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Posted on: December 7, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/7/18

Out in the Cold 4 Youth

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, December 7.

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

This week on the program:

  • The unique way a local group is raising money for homeless youth
  • The City Council approves ...
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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/30/18

Margaret Tjosvold

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This week on the program:

  • A local businesswoman and humanitarian has died.  More on the life of Margaret T...
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City News
Posted on: November 25, 2018

Holiday Donation Opportunities

HolidayDonations

Interested in holiday donation opportunities? The City of Coon Rapids has three locations as drop sites for various local organizations:

Coon Rapids City Hall - 11155 Robinson DriveFour collection opportunities are available in the lobby.

Toys for Joy - thi...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/16/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 16.

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

This week on the program:

  • Riverfront Memorial Park is dedicated on Veterans Day
  • The Coon Rapids Fire Department gets...
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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/9/18

Stroke Survivor

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 9.

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

This week on the program:

  • A CRHS student is lucky to be alive following a rare stroke
  • A rundown of all the local resu...
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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/2/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 2.

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

This week on the program:

  • More people are voting early as the General Election nears
  • A possible expansion for the And...
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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

2019 Budget-in-Brief

Budget in Brief

The Citizens "Budget-in-Brief" is a helpful document that describes the City's budget goals for 2019. This new publication was created to supplement the larger 2019 Proposed Budget book.

Read the Budget-in-Brief document on the City's website.&am...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

East River Boulevard Ramp CLOSED

Road Closed Ahead sign

A short ramp from East River Boulevard to East River Road is closed permanently. The slip ramp, which is just east of Zilla Street NW, had allowed drivers traveling east on East River Boulevard to merge directly onto East River Road. The slip ramp did not...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/26/18

Port Riverwalk

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

This week on the program:

  • Residents get an update on a housing project planned in Port Riverwalk
  • Construction on a ne...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/19/18

Fire Station Open House

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 19.

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This week on the program:

  • Fire destroys a Coon Rapids home
  • We'll check out all the fun at this year's fire station op...
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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/12/18

Hanson Road Closure

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This week on the program:

  • Details on a planned closure of Hanson Blvd. during the long MEA weekend
  • A traffic study of...
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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Help us Keep the Drains Clean

Clogged drain

No doubt you have noticed all of the rain so far this fall, and there’s more rain in the forecast in the coming days. The City would love to team up with residents to help keep catch basins in the street free and clear of leaves, grass and debri...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Port Riverwalk Open House October 24

Port Riverwalk proposed designs

Port Riverwalk Open House

Wednesday, October 245-7 p.m.Coon Rapids City Center, Civic Room A11155
Robinson DriveA public open house is planned to discuss the new Port Riverwalk housing development and street improvement plan.Centra Homes plans to construc...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/5/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 5.

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This week on the program:

  • Renovation work is officially underway at Coon Rapids High School
  • A new restaurant makes its...
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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Bazaar at the Senior Center

Senior Bazaar

Thursday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Check out the Senior Center bazaar featuring crafts, flea market, Christmas room, refreshments, raffles, books, jewelry and more.Proceeds benefit local charities.

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Fire Station Open House

Fire Station Open House

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noonCome learn about fire prevention and take a tour at all three fire stations.At
each station you can watch a kitchen fire demonstration, learn about seat beltsafety, explore rail safety with Operation Lifesaver a...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Construction to Begin on Riverdale Station Apartments

Construction will soon begin on a new apartment project adjacent to the Northstar Commuter Rail Station.Sherman and Associates is planning to construct two apartment buildings on the site, one containing 180 units of market rate housing and another buildi...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/28/18

School Boundaries

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This week on the program:

  • The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves new boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Con...
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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Coon Rapids Police Launch New Community Watch Team

Community Watch Team

Coon Rapids Police are looking for extra eyes to help keep the city safe through a new Community Watch Team. The voluntary program is a modern alternative to traditional neighborhood watch groups. Rather than watch your neighbor, the new program focuses o...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/21/18

Community Watch Team

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This week on the program:

  • The police department is forming a Community Watch Team
  • A new apartment project is being ...
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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

"Snowed In" - A Holiday Celebration of Song

Snowed In

Six friends spend an evening stranded in a lodge. While
looking for something to do, they discover boxes of records reminding them ofall their favorite holiday tunes. From songs of yesteryear to today's new classics,
the six friends bring the music to...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Winter Parking Rules and Snowplow Hotline

snowplowing

Winter parking rules begin November 1. Here's a simple breakdown of what you need to know as it relates to public street parking. Vehicles cannot be parked on a public street:

  • Between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. November 1 - April 1; or
  • Anytime there is ...
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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Hanson Overpass Work Underway

Hanson Construction

Work on the Hanson Boulevard Grade Separation (overpass)
project has been in full gear this summer.  If you have driven in this area, you have likely noticed thechanging landscape as several homes were demolished to make way for the n...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Park and Trail Improvements

Park Improvements

Crooked Lake ParkReconstruction is nearly complete at Crooked Lake Park (13180 Crooked
Lake Boulevard). Due to high demand, the existing fishing pier will berefurbished and a second fishing pier will be added slightly north along the
shore. The entire...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Apply Now - Parks & Recreation and Planning Commission

council chambers

Are you looking to give back to the community and get involved? The City currently has an opening for a Parks Commission member and a Planning Commission member. Citizen advisory commissions are vital to the progress of the city and provide guidance and o...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

2017 Crime Rates for Coon Rapids

Police

According to
data from the 2017 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up slightlyin a few areas as compared to 2016, but rates are still lower overall than
historical averages. The number of thefts went down in 2017, but the amount o...

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Civic Center Zero Waste Program

Zero Waste

A new initiative at the Coon Rapids Civic Center makes a commitment to reduce waste.The goal is to be a "Zero Waste Facility" to help reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the new zero waste initiative, Civic Center customers are encouraged to mak...

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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Sand Creek gets Habitat "Makeover"

Sand Creek

You’ve likely heard in the news that many Minnesota lakes and streams are “impaired” -  that is, they are not meeting standards of the Clean Water Act. Locally, Sand Creek is impaired for aquatic life. Why? Too much sediment and phosphorus, and l...

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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Love My Pet Fair

Pet Fair

The Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair is back with fun for the whole family! This event designed for pets and their owners features a variety of activities including a pet costume contest, best pet tricks, pet parade, paw art, face painting for kids, a photo b...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

2019 Proposed City Budget

City Budget

The City Council discussed the preliminary budget for 2019 at the September 4 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: September 7, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/7/18

Centerview Elementary

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This week on the program:

  • The community rallies around the CRHS boys hockey team after the embezzlement of booster ...
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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

New Construction at Highway 10 and Hanson

Honda and Nissan

New development
in the Gateway Commerce Center includes two new car dealerships, which will bebuilt near the northwest corner of Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.
Construction is underway on a new 56,000 sq. ft. Honda dealership. WalserAutomotive Gro...

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City News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

New Housing Development

Port Riverwalk Townhome Floorplan

A new housing development is coming to Coon Rapids Boulevard next year. Centra Homes plans to construct 145 one-level and two-level detached townhomes in the Port Riverwalk area, located in the southern portion of the city near Coon Rapids Boulevard and A...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Main Street Repair Work Starting After Labor Day

Permanent repair work is set to begin this week on the land bridge over Coon Creek on Main Street.A full closure is not necessary, but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.Earlier this year, the westbound lanes of Main Street were closed ...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/31/18

School Construction

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This week on the program:

  • Construction will greet students at some Anoka-Hennepin schools this fall
  • District 11 wants ...
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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/24/18

Hockey Camp

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 24.

The program is your source for local information related to the Coon Rapids community.This week on the program:

  • Fiery plane crash at Blaine Airport
  • New firefighter sworn in with ties to CRPD
  • Stars from the...
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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/17/18

Fix-it Stations

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This week on the program:

  • Local results from the Primary Election
  • Hy-Vee might build a new grocery store not far from ...
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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/10/18

Riverwind Building

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This week on the program:

  • The city is moving forward with plans to remodel the Riverwind Community Building
  • Record par...
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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/3/18

3M Championship

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This week on the program:

  • The fire community is mourning the loss of an expert investigator
  • Fire damages a hangar at th...
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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

CTN Community Update for 7/27/18

Youth First

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This week on the program:

  • Coon Rapids joins the Youth First organization
  • A bike stunt show is coming to an Anoka County ...
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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

CTN Community Update for 7/13/18

Farmers Market

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This week on the program:

  • The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens for the season
  • The PGA announces the dates for its new to...
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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

CTN Community Update for 7/6/18

Patriot Ride

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This week on the program:

  • Thousands take part in the annual Patriot Ride
  • How you can help a local teen with a serious bon...
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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

CTN Community Update for 6/29/18

Football Camp

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This week on the program:

  • We'll rundown all the fun activities taking place during the 4th of July Celebration
  • Coon Rapi...
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City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

CTN Community Update for 6/22/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, June 22.

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

This week on the program:

  • An exciting announcement for golf fans in the north metro
  • How Coon Rapids officers helped hono...
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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

CTN Community Update for 6/15/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, June 15.

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

This week on the program:

  • Hundreds gather to mark the opening of a new splash pad in the city
  • Free summer meals are bein...
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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

CTN Community Update for 6/8/18

Aviation Days

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This week on the program:

  • A rundown of candidates running for the Coon Rapids City Council and the Anoka County Board
  • A n...
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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

CTN Community Update for 6/1/18

Highway 252

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This week on the program:

  • MnDOT is seeking input from the public on the future of Highway 252
  • The Bonding Bill signed thi...
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City News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

2017 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, 2017.

The 2017 Consumer Confidence Water Report is available at this link.

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

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City News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

CTN Community Update for 5/25/18

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 25.

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

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: May 11, 2018

CTN Community Update for 5/11/18

CTN Update Generic

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 11.

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

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

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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.

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

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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 13.

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

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

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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.

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

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: March 16, 2018

CTN Community Update for 3/16/18

Woodcarving Show

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

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 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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 9.

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

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 2, 2018

CTN Community Update for 3/2/18

CTN Update

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 2.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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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