News Flash

Posted on: December 3, 2019

Holiday Donation Opportunities

Holiday Donations

Several City of Coon Rapids buildings are drop off locations for various local organizations helping people this holiday season.

Coon Rapids City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive-Toys for Joy - drop off new, unwrapped toys, puzzles, books and games for childre...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Enter the 2019 Holiday Lighting Contest

Holiday Lights Contest

Spread holiday cheer this season in Coon Rapids!  Enter the 2019 Holiday Lighting Contest, sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission.

Coon Rapids residents are encouraged to participate and win one of four cash prizes in two different categorie...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 City Budget

2020 Budget in Brief

What is in the City's budget for 2020? Read the Citizens Budget in Brief. The document explains the highlights of the budget in an easy-to-understand manner.

Read the 2020 Citizens Budget in Brief document here.

Do you prefer to dig into all of the numbers ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site 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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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: October 30, 2019

Fire Hydrant Covers

Worker places a red plastic bag over a fire hydrant

Starting this week, public works crews will begin covering fire hydrants throughout the city with red plastic bags. Approximately 200 hydrants along county roads, plus a few high-traffic city roads, will get covers. The plastic bags protect the hydrants d...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Winter Parking Rules

Vehicle Tire Tracks in the Snow

Please remember to keep our city streets safe and clear by following these steps:

  • From November 1 to April 1, parking is not allowed on any street from 2-6 a.m.
  • Parking is also not allowed on any street when there is an accumulation of three inches of snow ...
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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Photo Contest Winners

Photo of a hummingbird hanging on a wall

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission announces the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest. First place winners in both age groups receive a $100 prize, second place winners earn $50. 

Thank you to all who submitted black & white photographs taken within...

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City Homepage
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fall and Winter Parks & Recreation Guide

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Tai Chi, ice skating, indoor golf and more! Check out all the upcoming programs and events!

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

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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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

D-E-A National R-X take back, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with pills spilling out of an o

Keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The next prescription drug take-back event is coming soon at the Coon Rapids Police Department. 

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs and unused or expired Epi-pens safely by bringing them to this ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

Have you ever wondered how many calls the Coon Rapids Police Department responds to each year? Or what are some of the department's goals? Read about these items and more in the 2018 Police Department Annual Report. The report can be found on the website ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Crooked Lake water testing

The City of Coon Rapids has begun testing for bacteria at Crooked Lake (13180 Crooked Lake Blvd.) as part of a new initiative to ensure water safety. The City began this new testing program Monday, July 29.

The new water testing is being conducted because:...

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

First in Nation for Latest CPR Technology

Firefighters kneeling around a man laying on a new EleGARD CPR board

A day in the life of a Coon Rapids firefighter doesn’t necessarily involve fire. In fact, of the approximately 6,500 calls the Fire Department answers each year, roughly 72 percent are medical related issues. 

Since April, firefighters h...

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City Homepage
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Simple Recycling Has Ended

Simple Recycling

Simple Recycling, the pickup service which collects textiles and household goods at your curb, ended service operations in Coon Rapids as of July 3. While the free program collected about 4,500 pounds of recyclables through orange curbside bags each month...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Drinking Water Report

Drinking Water Report

The City of Coon Rapids is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water from the period of January 1 to December 31, 2018.

The 2018 Consumer Confidence Water Report is available online at www.coonrapidsmn.gov/2018DrinkingWaterReport.

A paper...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/12/19

Sign that says "Parks and Trails Closed"

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 12.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • Lions Coon Creek Park officially closes for a major reconstruction project
  • District 11 is hol...
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City Homepage
Posted on: April 5, 2019

CTN Update for 4/5/19

Police Explorers squad with sirens on

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 5.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The CRPD launches a Community Police Academy
  • A local veteran is reunited with a statue stolen ...
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City Homepage
Posted on: March 29, 2019

CTN Update for 3/29/19

Anoka County Courthouse in downtown Anoka

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 29.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The debate over the process for hiring a new Anoka County administrator
  • A new housing project...
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City Homepage
Posted on: March 15, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/15/19

Storm Drain

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 15.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • City crews spent much of the week clearing ice and snow from storm drains around Coon Rapids...
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City Homepage
Posted on: March 1, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/1/19

Polar Plunge

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 1.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • A legislative committee makes a stop in the north metro to learn more about transportation ne...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 15, 2019

CTN Community Update for 2/15/19

Fat Tire Biking

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, February 19.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The Anoka County Parks system introduces fat tire biking
  • A new development in the push for...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 8, 2019

CTN Community Update for 2/8/19

Lions Coon Creek Park Rendering

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, February 8.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The city goes out for bids for the redevelopment of Lions Coon Creek Park
  • Construction on H...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Port Evergreen Apartment Project

Building renderings

St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities proposes a 184-unit workforce apartment project near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive. The project will include several amenities, including an outdoor patio with fire pit, bocce ball court, fitness center, tot lot, do...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

CTN Community Update for 2/1/19

Community Wellness Day

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, February 1.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • More on the street reconstruction planned this summer in Coon Rapids
  • Coon Rapids Middle Sch...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 25, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/25/19

Donut Boy

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 25.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The kids medallion hunt is postponed due to the cold but Snowflake Days kicks-off this wee...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 18, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/18/19

Community Sustainability Partnership

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 18.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • A big boost for a proposed apartment project in the southern end of Coon Rapids
  • Mayor Jerry...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 11, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/11/19

Melissa Hortman

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 11.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • A local lawmaker becomes Speaker of the Minnesota House.
  • Several City Council members are s...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Community Sustainability Partnership Recognition Program

Community Sustainable Partnership

Do you own or work for a business that supports sustainable business practices? The City of Coon Rapids and the Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission have launched a new program to recognize businesses that are taking steps to support a green, sustainable...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 29, 2018

Share Your Talents

Share Your Talents

Have you ever thought about sharing your skills with others? Maybe you (or a business) have talents in nature, crafts, fitness or other recreation and leisure activities? Think about sharing those talents with the community by partnering with the City of ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Family Skate Night

Family Skate Night

Grab your skates and head to Sand Creek Park for Family Skate Night.January 17 and February 145-8:30 p.m.Sand Creek Park, 1008 Northdale Blvd.Concessions are available for purchase from 5-7:30 p.m. Provided by the North Star Lions Club.

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Skate to Superpowers Public Skating Event

Skate to SuperPowers

January is National Skating Month! Head over to the Coon Rapids Ice Center for a special public skating event January 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lace up your own skates or rent some on site. The event will feature a superhero-themed photo booth and prizes!Admi...

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 14, 2019

New Lock Box Program

Senior Lock Box Program

The Coon Rapids Fire Department has lock boxes available for seniors and other at-risk residents that allow first responders to gain quick access to a residence in an emergency. Many businesses are required to have emergency lock boxes for police and fire...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 1, 2019

North Suburban Home Show

North Suburban Home Improvement Show

Saturday, March 9, 20198 a.m. – 2 p.m.Andover YMCA Community Center, 15200 Hanson Blvd.•    Over 100 industry professionals (featuring roofing, siding, windows, landscaping, home energy improvements and more!)

•    FREE ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Update: Sand Creek Habitat "Makeover"

Sand Creek Makeover

Last fall, a restoration “makeover” began along a stretch of lower Sand Creek in Coon Rapids to improve water quality and habitat for aquatic life. This stretch of creek runs from Xeon Boulevard east to the railroad tracks, about a half-mile long. The pro...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Join a Commission!

Join the Historical Commission

Join the Coon Rapids Historical Commission and get a front row seat to the rich history of our community! Openings are available now on the Coon Rapids Historical Commission. Members are actively documenting the city's history and involved in several exci...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Holiday Lighting Contest Winners

2018 Holiday Lights

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission has chosen the winners of the 2018 Holiday Lighting Contest.

The winners were chosen based on overall impact, visual appeal, uniqueness, variety, safety and tidiness. There are two judging categories: still lights and motion...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 21, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/21/18

Library e-reader app

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, December 21.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The Anoka County Library's e-reader app gets a makeover
  • Two Good Samaritans are honored fo...
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City Homepage
Posted on: December 14, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/14/18

Holiday in Lights

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, December 14.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The Anoka County Fairgrounds is decked out for the holiday season
  • The Anoka-Hennepin Schoo...
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City Homepage
Posted on: December 7, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/7/18

Out in the Cold 4 Youth

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, December 7.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.

This week on the program:

  • The unique way a local group is raising money for homeless youth
  • The City Council approves ...
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