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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

Thursday, Feb. 9

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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

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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

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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 29, 2023

Sunday, Feb. 5

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Join us for an evening of FREE family activities at the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. From 4:30-5:30 p.m., enjoy activities on the outdoor rink including skating and games like ice bowling, dice games and more! From 5:30-7:30 p.m., ther...

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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: January 30, 2023

Warming Houses Closed Jan. 30

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Due to extreme temperatures, the City will not open any warming houses at our outdoor skating rinks today, Monday, Jan. 30. Watch for updates on the City website and Facebook pages for additional status reports, or call our recreation weather hotline at 7...

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Posted on: January 15, 2023

Wednesday, Feb. 1

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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 25, 2023

FREE Paper Shredding

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The next paper shredding event is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or until the truck is full) at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center located at 1827 111th Ave. NW. Paper shredding is provided free to all Anoka County residents and small...

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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 20, 2023

Rinks and Warming Houses Reopen

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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

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 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!

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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?

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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 17, 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Meeting

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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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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Monday, Aug. 1 Meeting

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

  • Approved a temporary on-sale liquor license for the annaul Military Softball Tournament at Sand Creek Park (September 9, 10 & 11).
  • Approved the final plat ...
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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: January 30, 2023

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2022 Year in Review

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Ski Trail at Riverview Park

Just six minutes from Coon Rapids High School, there's a new cross-country ski trail which the Cardinals Nordic ski racing teams can call their own. The trail is groomed for both classic and skate skiing, and on property owned by the City of Coon...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Coon Rapids Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

The City is moving on up when it comes to efforts to go green. In 2022, Coon Rapids reached the top two steps in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The voluntary program helps cities achieve sustainability and quality of life goals."I think this...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

2023 Community Police Academy Underway

A popular police outreach program has returned to the city of Coon Rapids. After a four year hiatus, the Community Police Academy is back and under the direction of Sergeant Cameron Gustafson."You see things on the news.” Gustafson said. &a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Mental Health in Spotlight at Varsity Hockey Game

Mental health was in the spotlight Tuesday night at the Coon Rapids Ice Center when the Champlin Park Coon Rapids girls varsity hockey team took on Roseville Mahtomedi.  The "Hockey Hits Back" event raised thousands of dollars for Sophi...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

New Fire Station #3 Taking Shape

Just before Christmas, there were a number of subcontractors working, inside and out, on the new 32,000 square foot fire station being built at the corner of 111th Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard.
 
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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Business Spotlight: Burn Boot Camp

A new fitness business in Coon Rapids, which started with pop up camps at Alloy Brewing, is going strong in its new home. Burn Boot Camp opened in early 2022 in a commercial center at the corner of Round Lake Blvd. and Coon Rapids Blvd.“We are e...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

CRHS Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

The biomedical science classes at Coon Rapids High School attract the best and the brightest students. And it is here where senior Jesse Co shines with his knack for science."I'm very interested in biochemistry and cellular biology and I hop...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Toys for Joy Donations Distributed to Local Families

Members of the Coon Rapids Police Department and Coon Rapids Fire Department are helping brighten the holidays for those in need. This week, they helped deliver toys and food to local families as part of the Toys for Joy campaign.

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Santa Sets Up Shop at Riverdale Village

If you're shopping for some holiday magic in Coon Rapids, stop by Riverdale Village and check out Santa's Wonderland."Merry Christmas, good afternoon, come on in and see Santa," Mike Starr, also known as Santa, said.For a flat ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

New AH Schools Superintendent Named

The Anoka-Hennepin School District has selected its next superintendent. On Wednesday night, the School Board voted 5-1 to hire Cory McIntyre for the role pending successful contract negotiations.McIntyre, who currently serves as superintendent of Osseo A...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Pizza Party for Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

On Wednesday, there was lots of fun and games at Fire Station one for the fire poster winners from eight elementary schools in Coon Rapids. The posters were made in October by the students during fire prevention month. Todd Williams the city’s F...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

New Tool Helps Police Catch Retail Thieves

Coon Rapids is home to one of the biggest retail areas in Anoka County. And while Riverdale Village is rolling out the welcome mat to shoppers this holiday season, mall management is teaming up with police to crackdown on thieves."We have a lot of pe...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Giant Spruce Arrives for Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival

The giant, 40 foot tall Norway Spruce tree has stood in the front yard of Kathy and David Carlin's home in Coon Rapids for nearly four decades. But on Tuesday, the Carlins donated their tree to the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation for th...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Project Lead the Way Executives Visit CRHS

Local industry leaders joined executives from Project Lead the Way (PLTW) on Nov. 10 to tour classrooms at Coon Rapids High School, which are in the school’s Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program.The classes empower students who...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Anoka Co. Veterans Court Marks 10th Anniversary

A special celebration inside the Anoka County Courthouse this month as Anoka County Veterans Court marked a decade of accountability and compassion."I've been at the Veterans Treatment Court from the beginning, clearly the most important thi...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Local Principal Serves as Navy Reservist

As students arrive in the morning at Adams Elementary, school principal, Ann Herlofsky greets them outside."That's one of the best pieces of my job," Herlofsky said.Herlofsky supports students at school, while also serving her country, ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

RSV Cases Surging in Minnesota

At the Allina Clinic in Ramsey, pediatrician, doctor Eric Barth says he has seen more cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, in his patients.

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Improvements Made at Bunker Hills Dog Park

Construction is almost done on the Bunker Hills Dog Park. The improvements began in September and included paving over the existing gravel parking lot. There's a new concrete sidewalk which leads up to the dog park entrance.Inside the large dog p...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Final Open House for Hwy. 610 Interchange Project

Dozens of people turned out Thursday night for the final open house for the Highway 610 and East River Road interchange project. The City is still waiting for MnDOT approval for the layout, which proposes a "NE loop" as the off-ramp fro...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Bunker Hills GOLFTEC Being Remodeled

GOLFTEC at Bunker Hills Golf Club started its golf operations back in 2013. It’s the only GOLFTEC location in the Twin Cities area to offer both indoor and outdoor instruction. Now, for the first time, the center's indoor facility is getting a remodel, ac...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Thousands Attend Rocky's Pumpkin Patch

Thousands of people turned out at Sand Creek Park this past weekend for Rocky's Pumpkin Patch. The annual event includes free pumpkins, activities and trick or treating.Lots of boys and ghouls, dressed in Halloween costumes, stood in line while y...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Push Continues for Hwy 65. Safety Improvements

Officials from Blaine and Anoka County invited lawmakers from the state and federal level to take a closer look at a dangerous stretch of State Highway 65, which cuts through Blaine."Five of those intersections (between 93rd Avenue and County Road 14...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Expansion Project Underway at Recycling Center

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 13, 2022

Firefighters Visit Local Elementary Schools

Elementary school students across Coon Rapids are getting some important lessons from the Coon Rapids Fire Department this week.On Tuesday, students at Eisenhower Elementary got a special visit from Sparky the Fire Dog along with firefighters for Fire Pre...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

CRHS Student Prepares for National Miss Juneteenth Pageant

In the Bel Canto choir at Coon Rapids High School, junior DaMaris Jones hit a high note this summer when she was crowned the first-ever Miss Juneteenth of Minnesota."There are so many expectations for women of color and so me, winning Miss Juneteenth...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Mediation & Restorative Services Celebrating 35 Years

This year, Mediation and Restorative Services, is celebrating their 35th anniversary. The non-profit organization serves residents in and around Anoka County.Coon Rapids resident, Lonni McCauley, was a key founder of the organization back in 1987. To this...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Garden Helps Students at Local School

To make a difference in the lives of their students, special education paraprofessional, Emily Drevlow, and special education elementary teacher, Amanda Reinarts, made a $500.00 donation to the River Trail Learning Center. The gift to the school started a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer Ramping Up

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 For...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City Council Candidates Take Part in Forum

Candidates running for the Coon Rapids City Council took part in a forum Wednesday night sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.The candidates running for mayor and city council seats in Ward 3 and Ward 5, took turns answeri...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

If you are looking for a music school to help you, or your child, learn a favorite instrument, then you will want to check out Bach to Rock.Co-owner, Jake Shoulak said, "We really try and teach kids what they want to learn, hence the name Bach to Roc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Building Improvements at Sand Creek Elementary

As students returned to the classroom this week at Sand Creek Elementary, they saw big changes in the former library. Media specialist Cindy Bailey got to introduce the third graders to the new, giant interactive smart board with a word cloud.“I...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Police Explorers Looking for New Recruits

The Coon Rapids Police Explorers are looking for new recruits to join the program with the Coon Rapids Police Department.Police Explorers must be between the ages of 14-20, must maintain a C average or better in school, and have an interest in law enforce...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Paladin Opens New School in Coon Rapids

Paladin Career and Technical High School held a ribbon cutting, on Thursday, September 1, to celebrate its new home in Coon Rapids. During the event, school principal, Brandon Wait, recognized the support of public officials and the community."So I j...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Battalion Chief - and Face of CRFD Facebook - Retires

After serving more than 27 years with the Coon Rapids Fire Department, retiring Battalion Chief Tim Gilsrud is getting the axe – a golden axe, as is custom in the fire service.

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Firefighters Golf in Charitable Tournament

Firefighters in Coon Rapids will be swinging their golf clubs in just a few weeks for the Coon Rapids Fire Department Community Fund golf tournament. The annual event raises money to help those who experience loss due to a house fire. Over the years, the ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Input Wanted on Al Flynn Park Redevelopment Plans

The City of Coon Rapids is looking for additional feedback from the public related to the planned redevelopment of Al Flynn Park.Al Flynn Park is located off 100th Lane behind Lilli Putt and is one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Improvements could in...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

One-on-One with Interim Superintendent Kate Maguire

The new school year is almost here. This week, we sat down with interim superintendent Kate Maguire of the Anoka-Hennepin School District for a wide-ranging interview just hours after 300 new teachers gathered for their first workshop. Topics included job...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Local Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Harold Nelson, of Ramsey, has always been a numbers guy. He worked for years as an accountant. Now, at age 100, his friends at the Coon Rapids Senior Center held a balloon parade to mark his decades of digits.Harold was recognized for his military service...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Asphalt Rejuvenator Product Applied to Local Roads

Crews applied an asphalt rejuvenator product to several Coon Rapids streets this week in the area of 121st Avenue and Butternut Street. A lime screening was then spread out over the top to help tack it down to the road surface.The streets treated on Tuesd...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

As the weather warms up, summer is often a slower time for therapists in Minnesota including Mandy Wannarka, owner of Mindful Wellbeing in Coon Rapids. But when the pandemic hit in 2020, nothing slowed down.“The demand just outpaced what I could...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Rise, Inc. Showcases Artwork of Clients

Rise, Inc. recently held an open house and art exhibit at its Coon Rapids location to showcase the works of their clients who are a part of the art therapy program. Rise serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. According to...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Major Renovation Project Complete at ARCC

Anoka-Ramsey Community College marked the completion of a major renovation project Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. For more than a year, the college has been overhauling its 31,150 square foot Business and Nursing Building.&...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Green Homes Program Rewards Energy Efficiency

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 3, 2022

Residents Brave Heat for Night to Unite

Residents across Coon Rapids braved the heat and humidity Tuesday night for food and fun during the annual 'Night to Unite' celebration. Members of the police and fire departments made stops at the various parties around the cit...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Great Turnout for Multicultural Night to Unite

For the fifth Multicultural Night to Unite Kickoff, people of Coon Rapids with heritage spanning the globe got a chance to share their cultures right in our community at Sand Creek Park on Monday night. This event has seen its attendance triple since it s...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Business Spotlight: Burn Boot Camp

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A new fitness business in Coon Rapids, which started with pop up camps at Alloy Brewing, is going strong in its new home. Burn Boot Camp opened in early 2022 in a commercial center at the corner of Round Lake Blvd. and Coon Rapids Blvd.“We are excited and...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Economic Development Report: Q3 2022

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The latest Coon Rapids Quarterly Economic Development Report is now available. See the new businesses coming to Coon Rapids, employment rates in our city, the status of the housing market and more! For more information, read the full report here....

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Business Spotlight: AMP Athletics

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A non-profit business that caters to youth interested in cheerleading celebrated its first anniversary this summer. AMP Athletics, located just east of Hanson Boulevard off Highway 10, moved into its new home in the spring of 2021, and was up and running ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

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If you are looking for a music school to help you, or your child, learn a favorite instrument, then you will want to check out Bach to Rock.Co-owner, Jake Shoulak said, "We really try and teach kids what they want to learn, hence the name Bach to Roc...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

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As the weather warms up, summer is often a slower time for therapists in Minnesota including Mandy Wannarka, owner of Mindful Wellbeing in Coon Rapids. But when the pandemic hit in 2020, nothing slowed down.“The demand just outpaced what I could...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Port Riverwalk Project Update

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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: September 7, 2022

Get on the Ice!

Public Skate: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

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

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About the Ice Center

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The Coon Rapids Ice Center (CRIC) is a state-of-the-art skating facility featuring indoor ice, an outdoor refrigerated rink (one of few in the state), meeting rooms, training rooms and party rooms.

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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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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Winter Classes Start in January!

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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 2, 2022

New Tool Helps Police Catch Retail Thieves

Coon Rapids is home to one of the biggest retail areas in Anoka County. And while Riverdale Village is rolling out the welcome mat to shoppers this holiday season, mall management is teaming up with police to crackdown on thieves."We have a lot of pe...

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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: January 31, 2023

Planning Case 23-3: Comprehensive Plan Amendment

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider a comprehensive plan amendment to change the subject property and Metro Storage property from a Commercial land use designation to a Commercial Mixed-Use designation. This would ali...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Public Hearing-Case 23-4: Planned Unit Development

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider a new Planned Unit Development for the subject property and Metro Storage property. This would align the current zoning district to allow a senior assisted living facility at the si...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

23-2 Ad for Bids: 2” Bituminous Mill & Overlay

The City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota will receive bids at the Coon Rapids City Center until 10:00 am, February 13, 2023 at 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433Bids will be opened and read by the City Engineering Department at the Coon Rapids City Cen...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

22-17 Ad for Bids: Water Tower

Notice is hereby given that Online Bids will be received by the City Clerk until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2023, via QuestCDN for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of New East 1.0 MG Water Tower.

The bid opening will be c...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

22-6 Ad For Bids: Safe Routes to School Improvements

NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR PROJECT 22-6 - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS AT CRHS

The City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota will receive bids at the Coon Rapids City Center until February 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm at 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 5...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Public Hearing: Planning Case 23-2 Preliminary and Final Plat

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider a preliminary and final plat related to redevelopment of the subject property for a new municipal water tower.

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6:30pm at ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Public Hearing: Planning Case 23-1 Conditional Use Permit

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission approve a conditional use permit for an expansion to Great River Energy’s Parkwood Substation. The expansion will be within its existing property and modernize the electrical appar...

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