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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Absentee Voting for General Election

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If you are unable to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8), you can vote by absentee ballot. Absentee voting for the primary starts Friday, Sept. 23 and closes on Monday, Nov. 7.Voters can request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Meeting

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

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

Solar Energy for Your Home

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2022

Saturday, Oct. 1

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Our firefighters look forward to October every year for the chance to meet and interact with the community at the annual Fire Department Open House. This year's event takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Sand Creek Park, 1008 Nort...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Skate With Us!

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Fall Skating Lessons (13 weeks) from Sept. 17 - Dec. 17

From beginner skaters learning to balance on the ice to the advanced figure skater with aspirations to earn medals... we have lessons for you!

Classes are offered for skaters age 4 to adult. All classe...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Check Your Oak Trees

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Playgrounds Coming to Two Parks

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Recreation Guide Available

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

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair

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Bring your pet to the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Park, 2420 105th Avenue. Participate in a pet parade, pet/owner costume contest, kids games and more fun events! Browse dozens of vendor booths...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Proposed 2023 City Budget

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Meeting

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

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

Take the Survey!

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Fall Newsletter Hits Local Mailboxes

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The fall edition of the Coon Rapids Connection is arriving in mailboxes across the city. The newsletter is filled with the latest news and information around Coon Rapids as well as business and development updates. The police and fire departments also hav...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Dog Park Closed

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The Bunker Hills Dog Park is closed until further notice due to a construction project. The parking lot entrance is blocked, and the gates and fences have been taken down in anticipation of construction, which is expected to start on Monday, September 12....

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Enter the 2022 Photo Contest

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The Coon Rapids Photography Contest is back for 2022. Open to all amateur photographers, this contest provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community!This year’s theme is Together Again. The contest begins June 1 and ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Energy Efficiency Rebates

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Discounted Home Energy Audits

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Meeting

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

  • Received the mid-year gambling expenditure report.
  • Ordered preparation of feasibility report and plans for street reconstruction in 2023.
  • Accepted plans and s...
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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Emergency Vehicle Preemption System

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Most drivers have seen them, the little white lights that sometimes flash above a traffic light… but how do they really work?That white light on top of a stoplight is an indicator for the Emergency Vehicle Preemption system. The device helps to...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

View Primary Results

Primary Election Results

The primary election was held Tuesday, Aug. 9 to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot in the general election this fall.Results are available at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.The 2022 elections include various federal, state, co...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Monday, Aug. 1 Meeting

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

  • Approved a temporary on-sale liquor license for the annaul Military Softball Tournament at Sand Creek Park (September 9, 10 & 11).
  • Approved the final plat ...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

HomeHelpMN Program

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HomeHelpMN is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as a result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes financial assistance for ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Promote Your Non-Profit Event

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Tuesday, July 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 19, 2022 meeting:

  • Awarded a contract for replacement of the roofs on the east and west water treatment plants.
  • Awarded the sale of $20,130,000 in General Obligation Bonds.
  • Adopted a res...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Virtual Home Remodeling Tour

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Go inside the 2022 Home Remodeling Tour from your computer or mobile device! Instead of walking through remodeled homes, this year we are bringing a video tour to you.

The Virtual Home Remodeling Tour includes video tours of major home renovation projects ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Tuesday, July 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 5, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administred the oath of office to new police chief John Stahnke.
  • Held a public hearing on a US Department of Justice grant application for the police ...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Election Judges Needed

Serve as an Election Judge for the City of Coon Rapids

Election judges are needed to help with the upcoming primary and general elections. Learn more about election judges on the City website.

  • Primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
  • The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Know Your 911: Recreational Fires

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See a recreational fire that is causing concern? Call 911. Illegal recreational fires include...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 21, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring July 1 as Coon Rapids Women of Today day.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting Anoka Conservation District Lawns to Legumes g...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Know Your 911: Noise Complaints

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.If you have a noise complaint and want an officer response, you should call 911. Other examples includ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2022

Farmers Market Open Wednesdays Through Oct. 12

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The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens for the season on Wednesday, June 22. Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!The market is open every Wednesday through October 12 in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Know Your 911: Illegal Parking

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See an illegally parked vehicle? Get locked out of ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tuesday, June 7 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 7, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: June 4, 2022

Summer Skating School

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Beat the heat on the ice Monday nights at the Coon Rapids Ice Center! Basic Skills, Free Skate classes, and advanced figure skating lessons available. Mondays for 10 weeks between June 13 and August 22. Classes are 30 minutes of instruction. Skat...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Know Your 911: When to Call, Why To Call

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.

Some examples of situations where you should call 9...

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Check Out the Splash Pad!

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The heat is on this Memorial Day weekend so grab the kids and head to the splash pad at Boulevard Plaza to cool off! The splash pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day. There is also a park with playground equipment and picnic tables th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

3 City Council Seats on Ballot

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Filings for public office open on Tuesday, May 17. Coon Rapids voters will elect a Mayor and Councilmembers in Wards 3 and 5 at the General Election on Tuesday, November 8.People interested in running for office must file an affidavit of candidacy and pay...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Know the Rules: Major Recreational Equipment

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If you store a major recreational vehicle (RV) on your property, there are guidelines to follow to remain in compliance with City Code.

  • The number of major recreational vehicles allowed on a residential property is limited to two.  
  • All RVs must be...
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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Week 4 of Building Safety Month

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Water Safety

Water is something we can take for granted even though it is our most precious resource, and many people around the globe worry about their water supply daily. Understanding where our water comes from and ways it can be contaminated is just as...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Tuesday, May 17 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the May 17, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Week 3 of Building Safety Month

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Preparing for Disasters

In Minnesota we know all about harsh weather, from tornados to blizzards and extreme temperatures, it's important to be prepared. Construction and building companies also work towards preventing emergencies and preparing for disaste...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Know the Rules: Backyard Chickens

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Did you know you can raise backyard chickens in Coon Rapids? But a permit is required and there's a limit of four female chickens per property. No roosters or other fowl are allowed. There's also specific rules for the chicken c...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

2022 Construction Underway

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Summer roadwork and construction projects for the City of Coon Rapids have begun, which means it is time for our first Construction Update of 2022!

View an overview map showing planned construction projects throughout the City, such as street reconstructio...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Week 2 of Building Safety Month

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Careers in Building Safety

From building inspectors to plan reviewers to code enforcement officers, there are many different positions that make the buildings we live, work and play in safe for years to come. These important career fields are experiencing ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City Info. Delivered to Your Inbox

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From what's happening in the police department and emergency alerts to City meeting agendas and the latest business and economic development news, sign up to receive periodic informational updates right to your email inbox.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Highway 10 Traffic Alert

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This weekend, Highway 10 will be closed in both directions between 7th Ave. and Ferry St. in Anoka from 10 p.m. Friday night (May 6) until 5 a.m. on Monday morning (May 9). Drivers will be detoured on Highway 610, Interstate 94 and Highway 101.The closure...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Hydrant Flushing Continues

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Crews began flushing fire hydrants in the west side of the city on April 11. The flushing is part of an important annual maintenance process, which cleans sediment and stagnant water from the City's pipe system. Similar flushing in the east side ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Homeowners Urged to Check Own Policy

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The City has renewed its property and liability policy for 2022. Once again, the renewal includes sewer back-up coverage up to $10,000 per sewer back-up claim no matter who is at fault.The no fault sewer back-up coverage is meant to supplement a homeowner...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tuesday, May 3 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the May 3, 2022 meeting:

  • Police Chief Brad Wise presented the 2022 graduates of the Coon Rapids Police Officer Reserve Academy.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation for National Public Works Week (Ma...
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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Know the Rules: Exterior Storage

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Did you know City Code prohibits outdoor storage of things like building materials, auto parts, household items, scrap metal, debris and more? Thank you for helping our city look its best!Under City Code 11.601.10(2), the following are prohibited...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Week 1 of Building Safety Month

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May is Building Safety Month, and each week features a different topic relating to building safety. Week one is Energy and Innovation. 

Americans spend more than $200 billion on energy every year. We use it to power everything in our daily lives, ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Know the Rules: Vehicles

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City Code requires all vehicles in exterior storage to have current registration displayed and to be in a visibly operable condition. Vehicles must be parked on an improved surface in the front or side yard with some exceptions along the Mississippi River...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Tuesday, April 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the April 19, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation recognizing volunteers.
  • Received and approved the 2022 Pay Equity Implementation Report.
  • Adopted resolutions awarding contracts for str...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Know the Rules: Grass Length

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Did you know Coon Rapids has a city code regulating the height of your grass? Grass and weeds must be kept under eight inches in height. City code does not require the spraying or treatment of dandelions or Creeping Charlie.The long weed and gras...
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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Tuesday, April 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the April 5, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch sworn in Officer Jack Johnson as the newest member of the Coon Rapids Police Department.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Mon...
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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Know the Rules: Garbage and Recycling

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Did you know every business and residence in Coon Rapids is required to have garbage and recycling service with a licensed hauler? On your collection date (or after 4 p.m. the evening before), place your carts two feet behind the curb. C...
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Posted on: April 7, 2022

New Video Series Launches

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How many chickens can you own in Coon Rapids? Can you store building materials in your yard? We have the answers in a new video series that is launching this month. The videos will highlight common property maintenance and code enforcement violations. We ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Hydrant Flushing Begins

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Crews began flushing fire hydrants in the west side of the city this week. The flushing is part of an important annual maintenance process, which cleans sediment and stagnant water from the City's pipe system. Similar flushing in the east side of the city...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Tuesday, March 22 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the March 22, 2022 meeting:

  • Adopted a resolution appointing Kenneth Uko and David Blincow to the Safety Commission.
  • Adopted a resolution appointing Kelsey Brodt and Wade Demmer to the Parks &am...
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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Go Green, Get Green!

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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