News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2021

Saturday, Dec. 11

Community Tree Lighting with Racoon in Santa hat popping out of a decorated tree

Enjoy cider and hot chocolate, bonfires and music, as the city celebrates its first tree lighting event on the grounds of Boulevard Plaza! The public is invited to join in on a new community tradition at this FREE event!

Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Public Input Wanted!

Graphic with words Hwy 610 East River Road Interchange Open House Dec. 15

The next public open house for the redesign of the Hwy. 610-East River Rd. interchange is coming up. The public will have a chance to review refined alternatives for the project, ask questions and provide input.

  • Wednesday, December 15
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Headstart-ACCA...
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Hwy. 610-East River Rd. Project Website City Homepage
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Holiday Donation Opportunities

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Help spread generosity and cheer to individuals and families in need. The City of Coon Rapids has four donation opportunities for the holiday season. Collection bins are located in the front lobby of City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive. Donations are accepted...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Tickets on sale now!

Winter Concert Series

Tickets are now available for the 2022 Winter Concert Series! Purchase tickets at the front desk of Coon Rapids City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for 65+ and $5 for children 12 and under. 

Enjoy dessert, coffee and li...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 16 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the November 16, 2021 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch proclaimed Saturday, November 27 as "Small Business Saturday" in Coon Rapids.
  • Approved updates to certain fees and charges for 2022.
  • App...
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City Homepage
Posted on: November 10, 2021

November 1 to April 1

Winter Parking and a snowy neighborhood street

Winter Parking Rules

  • Vehicles cannot be parked on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. each night from November 1 to April 1.
  • Parking on the street is not allowed anytime there may be accumulation or the weather forecast shows an expected accumulation of three ...
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City Homepage
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Free Meal Bags

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For the second straight year, the Coon Rapids Fire Department is partnering with the non-profit organization Every Meal to help the hungry this holiday season.Free meal bags are now available for anyone in need at Fire Station #1 and Fire Station #2 with ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Apply to a Commission Today!

Serve on a Coon Rapids Commission

Make a difference in the community, meet new people and have fun by joining a City Commission! 

Several Coon Rapids commissions need new members. The City Council appoints citizens to serve voluntarily to advise and participate in a varie...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Street Sweeping/Brown Water Alert

Street Sweeping & photo of sweeping machine

Please be aware that street sweepers are out now on City streets. Crews began on the south side of the City at the beginning of November and will continue working through all neighborhoods during the next several weeks. Street sweepers will continue to op...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Recycle Your Pumpkins

photo of two pumpkins and text that reads Recycle in Coon Rapids

FALL REMINDER: Don't throw your pumpkins in the trash... bring them to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center! Pumpkins can be placed in the organics recycling bin, which sits outside the fenced area. Drop off your pumpkins anytime! Please remove candl...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 3 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the November 3, 2021 meeting:

  • The City Clerk administered the oath of office to Pablo Hernandez, Jr. who was appointed to the Ward 3 councilmember position.
  • Approved a staffing agreement for th...
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City Homepage
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Winners Announced!

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest 2021, with photo of the Coon Rapids Dam

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Hometown Pride.

Check out the winning photos, selected by the arts commission in youth and adult c...

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City Homepage
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Learn About MRCCA Updates

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area - Open House Oct. 13

The City will host a Zoom Webinar to detail new zoning rules for property along the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Pre-registration is required.

MRCCA Virtual Open HouseWednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 via Zoom

View a recording of the Virtual Ope...

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City Homepage
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Rent Assistance Program

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Funds are still available 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 mea...

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RentHelpMN Website City Homepage
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Middle Sand Creek Corridor Restoration

Two guys cutting a ribbon for Middle Sand Creek Corridor project

A ribbon cutting took place in Coon Rapids Wednesday afternoon to mark the completion of the Middle Sand Creek Corridor restoration.The Coon Creek Watershed District hosted the event, which celebrated a number of partner agencies involved in the three yea...

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City Homepage
Posted on: September 3, 2021

View the Presentation

Public Meeting Pleasure Creek South Filter Project

Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) and the City of Coon Rapids hosted a virtual informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 9 to inform the community about a proposed water filter for Pleasure Creek. The project includes installation of a biochar and iron e...

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City Homepage
Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Moves Another Step in 'Green' Initiative

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The City of Coon Rapids is moving on up when it comes to going green. The city recently became a Step 3 city in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The program is voluntary and helps cities achieve their sustainability and quality of life goals.

Olivia...

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More Information on GreenStep Cities Program City Homepage
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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City Homepage
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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City Homepage
Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 4th of July Celebration

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Get ready to celebrate the Coon Rapids 4th of July Community Celebration for 2021! The two-day event will feature a variety of activities.

See full event plans and get a print out here.

July 3, 2021

  • Carnival starting at noon (rides, games, food trucks) until...
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City Homepage
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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City Homepage
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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City Homepage
Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

New Fire Engine Test Lights

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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City Homepage
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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City Homepage
Posted on: January 28, 2021

We did it!

Census Complete Graphic

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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City Homepage
Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 Budget in Brief

Budget in Brief

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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Read the Budget in Brief Here City Homepage
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Traffic Lights to Northdale Blvd.

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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City Homepage
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Hwy 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

Hwy 610 and East River Road Funding

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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City Homepage
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

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

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

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