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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Supporting Solar Energy Options

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Coon Rapids received a Silver designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. The City is committed to removing obstacles to solar development. A SolSmart Silver designa...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Last Day to Register!

Snowflake Days: Snow Sculpture Contest with snowflakes and a snowman

As part of the 2022 Snowflake Days festivities, the City is co-hosting a Snow Sculpture Contest! This is your chance to join in the Snowflake Days fun - right from your front yard. You could win a cash prize! Register online and then create your ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Tuesday, Jan. 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the January 18, 2022 meeting:

  • Accepted a $700 donation from the family of Bob Thistle for a park bench at Lions Coon Creek Park.
  • Accepted a $1,000 donation from Eugene Merriam for the Coon Rapi...
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Posted on: January 18, 2022

2022 Budget in Brief

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The City Council approved the 2022 budget on December 7, 2021 which addresses needs while balancing economic conditions. The 2022 City tax levy is $30,990,539 as compared to $29,666,408 in 2021.

Personnel Investment

  • One new police officer to help with incre...
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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Tickets on sale now!

Winter Concert Series

Tickets are now available for the 2022 Winter Concert Series! Purchase tickets at the front desk of Coon Rapids City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for 65+ and $5 for children 12 and under. 

Enjoy dessert, coffee and li...

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Posted on: January 9, 2022

Snowflake Days 2022

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Family fun and community tradition!

Volunteers have been organizing this annual winter event in Coon Rapids for more than 50 years!

Snowflake Days 2022January 22 thru February 6

The following events are sponsored by the City of Coon Rapids, in partnership wi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Applications Due March 1

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The Front Door Grant Program is an exterior home improvement program available to Coon Rapids homeowners who wish to increase their property's curb appeal.  

The intent of the Front Door Grant Program is to pay a portion of proje...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Snow Update: Jan. 14-15

Snowplow Updates

Full Plow to Begin Saturday Morning

Coon Rapids snowplow crews are clearing main roads throughout the city. A full plow of the city (all roads, curb to curb) will begin at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15.

REMINDER: Please remove all vehicles parked ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Brown Water

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Some Coon Rapids residents may notice brown discoloration to water from the faucet. The brown water is temporary and poses no risk.

A large watermain break occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 5, creating a significant disruption to the water flow. When the directi...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Snow Update: Jan. 6

Snowplow Updates

Full Plow Scheduled for Thursday Morning

Snowplow crews worked throughout the day during Wednesday's snowfall to clear main roads first and then residential streets. A full plow of the city (all roads, curb to curb) will begin at 4:30 a.m. on Thur...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Winter Concert Series

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Thursday, February 10  Backyard Band (Variety) 

The second of four concerts in the annual Winter Concert Series sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission. Enjoy dessert, coffee and live entertainment! 

Tickets are $8 f...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Tuesday, Jan. 4 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the January 4, 2022 meeting:

  • Designated TimeSaver Off Site Secretarial, Inc. as Council secretary for 2022.
  • Designated the Anoka County Union Herald as the official newspaper for 2022.
  • Made various Counc...
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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Ice Rinks and Warming Houses Open!

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Ice rinks and warming houses are open for the season! Enjoy all the winter fun Coon Rapids parks have to offer. There are currently five regulation outdoor hockey rinks and four open skating rinks available in the city. 

Ice conditions: ice condit...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Snow Update: Jan. 5-6

Snowplow Updates

Crews Out Now, Full Plow Scheduled

Due to steady snowfall expected throughout the day today, snowplow crews began clearing streets Wednesday morning, Jan. 5, beginning at 4:30 a.m. Snowplow crews will continue to clear streets through the afternoon rush ho...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

2021 Holiday Lighting Contest Winners

Light up Coon Rapids Winners Announced with a decorated home in the background

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Coon Rapids Holiday Lighting Contest. Thank you for lighting up our city!

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission thanks all 25 entrants in the 2021 Holiday Lighting Contest. Members of the arts commission visited each ho...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Tuesday, Dec. 21 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the December 21, 2021 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to two new police officers.
  • Approved plans and specifications for a new Fire Station #3 and authorized the solici...
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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Tuesday, Dec. 7 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the December 7, 2021 meeting:

  • Accepted a $20,000 grant from the Coss family for rescue equipment for the fire department.
  • Accepted a $1,500 grant from the VFW for fire prevention materials for the fire ...
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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 16 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the November 16, 2021 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch proclaimed Saturday, November 27 as "Small Business Saturday" in Coon Rapids.
  • Approved updates to certain fees and charges for 2022.
  • App...
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Posted on: November 10, 2021

November 1 to April 1

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Winter Parking Rules

  • Vehicles cannot be parked on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. each night from November 1 to April 1.
  • Parking on the street is not allowed anytime there may be accumulation or the weather forecast shows an expected accumulation of three ...
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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Apply to a Commission Today!

Serve on a Coon Rapids Commission

Make a difference in the community, meet new people and have fun by joining a City Commission! 

Several Coon Rapids commissions need new members. The City Council appoints citizens to serve voluntarily to advise and participate in a varie...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Street Sweeping/Brown Water Alert

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Please be aware that street sweepers are out now on City streets. Crews began on the south side of the City at the beginning of November and will continue working through all neighborhoods during the next several weeks. Street sweepers will continue to op...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Recycle Your Pumpkins

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FALL REMINDER: Don't throw your pumpkins in the trash... bring them to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center! Pumpkins can be placed in the organics recycling bin, which sits outside the fenced area. Drop off your pumpkins anytime! Please remove candl...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 3 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the November 3, 2021 meeting:

  • The City Clerk administered the oath of office to Pablo Hernandez, Jr. who was appointed to the Ward 3 councilmember position.
  • Approved a staffing agreement for th...
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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Winners Announced!

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest 2021, with photo of the Coon Rapids Dam

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Hometown Pride.

Check out the winning photos, selected by the arts commission in youth and adult c...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Learn About MRCCA Updates

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area - Open House Oct. 13

The City will host a Zoom Webinar to detail new zoning rules for property along the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Pre-registration is required.

MRCCA Virtual Open HouseWednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 via Zoom

View a recording of the Virtual Ope...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Riverdale Station Next Phase

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Plans are underway for the final two buildings in the Riverdale Station housing development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. The first two buildings of this community, Nova and Lyra, opened in late 2019 and early 2020. Develop...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Northdale Traffic Improvements

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A new traffic light has been installed near the access points to Menards and Costco, on Northdale Boulevard near Main Street. An estimated 16,000 vehicles travel along Northdale Boulevard each day making it a hot spot for congestion. The new traffic signa...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 4th of July Celebration

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Get ready to celebrate the Coon Rapids 4th of July Community Celebration for 2021! The two-day event will feature a variety of activities.

See full event plans and get a print out here.

July 3, 2021

  • Carnival starting at noon (rides, games, food trucks) until...
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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Hwy 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

Hwy 610 and East River Road Funding

Hwy. 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

The City of Coon Rapids and Anoka County requested $1.5 million in the 2020 legislative session for the planning and engineering of a full access interchange for Trunk Highway (TH) 610 at East River Roa...

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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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