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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Presidential Primary 2024

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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 4, 2024

Application Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28

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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 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

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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, ho...

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

Thursday, March 14

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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 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 23, 2024

Spring Load Restrictions

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Spring load restrictions go into effect on City streets Monday, Feb. 26 at 12:01 a.m. At this time, vehicle load limits on all public City streets are restricted to a maximum weight of five tons per axle.  Notice is available on this website, or ...

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Spring 2024 Road Weight Restrictions Map-PDF City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Meet the Social Worker

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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: February 22, 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 meeting:

  • Adopted a resolution accepting a donation for a park bench.
  • Approved plans and specifications for the 2024 street reconstruction program.
  • Awarded a contract f...
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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 21, 2024

New Recycling Options in Coon Rapids

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A 20 foot long, nondescript commercial container holds many new items which are now being accepted at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center."We're waiting for signage to come so it's easier identified," Recycling Center Coordinator Colleen Sinclair s...

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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 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 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

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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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 6 Meeting

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Holiday Lighting Contest Winners 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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City of Coon Rapids
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Meeting

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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!

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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

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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

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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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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2024

Read the Latest Economic Development Statistics

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The fourth quarter report for 2023 is out! Find out which businesses are coming to Coon Rapids, where new construction will be going up and the latest employment and housing reports. 

Read it here. 

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: January 15, 2024

View the Interactive Map!

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Explore locally owned and operated businesses in Coon Rapids that have been featured in our Business Spotlight series. The new, interactive map allows you to browse past Business Spotlight features by location or by category, such as restaurants, retail, ...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: January 11, 2024

New Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund

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Reimbursements are now available to businesses for some costs related to accommodating an employee who has a disability. The new program from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is called the Employer Reasonable Accommod...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: September 28, 2023

A Bright Idea for Businesses

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Energy is a major operating expense for businesses of all types and sizes — so why not cut it down? Local businesses can prioritize energy efficiency to both save money and protect the environment. Free up capital for growth and development, whi...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Q3 Report Available

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Do you want to know how the housing market is trending in Coon Rapids? Maybe your curious about what's going to be built soon around the city? Find all of that information and more in the Economic Development Quarterly Report.

Read it here!

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Business Spotlight: Anoka Hennepin Credit Union

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A long-running business in the Coon Rapids and Anoka County area is Anoka Hennepin Credit Union. Started in 1963 by a group of educators in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, this credit union now boasts over 18,000 members while staying true to the valu...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Business Spotlight: Café Donuts

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Located at 12035 Hanson Blvd.

Café Donuts owner Seila Prom opened a new location in Coon Rapids this year on Hanson Boulevard. Prom owns the location in Champlin where the donuts are made fresh every day and brought to the Coon Rapids l...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Business Spotlight: Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant

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Located at 12759 Riverdale Boulevard.

Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant opened in 2023 in the Riverdale Shopping Area. Luis Ortiz, the proud owner of Esmeralda's, is excited to welcome new customers into his restaurant. He has been in the re...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development
Posted on: May 1, 2023

New Development Map

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Staying up to date on the latest developments in Coon Rapids just got easier! The City launched a new development map where you can track all the current projects happening across Coon Rapids. With a few clicks you can view photos, planning documents and ...

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Coon Rapids Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2024

Get on the Ice!

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

Public Skate Times

Wednesdays and Fridays: 12:30-2:30 p.m.Sundays: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Admission:

Adults: $6Students/Seniors: $5Chi...

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Coon Rapids Ice Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

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.

Additional Info... Coon Rapids Ice Center

News Flash

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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Coon Rapids Police Department
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Meet the Social Worker on Thursday, Feb. 22

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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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Coon Rapids Police Department
Posted on: January 6, 2024

2022 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2022 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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Coon Rapids Police Department
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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Coon Rapids Police Department
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Thank You to Our 2023 Night to Unite Sponsors!

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Thanks for another awesome night of gathering with your neighbors! This year, there were 91 registered block parties for Night to Unite. Members of the police and fire departments were spread all across the city on the first Tuesday in August to ...

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Coon Rapids Police Department
Posted on: July 7, 2023

'Cops and Cardinals' Mentorship Program

On a Tuesday night in June, a group of Coon Rapids cops, in t-shirts, played a pick-up game of touch football together with a group of teenagers behind Coon Rapids High School. It was part of a mentorship program the Coon Rapids Police Department launched...

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Coon Rapids Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Community Update: 2/23/24

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CTN Coon Rapids
Posted on: February 20, 2024

City Council Meeting: 2/20/24

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Sportsnight: 2/20/24

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Community Update: 2/16/24

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Sportsnight: 2/12/24

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Community Update: 2/9/24

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

City Council Meeting: 2/6/24

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Sportsnight: 2/5/24

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Community Update: 2/2/24

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Sportsnight: 1/29/24

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Community Update: 1/26/24

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Sportsnight: 1/22/24

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Community Update: 1/19/24

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Planning Commission Meeting: 1/18/24

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

City Council Meeting: 1/16/24

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

Sportsnight: 1/15/24

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Community Update: 1/12/24

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Sportsnight: 1/8/24

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

City Council Meeting: 1/2/24

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Community Update: 12/22/23

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Planning Commission Meeting: 12/21/23

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

City Council Meeting: 12/19/23

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

City Council Meeting: 12/5/23

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

North Suburban Home Show on March 9

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, ho...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

New 'Odds and Ends' Trailer at Recycling Center

A 20 foot long, nondescript commercial container holds many new items which are now being accepted at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center."We're waiting for signage to come so it's easier identified," Recycling Center Coordinator ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Puzzle Exchange Pilot Program at Library

You asked for it and the Anoka County Library has delivered. A puzzle exchange was recently set up in the lobby of the Northtown library branch... so you don't even need to check them out. You can bring a puzzle or take a puzzle or both....

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Meet Miss Coon Rapids 2024

As the sun went down over Family Fun Day at the Coon Rapids Ice Center on Feb. 11,  we said goodbye to the last Snowflake Days event of 2024.There were a few ice skaters on the outdoor rink, including Little Miss Anoka County, Penny McGee and new...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Delta Dental Visits Adams Elementary School

This week at Adams Elementary in Coon Rapids, a class of smiley first graders got a lesson in caring for their teeth and gums."We want you to always be sure you're using toothpaste, only a little bit," Delta Dental of Minnesota, Vice Pr...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 10, 2019

CRHS Cheer Team Headed to National Competition

A special send-off Tuesday night at Coon Rapids High School for the Cardinal cheer team. In late January, the team won the Minnesota State Cheerleading Association Competition, taking home first place in the finals of their coed non-tumbling team. It&...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Elections Judges Wanted for Presidential Nomination Primary

Absentee balloting for the major political parties presidential nominees opened up on January 19 in Civic room C inside the Coon Rapids Civic Center. Voting continues through Monday, March 4 at 5 p.m. The presidential primary election day is on Tuesday, M...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Golfers Hit the Links at Bunker Hills

With afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s on a late January day, golfers descended on Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids.The driving range opened on Friday, Jan. 26 and the executive course followed. The championship course will open on Wednesday,...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Ice Bar Constructed for Snowflake Days Celebration

The centerpiece for the 2024 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days Celebration started cold as ice. But with each passing day above freezing, it's anyone's guess how long Mother Nature will allow it to stay standing."Last week, we were decidin...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Epiphany Church Sanctuary Undergoing Major Renovations

Changes are taking shape inside The Church of the Epiphany. The work started last year and represents the first major renovation of the sanctuary in 40 years."Maybe you've heard of Constantine's arch, an arch symbolic of victory, a ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

3 New School Board Members Sworn In

The first Anoka-Hennepin School District School Board meeting of 2024 is in the books.On Monday night, three new board members took the oath of office. Linda Hoekman, Zach Arco and Michelle Langenfeld then took their seats and got to work for the organiza...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Paladin HS Going Strong in New Coon Rapids Location

An impromptu graduation ceremony on Tuesday morning brought cheers from Paladin Career & Technical High School students who lined the halls for graduating senior Trey Moore. This was his special moment in front of the Paladin Wall of Fame.&qu...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

New Beekeeping Ordinance in Coon Rapids

Last summer, the City of Coon Rapids completed a two year study on honey bees and what it takes to keep and maintain a healthy hive. That led the City Council to adopt a beekeeping ordinance in November."I think beekeeping will be a good addition to ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Woodturner Bill Peterson Creates Masterpieces

The woodturning artistry of 84-year-old Coon Rapids resident Bill Peterson was displayed this fall at the Coon Rapids Civic Center courtesy of the Coon Rapids Arts Commission’s public art display. The octogenarian has been turning out a number o...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Holiday Lighting Contest Winners 2023

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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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Updated Design for Hwy. 610 Interchange Project

Coon Rapids residents turned out at an open house this week 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 pr...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

'Nest to Threads' Boutique Celebrates One Year in Business

It was a little over a year ago when Nest to Threads, the boutique marketplace for small retailers, set up shop in Coon Rapids Square off of Coon Rapids Boulevard. Nest to Threads began with nine retail spaces for rent. Today, they currently host...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

'Season of Giving' Donation Boxes at City Hall

Share your generosity this holiday season by contributing to our Season of Giving donation drive! We welcome monetary donations, as well as new and unwrapped toys, non-perishable food, winter coats and toiletries. All donations will directly benefit local...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Anoka County Looking to Build New Jail

Anoka County has proposed to build a new Anoka County jail off Jackson Street and 4th Avenue. The current jail in downtown Anoka was built in 1983 and was originally designed for 130 inmates. Photos shared with CTN from inside the jail show substandard co...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Coon Rapids Resident Turns Garage into Art Studio

Artist and Coon Rapids resident Ben Johnson recently turned his garage into an art studio complete with a brand new furnace."It's around, I'd say anywhere to 1,700, 2,100 degrees, fresh from the pot as it drops,” Johnson s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Project Will Add Third Lane on Highway 10

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.Re...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Meet Kate Anderson, Coon Rapids' New GreenCorps Member

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...

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Posted on: November 5, 2023

Drain Your Outdoor Spigot

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Brrrr… you’ve probably noticed the drop in temps, so has your home’s plumbing! This is a friendly reminder to get ahead of the winter woes and DRAIN your spigot now before the temperature drops again! If water freezes in you...

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Posted on: November 4, 2023

Public Works Crews Preparing for Winter

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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Posted on: October 27, 2023

ARCC Students Staging Fall Play

It's show time at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. A cast of eight students  is staging their fall production called the "Fifth of July." A group of friends who came of age in the sixties have a reunion where they remin...

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

Mercy Park Playground More Accessible to All

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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Posted on: October 12, 2023

New Rotational Art Program Launches

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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Posted on: October 13, 2023

City Mascot 'Rocky the Raccoon' Gets Refresh

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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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Firefighters Teach Students Important Safety Lessons

On Tuesday, some students at Hamilton Elementary got out of class for a special visit. Fire inspector Robert Erickson and fellow firefighters from the Coon Rapids Fire Department, hosted a fire prevention week program for kindergarten through second grade...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

New Charter School Opens in Coon Rapids

After a late start to the school year, the Innovation Science and Technology Academy, is the latest public charter school to open its doors in Coon Rapids. In early September, the city council gave the four year old school, 'use flexibility&a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

CRMS Student Wins National Poster Contest

In Katherine Nelson's art class, Coon Rapids Middle School seventh grader Avrie Siedschlag likes to draw. She has a competitive edge which has lead her to enter lots of poster contests."I started doing the posters in like elementary school,&...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Solar Energy Use Growing in Coon Rapids

It was nearly a year ago when Bob Gagner and his wife Chris Bennett-Gagner had solar panels installed on the roof of their Coon Rapids home. They had their contractor put up a total of 18 panels split between two areas on their roof."Our major goal i...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

New Water Tower Under Construction

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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Posted on: September 14, 2023

National Assisted Living Week

At age 83, Kathy Fritz has made strides since recovering from a stroke. She moved to Epiphany Assisted Living in Coon Rapids, from her former home in Spring Lake Park, last October.“The staff is wonderful, my apartment is adorable,” Fr...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Pedestrian Improvements Made on Northdale Blvd.

The new school year is ushering in some changes for both pedestrians and drivers on Northdale Boulevard near Coon Rapids High School.The main crosswalk has been moved further to the east to better align with the school entrance as well as the athletic sta...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Cory McIntyre Takes Over as New Superintendent

In June, District 11 introduced Cory McIntyre to families in the Anoka-Hennepin School District through a video they put online. He's a familiar face to many. Before he became the superintendent of Osseo Area Schools, four years ago, he had serve...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Hundreds Help Raise Money, Awareness About Veteran Suicide

Duty and honor are what veterans uphold for us to live in a free country. It comes at a cost where some have given the ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, other veterans face a daily struggle."Every few minutes a veteran commits suicide, around the clock,...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Ad for Bids: Project 24-5 Street Maintenance

Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received by the City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, until 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, and will then be publicly opened and read by agents of the City of Coon...

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