News Flash

CTN Latest Stories

Posted on: August 9, 2019

Thousands Gather for Night to Unite

The first Tuesday in August has become an annual night to party. Coon Rapids Police and Fire made the rounds to approximately 114 block parties participating in Night to Unite this year. The mission was to make connections.

“Obviously we have to deal with people in negative situations, but my favorite part about the job is dealing with people in positive situations,” said Coon Rapids police officer Jordan Girtz. “Getting out and being a partner in the community and a role model in the community is my favorite thing about being a police officer.”

Coon Rapids resident Breanna Barta helped organize a party on her block. She says many of her neighbors are like family, but during the hectic summer months, Night to Unite is a good reason for everyone to slow down and schedule time to reconnect. It also served as a great welcome party for a new family that had just moved it.

“[It’s for] safety, especially because we all have little kids,” said Barta. “So we all like to know when they're walking home from school - that when they're walking down the block - all the neighbors know who they are and where they're going."

Learn more about Night to Unite and how to register a party for next year here.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in CTN Latest Stories

Crooked Lake water testing

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Posted on: August 2, 2019

Phil Mickelson Commits to 3M Open

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Makeup Day Added to School Calendar

Posted on: March 1, 2019

You're Hired: District 11 Hosts Job Fair

Posted on: February 22, 2019

Northstar Ridership Down 1% in 2018

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Village 10 Chipotle Opening February 20

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Winter Clothing Donations Needed

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Zac Brown Band Performing at 3M Open

Posted on: February 1, 2019

The 'Donut Boy' Arrives in Coon Rapids

Posted on: January 25, 2019

Local Lawmaker Becomes House Speaker

Posted on: January 11, 2019

School Board Adopts 2019 Property Tax Levy

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Out in the Cold 4 Youth

Posted on: December 7, 2018

New Indoor Self-Storage Facility Approved

Posted on: November 30, 2018

ALDI Remodels Northdale Blvd. Store

Posted on: November 30, 2018

NSC Hosts 'Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo'

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Local Teen Suffers a Rare Stroke

Posted on: November 9, 2018

New Playground Coming to Towerview Park

Posted on: November 9, 2018

Early Voting Turnout is Up

Posted on: November 2, 2018

City of Anoka Scaring Up Halloween Fun

Posted on: October 26, 2018

Fire Destroys Coon Rapids Home

Posted on: October 19, 2018

Fire Stations Open Doors to the Public

Posted on: October 19, 2018

ARCC Opens Food Shelf for Students

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Cardinals Mark Homecoming Week at CRHS

Posted on: September 28, 2018

CRPD Applying for Federal Grant Money

Posted on: September 21, 2018

Constitution Comes to Life at ARCC

Posted on: September 21, 2018

Honoring Those Who Protect and Serve

Posted on: September 21, 2018

New Study of Hwy. 65 Corridor Planned

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Land Bridge Repairs Underway on Main St.

Posted on: September 7, 2018

37th Annual Game Fair

Posted on: August 24, 2018