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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Saturday, May 21

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The Coon Rapids Public Works Department will be holding its annual open house on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Take a tour of the Public Works facility and check out snowplows, tractors and other "big rigs." You can also learn more abou...

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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.

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Registration Now Open!

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Night to Unite registration is now open! The annual tradition to gather on the first Tuesday in August continues this year as we invite neighborhoods throughout Coon Rapids to participate in the event on Tuesday, August 2. Hosted by the Coon Rapids Police...

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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 16, 2022

Apply By June 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: 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 2, 2022

Friday, May 27

Movie in the Park at Sand Creek Park: Encanto

Sand Creek Park will be hosting a FREE Movie in the Park on Friday, May 27 at 8:45 p.m. The movie Encanto will be shown on the big screen. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Concessions will be available for purchase starting one hour before the...

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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. 

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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: 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&...

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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

May is 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. 

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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 10, 2022

Spring Newsletter Hits Local Mailboxes

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

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Westbound Hwy. 610 Ramp at East River Rd.

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Starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, the ramp from East River Rd. to westbound Highway 610 will be closed to traffic as part of an ongoing construction project in the area. The ramp is expected to remain closed until June 30. You can get the latest up...

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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.

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  • 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.

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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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Posted on: May 17, 2022

City Council Meeting: 5/17/22

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Sportsnight: 5/16/22

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

City Council Meeting: 5/3/22

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Front Door Grant Drawing: 3/9/22

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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 1, 2022

City Council Meeting: 3/1/22

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

3 City Council Seats on Ballot

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

District 11 Announces Timeline for Superintendent Search

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Kris Niebler Retires After 26 Years with Senior Center

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

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Old Pederson Floral Building Demolished

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Superintendent David Law Leaving Anoka-Hennepin Schools

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

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

DARE Students Get Life-Saving Lesson

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Police Dept. Adds Mental Health Professional

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Buff City Soap Opens in Coon Rapids

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Firefighters Rally Around Co-worker After Cancer Diagnosis

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Pedestrian Safety Improvements Planned Near CRHS

State funding has been secured to make some safety improvements along Northdale Blvd. in front of Coon Rapids High School. A grant from the Safe Routes to School program will provide about $458,000 to make several changes including relocating the main cro...

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Posted on: March 26, 2022

Registration Underway for Firecracker 5K

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. 

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Popular CRHS Music Teacher Honored

It was an emotional send-off Monday night for a popular music teacher at Coon Rapids High School.Rick Geiger, who recently accepted a new position at his church, received a standing ovation during the annual "Sing Into Spring" choir concert. In ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Hwy. 10 Construction Begins in Anoka

Highway 10 in Anoka was reduced to one lane in each direction on Monday eastbound from Sunfish Lake Boulevard in Ramsey all the way to Highway 47/Ferry Street. You can expect single lane traffic all summer and into the fall."It is going to be congest...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

ACBC Food Shelf Needs Donations

Like a beacon of hope, the ACBC Food Shelf stands poised and ready to meet food insecurity in the community. The Anoka-based food shelf has been under the direction of Stephanie Lehman, who joined the operation in July of 2020."Families coming in ha...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Major Reconstruction Project on Hwy. 10

Get ready for a slower commute if you travel Highway 10 through Anoka. Starting this spring, a two year construction project will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction.On average, Highway 10 in Anoka carries over 60,000 vehicles per day. Peak westb...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Yoga on Ice at Crooked Lake

During the cold winter months, ice fishing takes over the frozen lakes of Minnesota. But have you heard of ice yoga?Two years ago, Coon Rapids resident and yoga instructor Jamie Bartlett was inspired to create an ice yoga class behind her home on Crooked ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Anoka Co. Attorney Tony Palumbo Retiring

Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo has announced that he will not seek re-election this fall and will, instead, retire at the end of 2022. Palumbo started his public service in 1977 and has been an Assistant County Attorney in all four divisions ...
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Posted on: February 18, 2022

District 11 Targeting Job Seekers

Job seekers met recruiters on Wednesday during a job fair at the Educational Service Center in Anoka. The Anoka-Hennepin School District wants to hire both part-time and full-time workers in a variety of positions including paras, assistants and...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Big Honors for CRHS Concert Choir

The Coon Rapids High School concert choir is gearing up for a big performance this month.On Tuesday, the voices of the concert choir came together in harmony, inspired by fame. The choir got a visit from world renowned composer, Jake Runestad, who gave a ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

New Golf Simulators at Bunker Hills

Outside of Bunker Hills Golf Club, the links are quiet this time of year, covered in a blanket of snow. But inside the clubhouse is where the fun is. Four new golf simulators, installed in December, are keeping die-hard golfers like Darryl Rangel of Blai...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Recycling Center Now Accepting Paint

As of February 1, the Coon Rapids Recycling Center has added paint to the list of acceptable recyclables. Up to five gallon containers are accepted. There is a 100 gallon limit per visit.

Accepted

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, ...
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Posted on: January 25, 2022

School Board Adopts New Mask Policy

 

On Monday night, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board approved a new policy relating to masks in schools during the pandemic. The new policy, which starts January 31, looks at each school individually when determining who needs to mask.Masks will be ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Precinct Caucuses Coming Up on Feb. 1

The 2022 Precinct Caucuses in Coon Rapids will look a bit different this year. For the Republicans, they will be meeting in-person for their precinct caucus. Democrats however, have opted for a "contactless caucus.""On caucus night we will...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Unique Winter Tradition on Crooked Lake

On a frozen Crooked Lake in mid-January, the choices for fun are few. The ice is 13 inches thick. But that won’t stop Dan Anderson of Andover."My motto is: you only go around once,… or twice," Anderson said.He built a box o...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mercy Hospital Overwhelmed with Patients in ER

Inside Mercy Hospital's emergency department lobby, there are plenty of people waiting to see a doctor, including Grace Anderson."It seems to be pretty crowded," Anderson said. She lives in Elk River and came in to the emergency after e...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

2 New Members on Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Two new School Board members took the oath of office this week.Kacy Deschene will represent District 3 which covers southwestern Coon Rapids along with Champlin and Dayton.Matt Audette represents District 4 which covers northern Andover and northeastern R...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Anoka Armory Reopens as COVID Testing Site

COVID testing is once again ramping up across the state. 

The Anoka Armory opened on Friday for those who need a test. Testing is also available Saturday, January 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then, starting January 13, the Armory will be open Thursda...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Children's Author Pens Second Book

Children's author Laura Larson uses insights from her work as an elementary school counselor to create a calm space for kids, using poetry in her second book, "Where Do You Go?""Where Do You Go" is a mindfulness-centered book ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

2 Options for Redesign of Hwy. 610/East River Rd. Interchange

Residents turned out at another open house this week for the proposed Highway 610 and East River Road interchange project. The goal is to provide a full-access interchange at that location. Currently, only a westbound on-ramp and an eastbound off-ramp exi...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Volunteers Help Spread Joy this Holiday Season

Dozens of volunteers reported for duty at a Coon Rapids warehouse this week giving their time to help those in need this holiday season.Jill Morrison is a volunteer with Toys For Joy which took over this donated warehouse space to unpack, sort and bag gif...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Holiday Tree Lighting Brings Community Together

The warmth of the fire from three glowing bonfire pits drew dozens of families together on Saturday night for outdoor winter fun at Boulevard Plaza. A 40-foot tall pine tree on the west side of the Coon Rapids Ice Center was the centerpiece for f...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

MN Nat'l Guard Members Learn Nursing Skills at Local Colleges

Members of the Minnesota National Guard have a new mission. Hundreds of guard soldiers across Minnesota are training so they can lend a hand at long term care facilities around the state."It's the things that we do for ourselves everyday like just ge...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Coon Rapids Resident Self-Publishes Second Book

Sister Lost marks the second horror novel by Coon Rapids resident Jennifer DeVries who writes under the pen name, Brenda Lyne.Jennifer’s fascination with the horror genre began early. By age 12, she had read every Stephen King novel in her pare...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Support Local Businesses on 'Small Business Saturday'

The holiday shopping season is here and local small businesses hope you keep them in mind as you make your purchases in the coming weeks.

Mayor Jerry Koch has declared Saturday, November 27 as Small Business Saturday in Coon Rapids. The City supports our l...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Meeting Tuesday, May 24

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

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Rd.

Contact Lori Higgins at lori@metron...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Business Spotlight: Nutrition Haven

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Keep up on Community Development!

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Curious about what is being built around Coon Rapids? Read the Community Development Annual Report to learn about everything related to construction from the past year. 

Read the Community Development Annual Report Here!

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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Attention Business Owners!

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A two year reconstruction project kicked off this week in Anoka. Traffic on Highway 10 will be down to a single lane in each direction until winter.

Coon Rapids business owners are invited to an informational meeting on the project on Thursday, March 31 fr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Business Spotlight: Famous Dave's Quick 'Que

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Coon Rapids is the first city in the nation to have a Famous Dave’s restaurant with a new cafeteria-style model. The Famous Dave’s Quick ‘Que opened for business in the Riverdale area in October 2021."Famous Dave&apo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Business Spotlight: DEVO Fitness

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A visit to AMC Theaters in Coon Rapids turned into a new business venture for a local couple. “We were literally going to see a movie and we saw it was for lease,” said Casie Buckley, co-owner of DEVO Fitness.The rest is histo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Port Riverwalk Project Update

Port Riverwalk

The Port Riverwalk neighborhood continues to grow on Coon Rapids Boulevard. Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes is developing 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes on 43 acres of formerly City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet St...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

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: June 10, 2021

Get on the Ice!

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

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

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News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2021

2020 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered about how many calls CRPD responds to in a year? Or what day of the week has the most crashes in Coon Rapids? Read the 2020 Annual Report. It’s full of information about the Coon Rapids Police Department and the community. ...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 2, 2022

Public Hearing-Case 22-9: Lot Split/Subdivision Exception

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider a boundary adjustment between two single-family residential properties located at 10860 and 10870 Mississippi Blvd.

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the City...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2022

Project 22-14: Advertisement for Bids Roof Replacement Water Treatment Plant

The City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota will receive bids at the Coon Rapids City Center until 10 a.m., June 9, 2022, at 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 for the following improvement:

EAST AND WEST WATER TREATMENT PLANT - 2022 ROOF REPLACEMENT

A pre-...

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Additional Info... Request for Proposal/Quotations