News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2024

First Session on Thursday, Feb. 22

Photo of Lori Halbur with words: Meet the Social Worker

In need of help? Meet the social worker! The Coon Rapids Police Department invites the community to meet with Lori Halbur, a licensed social worker embedded within the police department. Halbur is available to offer free assistance to connect with helpful...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Application Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28

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 Feb. 28, 2024.

Grant recipients for 2024 will be chosen by a lottery draw...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Saturday, March 9

Graphic for North Suburban Home Show on Saturday, March 9, 2024

The North Suburban Home Show is returning to the Andover YMCA Community Center on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with fresh ideas for homeowners.Since 1999, the FREE show has brought the area’s leading builders, contractors, home improve...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Help the CRPD Help Others!

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The Coon Rapids Police Department needs your help! The Anoka County Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota is coming up on Saturday, February 24 at 12 p.m. Hundreds of people will take the plunge at Lakeside Commons Park, 3020 Lakes Parkway in Blaine...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 9, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 15, 2024

Thursday, March 14

Graphic with words: Winter Concert Series March 14

The annual Winter Concert Series is back again this year. The series has been shortened from four to three concerts in 2024. Here's the lineup:

  • February 8 - The Floras (Country/Gospel)
  • March 14 - Riverside Rockets (1950s Style) 
  • April 11 - Kenny and...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Presidential Primary 2024

Graphic with words: Absentee Voting for the City of Coon Rapids

In March, Minnesota will hold a presidential nomination primary to select each major party's nominee for president. Any voter registered in Minnesota can complete a ballot. You may pre-register through Feb. 13, or register on the presidential pri...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Election Judges Wanted

Serve as an Election Judge for the City of Coon Rapids

Election judges are needed for the upcoming presidential nomination primary which takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 5.  Learn more about election judges on the City website.

Apply Today!

Election Judges are an integral part of making the election proces...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Solar Co-Op Information

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The Twin Cities Area Solar co-op is here to help you save on going solar. If you want to go solar but don't know where to start then Solar United Neighbor's (SUN) Twin Cities Area Solar Co-op may be for you.  A solar co...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Snow Update: Feb. 15

Snowplow Updates

Full Plow Underway - Cleanup Operations Began Thursday at 4:30 a.m.

Snowplow crews have been out clearing streets since 4:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 15. The focus was first on main roads. 

Then, starting at 6:30 a.m. crews began a full plow of a...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 30, 2023

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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 6 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 meeting:

  • Adopted a resolution appointing Helen Kocon to the Arts Commission.
  • Approved a contract betwen the City and State for the ICWC program.
  • Approved a recommendati...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Championship Golf Course Opens

Golf image with words: Bunker Hills Golf Club Est. 1968

Who's ready for some golf!? The championship course at Bunker Hills Golf Club is opening on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tee times have been booking up fast since the announcement was made.

The executive nine course and the driving range have also opened i...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Ice Rinks and Warming Houses CLOSED

Image of an outdoor ice rink titled: Weather Closures

Due to deteriorating ice conditions, all rinks and warming houses in the city are CLOSED until further notice. 

The National Weather Service is predicting high temperatures in the 30s and 40s for at least the next week so conditions won't...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Tuesday, Jan. 16 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring Jan. 28 through Feb. 11 as Snowflake Days in the City of Coon Rapids.
  • Adopted a resolution appointing Lynne Ri...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Winter Newsletter Now Available

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The winter 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 h...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 11, 2024

2024 City Budget

Graphic of Budget with words: 2024 Budget in Brief Available

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

The 2024 Budget in Brief has highlights of the budget in an easy-to-understand manner. Read the 2024 Budget in Brief document here.

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

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Tuesday, Jan. 2 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 meeting:

  • Designated TimeSaver Off Site Secretarial, Inc. as Council secretary for 2024.
  • Designated the Anoka County Union Herald as the official newspaper for 2024.
  • Des...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 25, 2023

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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Updated Design for Hwy. 610 Interchange

photo of Highway 610 and East River Road traffic

Coon Rapids residents turned out at an open house on Dec. 6 for the Highway 610 and East River Road full access interchange project. On the same day as the open house, MnDOT approved the new layout.The changes involve the southern area of the project. The...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 27, 2023

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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Holiday Lighting Contest Winners 2023

Photo of holiday lights with words: Light Up Coon Rapids Winners

Congratulations to the winning displays in our 2023 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 29 homes, which incl...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Tuesday, Dec. 19 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Deputy Police Chief Adam Jacobson and Sergeant Dan Durette during promotional ceremony.
  • Approved 2024 SCO...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Community Police Academy Starts Jan. 16

Community Police Academy

Sign up today to take part in the Community Police Academy. The free, seven-week program runs Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. between January 16 and February 27.The Community Police Academy offers an opportunity for dialogue between participants and member...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Tuesday, Dec. 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 meeting:

  • Adopted the 2024 City budget and tax levy.
  • Adopted an ordinance approving a beekeeping permit fee.
  • Adopted a special assessment policy update.
  • Approved a site p...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 7, 2023

2023 Holiday Lighting Map

Holiday Lights Map Available 2023 w/picture of map displayed on a cell phone

View the homes that "Light Up Coon Rapids!" The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the 29 entries in this year's Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission.

Check out 12 entries in the "motion...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: November 14, 2023

City's New GreenCorps Member

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AmeriCorps member Kate Anderson feels fortunate to be serving the City of Coon Rapids as her host site. This is the community where she lives.Minnesota’s GreenCorps program, coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, placed Kate with the City,...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Hwy. 10 Construction Project in '24-'25

Photo of traffic on Highway 10 in Coon Rapids

Get ready for more construction on Highway 10 next year... this time in Coon Rapids."We identified through that study back in 2018 the third lane would benefit the system," said Nick Dobda, Anoka County engineering design supervisor.Residents tu...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Tuesday, Nov. 21 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.
  • Accepted a 2024 Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Grant and appr...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 6, 2023

How to Spot Diseased Trees

Photo of trees with words: Tree Disease Tips

In the past two years, City Forester Tommy Schibilla has taken many calls regarding dead oak trees. He says it's due to the drought from 2021, 2022 and 2023. The compounding stress has killed many oaks and/or made them susceptible to an ...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to police officer John Tomczik.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation declaring DECA week.
  • Accepted the third quarter...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Right-of-Way Work Underway

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Have you seen this? This is how fiber optic cable is installed underground… the cable is used to bring high-speed internet to homes and businesses (also called broadband service).You may notice more work like this popping up around the city. Se...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: November 4, 2023

The Seasons are Changing

Photo of plow with words: Winter Preparation in Public Works

This week's Halloween snowfall reminds us that seasons change. And inside the Coon Rapids Public Works building, the Streets Department is preparing for winter. Dump trucks are being turned into plow trucks."This assembly here is a sander which allow...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 17, 2023

City Mascot Gets Refresh

Photo of Rocky with words: Meet Our New Mascot Rocky

If you haven't seen him out and about yet, look for him at upcoming community events. We're talking about Rocky the Raccoon, the City's longtime mascot who got a major makeover this year. He was introduced to the community durin...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 24, 2023

Hwy. 10 Third Lane Project

Photo of Highway 10 traffic with words: Open House

You're invited to an in-person or virtual open house to learn about future improvements to Highway 10 in Coon Rapids. The in-person meeting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 4-6 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Drive. Review the i...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Mercy Park Playground Now More Accessible

Photo of Mercy Park ribbon cutting with words: Mercy Park

On Tuesday, city officials joined together with staff from Mercy Hospital and Allina Health to celebrate the new inclusive playground at Mercy Park."Partnerships like this one with Mercy and the Allina Health Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute ar...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 12, 2023

New Rotational Art Program Launches

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The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is launching a new program to allow local and regional artists to display their work at City Hall.The City and the arts commission are committed to promoting and integrating arts, culture and public aesthetics throughout th...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Tuesday, Oct. 17 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

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

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to police captain Tanya Harmoning.
  • Approved fiscal agent agreement with Anoka County related to the Violent ...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Street Sweeping/Brown Water Alert

Street Sweeping & photo of sweeping machine

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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

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

  • Adopted a resolution appointing Elzaki Ishag to the Sustainability Commission.
  • Accepted a donation for a park bench from the family of Jon Geldert in his memo...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Congratulations Winners!

Photo Contest Winners 2023

2023 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers showcasing Highlights of Coon Rapids Parks.

View the contest webpage to see a slideshow of all ...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Turn Over a New Leaf!

Rocky's Renewable Challenge with Rocky the Raccoon under a leafy tree

Do you accept the challenge? Sign up to power your home with renewable energy. Currently, more than 500 homes in Coon Rapids subscribe to renewable energy programs. You can be next! 

When you join the challenge by subscribing to a renewable energy...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 15, 2023

New Water Tower Under Construction

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A new one million gallon water tower is currently under construction just southeast of the intersection of Coon Rapids Boulevard and Foley Boulevard. Once completed, the new tower will replace the oldest water tower in the city, which is located at Northd...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Adopted a resolution granting approval of conduit bond financin...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Vacancies on Several City Commissions

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Are you interested in City planning or sustainability efforts and looking to get more involved in the community? The City is in need of residents to fill vacancies on both its Planning Commission and Sustainability Commission.

  • The Planning Commission helps...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 meeting:

  • Accepted grant funds from the State of MN - MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation Unit.
  • Adopted a resolution appointing Grace Baehren to the Parks and Recreat...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Permits Not Required for Home Occupations

Photo of woman with words: Home Occupations, City Code Change

A permit is no longer required for home occupations in Coon Rapids. In July, the City Council adopted a new ordinance that removes the requirement for a home occupation permit, along with the need for a public hearing before the Planning Commission.City s...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Promoting Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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The City has a new Energy Action Plan to outline how Coon Rapids can improve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy into the future. The plan identifies energy-saving actions that Coon Rapids residents, businesses and institutions can take to save...

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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

Photo of ash tree and City Forester

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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City of Coon Rapids