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Foley Blvd. Closed to Thru Traffic But Businesses in the area ARE OPEN!


Foley Boulevard is now closed in both directions to thru traffic from Egret Boulevard to Northdale Boulevard. This went into effect Tuesday, March 7. However, the road remains open for local traffic, emergency vehicles and for accessibility to area businesses.
 

The recommended detour route for thru traffic is Northdale Boulevard, University Avenue and Egret Boulevard. See a detour map on the City website.

The tentative ending date for this road closure to thru traffic is Saturday, July 1, 2017 (weather permitting). This road project is being managed by the Anoka County Highway Department. The County’s contractor will be working in the area for the next several months, with a goal of substantially completing the project by November. To view updates on this project, visit the County’s website www.anokacounty.us/337/Construction-Projects.
 
Work started on Foley Boulevard in 2016 as part of a reconstruction project to improve safety and mobility along the roadway. According to Anoka County, over 15,000 vehicles travel on Foley Boulevard daily and estimates show that will increase to 25,000 vehicles per day by 2030. A trail will also be built as part of the project for pedestrians and bicyclists, which will connect to local and regional trails in the area.


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Mary T Inc and Family

Business Spotlight: Mary T. Inc.

Mary Tjosvold and her mother Margaret inherited a substantial piece of Coon Rapids property after Margaret’s mother, Rosa Camille, passed away in 1963 and left the land to her daughters. Mary, who was in school at the time earning her Ph. D. in Education Administration, was then asked a question that would change the course of her career.

“My mom asked me what I thought we should do with the land. I said, we should do with the land what my grandmother did with her life and that is serve seniors and people with disabilities. And that’s what started it all,” says Tjosvold.

40 years later Mary T. Inc. is thriving with 53 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Maryland.

Tjosvold prides herself on customer service and the relationships she builds with the residents at Mary T. “I will tell you this, I know the names of almost every single resident that I serve with disabilities here in Minnesota, and most of them in Maryland,” Tjosvold says.

Mary T.’s 50-acre property provides housing and services to seniors, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, including the homeless and those with special needs. It is an ever-changing and ever-expanding business. The for-profit company employs over 800 people and boasts an annual revenue of about $35 million. Mary T. has found success in the partnership she shares with the city of Coon Rapids.

“I think it’s a culture that we have, which is the idea that we are in it together,” Tjosvold says. “We are here to work with the City, so what does the City need, what does Mercy Hospital need, and what does the community need?”

In addition to Mary T., Tjosvold also owns Crooners, a Lounge and Supper Club in Fridley.

Quick Facts:

  • Founded in 1976
  • Located at 11820 Xeon Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids
  • Family name: Tjosvold
  • Company mission: Mary T. Inc. is committed to providing quality, personalized services to creatively meet the unique and evolving needs of people. We invest our resources to best serve our customers, community, and the people of Mary T.
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