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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Absentee Voting Underway for Primary Election

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If you are unable to vote on Primary Election Day (Tuesday, August 9), you can vote by absentee ballot. Absentee voting for the primary starts Friday, June 24 and closes on Monday, August 8.Voters can request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes....

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Posted on: March 26, 2022

Sign Up Now for Firecracker 5K

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Join the annual family-friendly Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k Walk/Run and Kid’s Sparkler Dash in conjunction with the Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration!  Registration is open now. 

2022 Coon Rapids Firecracker 5K

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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 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 11, 2022

Farmers Market Opens June 22

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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 17, 2022

85th Ave. Railroad Crossing Closure

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Starting Monday, June 20, 85th Avenue will be closed at the railroad tracks so crews can repair the crossing. Weather permitting, the railroad crossing will reopen at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24.The official detour during the closure is University Avenue to...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Register for Night to Unite

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Night to Unite registration is underway! 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 2. Hosted by the Coon Rapids Police...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

New Music Programs This Summer

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If you're looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer, a wide variety of recreation programs are available. A new musical offering this summer is called Bach to Rock. Classes and camps are open to kids ranging from preschool to middle...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

CANCELED: Monday Rec on the Spot

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**WEATHER UPDATE 6/20** 

Rec on the Spot programs are CANCELED for Monday, June 20 due to an Excessive Heat Warning. Watch the City website and Facebook page for weather updates.

Rec on the Spot is a staffed, mobile recreation uni...

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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 3, 2022

Summer Neighborhood Meetings

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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 16, 2022

Deadline Extended to August 17

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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 mortgage ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2022

Revolutionary Sports Programs

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Get your kids outside and active with fun sports programs at Sand Creek Park! Pick from soccer, baseball, flag football and multi-sport programs. All equipment is provided and class sizes are small to encourage fun and keep participants active. There's cl...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Know Your 911: Barking Dogs

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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.If you have a barking dog complaint, dog bite or an...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

2022 Summer Concert Series

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The Summer Concert Series is back this year at the performance pavilion of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, located at 9750 Egret Blvd. The concerts are free and start at 7p.m. Concessions are available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and en...

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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 6, 2022

July 2-4

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The 4th of July Celebration runs July 2-4 at Boulevard Plaza, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center. It is a popular event filled with fun activities for every age to enjoy including a parade, live music, games, ...

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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

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: 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 31, 2022

June 1 - August 31

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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

Exceptions are made for new sod, seed and shrub...

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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

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 23, 2022

Watch the 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.

The Virtual Home Remodeling Tour includes video tours of major home renovation projects ...

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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 8, 2022

Sunday, May 22

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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.

The Virtual Home Remodeling Tour includes video tours of major home renovation projects ...

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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 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

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 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...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Championship Course Opens!

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The golf season is in full swing at Bunker Hills! On April 1, a portion of the Championship Course opened for the season. The nine hole North Course and nine hole East Course are now playable. Weather permitting, the remaining nine holes of the W...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Tuesday, March 22 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the March 22, 2022 meeting:

  • Adopted a resolution appointing Kenneth Uko and David Blincow to the Safety Commission.
  • Adopted a resolution appointing Kelsey Brodt and Wade Demmer to the Parks &am...
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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Bunker Hills Starts 2022 Golf Season

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Spring is here and that means golfers are returning to the links at Bunker Hills. The driving range recently opened for the season and the Executive Course and Championship Course will soon follow (dates TBD).Bunker Hills has been recognized as one of the...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Pet Fair Vendor Registration

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The annual Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair draws hundreds of pet owners and their furry friends to Riverview Park for a day of contests, games and pet-related fun.  Visitors can learn about pet care and safety and browse among a variety of pet-relat...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

2022 Spring/Summer Activities

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Looking for fun activities this spring and summer? Look no further than the 2022 Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. There are activities for all ages including new music programs for kids, Art in the Park for seniors, pickleball classes at Riverwind ...

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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: March 8, 2022

Winners Announced During LIVE Drawing

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Grant recipients for the 2022 Front Door program have been selected. The winning 80 addresses were announced during a LIVE drawing online and on cable television Wednesday night. Another 25 addresses were put on a waiting list.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Tuesday, March 1 Meeting

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

  • Received the lawful gambling report and authorized payment to the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.
  • Approved nominations for the Coon Creek Watershed District Board o...
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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Tuesday, Feb. 15 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the February 15, 2022 meeting:

  • The Coon Creek Watershed District presented City Engineer Mark Hansen with their inaugural "Partner of the Year" award.
  • Approved plans and specification...
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Posted on: January 27, 2022

New Recycling Program

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Starting February 1, the Coon Rapids Recycling Center is adding paint to the list of acceptable recyclables. Up to five gallon containers will be accepted. There is a 100 gallon limit per visit.

Accepted

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, ac...
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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Water Meter Replacements

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Water meter replacements are needed at some Coon Rapids properties. The replacement process occurs in phases throughout the City, based on which models are past warranty and due for replacement. 

* If you do NOT receive a letter, you are not due f...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Wednesday, Feb. 2 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the February 2, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved appointments to the Sustainability Commission.
  • Accepted a victim services grant from the Minn. Department of Public Safety/Office of Justice Programs.
  • Adop...
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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Supporting Solar Energy Options

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Coon Rapids received a Silver designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. The City is committed to removing obstacles to solar development. A SolSmart Silver designa...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Riverdale Area Attracting New Retailers

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Several big names are coming to the Riverdale retail area in Coon Rapids:

  • Building permit applications have been received for Schneiderman's Furniture, which will occupy the former Sears space in the Riverdale Village Shopping Center.
  • Work continues to reco...
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Posted on: January 18, 2022

2022 Budget in Brief

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The City Council approved the 2022 budget on December 7, 2021 which addresses needs while balancing economic conditions. The 2022 City tax levy is $30,990,539 as compared to $29,666,408 in 2021.

Personnel Investment

  • One new police officer to help with incre...
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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Tuesday, Jan. 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the January 18, 2022 meeting:

  • Accepted a $700 donation from the family of Bob Thistle for a park bench at Lions Coon Creek Park.
  • Accepted a $1,000 donation from Eugene Merriam for the Coon Rapids Fire D...
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