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Posted on: April 29, 2021

New Rent Assistance Program

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A new program has launched to help Minnesotans who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the pandemic.RentHelpMN will funnel hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to those who need it the most."It's basically me...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Riverdale Station Next Phase

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Plans are underway for the final two buildings in the Riverdale Station housing development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. The first two buildings of this community, Nova and Lyra, opened in late 2019 and early 2020. Develop...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Help for Paying Utility Bills

Energy Assistance Available

More Minnesotans than ever are having difficulty paying their heating and electricity bills amid the pandemic. With the passing of the recent federal stimulus, there is even greater support right now for those feeling the burden of energy expenses.

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Computer Inventory Reduction

Obsolete Computer Equipment

The City of Coon Rapids will be disposing of obsolete laptop, desktop, and tablet computers.  The computers were purchased between the years of 2011 and 2017. For security purposes, the hard disks have either been removed or completely wiped from...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing Underway in City

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The Coon Rapids utilities department began their springtime flushing of fire hydrants in the city this week.If crews are working in your neighborhood, you may experience some water discoloration, but this does not affect the safety of the water. It&rs...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Winter Concert: CODA

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 4th of July Celebration

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Organizers of the Coon Rapids 4th of July Community Celebration are tentatively planning for an awesome event,  July 3 & 4, 2021.

The tentative plans are as follows:

July 3, 2021

  • Carnival starting at noon (rides, games, food trucks) until 11 p.m...
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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Northdale Traffic Improvements

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A new traffic light has been installed near the access points to Menards and Costco, on Northdale Boulevard near Main Street. An estimated 16,000 vehicles travel along Northdale Boulevard each day making it a hot spot for congestion. The new traffic signa...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

2021 Spring/Summer Recreation

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Looking for fun activities this spring and summer? Look no further than the 2021 Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. There are activities for all ages including new sports camps for kids, Art in the Park for seniors and Stand-up paddleboard classes at...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Winter Concert: The Backyard Band

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Winter Concert: Locklin Road

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

New Resident Guide for 2021

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Residents of Andover and Coon Rapids will soon see the 2021 Andover/Coon Rapids Community Resource and Resident's Guide arriving soon in their mailboxes.

This annual publication features information about both cities plus listings for local busine...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Monthly Winter Concerts

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

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New Fire Engine with Test Lights

The Coon Rapids Fire Department is testing new technology and a new light bar system on top of its newest fire truck, designed to improve safety. The entire technology system, named Core, was donated to the Coon Rapids Fire...

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Updates to Sand Creek

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Update on Sand Creek

Habitat “Makeover” Continues near Olive Street

Phase 2 construction is underway along Sand Creek from Olive Street downstream to the railroad tracks. Expect up to 4 more weeks of construction, depending on weather. This phase was starte...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

We did it!

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Census Complete

Thank You Coon Rapids!

Residents in Coon Rapids answered the call to respond to the 2020 Census. More than 85% of households in our community responded online, by phone, or by mail, well above the state and national averages.

2020 Census Self...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 Budget in Brief

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2021 Budget

The City Council approved a tax levy for 2021 after a public meeting held in December. The City Council is committed to a responsible budget that addresses needs while considering economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

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Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Medians & Traffic Signal

New medians are in place on Northdale Boulevard just north of Main Street in the Riverdale shopping area. A stoplight is also planned at the high-traffic inters...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Hwy 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

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Hwy. 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

The City of Coon Rapids and Anoka County requested $1.5 million in the 2020 legislative session for the planning and engineering of a full access interchange for Trunk Highway (TH) 610 at East River Roa...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Charge Up!

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Primary Election Day Results

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Update 8-12-20

See Primary Election Results here.

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Candidate Forum

2020 Election

The North Metro Mayors Association hosted two candidate forums for Senate Districts 36 & 37 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the Coon Rapids City Council Chambers.

The candidate forums will replay multiple times on the CTN Government channel on Comcas...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence, Coon Rapids Police Supporter of the Purple Lights Initative

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community by displaying purple lights outside the City Center campus during the month of October. The police department building and city hall will light up in purple (the symbolic color of...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Riverwind Park Renovation

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

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Visit the Farmers Market

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Find Your Zen!

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

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

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Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, 2021 I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opini...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

In Need of a Home Loan?

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

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

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

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Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

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

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News Flash

Posted on: January 1, 2021

Virtual Tours Available

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

Virtual tours are...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Council Meeting: 5/4/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Sportsnight 5/4/21

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Watch the latest edition of Sportsnight with Joe Yund and Howie Shapiro!

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Winter Concert: CODA

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

City Council Meeting: 4/20/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting: 4/15/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Council Meeting: 4/6/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, April 6 2021.

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Winter Concert: The Backyard Band

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting: 3/18/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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CTN Home
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Update: 3/19/21

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Another phase of development in Port Riverwalk, the Riverdale Station Apts. planning an expansion and more!

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

City Council Meeting: 3/16/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Community Update: 3/12/21

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Winners selected for Front Door grants, planning for the 4th of July Celebration and more!

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Community Update: 3/5/21

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Road construction season approaching, a big announcement for Famous Dave's fans and more!

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Council Meeting: 3/2/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Community Update: 2/26/21

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A local teacher's connection to the recent Mars' mission, spectators for the 3M Open and more!

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Winter Concert: Locklin Road

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting: 2/18/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, February 18, 2021.

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Community Update: 2/19/21

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Details on this year's 'Front Door' grant program, development plans for the old BP site on Hanson Blvd. and more!

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

City Council Meeting: 2/16/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Community Update: 2/12/21

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A statewide crackdown on speeders, the Snowflake Days medallion is found and more!

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Community Update: 2/5/21

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Snowflake Days fun including disc golf, more students return to school, a new Hy-Vee store and more!

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Community Update: 1/29/21

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Watch the latest edition of Community Update!

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Community Update: 1/22/21

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Elementary students transition back to the classroom, new businesses slated for the old JCPenney building and more!

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Community Update: 1/15/21

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A local author's dream come true, getting elementary students back to school and more!

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Winter Concerts Begin January 15

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Community Update: 1/8/21

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An update on COVID restrictions, two new City Council members, free food for those in need and more!

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Community Update: 2020 Review

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Check out some of the stories we covered on Community Update in 2020.  Happy New Year!

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Community Update: 12/18/20

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An extension of COVID restrictions, two council members say goodbye, holiday lights winners and more!

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Community Update: 12/11/20

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More COVID-19 testing, a plea from Mercy Hospital's president, pizza for heroes and more!

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Community Update: 12/4/20

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A new fire truck with advanced emergency lighting technology, a virtual homecoming and more!

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Community Update: 11/20/20

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The latest restrictions due to COVID, helping homeless youth, a profile on DECA and more!

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Community Update: 11/13/20

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The latest on elementary students moving to distance learning, more COVID testing options and more!

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Council Candidate Forum

2020 Election

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

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News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2021

Coon Rapids Woman Expands Life Coin Program

Coon Rapids resident Carol Castle is a mom on a quest. She's spent the past two years of her life trying to get a life-saving coin in the hands of every first responder in the country."This idea came in the middle of the night at 2:30 a.m. i...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Food Grade Styrofoam Recycling Here to Stay

A trial program involving food grade Styrofoam has become permanent at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center."If you were to run just food grade material, you would just get crumbs," said Colleen Sinclair, the Coon Rapids Recycling Coordinator, who w...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

New Rent Assistance Program Launches in MN

A new program has launched to help Minnesotans who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the pandemic.RentHelpMN will funnel hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to those who need it the most."It's bas...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing Underway in City

The Coon Rapids utilities department began their springtime flushing of fire hydrants in the city this week.If crews are working in your neighborhood, you may experience some water discoloration, but this does not affect the safety of the water. It&rs...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up this weekend. Stop by the Coon Rapids Police Department on Saturday, April 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to dispose of unused or expired medication.

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

New Mercy Piper Breast Center Opens its Doors

Allina Health just opened a comprehensive breast center in the Mercy Hospital Specialty Center.  The new Mercy Piper Breast Center is the first of its kind in the north metro.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Community Rallies Around 'Superfan' After Heart Attack

The man dubbed the 'Anoka Superfan' is recovering after suffering a heart attack earlier this month. Jeff Nelson suffered a heart attack on March 12 that required minor surgery and a hospital stay.Boosters say Nelson has tirelessly suppo...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

License Center Closed Due to Staffing Shortage

The Anoka County License Center and Passport Center in Coon Rapids is closed until further notice due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19.Staff are contacting people who had appointments scheduled between March 29 and April 2 to see about moving the...
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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Drive By Food Drive Outside Coon Rapids City Hall

The Coon Rapids Police Department and Coon Rapids Senior Center sponsored a Drive-By Food Drive at Coon Rapids City Hall on Monday.The response from the community was overwhelming.  

The food drive coincides with Minnesota's March FoodSha...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Caribou Coffee Cabin Opens for Business

The new Caribou Coffee Cabin on Coon Rapids Boulevard is officially open for business.The business, located on the southwest corner of Egret and Coon Rapids Boulevard, held a soft opening on March 23.  A ribbon cutting took place March 26.

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Property Tax Statements Arriving Soon

Property tax statements will soon begin arriving in mailboxes across the area. Anoka County says they will be mailed out starting the week of March 29.Property taxes are used by local government entities to pay for things like roads and infrastructure to ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

City Council Approves Port Riverwalk 3rd Addition

Plans are underway for another phase of development in Port Riverwalk.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved the final plat for the third addition of Port Riverwalk. The third addition, which will include 15 lots, is the center portion of the site be...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Caribou Cabin Set to Open on Coon Rapids Blvd.

The new Caribou Cabin is gearing up to open.  Company officials say the business, which is located at the southwest corner of Egret and Coon Rapids Boulevard, will open March 23 with a grand opening and ribbon cutting on March 26.Caribou opened i...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Riverdale Stations Apts. Planning Big Expansion

Another big housing development in the city has plans to get even bigger.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved a term sheet which outlines the basic business terms for phase two of development at the Riverdale Station Apartments. Sherman Associates ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Coon Rapids Getting $7M from Federal Stimulus Bill

President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law Thursday afternoon.In addition to $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans and extended unemployment benefits, $350 billion is being sent to state and local governments. Coon Rapids will r...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Planning Underway for 4th of July Celebration

Organizers met this week to discuss plans for this year's 4th of July Celebration.Last year's celebration had to be canceled due to the pandemic. We are told there will likely be an event this year but it's not yet clear how ma...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Famous Dave's Returning to Coon Rapids, New Traffic Light Nearby

City officials hope a new traffic signal will make it safer for motorists traveling in the Riverdale area.  The light, which became operational this week, is located on Northdale Boulevard just north of Main Street at the McDonalds and Menards ex...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Resurfacing Project Planned on Robinson Dr., Crooked Lake Blvd.

With spring right around the corner, it won't be long until road construction season ramps up.This week, the City Council awarded a contract for two resurfacing projects. Robinson Drive will be resurfaced between 111th Avenue and Egret Boulevard....

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Bunker Beach Hiring Summer Workers

If you're looking for a summer job this year, Bunker Beach has plenty of openings.The water park was closed last summer due to the pandemic but plans to open its doors again in June. Bunker Beach is looking for life guards along with concession,...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Local Teacher's Connection to NASA's 'Mission to Mars'

Last week, NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars after a seven month journey.  The successful landing was watched around the world, and by local residents, in fact, one with ties to the mission.“Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance is safel...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mass Transit Ridership Plummets

Mass transit ridership plummeted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This week, the Metropolitan Council reported that ridership fell by as much as 60 percent on local bus routes, 70 percent on light rail and 95 percent on express bus routes...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

3M Open Planning for Spectators This Summer

The 3M Open returns to Blaine this summer and it appears golf fans could get a front row seat to all the action.  Organizers of the PGA Tour event plan to ask state officials to allow up to 10-thousand people per day to attend the tournament at t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Site Plan Approved for New Car Wash

The old BP gas station site off Hanson Boulevard could soon get new life.On Thursday night, the Planning Commission approved a site plan for a 4,000 square foot car wash and a 3,900 square foot multi-tenant commercial building.WashU Car Wash out of Chicag...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Snow Sculpture Contest Winners Announced

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission has announced the winners of the Snow Sculpture contest.  The first place award and $200 prize goes to the Reller family. They created a tank outside their home at 12710 Hummingbird Street.The second place award an...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Statewide Crackdown on Speeding Drivers

Law enforcement agencies across the state are putting their foot down on a problem that has increased on Minnesota roads since the start of the pandemic.We're talking about a sharp rise in the number of speeding drivers. Preliminary reports show ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Snowflake Days Medallion Found at Boulevard Plaza

The most prized possession of Snowflake Days has been found.  Adam and Jessica Kurschner located the medallion in the park at Boulevard Plaza after the 12th clue was posted Wednesday morning. They will receive a $1,000 prize this weekend. The t...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Local Seniors Get Curbside Meal Service

Despite below zero temperatures on Thursday, a team of volunteers from the Coon Rapids Rotary Club braved the cold to help deliver an early Valentine's Day meal to senior citizens.Between 11 a.m. and noon, cars lined-up in for curbside service in...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Cold Weather Cancels 2nd Parade for Snowflake Days

The coldest air of the season, so far, is descending on Minnesota this weekend.  In fact, the big chill forced Snowflake Days organizers to cancel one of two parades this week.While Thursday night's parade was canceled, Tuesday night&...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Big Turnout for Disc Golf Tournament

More than 150 people signed up to play disc golf last weekend at Wintercrest Park.  This was the first year for the tournament as part of Snowflake Days."The Snowflake Days event is a fun event," said Jason Wilder, tournament director f...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

SLP Hy-Vee Planning Spring Opening

After a longer than expected wait, the first Hy-Vee store in Anoka County is set to open its doors this spring.It is located along Highway 65 near 81st Avenue in Spring Lake Park. Plans for the development actually got underway more than three years ago a...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

JCPenney Building Getting 5 Tenants

The old JCPenney building in Riverdale will soon be getting some new life.On Thursday night, the Planning Commission approved a site plan to convert the vacant storefront into five different tenant spaces. The exterior of the building would also be update...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Elementary Students Transition Back to the Classroom Full-Time

Some elementary school students are back in the classroom full-time, for the first time since the start of the pandemic.  Kindergarten, first and second grade students returned on Tuesday.“Having them back is like bringing back the life...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Gifted and Talented Program Comes to Eisenhower Elementary

A new "School Within a School" program, or Gifted and Talented program, started last fall in District 11.

The program is based at Eisenhower Elementary with students coming from as far as Ham Lake, Anoka and Blaine who've qualified for t...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Some Elementary Students Returning to Classroom

For the first time in 10 months, some elementary students will be returning to the classroom full-time starting next week.Elementary students started the school year in the hybrid model which meant two days of in-person learning each week. That changed in...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

State Launches COVID Vaccine Dashboard

The state has launched a new dashboard that keeps track of the vaccine rollout here in Minnesota.The dashboard, which is updated daily, shows the number of doses promised by the CDC, doses shipped to Minnesota providers and the percentage of doses used. ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Local Author Gets First Book Published

We have an update now to a story that aired on CTN Journal a little over a year ago.  It involves a local woman trying to get her first book published.Jennifer DeVries tried to get her novel, Charlie's Mirror, crowd funded. When that did...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Restaurants, Bars and Indoor Entertainment Venues Reopening

The New Year is ushering in changes related to COVID restrictions here in Minnesota.On Wednesday, Governor Tim Walz announced the easing of some restrictions. Starting January 11, bars and restaurants are allowed to resume indoor dining at 50 percent capa...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

2 New Members on Coon Rapids City Council

The New Year brings change to the Coon Rapids City Council.On Monday night, Pat Carlson took the oath of office for the At-Large City Council seat. But he's not the only new face. Kari Rehrauer was sworn in to represent the citizens of Ward Two.T...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Fogerty Arena Makes Plea for Help

A regional destination in the north metro is putting out a call for help saying the pandemic could force it to close its doors.Fogerty Arena in Blaine was constructed back in the early 1980s. The nonprofit facility is home to Blaine and Spring Lake Park Y...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Some COVID Restrictions Continue into 2021

Governor Tim Walz announced this week that restrictions on some businesses in Minnesota will continue into the New Year.Restaurants, bars and breweries will remain closed for indoor service until January 11. However, outdoor service is being allowed at 50...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Final Meeting for 2 City Council Members

The make-up of the Coon Rapids City Council will be changing in the New Year.On Tuesday night, council members Bill Kiecker and Steve Wells participated in their final City Council meeting. Wells, who didn't seek re-election, has served on the co...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

VFW Donates $15,500 to Coon Rapids Fire Department

The Coon Rapids Fire Department received a big donation this week.  On Tuesday night, the Coon Rapids VFW presented a check for $15,500 to the city. The money will be used to purchase two special dryers which will help decrease wear and tear on t...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Site at Nat'l Sports Center

A COVID-19 testing site popped up in the parking lot of the National Sports Center this week.This self-administered swab test is the same one which has been available at clinics for months now. Anyone who needed a test could get one, even without insuranc...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

'Pizza For Heroes' at Mercy Hospital

A kind gesture is growing thanks to a local business and citizens who want to help our frontline workers.  For nearly two weeks now, Cheap Skate has been baking and delivering free pizzas to workers at Mercy Hospital thanks to generous donations ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Seniors Participate in Drive-Thru Holiday Dinner

COVID-19 didn't stop an annual holiday tradition from continuing this year.On Thursday, the Coon Rapids VFW hosted their holiday dinner with a 2020-style, drive-thru event. The hot meal included roast turkey along with mashed potatoes and gravy w...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Council Approves 2021 Budget, Tax Levy

The City Council adopted the 2021 city budget and tax levy this week.Next year's tax levy was set at around $29.66 million which is a less than one percent increase over this year's tax levy.The 2021 budget includes three new full-time p...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

New Lighting Technology on New Fire Truck

The Coon Rapids Fire Department recently took delivery of a new fire truck to replace its Fire Engine #1.  The new truck comes with some recent advancements in emergency lights technology for improved safety.“This will be a great piece ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Coming to National Sports Center

The National Sports Center campus will be hosting a pop-up COVID testing event next week.  The drive-thru testing will take place in the Victory Links Golf Course parking lot December 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 12 from 8 a...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Skaters Take to the Ice Before Statewide "Pause"

The high level of spread of COVID-19 cases across Minnesota in recent weeks has state health officials concerned. In a prime-time address on November 20, Governor Tim Walz announced new restrictions to help slow the spread, which includes a four-week paus...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Hope 4 Youth Launches 'Out of the Cold' Campaign

A local non-profit which helps homeless youth kicked-off their end-of-the-year fundraising campaign this week.This year's "Out of the Cold" kick-off event took place Thursday evening outside the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. I...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

November is DECA Month, Students Looking to Increase Interest

Despite the pandemic, some high school students are still taking part in after-school activities, virtually. DECA leads the way for Coon Rapids students, who are interested in business and marketing.“Today is our November 18, Wednesday DECA meet...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Anoka-Hennepin Announces Full Distance Learning

The Anoka-Hennepin School District announced Friday that elementary students will move to full distance learning on Monday, November 30. Classes are also canceled for the two days leading up to Thanksgiving break, November 23 & 24, to give teachers so...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

New COVID Testing Sites Announced

The Minnesota Department of Health is expanding access to free, no barrier COVID-19 testing.  The Anoka Armory is one of 11 new testing sites opening next week across the state. The sites will replace "pop-up" style community testing ev...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

ARCC Students Holding Virtual Fall Play

Students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are gearing up for their fall production but it will look a lot different this year.  The pre-recorded performance of "The Living" will be available online starting November 20 for a limited-ti...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Riverdale Station Next Phase

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Plans are underway for the final two buildings in the Riverdale Station housing development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. The first two buildings of this community, Nova and Lyra, opened in late 2019 and early 2020. Develop...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Business Spotlight: Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture

Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture

The foundation of Kiersti­­n Beaman’s career was formed by helping a loved one navigate through the struggles of chronic pain. Beaman’s mother went on a health journey visiting many doctors and specialists to try allevi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

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Community Watch Team

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Join the Community Watch Team

Businesses are invited to join a growing network of community volunteers in helping the Coon Rapids Police Department with crime prevention. The Community Watch Team brings together businesses and indivi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Free Consultations

Open to Business Consultations

Free Consultations

Are you a business owner in need of advice or are you looking to start a new business in Anoka County? A FREE business consultation is waiting for you.

The Open to Business program offers FREE consultations to anyone looking to:

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Business Spotlight: Fancy Dancin'

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Fancy Dancin’

Chelsee Hasselbring started her career as a tiny dancer at the age of 3 when her mother, Bobbie Disrud opened the doors to the Fancy Dancin’ studio 31 years ago. Disrud had a long history of dancing and teaching.

Growing up in a world filled w...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Business Spotlight: Relief Therapy Solutions

Fancy Dancin' Business Spotlight

Relief Therapy Solutions

Relief Therapy Solutions is a one-man business run by Owner and Therapist James Myhrer, who has many interests and passions that all funnel into one purpose: to help people.

Myhrer was inspired to go into the field of Massage Therap...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Business Spotlight - Kids' Hair

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Haircut appointments used to be on the list of potentially scary experiences for a child… Kids’ Hair is here to cut all the intimidation out. When Earl and Suzanne Mollerud’s three sons were young boys, they felt the pressure and stress that came with get...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Development News - 3rd Qtr 2020

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Read the latest news about Coon Rapids development, including information about exciting new projects, employment and housing activity. 

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Development News - 2nd Qtr 2020

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

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Development News - 1st Qtr 2020

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

The report shows im...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Port Riverwalk Spring Construction Update

Home Drawings for Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Development News - 3rd Qtr 2019

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

The report shows ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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

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News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2021

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Coon Rapids Ice Center is a LiveBarn Venue.   If you can’t make it to the rink, you can still stay connected by watching many events Live and On Demand.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Coon Rapids Ice Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

COVID 19 Preparedness Plan

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

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News Flash

Posted on: March 22, 2021

New K-9

New K9

New K-9

The Anoka Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force welcomed “Storm” to the force on November 2, 2020. The funding for Storm was acquired through a drug forfeiture case that was handled by a former Coon Rapids Officer. Storm is a black lab t...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 14, 2021

2019 Crime Rates

Police 2019 Crime Rates

2019 Crime Rates

According to data from the 2019 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city remained flat or decreased in some areas as compared to 2018 and a few areas saw an increase.

Although the areas of Aggravated Assault, Larceny and Motor Veh...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence with purple background and a Coon Rapids Police badge

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community by displaying purple lights outside the City Center campus during the month of October. The police department building and city hall will light up in purple (the symbolic color of...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 1, 2020

2019 Annual Report

Police Annual Report 2019

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

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

Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

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

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News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 21-17 Site Plan

The Petitioner requests  the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider and make a decision for site plan approval for a 152 unit apartment building. 

Legal description: Lot 1, Block 1, Foley Commercial Park 2nd Addition

Hearing will take pl...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 21-16 Zone Change

The Petitioner requests the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider and make a recommendation to the Coon Rapids City Council to change the zoning of certain property from Office and Low Density Residential to Moderate Density Residential.

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 21-15 Land Use Amendment

The Petitioner requests the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider and make a recommendation to the Coon Rapids City Council to change the land use designation of certain property from Commercial Mixed Use and Low Density Residential to Moderate Density...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 21-14 Conditional Use Permit

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission approve a conditional use permit for an auto detailing business. Legal description: Available at City Hall

Hearing will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the City Center, 11155 Robinson...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 21-12 Preliminary Plat

Petitioner requests the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider and make a recommendation to the Coon Rapids City Council for a preliminary plat to subdivide 2.38 acres into five single family lots.

Legal description: South half of Lot 8 and all of Lots 9...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 21-11 Conditional Use Permit-service business with office warehouse

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission approve a conditional use permit for a service business with office-warehouse.Legal description: Available at City Hall

Hearing will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the City Center, 1...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Hearing 20-16 Revocation of Conditional Use Permit

Consider the revocation of a conditional use permit for a fitness center.Legal Description: Available at City hall

Said hearing will take place Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:30 p...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 25, 2021

Advertisement for Bids - Project 21-13 - East Water Treatment Plant HVAC Improvements

The City of Coon Rapids has the current Advertisement for Bids for project 21-13: East Water Treatment Plan HVAC Improvements.

Bids will be accepted until 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Read the full details here.

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