News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Coon Rapids Restaurants!

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The City of Coon Rapids, with help from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, has created a consolidated list of Coon Rapids restaurants open for take out, or delivery from now until May 1. Restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation are clo...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 8, 2020

Coronavirus Monitoring/Cancellations

Coon Rapids Coronavirus Updates

Update 3-26-20City Buildings including City Hall are CLOSED to the public. Effective the evening of 3-17-20 until further notice (expected to be through April 10 as part of the #StayHomeMN Governor’s Executive Order).

Police Department Remains Op...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

Unemployment Insurance Information for Employers The State of Minnesota asks that workers who are unemployed or who have hours re...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Census 2020

CensusDay

Don’t forget to be counted in the 2020 Census! During March 12-20, households will receive the first official mail from the U.S. Census Bureau, with detailed information on how to respond. The City of Coon Rapids is committed to ensuring an accu...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Spring Load Restrictions

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Spring load restrictions go into effect on City streets Friday, March 6 at 12:01 am. At this time, vehicle load limits on all public City streets are restricted to a maximum weight of 5 tons per axle. 

For private streets, please check with the ow...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Openings Available for City Commissions

Join a Commission

Looking to help the community in the new year? Consider helping out on a City Commission.

Citizen participation in community affairs is vital to the progress of the city. The City Council appoints citizens who serve voluntarily on advisory boards and commi...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Fix-It Clinic CANCELLED

Fix-It Clinics written out of hand tools

Event cancelled - staff will continue to follow state and federal guidelines regarding gatherings and use of public facilities due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Saturday, April 4, 202010 a.m. to 1 p.m.Coon Rapids Public Works, 1831 111th Ave. NW

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Reserve Your Garden Plot

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Reserve your plot now for the 2020 growing season. Garden plots are available in two different sizes with water accessibility from May 1 to October 15.

Community Garden Location: 121st Avenue and Xeon Street, Coon Rapids

Cost: Large Plot (...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Hot Ashes Pose Fire Risk

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Hot ash and garbage cans don’t mix! That’s the warning from the Coon Rapids Fire Department. 

Hot embers from a recreational fire or fireplace that are improperly disposed can lead to garage or shed fires, and even spread to a ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wanted: Water Monitors

Grains of salt de-icer on a road

Coon Creek Watershed District is seeking volunteers to help monitor levels of chloride (salt) in water bodies throughout Coon Rapids.

Volunteers receive four chloride test strips to measure chloride levels in street runoff or a nearby body of water (whiche...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Coffee cup titled: Winter Concert Series, Richard Szyplinski

Enjoy dessert, coffee and entertainment Thursday nights! 

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of City Hall. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for 65+, ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Coffee cup titled: Winter Concert Series, The Red Letter Band

Enjoy dessert, coffee and entertainment Thursday nights! 

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of City Hall. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for 65+, ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Creek "Makeover" Continues

Sand Creek Restoration

As many Sand Creek trail users are aware, a portion of the creek received a habitat restoration makeover in 2019. Funded by state and federal grants, the project was spearheaded by Coon Creek Watershed District in partnership with the City of Coon Rapids....

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Detective Honored

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Cameron Gustafson, a detective with the Coon Rapids Police Department, has been honored with the Child Passenger Safety Star Award from the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program. The award honors individuals who are making a difference to reduce traffic fa...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

The Coon Rapids City Council is considering a possible recreational facility at the site of Boulevard Plaza, located near 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.

The Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., opened in September 2011 as part of a long-t...

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Coffee cup titled Winter Concert Series: Good Foot Express, January 9

Enjoy dessert, coffee and entertainment Thursday nights! 

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of City Hall. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for 65+, ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 City Budget

2020 Budget in Brief

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

Read the 2020 Citizens Budget in Brief document here.

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Fire Hydrant Covers

Worker places a red plastic bag over a fire hydrant

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Winter Parking Rules

Vehicle Tire Tracks in the Snow

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

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

Photo Contest Winners

Photo of a hummingbird hanging on a wall

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

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes plans to develop 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes to be built on 43 acres of vacant City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avoc...

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

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

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

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Crooked Lake water testing

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

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: September 2, 2019

First in Nation for Latest CPR Technology

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

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

Since April, firefighters h...

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City Homepage
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Simple Recycling Has Ended

Simple Recycling

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Drinking Water Report

Drinking Water Report

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

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

A paper...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/12/19

Sign that says "Parks and Trails Closed"

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 12.

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

This week on the program:

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

CTN Update for 4/5/19

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 5.

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

This week on the program:

  • The CRPD launches a Community Police Academy
  • A local veteran is reunited with a statue stolen ...
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News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Banquet Room for Indoor Events

Bridge and Groom dancing at Reception

Perfect for up to 230 guests and direct access to our beautifully landscaped outdoor patio and gazebo.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Civic Center Availability

Civic Center Facility Availability

The first step in event planning is to book the facility. Check if the Civic Center is available for your event!

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Guest Reviews

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See what our clients have said about their special celebrations at the Coon Rapids Civic Center

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Community Update: 3/20/20

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The latest updates from City Hall and District 11 regarding the coronavirus.

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CTN Home
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Council Meeting: 3/17/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 14, 2020

New Episode of Sportsnight

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Watch the new episode of Sportsnight!

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CTN Home
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Community Update: 3/13/20

Painting Items

The latest event cancellations due to the Coronavirus, a community mural project at ARCC and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 18, 2020

CTN Journal: Model Railroad

Green model train engine on a track

Coon Rapids is home to an impressive model train layout that is sure to capture your fascination. The 5,000 square foot display is maintained by the North Metro Model Railroad Club, a private club comprised of more than 60 train enthusiasts.

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CTN Home
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Update: 3/6/20

Photo from Mental Health Forum

District 11 hosts a mental health forum, Super Tuesday results and big news at Bunker Hills Golf Club!

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CTN Home
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Council Meeting: 3/4/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Community Update: 2/28/20

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A low turnout for precinct caucuses, honoring city volunteers and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Community Update: 2/21/20

Photo of Highway 10

Sealing the deal for the Port Riverwalk redevelopment, a push for a third lane on Hwy. 10 and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 2/20/20

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City Council Meeting: 2/18/20

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Community Update: 2/14/20

Picture from Sweet Land, The Musical

Another apartment project proposed in Coon Rapids, a ’sweet’ musical being staged at ARCC and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 3, 2020

CTN Journal: Olly Belle

Nate and Lora Chapman read to their daughter Olly Belle

Imagine taking your child to the doctor, and their condition is so rare not even the pediatrician knows what it is. That was the case for a Coon Rapids man and his family. The last few months have been consumed with learning about a disease many of us hav...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Community Update: 2/7/20

Photo of Comcast Store

Grant money for home improvements, Comcast opens a store in Coon Rapids, a new Miss Coon Rapids and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 4, 2020

City Council Meeting: 2/4/20

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Community Update: 1/31/20

Photo of Lottery Winners

Election judges wanted, a popular home program with free money returns, a big lottery win and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 10, 2020

CTN Journal: World-Record Collector

A display of snowman decorations and figurines

Inside Karen Schmidt's Coon Rapids home is a year-round winter wonderland. It's all part of a frosty display, which holds the Guinness World Record for largest snowman collection.

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Community Update: 1/24/20

Kitchen area of new apartment

Counting the homeless in Anoka County, a new luxury apartment building looking for tenants and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 21, 2020

City Council Meeting: 1/21/20

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Community Update: 1/17/20

Governor Tim Walz visits Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Voting for the Presidential Primary opens, Governor Tim Walz visits Coon Rapids and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 1/16/20

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, January 16, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Community Update: 1/10/20

Image of Coon Rapids Recycling Center

A possible expansion at the Recycling Center, how you can help the homeless and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City Council Meeting: 1/7/20

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 27, 2019

CTN Journal: Crowdfunding a Novel

Women reads except from her novel

A Coon Rapids mother of two is trying to publish her first novel through the crowdfunding website Inkshares.com.

Follow her progress here.

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Community Update: A Look Back at 2019

Graphic of 2019 Review Show

Join us for a look back at some of the stories we covered on Community Update in 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Community Update: 12/20/19

A view of Hanson Boulevard

Hanson Boulevard reopens to traffic, making sure college students don't go hungry and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Planning Commission Meeting: 12/19/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, December 19, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 17, 2019

City Council Meeting: 12/17/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Community Update: 12/13/19

Boulevard Plaza

A possible expansion project at Boulevard Plaza, honoring a longtime School Board member, the Bunker Hills holiday show and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Community Update: 12/6/19

Photo of City Hall

The 2020 city budget, a landfill cleanup project in Andover and a community mural coming to ARCC!

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CTN Home
Posted on: December 5, 2019

CTN Journal: Miss Minnesota

Miss Minnesota rides in the Coon Rapids 4th of July parade

When Kathryn Kueppers puts on her crown, she knows it carries a rich history. After earning the title Miss Coon Rapids 2019 earlier in the year, Kathryn was then crowned Miss Minnesota. Next, she will compete on the Miss America stage in December.

She's wa...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Community Update: 11/22/19

Japanese Film Crew Visits Coon Rapids

A Japanese film crew visits Coon Rapids, kids in need get winter coats and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: November 15, 2019

CTN Journal: Life Coins

Firefighter standing near a firetruck

Grief can take us to a place we never expected. A mother's grief… is a journey no one wants to take. For Carol Castle, the grief of losing her son led to action.

Carol's mission is simple, she wants to put a Life Coin in every first responder’s pocket. She...

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CTN Home
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Community Update: 11/15/19

Veterans Day

The ACBC Food Shelf in need of donations, a special Veterans Day program at CRHS and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 23, 2019

CTN Journal: Crystal House

sandwich board sign for Crystal House boutique

Much like the unique treasures found inside Crystal House boutique, the friendship shared by the owner's has a charm all it's own.

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CTN Home
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Community Update: 11/8/19

Road construction equipment

The reopening of Hanson Blvd. delayed again, election results, a new apartment project and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Community Update: 11/1/19

Machine for 3D Mammograms

On this week's show... improved technology for detecting breast cancer, a preview of the ARCC fall production and more!

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Community Update: 10/25/19

Child holding a pumpkin

On this week's show... workers wanted to the U.S. Census, Rocky's Pumpkin Patch and this month's Business Spotlight!

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Community Update: 10/18/19

Photo of Anoka County License Center

On this week's show... an expansion project at the license center in Coon Rapids, road construction delays and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Community Update: 10/11/19

New front entrance at CRHS

On this week's show... a respect retreat for students, firefighters visit local elementary schools and much more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 4, 2019

CTN Community Update: 10/4/19

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Check out the latest edition of CTN Community Update which is produced weekly at CTN.

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News Flash

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Impact at City Hall

Coon Rapids City buildings closed to the public March 17, as the mayor declared a "local emergency" in response to the public health threat of coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 disease. Find the latest status of City buildings, programs and...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 20, 2020

First Townhome Under Construction in Port Riverwalk

Some exciting news to report regarding Port Riverwalk which has sat vacant for many years.Just weeks after the city closed on the property with Centra Homes, the first townhome has gone up and crews are already working on the second one.  Centra ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 20, 2020

2020 Census Arriving in Local Mailboxes

In recent days, information about the 2020 Census has started arriving in mailboxes across the region.The Census is critical in determining our representation in Congress and the amount of federal funding our state and local governments receive.  ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Expect More Delays at Coon Rapids License Center

Expect more delays than usual if you visit the Coon Rapids License Center in the next two weeks.Due to construction, the license center is down to just four work stations.  Normally, seven stations are in use.  The center, which is the b...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Fire Department Looking for Paid On-Call Members

The fire department is hanging out the help wanted sign looking for people interested in becoming paid, on-call firefighters.There are currently 20 paid, on-call members on the department who assist the career firefighters on the scene of fires or by staf...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Community-led Mural Takes Shape

A huge art installation is in the works at Anoka-Ramsey Community College involving hundreds of students, alumni and community members.The finished product will be a 1,000 square foot mural on the Coon Rapids campus. The months-long project is funded by a...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Forum Addresses Mental Health

Teen suicide has touched many area communities recently including Coon Rapids.This week, District 11 held a mental health forum to inform the community on the resources that are available to those who need help.  CTN’s Steve Antus repor...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Local Cable Leaders Head to the Capitol

Cable television leaders took to the State Capitol on Thursday to talk about local programming and how it’s funded.

“We want to build an advocacy and an understanding of the work that we do,” said Mark Martinez, president of T...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Honors Volunteers at Commission Appreciation Dinner

The city honored its volunteers at a Commission Appreciation Dinner on Thursday night.  The annual event recognizes the work the volunteers do on nine different advisory boards and commissions.  Those members provide input and recommenda...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Low Turnout for Precinct Caucuses

Precinct Caucuses were held statewide on Tuesday and turnout was extremely low in Coon Rapids.Caucuses are run by Minnesota’s political parties. It’s a chance to select delegates that will represent their neighborhoods at the state con...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Perfect Season for Adapted Floor Hockey CI Team

An exciting season for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs Adapted Floor Hockey CI team.  The team closed out the regular season this past Monday with another win making them undefeated in all 11 games.They now go on to the state tournament as the number...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Push Continues for 3rd Lane on Highway 10

The push continues to add a third lane to Highway 10 in the western part of Coon Rapids.On Tuesday night, the City Council entered into a Joint Powers Agreement with Anoka County agreeing to fund half of the cost of the preliminary design for the project....

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Apartment Project Proposed Near Post Office

At a work session this week, the City Council learned more about a proposal that would bring another large apartment project to Coon Rapids.Minneapolis-based Schafer Richardson wants to construct a four-story, 193-unit building adjacent to the Post Office...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Former Lino Lakes Mayor Wins Seat on Anoka County Board

After sitting vacant for more than eight months, the District Six seat on the Anoka County Board was filled in a Special Election this week.On Tuesday, former Lino Lakes mayor Jeff Reinert received 1,203 votes, beating challenger Cindy Hansen who received...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2020

ARCC Students Staging 'Sweet Land, The Musical'

A sweeping musical hits the stage at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this weekend, and reminds us of who we are, and where we came from.Rural Minnesota provides the backdrop for the production of "Sweet Land, The Musical." The story takes place s...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Railroad Overpass Planned for Foley Blvd. in 2021

Dozens of people turned out Thursday night for an open house for planned improvements to Foley Boulevard between Coon Rapids Boulevard and East River Road. This is the second open house hosted by Anoka County.  The primary purpose of the project ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Door Hangers Educate Public About 2020 Census

We are now less than two months away from Census Day and communities across the nation are working to educate citizens about the importance of the once-a-decade population count.This week, several city workers canvassed local apartment and town home commu...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Comcast Opens New Retail Store in Coon Rapids

A new Xfinity Store recently opened in Coon Rapids. It’s part of an effort by Comcast to be more responsive to its customers.“What a great day, we’re glad to be here,” said J.D. Keller, regional senior vice presiden...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2020

New Miss Coon Rapids Crowned

It’s the crowning moment of Snowflake Days, the annual pageant where a new Miss Coon Rapids is crowned.Last Saturday night, Lea Mau was crowned the new Miss Coon Rapids during a ceremony at Coon Rapids High School.  Mau is no stranger t...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Home Improvement Grants Available

After overwhelming interest from residents in 2019, the Coon Rapids Home Improvement Foundation will provide funds for Front Door grants again in 2020.

The Front Door Grant Program pays a portion of project costs to Coon Rapids property owners who will mak...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Coon Rapids Office Pool Wins Big Powerball Prize

A group of office workers in Coon Rapids who call themselves Team APG claimed a one million dollar lottery prize this week. The co-workers hit it big in last weekend’s Powerball drawing."It’s unbelievable," exclaimed Dustin U...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Homeless Count Conducted in Anoka County

Giving voice to the voiceless.  This week, volunteers and non-profits across Anoka County took part in a nation-wide effort to count how many people are experiencing homelessness on a single day.

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 24, 2020

2 Honored for Saving Another Motorist's Life

Two men who helped save the life of another motorist were honored during this week’s City Council meeting.Todd St. Hilaire and his 17-year-old son, Gabriel, both received a Citizen’s Award of Merit on Tuesday night.  Back in S...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 24, 2020

New Luxury Apartment Building Opening in March

If you’re looking for a new luxury apartment in Coon Rapids, look no further than Lyra at Riverdale Station.Pre-leasing started this month and they are now accepting applications for move-in dates as soon as March 1.  The 180 unit build...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz Visits Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Governor Tim Walz rolled out the third phase of his public works plan this week, targeting higher education spending.He made a stop on Monday at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to unveil his plan to the public.“We’re here and proud to p...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Member on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board

A new member joined the Anoka-Hennepin School Board this week.On Monday night, Erin Heers-McArdle was sworn in as the District One representative.  She beat out Tom Heidemann for the seat at the last election.  Incumbents Marci Anderson ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Homeless Count

The county is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming count of the homeless population.A training session will take place Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at the Anoka County Government Center.  You can also complete the training online.  ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Fire Department Partners with American Red Cross

After the holidays, the supply of blood drops off for hospitals everywhere.  This week, the American Red Cross got a boost in their numbers in Coon Rapids.The Coon Rapids Fire Department sponsored a blood drive on Wednesday at the Coon Rapids Civ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Schulte Elected Chair of the Anoka County Board

The Anoka County Board is set and organized for the new year.On Tuesday morning, Scott Schulte was once again elected to serve as the chair of the Anoka County Board.  He took over the position last May after former board chair Rhonda Sivarajah b...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

The Coon Rapids City Council is considering a possible recreational facility at the site of Boulevard Plaza, located near 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.

The Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., opened in September 2011 as part of a long-t...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Heidemann Honored for 20 Years on Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Anoka-Hennepin School District officials, past and present, honored the leader of the School Board this week.On Monday evening, Tom Heidemann was presented with a special plaque and medal for his 20 years of service on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board. &am...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Holiday Show Returns to Bunker Hills Event Center

Maybe you heard about last year's great holiday musical "Snowed In: A Holiday Celebration of Song" which was performed at the Bunker Hills Event Center.  Well, if you missed it, you're in luck.This heart-warming musical has been beefed ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Andover Landfill Cleanup Project Nearly Complete

Work to remove contaminated soil from a hazardous waste pit in Andover is wrapping up soon. The $22.3 million project has already resulted in the removal of rusting barrels that posed a serious risk to ground water.For close to 50 years, a small area of t...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

State Announces $1.3 Billion Budget Surplus

A big budget surplus will greet lawmakers when they return to the State Capitol for the 2020 session.  On Thursday, Minnesota Management and Budget announced a more than $1.3 billion surplus for the 2020-2021 biennium.  State officials c...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Community Mural Coming to ARCC

Anoka-Ramsey Community College will be more colorful next spring when the campus unveils a 1,000 square foot community mural.The college received an arts learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board back in August.  They recently completed ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Japanese Film Crew Spotlights CRPD

It's pretty unusual to hear Japanese in the halls of the Coon Rapids Police Department, but this week a team of journalists and filmmakers from the other side of the globe brought their cameras to the city.

The television crew, led by senior producer Taku ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Hundreds of Coats Donated to Kids in Need

Coon Rapids and Minneapolis firefighters teamed up on November19th to make sure kids at the Head Start facility have a warm winter coat.“Operation Warm” has provided coats to more than two million children in the U.S. but this was the ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Send-off Party for Miss Minnesota

Miss Minnesota received a hero's send off from the Coon Rapids Fire Department last weekend.Kathryn Kueppers was crowned Miss Coon Rapids in January, and then became Miss Minnesota in June. She now heads to the Miss America pageant in December.A large cro...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

ACBC Food Shelf Seeking Donations Following Unexpected Expense

The heat is back on late this week at the ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka.A recent maintenance inspection discovered a problem with two of the five heating units which left the store and sorting room in the cold the last few weeks.  Repairs were made to...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Special Veterans Day Ceremony at CRHS

Coon Rapids High School students and staff held a special celebration on November 11, recognizing local military veterans and their families. It had been several years since the school had held a Veterans Day event but Assistant Principal Curt Wallrath sa...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Senior Bazaar Raises Money for Local Charities

A big turnout Thursday for the annual Bazaar put on by the Coon Rapids Super Senior Club.  There was plenty to choose from including items in the Flea Market and Christmas Market.  Many items were donated by crafters, quilters and wood c...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Weather Delays Reopening of Hanson Blvd.

The finish line keeps getting pushed back for construction along Hanson Boulevard. The reopening of the road at the railroad tracks, which has been closed since March, is delayed once again. Wet weather followed by colder than expected temperatures create...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

School Board Chair Loses Reelection Bid

One of the three incumbents running in Tuesday's General Election was ousted from the Anoka-Hennepin School Board.In the District One race, Erin Heers-McArdle came out on top beating school board chair Tom Heidemann by more than 220 votes.  Heide...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Local Church Offers Free Burial Service for Cremated Remains

For the second year, the Church of the Epiphany has provided a final resting place for cremated remains in one of its cemeteries for free. After a November 5th funeral service in Coon Rapids seven names will be added to a marker stone near 37 names added ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Mercy Offering 3D Mammograms

New technology could soon save lives at the Mercy Hospital campus.  Starting October 31, the Mercy Women's Health Clinic will be offering 3D mammograms.  Installation of the new advanced device is part of an Allina Health system-wide eff...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Fire Hydrant Covers

Worker places a red plastic bag over a fire hydrant

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Students Staging Fall Production at ARCC

Close to 20 Anoka-Ramsey Community College students are working to bring “The Way of the World” to the campus’s Performing Arts Center in November.Theater Instructor Lisa Weaver says the 300-year-old romantic comedy offers ma...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

City Employee Earns Award for Diversity Group Work

A City of Coon Rapids employee has been recognized for her work in the community off the clock.Last week, Lori Anderson was given the "Friend of the League" award from the ABC Chapter of the League of Women Voters.  The award was given ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

500 Pumpkins Given Away at Inaugural Event

The Inaugural Rocky’s Pumpkin Patch event at Sand Creek Park on October 19 connected children with organizations that serve youth in Coon Rapids.Athletic organizations, the Boys & Girls Club and other groups offered games, candy and informat...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Anoka County License Center in Coon Rapids Expanding

After years of overcrowding, the Coon Rapids License Center is set to double in size by early next year.  CTN’s Dan Carpenter tells us what it means for those looking to renew a passport or driver’s license.

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Hanson Blvd. Reopening Delayed Once Again

The reopening of Hanson Boulevard at the railroad tracks has been pushed back once again.  The roadway is not scheduled to reopen until November 27 which is the day before Thanksgiving.  Last week's weather delayed work on the railroad b...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: October 18, 2019

CRHS Bringing Back Veterans Day Program

After about a 10 year hiatus, Coon Rapids High School is bringing back its Veterans program.  Students will gather for an assembly on Veterans Day to honor those who've served our country and also the families that are impacted.  The Vet...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2019

New Main Entrance Opens at Coon Rapids High School

After months and months of construction, work is nearly complete on the first phase of renovations at Coon Rapids High School.On Thursday morning, the new front entrance opened to students.  The new entrance has been under construction for more t...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

CRHS Students Take Part in Respect Retreat

Thanks to a generous partnership between the Coon Rapids Rotary Club and the High School, students are paying closer attention to how they respect themselves and their classmates.  CTN's Jennifer Anderson was there as students participated in a d...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Students Get Lesson from Coon Rapids Firefighters

Hundreds of Coon Rapids elementary school students were visited by the Coon Rapids Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog between October 7th and 11th.Every year, the fire department works to share important fire safety messages during Fire Prevention we...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

David Law Named 'Superintendent of the Year'

A big honor this week for Anoka-Hennepin Schools superintendent David Law.  On Monday, Law was named "Superintendent of the Year" by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators during the organization's annual fall conference. It...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Chili Fundraiser Helps Local Food Shelf

The Coon Rapids Lions Club held a chili fundraiser for the ACBC Food Shelf last weekend.The event at Alloy Brewing filled nearly every seat as local lions served red and white chili along with hot dogs.  A total of 126 pounds of canned and dry go...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Hanson Reopening Delayed, More Construction Planned

The end is in sight for drivers who are waiting for Hanson Boulevard to reopen, but more construction is on deck.  This week, the City Council approved a joint powers agreement with Anoka County for the next round of road construction along the b...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Rescuers Who Saved Little Boy Honored

A day of fun at Bunker Beach this summer took a scary turn for a little boy and his family but this story has a happy ending thanks to the lifeguards and a park patron.On Tuesday night, six people received a "Citizen's Award of Merit" for jumpin...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Longtime Communications Chief Retires from National Sports Center

After more than 28 years with the National Sports Center in Blaine, Chief Communications Officer Barclay Kruse has retired. Friends and colleges gathered on October 3rd for a retirement party at the Victory Links Golf Course.Kruse said his job was rewardi...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Crooked Lake water testing

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Honoring Anoka County Judge Tammi Fredrickson

Some sad news this week as we learned of the death of Anoka County judge Tammi Fredrickson, who previously served as Coon Rapids City Attorney.Fredrickson died at the age of 53 after a long battle with cancer.  CTN's Jennifer Anderson has more on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Contracts Awarded for Andover Community Center Expansion

After months and months of discussion and debate, plans for a big expansion to the Andover YMCA Community Center are moving forward.This week, the Andover City Council awarded contracts for the project which is expected to break ground in July.  ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Preparations Underway for Inaugural 3M Open in Blaine

Preparations are in full swing for the inaugural 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities the first week of July.It will be the first regular stop in Minnesota for the PGA Tour in five decades and large crowds are expected.  Tents and other facilities are ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Paulson Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

A big honor last weekend for 1996 Olympic silver medalist Brandon Paulson.  Paulson was inducted into the "National Wrestling Hall of Fame" during a special ceremony at Oklahoma State University.  Paulson was born in Coon Rapid...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Schulte Named Chair of the Anoka County Board

There's a few changes on the Anoka County Board following the appointment of board chair Rhonda Sivarajah as county administrator.   She stepped down as board chair on Tuesday and begins her new duties on June 12th.Scott Schulte, who's been vice ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mother Baby Center Opens 'Milk Depot' at Mercy Hospital

New mothers now have a local option for donating excess breast milk.  The Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital is now an official milk depot.Mercy Hospital began accepting donated breast milk from mothers one month ago.  As a milk depot,...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Community Ed. Department Offers Summer Programs for Kids

The Anoka-Hennepin Community Education Department is gearing up for a busy summer of programming for area youth.The programs are for students in preschool through eighth grade.  There's lots to choose from including sports and recreation, robotic...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Hundreds Attend Public Works Open House

The city of Coon Rapids kicked off National Public Works week with an open house Saturday, May 18. The annual event at the Department of Public Works is an opportunity to educate both adults and children about a wide range of city services.“I look at it a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

6 Coon Rapids Homes Showcased on Home Remodeling Tour

Six Coon Rapids homes opened to the public this past weekend for the annual Home Remodeling Tour.  CTN's Jennifer Anderson visited a few to find out what inspired the homeowners and their projects.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

MN United Continue Training at National Sports Center

Despite a new stadium, the Minnesota United will continue training at the National Sports Center for years to come.  Both entities made the announcement on Thursday.  The Minnesota United have a world-class locker room and training facil...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Sivarajah Named Next Anoka County Administrator

Anoka County Board chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah will become the next county administrator.  On a 4-2 vote at the Anoka County Board meeting Tuesday morning, Sivarajah was appointed to the position effective May 31.  She was one of three f...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Fallen Officers Honored During Police Week Service

Communities across the country paused to remember all law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during National Peace Officers Week. At the Anoka County Government center on May 15, fallen Anoka County officers were honored for the 23rd year.&...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Jell-O Cookoff Showcases Colorful Creations

Naked Jell-O thumb wrestling at fire station three in Blaine last Saturday kicked off the first ever Anoka County Historical Society Jell-O Cookoff.The fundraiser also tested Jell-O tossing skills and trivia.  A Jell-O historian from North Dakota...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Cleanup of Hazardous Waste to Begin at Andover Landfill

After 47 years in the ground, hazardous waste in an Andover landfill will be removed this summer. Final funding for the $22 million dollar project was secured last month.The Waste Disposal Engineering Landfill just south of Andover Boulevard and west of H...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Construction Work Ramps Up on Hanson Blvd.

Construction work is ramping up on a project that will put a bridge over the railroad tracks on Hanson Boulevard.On Thursday afternoon, we found crews working on the underground utilities along Hanson Boulevard.  They are removing the existing wa...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Firestoppers Installed in Coon Rapids Apartment Buildings

The Coon Rapids Fire  Department took steps this week to prevent kitchen fires in some local apartment buildings without sprinklers.Fire inspector Robert Erickson installed the stovetop firestoppers in all 192 kitchens at Heritage Heights Apartme...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Passing Train Sparks Several Grass Fires

A spark from a passing train is believed to have ignited several grass fires in the area Tuesday afternoon.The flames were first reported around 3:20 p.m. near 85th Avenue and the railroad tracks.  Moments later another fire was reported in the a...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

High School Graduation Rates Hit Record High

High school graduation rates hit a record high last year in Minnesota.83.2% of the Class of 2018 graduated across the state.  In the Anoka-Hennepin School District, 86.6% of high school seniors graduated, up more than three percent from the previ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Families Celebrate 'Gift of Life' at Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital hosted a special ceremony this week to celebrate the "Gift of Life."Dozens of people gathered Thursday night to honor family members who died last year and donated their organs, tissue and eyes to others in need.  Their n...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Session Teaches Parents About the Dangers of Teen Vaping

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is working to reverse a dangerous trend, teens using electronic cigarettes.The district’s director of student services says “vaping” by youth has increased more than 50% in the last three ye...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

District 11 Holding Information Session on Teen Vaping

There's a growing problem parents need to be aware of: teen vaping.  According to the FDA, vaping among high schoolers has increased 78 percent in just the last year alone.Parents are invited to learn more about the problem at an informational ev...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Despite Snow, Some Thinking About Gardening Season

A few days before an April snowstorm blanketed Coon Rapids in snow, close to 150 people were learning how to prepare for the growing season.The 13th annual Home Landscaping and Garden Fair returned to the Bunker Hills Activity Center on April 6th with mor...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

DECA Members Hold Kickball Marathon at CRHS

A group of 20 Coon Rapids High School students working to attend out of state leadership events have a story to tell for the rest of their lives.For 24 hours straight, students with DECA played a continuous game of kickball.  The game kicked off ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Rescuers Honored for Saving Life of Coon Rapids Man

The rescuers involved in saving the life of a Coon Rapids man were honored this week.They received certificates of appreciation during Tuesday night's City Council Meeting and also posed for a photo with the 32-year-old man they saved back in December. &a...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Internal Search Planned for County Administrator Position

The Anoka County Board has come to a consensus on how to go about replacing the county administrator who's retiring next month.  In a work session Tuesday, members agreed to post the top job internally, leaving it open to current and some former ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Distracted Driving Crackdown April 8-30

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up enforcement of distracted driving in the coming weeks.  The official crackdown starts April 8 and continues until the end of the month.  Officers will be working overtime look...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Coon Rapids Restaurants!

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The City of Coon Rapids, with help from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, has created a consolidated list of Coon Rapids restaurants open for take out, or delivery from now until May 1. Restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation are clo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

Unemployment Insurance Information for Employers The State of Minnesota asks that workers who are unemployed or who have hours re...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Boulevard Bar & Grille

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Everything about the Boulevard Bar & Grille represents family. The business is owned by two families who partner together to run the operation, and the employees make a tight-knit team that at times will even celebrate holidays with each other&rsq...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Census 2020

CensusDay

Don’t forget to be counted in the 2020 Census! During March 12-20, households will receive the first official mail from the U.S. Census Bureau, with detailed information on how to respond. The City of Coon Rapids is committed to ensuring an accu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Pre-leasing for Luxury Apartments

Lyra new apartment home

"Lyra," a luxury market-rate building located next to Riverdale Transit Station (off Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue) is now pre-leasing and has an on-site showroom available for those interested in reserving an apartment home. The building...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Port Riverwalk Winter Construction Update

Port Riverwalk

Several roads have been removed in the area of Avocet Street near Coon Rapids Boulevard, as part of redevelopment in this area known as “Port Riverwalk.” Local access is currently affected by construction for this project. The frontage...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 1, 2020

Latest Business News

Business and Development News

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids.

» Rose Garden is remodeling space for its restaurant and an event center at a new location at 1925 Coon Rapids Blvd.

» Torque Fitness is moving to a new location in a new buil...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Crystal House

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“All lasting business is built on friendship,” said the author and philosopher Alfred A. Montapert. That sentiment is exemplified at Crystal House boutique. The cozy Coon Rapids shop stocked with gifts, jewelry, décor and ap...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 3rd Qtr 2019

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it’s third quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Experimax

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Many homes in the nation are affected by the widespread phenomenon… deep in a dark, dusty corner…  an inactive electronic device sits. The team at Experimax is hoping Coon Rapids residents dust off those devices and bring th...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Manufacturer Expands in Coon Rapids

RMS Manufacturer

RMS Company, a contract manufacturer for the medical device industry and manufacturer of aerospace connectors, is expanding in Coon Rapids. 

RMS currently employs over 900 people at its facility on Evergreen Boulevard and plans to add at least 80 ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ACRED Strengthens Business Climate

Anoka County Regional Economic Development

The Anoka County Regional Economic Development Partnership (ACRED) is a partnership formed among all 21 communities and Anoka County to strengthen the existing business and economic landscape, along with attracting new investment to the region. Connexus E...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Sportsman's Warehouse

Sportman's Warehouse Business Spotlight Article

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Joe Barbiero started his career selling sporting and outdoor goods at the age of 12. In the last 20 years he has mastered the art of combining work with his passion for the outdoors. Stocking products on shelves and serving ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Latest Business News

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Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids:

  • Interior remodeling work is underway in a portion of Coon Rapids Middle School, 11600 Raven St. 
  • Mercy Hospital is expanding its Helipad area for its helicopters to land on at 4050 Coon ...
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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Smart Apartments Coming to Riverdale

Construction at the Riverdale Flats

Construction continues on the new transit-oriented apartment development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. This new development, known as Riverdale Station, includes two buildings - “Nova," a 71-unit mixed-income building ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Donnie Smith Custom Cycles

Donnie Smith standing with motorcycle

A motorcycle legend has just moved into town – Donnie Smith and his crew have set up shop in the Springbrook business park.

The film “Easy Rider” from 1969 may have started a custom bike epidemic across the country, and it may...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 2nd Qtr 2019

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it's second quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available. The report covers development, employment and housing activity, and shows steady improvement in many ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Highway Construction to Improve Mobility

Traffic on a Coon Rapids Highway

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on several projects that will enhance the region’s transportation access in the coming years.

  • 35W MnPASS ExpansionThis project involves adding MnPASS lanes and auxiliary lanes to a 12-mile stretch of In...
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Economic Development
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Cullens Ice Cream

Chad and Lisa Cullen - Business owners of Cullens Ice Cream

Take a walk or ride your bike to Cullens Ice Cream shop on Hanson Boulevard, and you’ll find a retro-style ice cream parlor featuring a variety of sweet treats to tame any craving. The shop features 32 flavors of hand scooped ice cream, malts, shakes, sun...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Council Meeting

Business Council

Are you a business owner in Coon Rapids? Come to the next Coon Rapids Business Council meeting.

Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 – 9 a.m.Bunker Hills Event Center, 12800 Bunker Prairie RoadClubhouse East Ballroom

Learn about business topics and initiatives in Coon ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 29, 2019

New Industrial Development Underway

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Several industrial development projects are underway in Coon Rapids.

  • JSN Properties has begun site work and received building permits for a new 85,000 square foot multi-tenant office/warehouse building along Highway 10, adjacent to the USF Holland freight ...
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Economic Development
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes plans to develop 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes to be built on 43 acres of vacant City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avoc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Business Spotlight - The Healthy Boulevard

Shake at the Healthy Boulevard

Theresa Theis, owner of The Healthy Boulevard, believed her health was worth more than her six figure income. The last months of her 17-year corporate position brought enough stress that Theis eventually recognized she was neglecting herself. Her health a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Latest Business News

Business and Development News

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids.

»» Allina Health is continuing to build its Customer Experience Center, located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd. The new location will centralize all Allina Health call centers into one location, employi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Slip's Sharpening

Business Spotlight featuring Slip's Sharpening

Slip’s Sharpening Bob (Slip) and Judy Hall are the proud owners of Slip’s Sharpening – offering sharpening services to veterinarians, hair stylists, dog grooming facilities, and other businesses in need of a sharp blade. Decades ago, Bob originally opened...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Resources Available for Business Financing

Financial Resources for Businesses

The City of Coon Rapids offers a variety of financing options for projects that help achieve its development goals.These resources are administered both by the City and outside resources, including the Central Minnesota Development Company (CMDC), which i...

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Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Advanced Figure Skaters

SkatingAd

Our coaches support and assist skaters to reach competitive goals.

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

Coronavirus Monitoring/Cancellations

Coon Rapids Coronavirus Updates

Update 3-26-20City Buildings including City Hall are CLOSED to the public. Effective the evening of 3-17-20 until further notice (expected to be through April 10 as part of the #StayHomeMN Governor’s Executive Order).

Police Department Remains Op...

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Ice Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

The Coon Rapids Skating School has a team of dedicated coaches that love what they do and support their skaters at all levels.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Ice Center Competition Champions

2020 State-TCFSA Open Competitiors (2)

Congratulations to the skaters who competed in the 2020 Minnesota State Championships and the Twin Cities Figure Skating Association Championship. The 2020 Minnesota State Championships took place August 15-17, 2019 at the Bloomington Ice Garden. Over 160...

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Ice Center

News Flash

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Detective Honored

Glass Star-shaped award

Cameron Gustafson, a detective with the Coon Rapids Police Department, has been honored with the Child Passenger Safety Star Award from the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program. The award honors individuals who are making a difference to reduce traffic fa...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

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

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

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

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Police Department
Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

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

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Police Department
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Update to the 6/21 Attempted Abduction/Assault Case

6/24/2019

Update to the 6/21 Attempted Abduction/Assault Case

We want to update the community regarding last Friday’s attempted abduction incident. Right now we are following up on the 100+ leads that have come in over the weekend.

We have a few pr...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Public Assistance Needed to Identify Suspect in Attempted Abduction

Please read the following news release about an incident that occurred today in Coon Rapids.

News Release 6-21-19

Suspect Description

Map Location of Incident

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2020

Advertisement for Bids - Project 20-2 - Street Reconstruction

The City of Coon Rapids is currently collecting bids for Project 20-2, Street Reconstruction through 2 p.m. April 20, 2020.

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Advertisement for Bids - Project 20-1 - Street Reconstruction

The City of Coon Rapids is currently collecting bids for Project 20-1, Street Reconstruction through 10 am April 17, 2020.

Read the details here.

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Public Notices & Hearings

News Flash

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Request for Quotations - Abatement Services

The City of Coon Rapids is accepting Quotations for Abatement Services; one for general services, one for long grass. Proposals must be submitted by 10 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. Friday, April 3.

Notice of Advertisement - Abatement Services

Notice of Advertisement ...

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Request for Proposal/Quotations