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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Enter Contest by Feb. 8

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Enter the 2023 Snowflake Days Snow Sculpture Contest. Create your own snow (or ice) sculpture in your front yard and you could win a cash prize!Pre-register your household by filling out this online form by Wednesday, Feb. 8. All sculptures must ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Parking Lot and Trail Closures

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Starting Monday, Feb. 6, the Erlandson Park parking lot will be closed as preparation work begins on a major sewer rehabilitation project in Coon Rapids. Crews will begin constructing a temporary bypass which will require some snow removal. The t...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Thursday, Feb. 9

Winter Concert Series: February 9, Richard Szyplinski with guitar image

Check out the second concert in the 2023 Winter Concert Series! Richard Szyplinski performs on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The concert takes place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Drive.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under....

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Saturday, Feb. 11

Graphic with words: Winter Fun at Sand Creek Park

End Snowflake Days 2023 with a fun day at Sand Creek Park! Enjoy outdoor skating, a build a snowman contest, and bring a non-perishable food donation for ACBC food shelf. 

  • 10-11 a.m. - Kids Medallion Hunt: Open to boys and girls 5-10. Separate hun...
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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Apply Now

Front Door Grant Program with an image of a red door

The Front Door Grant Program is an exterior improvement, curb appeal program for homes in Coon Rapids.  

APPLY NOW! Applications are accepted online through March 1, 2023.

Grant recipients for 2023 will be chosen by a lottery draw...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

2023 Community Resource Guide

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Check out the official 2023 Community Resource & Residents' Guide! In January, the publication was mailed out to all homes and businesses in Coon Rapids.The annual publication features information on the Coon Rapids plus listings for...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Snowflake Days 2023

Snowflake Days: Family Fun, Community Tradition

This year's winter celebration in Coon Rapids runs Feb. 4-11. Join in on the Snowflake Days fun! Make snow sculptures, ice skate indoors and out, play games, eat treats and more!The following events are sponsored by the City of Coon Rapi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Schedule a PEP Talk Today!

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The Coon Rapids Police Department is passionate about public education and crime prevention. Want to learn about important public safety topics? Schedule a PEP Talk today!Learn about a topic of your choice during a visit from a member of the police depart...

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Posted on: January 15, 2023

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Photo of solar panels with words: Solar Opportunity

Go solar for the New Year! Join a Solar Co-Op for North Metro counties through Solar United Neighbors. A Solar 101 information session is taking place Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Civic Center.SUN's solar group b...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Rinks and Warming Houses Reopen

Skater with words: Ice Rinks Now Open

Grab your skates and head to one of the outdoor ice rinks for some winter fun! After several days of inclement weather, skating rinks and warming houses are back open!

There are currently five regulation outdoor hockey rinks and four open skating rinks ava...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Tuesday, Jan. 17 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 meeting:

  • Approved a site plan extension for the Mercy Hospital ambulance bay addition.
  • Accepted a donation for a park bench.
  • Appointed Steve Sweeney to the Sustainabil...
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Posted on: January 16, 2023

Promote Your Non-Profit Event

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The City of Coon Rapids is pleased to offer community organizations the opportunity to publicize events and activities on the community calendar portion of our website.Announcements must be for non-profit purposes only, not for commercial use. The announc...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

2023 City Budget

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What is in the City's budget this year? There are two ways to find out!

The 2023 Budget in Brief has highlights of the budget in an easy-to-understand manner. Read the 2023 Budget in Brief document here.

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

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Community Police Academy

Community Police Academy

Sign up today to take part in the Community Police Academy. The free, six-week program runs Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. between January 24 and February 28.The Community Police Academy offers an opportunity for dialogue between participants and members ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Help Protect Our Water!

Cup of salt with words: Use Salt Responsibly

Salt can make sidewalks and driving surfaces safer but it also pollutes lakes and rivers. Salt can also harm pets and wildlife. Selecting the right salt product and knowing how much salt to use is important in helping protect the environment.The Coon Cree...

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Posted on: January 7, 2023

Winter Newsletter Now Available

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The winter edition of the Coon Rapids Connection is out! The newsletter is filled with the latest news and information from around Coon Rapids as well as business and development updates. The police and fire departments also have dedicated pages along wit...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Tuesday, Jan. 3 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 meeting:

  • City Clerk Joan Lenzmeier swore Jerry Koch into office for a third term as mayor. New council members Sean Novack (Ward 3) and Brian Armstrong (Ward 5) also ...
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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Snow Update: Jan. 5

Snowplow Updates

The City will conduct another emergency plow operation on Thursday, Jan. 5 starting at 4 a.m. Snowplows were out across the city working to clear snow today, Wednesday, starting with a full plow at 2 a.m. followed by ongoing clean up. Plow operations will...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Got Old Lights to Dispose?

holiday light strand with words: Recycling Holiday Lights

Don't trash your old holiday lights, recycle them! Bring holiday lights and cords that no longer work to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center during regular business hours (Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Do not put these items in your curbside recyc...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Monday, Jan. 9

Graphic with words: Blood Drive

The Coon Rapids Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to help save lives. A blood drive will take place Monday, Jan. 9 from 1-6 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Civic Center.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Winter Skating School at CRIC

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Classes are offered for skaters ages four to adult. All classes are 30 minutes and include practice passes that can be used during public skate sessions. There are classes for skaters at every level in a friendly, comfortable and fun learning environment....

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Congratulations Winners!

Light up Coon Rapids Winners Announced with a decorated home in the background

Congratulations to the winning displays in our 2022 Holiday Lighting Contest! Thank you to all of the entrants that helped to "Light Up Coon Rapids" this year. 

The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the 22 homes, which incl...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Snow Update: Jan. 3-4

Snowplow Updates

The City will conduct an emergency plow operation on Wednesday, Jan. 4 starting at 2 a.m. Winter conditions will be challenging and we ask for your patience and cooperation on our streets. Snowplows have been out across the city working to clear snow toda...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Sand Filter Project Underway

Photo of creek with words: Epiphany Creek Update

A project is underway to reduce pollution in Epiphany Creek. A filter will be installed that uses sand, iron filings and biochar filter media to bind and remove phosphorus and E. coli bacteria from urban stormwater runoff. The iron removes phosphorus whic...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Tuesday, Dec. 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

2022 Holiday Lighting Map

Holiday Lights Tour - Map Available with image of map on a cell phone

View the homes that "Light Up Coon Rapids!" The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the 22 entries in the 2022 Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission.

Eight entries are in the "motion" category...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Winter Storm Prompts Closures

Snowy exterior of City Hall titled: Weather Closures

Due to severe weather, operations have been canceled at the following City facilities:

Senior Center CLOSED Thursday

All activities are canceled at the Coon Rapids Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 22 due to the winter storm. A decision on a possible closure ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Snow Update: Dec. 21-22

Snowplow Updates

The weather over the next 24-48 hours will be challenging and we ask for your patience and cooperation on our streets. Snowplows are out across the city working to clear snow today, Wednesday, Dec. 21. They will continue to do so throughout the day during...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Winter Concert Series Tickets Available

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Tickets are now on sale for the annual Winter Concert Series which runs from Jaunuary - April. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Yo...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Snow Update: Dec. 15-16

Snowplow Updates

Given the significant snowfall during the past few days, Coon Rapids snowplow crews were out all day today, Thursday, Dec. 15, clearing main and secondary roads. A full plow of the city (all streets, curb-to-curb) will start on Friday, Dec. 16 at 3:30 a.m...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Tuesday, Dec. 6 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Dec, 6, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a Recycling Center staffing agreement with Atlas Staffing, Inc.
  • Appointed Keygan McClellan to the Sustainability Commission.
  • Accepted a $20,000 donati...
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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Applications Now Being Accepted

Join a Commission

Looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community? The City is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on its various volunteer advisory commissions. There are more than a half dozen commissions that meet on a regular b...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect

Winter Parking and a snowy neighborhood street

The winter parking ban is in effect from Nov. 1 through April 1. No parking is allowed on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Parking is also prohibited on public streets when there is an expected snow accumulation of 3 inches or more, or until the street has...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Snow Update: Nov. 29-30

Snowplow Updates

Coon Rapids snowplow crews have been out all day clearing main and secondary roads on Tuesday, Nov. 29. A full plow of the city (all streets, curb-to-curb) will start on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 3 a.m. Please help by keeping vehicles out of the streets until...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 15 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation for DECA Week.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation declaring Nov. 26 as "Small Business Saturday" in Coon Rapids.
  • Adopted ...
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Posted on: November 5, 2022

85th Ave. and Evergreen Blvd. Improvements

85th Ave and Evergreen Blvd Open House with map

The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Springbrook Nature Center to learn about and provide community feedback on transportation improvements to 85th Avenue (CR 132) at Evergreen Boulevard. The reconstruction of t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 1 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 meeting:

  • Conducted a CRPD promotional ceremony for Captain Adam Jacobson, Sergeant Interna Kim, and Sergeant Dan Freiberg.
  • Accepted the third quarter financial report....
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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Street Sweeping/Brown Water Alert

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Fall street sweeping is beginning to ramp up and will continue until mid-November. Please help crews complete the clean up by keeping waste bins, basketball hoops and other items behind the curb and OUT of the street. Also remember, it is against City Cod...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Hwy. 610 Interchange Project

Map with words: Open House, Hwy. 610 and East River Rd. Interchange

Join us for the next open house to review the preferred design for the Highway 610 and East River Road interchange project. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Headstart-ACCAP Building, 9574 Foley Boulevard. Stop in when it'...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Expansion Project Underway!

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Construction at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center begins Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Recycling Center is expected to remain open during construction, but please be prepared for significant changes to the facility layout as work progresses.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a Class A On Sale and Sunday Liquor License for Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant, 12759 Riverdale Blvd.
  • Adopted an ordinance establishing lic...
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Upcoming Senior Activities

Read the November and December Senior Newsletter

The latest senior newsletter is hot off the presses! With the cold weather and the upcoming holidays, there are tons of fun things to keep you busy. Find out about trips, holiday parties, events, classes and more! Be one of the first to sign up for upcomi...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Safe Routes to School Grant

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The trek to school for students at Coon Rapids High School should be a safer one by the start of the 2023-2024 school year.A planned safety improvement project next summer includes relocation of the main crosswalk in front of the school further to the eas...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Stepping Up Sustainability

Minnesota GreenStep Cities - Step 5 Achieved!

We’re stepping it up in Coon Rapids! The City is proud to announce it has achieved Step 5 in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. This is the top recognition available for taking more than 95 sustainable actions to reduce energy, cut costs an...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Become a Recycling Ambassador!

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Become a recycling ambassador! Join fellow recycling enthusiasts to learn from industry experts and have the chance to reduce waste in Anoka County.The next virtual class starts on Oct. 11 and runs every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. through Nov. 15. Cla...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 4 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Proposed 2023 City Budget

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The Coon Rapids City Council has adopted the preliminary tax levy for 2023. The preliminary tax levy for next year has been set at $33.3 million, which is a 7.5% increase from the 2022 tax levy. While it can't be increased, the tax levy can be de...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fall Hours Begin at Recycling Center

Recycling Center

As the calendar switches to October, new hours are now in effect at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center.The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April, and is located at 1827 111th Avenue. All Anoka County residents a...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Congratulations Winners!

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Content Winners Announced!

2022 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Together Again.

Here are the winning photos, selected by the arts commis...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that harms ash trees. It was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in 2009 and made its way to Coon Rapids by 2017. The pest won’t be going away anytime soon.So far in 2022, City Forester Tommy Schibill...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved the waiver of a fireworks display license fee for the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting a DWI grant from th...
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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Solar Energy for Your Home

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Thinking about going solar? Grow Solar Twin Cities is a great way to reduce your energy bills, support the local economy, and help create a healthier environment. The City of Coon Rapids is co-sponsoring this solar group buy program. The program is open f...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Check Your Oak Trees

Diseased Oak Tree, titled: Twolined Chestnut Borer

Oak trees stressed by recent drought have been showing symptoms of infestation by twolined chestnut borer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Trees stressed and weakened by drought are especially vulnerable, while healthy tr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Playgrounds Coming to Two Parks

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Improvements are coming to two local parks in Coon Rapids.The old play structures at Wildwood Park, 2005 131st Avenue, and Riverdale Park, 3356 131st Lane, will be torn down the week of September 12. Then, the week of September 19, new play struc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Recreation Guide Available

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Looking for fun activities this fall and winter? Look no further than the latest edition of the Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. Activities include flag football for kids and introduction to pickleball for adults. There's activities for se...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Jason Harbinson who was promoted from a paid, on-call firefighter to a career firefighter.
  • Mayor Koch adm...
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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Take the Survey!

Al Flynn Redevelopment Project with a park image

The City is exploring future renovation options for Al Flynn Park, one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Located at 1351 100th Lane, the 40 acre park includes the clay hole and extends west to Fire Station #1. The park is scheduled for renovati...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Fall Newsletter Hits Local Mailboxes

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The fall edition of the Coon Rapids Connection is arriving in 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 hav...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2021 is available and full of interesting information about the department. Ever wanted to know how much crime occurs in Coon Rapids and what the most frequent crimes are? Curious about how many police o...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Energy Efficiency Rebates

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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: August 11, 2022

Discounted Home Energy Audits

Green Homes with a house made out of a G & H

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: August 17, 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 meeting:

  • Received the mid-year gambling expenditure report.
  • Ordered preparation of feasibility report and plans for street reconstruction in 2023.
  • Accepted plans and s...
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