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Posted on: May 25, 2018

CTN Community Update for 5/25/18

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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This week on the program:

  • The City Council is working to save the Riverwind building and add years to its life
  • Constructi...
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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

2018 Candidate Filing for City Offices

council chambers

In conjunction with the State General Election, Coon Rapids will hold its municipal election November 6, 2018. For Coon Rapids City Council, the following vacancies will be on the ballot: Mayor, Ward 3 Councilmember and Ward 5 Councilmember. Terms for the...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

CTN Community Update for 5/11/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 11.

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This week on the program:

  • Road construction ramps up in Champlin causing big delays for motorists who use Hwy. 169
  • Anothe...
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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

CTN Community Update for 5/4/18

Hanson Overpass Construction

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This week on the program:

  • Preparation work is underway for the construction of an overpass at the Hanson Blvd. railroad t...
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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

2018 Home Remodeling Tour

Home Remodeling Tour

Interested in remodeling ideas for your home? Come to the Home Remodeling Tour coming up Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12-4 pm.

Tour the homes of six residents who have gone through the City of Coon Rapids Home for Generations II program, a program that provides g...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

CTN Community Update for 4/27/18

Robotics Competition

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 27.

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This week on the program:

  • The golf course at Bunker Hills is finally open for the season!
  • Spring fire hydrant flushing ...
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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

CTN Community Update for 4/20/18

Anoka County Library

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 20.

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This week on the program:

  • A step forward for completion of a full interchange at Hwy. 610 and Coon Rapids Blvd.
  • The Ano...
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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

CTN Community Update for 4/13/18

Supreme Court Visit

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This week on the program:

  • The Minnesota Supreme Court makes a visit to the north metro
  • Spring fire hydrant flushing is ...
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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

CTN Community Update for 4/6/18

Late Spring

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 6.

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This week on the program:

  • The April snow is sidelining many spring activities
  • More on what prompted a lockdown at the An...
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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

CTN Community Update for 3/30/18

Feed My Starving Children

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 30.

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 releases several new school boundary proposals
  • Local students are honored for cyb...
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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

2018 Fix It Clinics

Fixit Clinic Logo

Why throw it out when you can fix it? Come to the Coon Rapids Fix It Clinic Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Public Works facility, 1831 111th Ave. NW.

Bring your broken small household appliances, clothing, electronics and more....

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Watch more about the Fix-it Clinics City News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

What to Know About Recreational Fires

With Memorial Day weekend, it's a perfect time to remind residents what is and is not considered a legal recreational fire. The fire department receives many questions related to recreational fires throughout the summer. Here’s a helpful reminder of what ...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Free Smoke Alarm Program

smoke detector

The Coon Rapids Fire Department has been installing free smoke alarms to specific Coon Rapids neighborhoods thanks to the Home Fire Campaign, a grant program through the American Red Cross. The effort is designed to save lives, reduce injuries and build r...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Solicitors Need a License

With the weather getting warmer you’re likely to see more people selling products and services at your door. Did you know these sales people must be licensed with the City? The licensing process includes a background investigation on each sales ...

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City News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

2018 Hydrant Flushing

Starting April 30, the City’s utility crews will begin flushing more than 1500 fire hydrants in the city, mainly west of highway 10. The process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the water system and remove sediment from the l...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Be a Vendor at the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair Event

Love my Pet Fair logo

Vendor registration is now open to be part of the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair event.

The public is invited to bring their pets to the “Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair” and participate in a pet parade, costume contest and more fun events!

S...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

CTN Community Update for 3/16/18

Woodcarving Show

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 16.

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This week on the program:

  • A new veterinary clinic is planning to open in Coon Rapids
  • An open house is scheduled next we...
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City News
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Community Garden Plots Available

Community Gardens Tomato

Reserve your community garden plot now for the summer growing season! Garden plots are available in two different sizes with water accessibility at the Community Garden Location at 121st. Ave. & Xeon St.

Large Plot (25’x35’ = $40) S...

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City News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Hanson Bouelvard Overpass Construction Update

Hanson overpass

Work on the Hanson Boulevard Grade Separation (overpass) project will begin this spring. You may notice the general contractor on site, prepping for bridge construction and working on frontage roads south of the railroad tracks as well as side street impr...

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More Information About the Project City News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

CTN Community Update for 3/9/18

2018 Park Projects

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This week on the program:

  • Two city parks will see major improvements this year
  • Main Street reopens to traffic following ...
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City News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Main Street Reopens After Emergency Bridge Repairs

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The Anoka County Highway Department reopened the westbound lanes of Main Street (County Road 14) in Coon Rapids on Thursday afternoon following an emergency closure earlier this year.The westbound stretch of Main Street (County Road 14) between Shenandoah...

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City News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

CTN Community Update for 3/2/18

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • Repair work begins on the land bridge on Main Street.  Find out when the roadway cou...
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City News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

CTN Community Update for 2/23/18

School Boundaries

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 is holding community meetings on proposed changes to school boundaries
  • An upda...
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City News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

CTN Community Update for 2/16/18

Skiing Accident

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This week on the program:

  • A Coon Rapids teen is on the mend after breaking both of his legs in a skiing accident
  • The...
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City News
Posted on: February 1, 2018

CTN Community Update for 2/1/18

Road Closed

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This week on the program:

  • The structural failure of a land bridge forces Anoka County to close westbound Main Stre...
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City News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

CTN Community Update for 1/26/18

Wellness Day

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This week on the program:

  • The annual Snowflake Days Celebration is underway.  Learn more about the events t...
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City News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

CTN Community Update for 1/19/18

CTN Update

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 19.

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This week on the program:

  • The Coon Rapids Fire Department has a new career firefighter
  • Two new businesses are making ...
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City News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Changes to the Green Expo

Green Expo

For the past several years, the City of Coon Rapids and the Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission have organized the Green Expo, an event designed to help people learn about sustainability, conservation and the environment. But this event will no longer t...

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City News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Planning for 2018 Street Reconstruction

street reconstruction

The City is currently planning to reconstruct 9.2 miles of streets in 2018. The projects are expected to cost $8.6 million. All streets within the project range from 27-50 years old, and are listed in poor condition. City staff are currently in the proces...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

CTN Community Update for 1/12/18

Bruce Frank

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This week on the program:

  • Longtime Coon Rapids resident Bruce Frank dies.  More on his life and legacy.
  • A do...
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City News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

CTN Community Update for 1/5/18

Bikes 4 Kids

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This week on the program:

  • 2 families are displaced following separate house fires
  • Allina hospitals impose visitor rest...
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City News
Posted on: December 30, 2017

Boulevard Plaza - The Fun Awaits in 2018

Boulevard Plaza

“Boulevard Plaza” is officially the new name of the area and grounds featuring the city’s first splash pad and brand new park. The location of Boulevard Plaza at 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard, has become a community gathering ...

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City News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Hanson Overpass Construction

Hanson overpass

Construction of the Hanson Boulevard Overpass will begin this year. Anoka County is leading the project which involves building an overpass to separate motorists and pedestrians from rail traffic, a tunnel under the bridge to nearby neighborhood streets a...

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Anoka County Website - Hanson Overpass Information City News
Posted on: December 15, 2017

CTN Community Update for 12/15/17

Frendarious Willis

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This week on the program:

  • A big honor this week for a Coon Rapids High School student
  • The school district and county ...
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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

CTN Community Update for 12/1/17

Boulevard Plaza

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This week on the program:

  • A name is selected for the area that includes a new park by the Coon Rapids Ice Center
  • Plan...
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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

CTN Community Update for 11/17/17

Veterans Housing

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This week on the program:

  • Volunteers are busy rehabbing historic cottages for homeless veterans
  • Mercy Hospital celeb...
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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

CTN Community Update for 11/9/17

Coon Rapids American Legion

Watch the CTN Community Update for Thursday, November 9.

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 voters overwhelmingly say yes to the school referendum
  • One new member with jo...
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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Coon Rapids Fire Chief Wins State Transportation Award

John Piper

A big honor for the Coon Rapids fire chief who led the charge to secure funding for an overpass at the Hanson Boulevard railroad tracks.On November 8, John Piper received the transportation advocate award from the Minnesota Transportation Alliance at its ...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

CTN Community Update for 11/3/17

School Referendum

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 3.

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 voters will soon head to the polls to decide the fate of a school referendum
  • Se...
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City News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

CTN Community Update for 10/20/17

Hanson Blvd. Railroad Crossing

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 20.

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This week on the program:

  • Construction of an overpass at the Hanson Blvd. railroad tracks will stretch into two cons...
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City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

CTN Community Update for 10/13/17

Lions Park

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This week on the program:

  • Residents learn more about a big renovation project planned at Lions Coon Creek Park
  • Boulev...
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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

2017 Photo Contest Winners

2017 photo contest

Members of the Coon Rapids Arts Commission would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Arts Commission Photo Contest. The contest took place from June 1 - September 15, 2017 and the theme for this year was "Nature." Amateur photographers ...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/22/17

Storm Recovery

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 22.

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This week on the program:

  • A damaging summer storm is forcing the city to change the way it does inspections for re...
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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/15/17

CTN Update

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 15.

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This week on the program:

  • Local residents take part in Senior Safety Camp
  • The first of five public meetings is held...
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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/8/17

School Bus 225

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 8.

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This week on the program:

  • Some changes related to school buses this fall
  • Community meetings on the school bond and l...
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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

City Council Approves Riverdale Station Apartments

Riverdale Station Apts.

Plans continue to move forward on the Riverdale Station Apartments, located next to the Northstar Commuter Rail station on Northdale Boulevard (behind Target) on land owned by the Anoka County Regional Rail Authority. Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates ...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

2016 Crime Rates for Coon Rapids

Police

According to data from the 2016 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up slightly in a few areas as compared to 2015, but rates are still lower overall than historical averages. The number of robberies decreased significantly in 2016 as ...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Minnesota Blue Ox Hockey Team Calls Coon Rapids Home

Bruce Boudreau Blue Ox

The Minnesota Blue Ox will soon make their debut in Coon Rapids as the newest team in the U.S. Premier Hockey League.The team, owned by several people including Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau, will be playing at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. &...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Back by popular demand! Learn about Orrin Thompson Ramblers!

Orrin Thompson

Back by popular demand! The City of Coon Rapids will host another informational forum about Orrin Thompson ramblers. Orrin Thompson built about 25 percent of the homes in Coon Rapids starting in the 1950s. Why have they stood the test of time so well and ...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

2018 Proposed City Budget

City Budget

The City Council discussed the preliminary budget for 2018 at the September 5 City Council meeting. Final approval of the budget and levy will take place after a public meeting held in December. Property owners will receive a notice of the hearing and the...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Construction Underway on New Park Near Coon Rapids Ice Center

Boulevard Park

Construction is underway on the city’s first splash pad! As part of a brand new park being built on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., this park is an exciting new feature for this community gathering place on ...

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/1/17

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 1.

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

This week on the program:

  • A reconstruction project will soon begin on a busy stretch of Highway 169 in the north me...
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City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/25/17

Coon Rapids High School Remodel

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 25.

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This week on the program:

  • See major remodeling taking place at Coon Rapids High School
  • We recap Kids Day at the Farmer...
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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Fall/Winter Parks and Recreation Brochure Available

Fall Recreation Guide

Check out the NEW fall/winter Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation brochure. It's filled with fun classes and activities to keep your family busy!

This new publication is only available online. The 12 page color brochure is full of information regarding upcomi...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/18/17

Community Update Generic 225

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 18.

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This week on the program:

  • Honda gets site plan approval to construct a new car dealership in the city
  • Community member...
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City News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/11/17

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 11.

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

This week on the program:

  • The state releases MCA test results.  See how District 11 students stack up.
  • Volunt...
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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/4/17

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 4.

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

This week on the program:

  • District 11 is still hiring for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Filings open for 3 school board sea...
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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/28/17

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, July 28.

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

This week on the program:

  • Authorities investigate a case of arson at a Coon Rapids park
  • Two new retail buildings are pro...
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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/21/17

CTN Update

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, July 21.

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

This week on the program:

  • Another step forward for a major apartment project planned near the Northstar Commuter Rail s...
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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Proposed Ordinance List Now Available for Email Subscribers

Gavel

The City of Coon Rapids is offering a new email list for subscribers if they want to sign up for notifications related to City Ordinance changes. This new list, effective immediately, will provide information about proposed ordinance changes, much like a ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/14/17

CTN Update

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, July 14.

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This week on the program:

  • A system upgrade is forcing the closure of License Centers around the state
  • Coon Rapids Blvd. ...
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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/7/17

Backyard Disc League News Flash

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, July 7.

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This week on the program:

  • A change for recycling pickup at local apartment buildings
  • A second car dealership is proposed ...
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City News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

CTN Community Update for 6/30/17

Newsflash Swim

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This week on the program:

  • A free program at the YMCA is teaching kids some life-saving skills
  • Details on some of the fun...
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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2017

CTN Community Update for 6/23/17

Jim Stanton

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, June 23.

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This week on the program:

  • The man who helped build Coon Rapids dies.  More on the legacy of Jim Stanton.
  • The fi...
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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, June 16, 2017

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, June 16.

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

This week on the program:

  • A hail storm damages a non-profit farm in Coon Rapids
  • The first neighborhood meeting of the su...
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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2017

Don't Throw it Out - Recycle it with a NEW program

simple recycling orange bag

As of July 17, residents are now able to use a new curbside recycling service that specializes in clothing, shoes and housewares.

Simple Recycling, based out of Solon, Ohio, will pick up the recyclable materials on residents’ regularly scheduled ...

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Simple Recycling Company Information City News
Posted on: June 9, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, June 9, 2017

Boulevard Park

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This week on the program:

  • Construction on a new park in Coon Rapids is expected to begin in July
  • Two new trails will soon...
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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

2016 Drinking Water Report

Drinking Water report 2016

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, 2016.

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Water Report is available online here.

A paper copy of this report is available upon requ...

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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2017

New Development coming to Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk Townhome Floorplan

In February 2017, the City Council approved a Preliminary Development Agreement with Centra Homes for a development project on the City-owned land on the south side of Coon Rapids Boulevard, generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. The first p...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Splash Pad Coming to New Park

Splash pad

A new park will be built on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center (11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard) in 2017. The park, known as Boulevard Park for now, will feature a splash pad, park equipment for all ages, landscaping and trails. The park will be the o...

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Paper Shredders Now Available!

Paper Shredders

The Coon Rapids Recycling Center now has self-serve paper shredders available for residents to use during all operating hours, five days a week. Residents are responsible for shredding their own paper and staff will recycle material once you’re done.

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Backyard Chicken Ordinance Now in Effect

Chicken

You can now apply to keep backyard chickens in Coon Rapids. The ordinance, approved earlier this month, took effect May 23.

But before you can build a coop and purchase chickens, you must submit a permit application, permit supplement and site plan al...Read more...

Chicken Information City News
Posted on: June 1, 2016

2015 Water Quality Report

Water Quality

The City of Coon Rapids is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

2015 Water Quality Report City News