aesthetics throughout th...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Vacancies on Several City Commissions

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Are you interested in City planning or sustainability efforts and looking to get more involved in the community? The City is in need of residents to fill vacancies on both its Planning Commission and Sustainability Commission.

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Posted on: June 17, 2023

Farmers Market Wednesday 3-6 p.m.

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The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens for the season on Wednesday, June 21. Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!The market is open every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. through October 11 in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Turn Over a New Leaf!

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Do you accept the challenge? Sign up to power your home with renewable energy. Currently, more than 500 homes in Coon Rapids subscribe to renewable energy programs. You can be next! 

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 meeting:

  • Accepted grant funds from the State of MN - MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation Unit.
  • Adopted a resolution appointing Grace Baehren to the Parks and Recreat...
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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Evaluating Waste Collection

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At the Sept. 5 City Council meeting, the Council will consider whether to begin an exploratory process to gather information about the benefits and challenges of organized hauling.

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Fall Newsletter Now Available

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The fall edition of the Coon Rapids Connection newsletter is here! Learn more about the traffic review process for street signs, read highlights of the 2024 City budget and find out about the history of the 'Rocky the Raccoon' mascot. Pl...

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Posted on: August 27, 2023

Sign Up for Skating School!

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Join us for 13 skating lessons.

Saturday Sessions: Sept. 16-Dec. 16 (no class: 11/25)

Monday Sessions: Sept. 25-Dec. 18

There are lessons for everyone ages 4 to adult. A variety of classes will be offered for beginners, adults, hockey players and advanced sk...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

RevSports Flag Football

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Sign up the kids for this fun four-week program! RevSports Flag Football uses running, chasing and flag grabbing games to teach age-appropriate skills. Topics include carrying the ball, avoiding defenders, defending, catching and more. 

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

New Edition of Senior Newsletter

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The latest edition of Coon Rapids Senior Services "Voice of Experience" newsletter is now available and there's plenty of fun in store for local seniors this fall!Activities include concerts, trips, speakers, classes, a Halloween party ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Permits Not Required for Home Occupations

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A permit is no longer required for home occupations in Coon Rapids. In July, the City Council adopted a new ordinance that removes the requirement for a home occupation permit, along with the need for a public hearing before the Planning Commission.City s...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Mercy Park Under Construction

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Changes are underway! Demolition at Mercy Park began this week to make way for a new and improved playground. Thanks to a generous partnership with Mercy Hospital, the new equipment will have inclusive elements to make the playground more accessible to ch...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Coon Rapids Report It

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Is there a street light out in your neighborhood or a pothole that needs to be fixed? Use the Coon Rapids Report It feature on our homepage to report your concern.Choose the category that best fits the description of the problem and then fill out...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Sprinkling Ban in Effect

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An odd-even sprinkling ban is in effect every year from June 1 through August 31. This means that:

  • Odd numbered home addresses water on odd numbered days
  • Even numbered home addresses water on even numbered days

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Tuesday, Aug. 15 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, August 15, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Police Chief Bill Steiner.
  • Received the mid-year gambling expenditure report.
  • Approved a temporary liquo...
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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Know the Rules: Temporary Structures

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Did you know temporary accessory structures are not allowed in Coon Rapids? Carports along with hoop, canvas and tarp sheds don't meet City code for being structurally sound. Heavy snow can cause them to collapse and high winds can send them flyi...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Summer Water Savings

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Improve your bottom line, without sacrificing your lawn! There are a number of ways that Coon Rapids residents can cut their water use this summer, while still maintaining a desirable yard. The City is committed to saving too. Employees have made some cha...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Wednesday, Aug. 2 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Wednesday, August 2, 2023 meeting:

  • Accepted grant for full-time auto theft investigator.
  • Approved a site plan extension for Tronson Apartments, 1354 121st Ave.
  • Approved site plan extension for Shopof...
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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Northdale Blvd. Road Closure

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Northdale Boulevard is currently closed from Quince Street to Ilex Street until the end of August.Approximately 3,100 feet of watermain on Northdale Boulevard between Ilex Street and Quince Street is being replaced in conjunction with a pavement mill and ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Blue-Green Algae Bloom

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UPDATE ON 7-21-23: The City of Coon Rapids received cyanotoxin test results, which were collected on 7-12-23. Results were within the recommended levels established by the MPCA and did not indicate an elevated risk at the time of testing.**There ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Overnight Closures Planned on Hwy. 10

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Heads up if you travel Highway 10 through Anoka during the overnight hours. Overnight closures are planned in both directions of Highway 10 from July 24-30 as crews set the girders for the new Ferry Street bridge. Below is the information posted by MnDOT:...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Asphalt Rejuvenating Maintenance

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A product designed to extend the life of the pavement is being applied to about a dozen streets around Coon Rapids.The work is being done July 19, 20, 21 and 24 (treatment is weather dependent and could be delayed due to rain). The contractor, Corrective ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Tuesday, July 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, July 18, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Officers Daniel Ehnstrom, Jacob Hatzenbeller, Georgia Carlson and Drake Malaske.
  • Adopted a resolution est...
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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Wednesday, July 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Wednesday, July 5, 2023 meeting:

  • Approved an agreement with Anoka-Ramsey Community College for security contract.
  • Introduced an ordinance related to home occupations.
  • Introduced an ordinance...
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Posted on: June 16, 2023

85th Ave. Railroad Crossing Closure

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Starting Monday, June 19, 85th Avenue will be closed at the railroad tracks for gas main replacement work. Weather permitting, the railroad crossing should reopen by Saturday, July 1. The official detour during the closure uses University Avenue,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Smart Irrigation Controllers

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Discounted smart irrigation controllers will go on sale on Monday, June 19 at 9 a.m. There are a limited number of controllers available, and they are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a high level of interest in this progr...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Know the Rules: Illegal Dumping

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Did you know it's illegal to dump furniture, garbage and other debris along roads and public areas of the city? Also, don't blow grass clippings or snow into the street.More code information here:  https://www.coonrapidsmn.gov/7...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Tuesday, June 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, June 20, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring July 1 as Coon Rapids Women of Today day.
  • Approved the waiver of fees for the 4th of July Celebration...
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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Tuesday, June 6 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, June 6, 2023 meeting:

  • Awarded a contract for Northdale Boulevard watermain replacement, and mill and overlay.
  • Adopted an ordinance rezoning property for Cedarwood, 9730 University ...
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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Check Your Mobile Device!

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Following a big spike in accidential 911 calls in the past month, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office and Anoka County Emergency Communications-911 are asking people with Android phones to check their Emergency SOS settings. The plea comes...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Know the Rules: Dumpsters

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The placement and use of dumpsters (both soft and hard sided) on residential properties in Coon Rapids is limited to one month, except in associations with an active building permit. In such cases, the dumpster must be removed within six months of the dat...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Tuesday, May 16 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, May 16, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the Oath of Office to Officer Robert Tombers.
  • Mayor Koch read Poppy Day proclamations for the American Legion and VFW.
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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Sunday, July 2

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It's time to start thinking about this year's Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration! Festivities will take place July 2-4 at Boulevard Plaza, 11002 Crooked Lake Blvd. This event includes a parade, carnival, fireworks show, games, and much ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

FREE Compost Soil Available!

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Get a jump start on your spring gardening! Visit the Coon Rapids Recycling Center and pick up a free bag of compost soil made from last year's organics food waste. This is available to registered users of our Organics Program. You can register to...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Tuesday, May 2 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, May 2, 2023 meeting:

  • Adopted a resolution appointing Kate Anderson to the Sustainability Commission.
  • Awarded a contract for the 2023 Street Maintenance Program.
  • Approved a prelimina...
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Posted on: April 28, 2023

New Water Rates Start May 1

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The City is restructuring water rates to keep the water fund self-sustaining for years to come.Last year, a water utility rate study determined that changes in the rate structure were needed to protect the future stability of our most critical infrastruct...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Earth Month: Week 4

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April is Earth Month! The sun is sticking around longer and longer as we get closer to summer. It’s a great time to think about installing solar at your home or business. A solar installation can last for more than 20 years and typically pays fo...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Volunteer Recognition Proclamation

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The City of Coon Rapids, Mayor, Council and staff thank all the volunteers that make a positive impact on our community! Hundreds of volunteers donate hundreds of hours at the Coon Rapids Senior Center, more than 70 citizens serve on advisory commissions,...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Tuesday, April 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, April 18, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation recognizing volunteers.
  • Awarded a contract for sanitary sewer lining.
  • Adopted an ordinance to allow indoor recreation us...
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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Earth Month: Week 3

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Recycling is a simple way to make a positive impact on our environment. By properly disposing of recyclable materials such as plastic, paper and metal, we can reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and conserve valuable resources.

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Earth Month: Week 2

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Thinking about your spring cleaning and home projects? Now could be a good time to make some small DIY upgrades to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Start small by installing a smart thermostat and LED lightbulbs. When you’re ready to t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Tuesday, April 4 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, April 4, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to two new career firefighters as well as recognized two promotions in the fire department.
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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Earth Month: Week 1

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April is Earth Month! This week, the City is launching its new Energy Action Plan. The Energy Action Plan outlines how Coon Rapids will improve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy citywide over the next few years. Residents, businesses and inst...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Promoting Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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The City has a new Energy Action Plan to outline how Coon Rapids can improve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy into the future. The plan identifies energy-saving actions that Coon Rapids residents, businesses and institutions can take to save...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Hwy. 10 Reconstruction Project

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The second year of a major reconstruction project on Highway 10 in Anoka starts this weekend. Crews will be demolishing the Ferry Street bridge over Highway 10, which means Highway 10 will be closed in both directions from 10 p.m. Friday, March 1...

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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, 2023

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Planning Commission Meeting: 9/21/23

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

City Council Meeting: 9/5/23

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Planning Commission Meeting: 8/17/23

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

4th of July Parade & Fireworks

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

New Water Tower Under Construction

A new one million gallon water tower is currently under construction just southeast of the intersection of Coon Rapids Boulevard and Foley Boulevard. Once completed, the new tower will replace the oldest water tower in the city, which is located at Northd...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

National Assisted Living Week

At age 83, Kathy Fritz has made strides since recovering from a stroke. She moved to Epiphany Assisted Living in Coon Rapids, from her former home in Spring Lake Park, last October.“The staff is wonderful, my apartment is adorable,” Fr...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Pedestrian Improvements Made on Northdale Blvd.

The new school year is ushering in some changes for both pedestrians and drivers on Northdale Boulevard near Coon Rapids High School.The main crosswalk has been moved further to the east to better align with the school entrance as well as the athletic sta...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Cory McIntyre Takes Over as New Superintendent

In June, District 11 introduced Cory McIntyre to families in the Anoka-Hennepin School District through a video they put online. He's a familiar face to many. Before he became the superintendent of Osseo Area Schools, four years ago, he had serve...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Hundreds Help Raise Money, Awareness About Veteran Suicide

Duty and honor are what veterans uphold for us to live in a free country. It comes at a cost where some have given the ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, other veterans face a daily struggle."Every few minutes a veteran commits suicide, around the clock,...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

New Apartment Building Celebrates Grand Opening

A large gathering of people recently celebrated the completion of one of the newest apartment buildings in town."We found that there was a need for the product, said Trevor Martinez, senior developer for Sherman Associates.Aster, a 192 unit market ra...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Bus Drivers Wanted for New School Year

Bus service companies like Kottke's in Andover are busy training new drivers for the coming school year. They currently have 170 drivers and are looking to add several more to their staff."We're looking for AM and PM route drivers,&...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Police Association Starts New Golf Tournament

The Coon Rapids Police Association held its first-ever golf tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Club this week. All the money raised with be donated back to the community through various projects and causes that the officers support.

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Coon Rapids Teen Sets Sights on National Crown

The moment Coon Rapids resident Natalie Berg won Miss Minnesota's Teen, back in March, she said she was speechless."When my name was called, I was a little shocked,” Berg said. “I instantly just fell to the ground and kno...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

2023 Coon Rapids Photo Contest

The Coon Rapids Photography Contest is once again here! This contest, which is open to all amateur photographers, provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community.This year’s theme is Highlights of Coon Rapids Parks. Th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Coon Rapids Residents Gather for 'Night to Unite'

Not even a little rain could stop the night, which has become an annual tradition in Coon Rapids. There were 93 neighborhoods that held parties, across the city, on the first Tuesday in August for Night to Unite."It's a great opportunity for...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Anoka County Fair Runs Through July 30

If you want fun this weekend, the 2023 Anoka County Fair has plenty to see and do.Staying hydrated while at the fair, can be easily managed, according to Anoka County Fair manager, Michaela Liebl."Coolers are allowed in the fairgrounds so people can ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Safety Camp Returns After Four Year Hiatus

After a four year hiatus, Safety Camp is back in Coon Rapids and teaching important lessons that will last a lifetime. For two days, fourth and fifth graders gathered at the Coon Rapids Ice Center to learn and practice, key skills to protect themselves fr...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Try Something New During Parks & Rec Month

On a warm summer day, the natural beauty our city parks in Coon Rapids is on display. Add the fact, it's also National Park and Recreation Month, which makes it a great time to embrace this year's theme: Where Community Grows.&q...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

'Cops and Cardinals' Mentorship Program

On a Tuesday night in June, a group of Coon Rapids cops, in t-shirts, played a pick-up game of touch football together with a group of teenagers behind Coon Rapids High School. It was part of a mentorship program the Coon Rapids Police Department launched...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Coon Rapids Father Publishes First Children's Book

In his debut children's book, The Megavan, author Mark Therrien, of Coon Rapids, takes us on a journey with a young family as told through the eyes of their trusted minivan."So it was born out of a little bit of a dad joke,"  T...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Reward Being Offered Following Park Arsons

The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for committing arson at two City parks. The most recent incident happened at Wintercrest Park in the early morning hours of Ju...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Orgranics Recycling Program Growing in Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids resident Kate Anderson got interested in organics recycling six years ago. That's when she went back to college to study sustainability and business. Now she's a member of the Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission."There...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Big Turnout for First Neighborhood Meeting of Year

Under the tall shade trees in Moor Park, families and neighbors came out to enjoy the night. It was the first Summer in the City neighborhood meeting of 2023, put on by the City of Coon Rapids."We are so glad that you are here tonight,” May...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Local Taekwondo Masters Win Gold in South Korea

In May, James Franklin of Coon Rapids competed in the Asian Pacific Masters Games in South Korea. He is the owner of Minnesota Star Martial Arts located off of Coon Rapids Boulevard. He traveled to South Korea as a member of the USA Masters Team competing...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Recycling Center Expansion Project Continues

Phase 1 of the brand new building was completed a few weeks ago at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center. Since then, a lot of things got moved around from where people used to find them in the past. For example, the Styrofoam compactor and storage area has be...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Major Remodeling Project Underway at Allina Clinic

The Allina Health Clinic on Springbrook Drive held a "wall-breaking" ceremony this week to mark the start of a major renovation project.Over the next three years, more than half of the building will be refreshed and certain spaces will be remode...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Funding Secured for Third Lane on Hwy. 10

This week, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law a $72 billion dollar state budget, which included bonding money for two key transportation projects in Anoka County. One, which is for a third lane, out on Highway 10, between Hanson Boulevard and Rou...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Upcoming Summer Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood meetings are back again this summer! Stop by any of the Summer in the City meetings to visit with City leaders and staff, ask questions and learn more about Coon Rapids.

Fire trucks, police cars and public works equipment will be on display. C...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Construction on New Fire Station in Home Stretch

In just a few short months, firefighters are expected to move into the new Fire Station #3 across from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Construction on the newest fire station in Coon Rapids, off of Mississippi Boulevard and 111th Avenue, began ju...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Miss Coon Rapids Organizing 'Go Red Gala'

Miss Coon Rapids 2023 Emily Schumacher is pouring her heart into an upcoming event at Bunker Hills Golf Club. The Go Red Gala will take place the evening of Friday, May 19. In addition to a social hour, dinner and program, the event includes a si...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Anoka Co. Building New Emergency Communications Center

Anoka County leaders helped break ground on a new Emergency Communications Center off Hanson Blvd. in Andover earlier this week.For more than three decades, 911 calls in Anoka County have been answered by a team working in the basement of the government c...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

New Food Pantry Opens at ARCC

Anoka-Ramsey Community College recently opened a new food pantry on campus thanks to a partnership with HOPE For The Community. The non-profit was founded in Blaine in 2010."Now, after 13 years, we are starting our seventh location ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

Meet Miss Coon Rapids 2023

Meet Miss Coon Rapids 2023 Emily Schumacher, who was crowned during the annual pageant at Coon Rapids High School back in February."I was like, oh goodness, this has been a dream of mine for so long and I really wanted to be Miss Coon Rapids this yea...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Coon Rapids Launches New Energy Action Plan

Coon Rapids is launching an Energy Action Plan. The plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 35% by 2030. To meet this goal, the City is looking at two main components: energy efficiency and renewable energy.

"We want to make it more f...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 5, 2023

New Apartment Hosts Grand Opening

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Aster Apartments, phase three of the Riverdale Station Apartments, celebrated a grand opening this summer with a ribbon cutting. This building joins two other new apartments at Riverdale Station: Nova, a mixed-income building, and Lyra, a market-rate buil...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Business Spotlight: Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant

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Located at 12759 Riverdale Boulevard.

Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant opened in 2023 in the Riverdale Shopping Area. Luis Ortiz, the proud owner of Esmeralda's, is excited to welcome new customers into his restaurant. He has been in the re...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Quarter 2 Economic Report

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The Quarterly Economic Development Report gives you the latest information on housing, new businesses and development in Coon Rapids! See what new businesses are coming to town, follow trends in employment and the housing market and more! 

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 1, 2023

New Development Map

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Staying up to date on the latest developments in Coon Rapids just got easier! The City launched a new development map where you can track all the current projects happening across Coon Rapids. With a few clicks you can view photos, planning documents and ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Business Spotlight: River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic

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A new animal hospital and clinic opened Coon Rapids at 1615 Coon Rapids Boulevard in the fall of 2022. Jennifer Hale has always wanted to be a veterinarian and is now making her dream come true at her own practice, River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic. Hear...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Business Spotlight: Chapter Aesthetic Studio

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Chapter Aesthetic Studio opened their doors in Coon Rapids early this year at 3578 Main Street. This med spa business focuses on beauty treatments like Botox, CoolSculpting, laser hair removal and more. Go inside with CTN to see how Chapter Aesthetic Stud...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Quarter 1 Economic Report

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The Quarterly Economic Development Report gives you the latest information on housing, new businesses and development in Coon Rapids! See what new businesses are coming to town, follow trends in employment and the housing market and more! 

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Business Spotlight: Just Between Friends

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Business Spotlight: Just Between Friends

Consignment is taken to a new level with Just Between Friends pop-up consignment sales. In order to catch these sales, you need to be in the know. Just Between Friends has two sales annually in Coon Rapids, one in t...

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Economic Development

News Flash

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: August 15, 2023

Sign Up for Skating School!

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Join us for 13 skating lessons.

Saturday Sessions: Sept. 16-Dec. 16 (no class: 11/25)

Monday Sessions: Sept. 25-Dec. 18

There are lessons for everyone ages 4 to adult. A variety of classes will be offered for beginners, adults, hockey players and advanced sk...

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Ice Center
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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News Flash

Posted on: August 29, 2023

A Message from the Chief

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With all of the coverage about law changes related to school resource officers (SROs), we know many parents and community members are confused about the role our officers will have inside school buildings as students r...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Thank You to Our 2023 Night to Unite Sponsors!

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Thanks for another awesome night of gathering with your neighbors! This year, there were 91 registered block parties for Night to Unite. Members of the police and fire departments were spread all across the city on the first Tuesday in August to ...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Coon Rapids Names New Police Chief

The City of Coon Rapids selects Bill Steiner as the new chief of police. Steiner has served as acting chief of the Coon Rapids Police Department since April and he first joined the Coon Rapids Police Department in 1997.

City Manager Matt Stemwedel said Ste...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 7, 2023

'Cops and Cardinals' Mentorship Program

On a Tuesday night in June, a group of Coon Rapids cops, in t-shirts, played a pick-up game of touch football together with a group of teenagers behind Coon Rapids High School. It was part of a mentorship program the Coon Rapids Police Department launched...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Reward Being Offered Following Park Arsons

The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for committing arson at two City parks. The most recent incident happened at Wintercrest Park in the early morning hours of June 15 whe...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Registration Now Open!

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Night to Unite registration is now open! The annual tradition to gather on the first Tuesday in August continues this year as we invite neighborhoods throughout Coon Rapids to participate in the event on Tuesday, August 1. Hosted by the Coon Rapids Police...

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