News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Take the Survey!

Hwy 610 and East River Road Funding

The City of Coon Rapids is gathering input about a possible full access interchange near 610 and East River Road.

Please visit this website page and take the survey at the bottom after you have read the details. 

For many years, the City o...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Help Conserve Water

Water Restrictions

City Enacts Daily Watering Restrictions 

The City of Coon Rapids is experiencing high water usage due to recent hot weather. With this high use, the City is enacting a Water Emergency (effective beginning June 18, 2021) which means lawn a...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Moves Another Step in 'Green' Initiative

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The City of Coon Rapids is moving on up when it comes to going green. The city recently became a Step 3 city in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The program is voluntary and helps cities achieve their sustainability and quality of life goals.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Summer Concerts for 2021

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The Summer Concert Series is back for 2021! Events are held at the performance pavilion of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, located at 9750 Egret Blvd. 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment. Anoka County Parks...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Enter the 2021 Photo Contest

Photo Contest

After a brief break in 2020, the Coon Rapids Photography Contest is back for 2021! 

Open to all amateur photographers, this contest provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community! 

This year’s theme i...

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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: 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: April 29, 2021

New Rent Assistance Program

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A new program has launched to help Minnesotans who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the pandemic.RentHelpMN will funnel hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to those who need it the most."It's basically me...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing Underway in City

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The Coon Rapids utilities department began their springtime flushing of fire hydrants in the city this week.If crews are working in your neighborhood, you may experience some water discoloration, but this does not affect the safety of the water. It&rs...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Winter Concert: CODA

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

2021 Spring/Summer Recreation

Parks and Rec Guide

Looking for fun activities this spring and summer? Look no further than the 2021 Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. There are activities for all ages including new sports camps for kids, Art in the Park for seniors and Stand-up paddleboard classes at...

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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: March 12, 2021

Winter Concert: The Backyard Band

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Winter Concert: Locklin Road

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

New Resident Guide for 2021

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Residents of Andover and Coon Rapids will soon see the 2021 Andover/Coon Rapids Community Resource and Resident's Guide arriving soon in their mailboxes.

This annual publication features information about both cities plus listings for local busine...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Monthly Winter Concerts

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

New Fire Engine Test Lights

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

The Coon Rapids Fire Department is testing new technology and a new light bar system on top of its newest fire truck, designed to improve safety. The entire technology system, named Core, was donated to the Coon Rapids Fire...

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Updates to Sand Creek

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Update on Sand Creek

Habitat “Makeover” Continues near Olive Street

Phase 2 construction is underway along Sand Creek from Olive Street downstream to the railroad tracks. Expect up to 4 more weeks of construction, depending on weather. This phase was starte...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

We did it!

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Census Complete

Thank You Coon Rapids!

Residents in Coon Rapids answered the call to respond to the 2020 Census. More than 85% of households in our community responded online, by phone, or by mail, well above the state and national averages.

2020 Census Self...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 Budget in Brief

Budget in Brief

2021 Budget

The City Council approved a tax levy for 2021 after a public meeting held in December. The City Council is committed to a responsible budget that addresses needs while considering economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Traffic Lights to Northdale Blvd.

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Medians & Traffic Signal

New medians are in place on Northdale Boulevard just north of Main Street in the Riverdale shopping area. A stoplight is also planned at the high-traffic inters...

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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: October 16, 2020

Candidate Forum

2020 Election

The North Metro Mayors Association hosted two candidate forums for Senate Districts 36 & 37 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the Coon Rapids City Council Chambers.

The candidate forums will replay multiple times on the CTN Government channel on Comcas...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence, Coon Rapids Police Supporter of the Purple Lights Initative

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community by displaying purple lights outside the City Center campus during the month of October. The police department building and city hall will light up in purple (the symbolic color of...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Riverwind Park Renovation

Exterior of Riverwind Park Building titled: Award Winner

The new and improved Riverwind Park in Coon Rapids is now award-winning! The Minnesota Recreation and Park Association selected the Riverwind Park renovation for an Award of Excellence. 

Riverwind Park was completely rehabilitated in 2019. Funding...

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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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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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

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