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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Holiday Donation Opportunities

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Four opportunities have been organized by the City of Coon Rapids for holiday donations. Please bring all items to Coon Rapids City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive.The building is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Deadline: Friday, December 11, 4:30 p.m...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Governor's Order for a 4 week "Pause"

Coon Rapids Coronavirus Updates

Governor Walz's new Emergency Order 20-99 asks for a 4 week pause in various activities to help curb the community spread of COVID-19. The order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 20 and remains in effect through Friday, December 18.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Enter the 2020 Holiday Lighting Contest!

Holiday Lights

Spread holiday cheer in Coon Rapids this season!

Enter the 2020 Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission.

Coon Rapids residents are encourage to participate and win one of four cash prizes in two different categories:

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Computer Inventory Reduction

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The City of Coon Rapids will be disposing of obsolete laptop, desktop and tablet computers.  All of the computers were purchased between the years of 2011 and 2016.  For security purposes, the hard disks have either been removed or compl...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Need Housing Help?

Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Help is available for renters and homeowners experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Governor Walz announced that up to $100 million of funding will be allocated from the state’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to create the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Primary Election Day Results

2020 Election

Update 8-12-20

See Primary Election Results here.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 11. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling location and read other election information, visit the Elections page on the City website.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Charge Up!

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Two new electric vehicle charging stations will put Coon Rapids on the map. The City installed charging stations in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center and at the City Hall campus, outside the Civic Center.

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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 17, 2020

Let's Go Virtual!

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Coon Rapids Police will offer residents a virtual Night to Unite experience this year, instead of attending in-person gatherings which have been typical in years past. The annual event normally held on the first Tuesday in August was postponed until Octob...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Riverwind Park Renovation

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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: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 11-12-19

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The City continues to update its information as changes occur.

State of Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Visit the Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The 2020 Coon Rapids Farmers Market is on! Vendors are open every Wednesday for shopping starting mid July to mid October.

Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!

July 15 - October 7, 20203-6 p.m.Coon Rapids Ice Center11000 C...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Find Your Zen!

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Some Coon Rapids Parks & Recreation programs are available in July and August 2020. Participants are reminded to practice safe distancing and good hand hygiene. Registration is required. Sign up NOW! Register online at coonrapidsmn.gov and click on th...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message to the Coon Rapids Community: From Police Chief Brad Wise

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Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opinion ab...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Back in Business!

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The wait is over... Kendall’s opens on Wednesday, June 10 for curbside pick up and patio dining! Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse is located at 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW. Kendall’s will serve from its tavern menu daily fro...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

In Need of a Home Loan?

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Are you considering a home improvement project this summer? The City has great loan programs available to residents.The City of Coon Rapids offers several loan programs to help homeowners with repairs, remodeling and down payment assistance. All of these ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Hot Ashes Pose Fire Risk

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Hot ash and garbage cans don’t mix! That’s the warning from the Coon Rapids Fire Department. 

Hot embers from a recreational fire or fireplace that are improperly disposed can lead to garage or shed fires, and even spread to a ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wanted: Water Monitors

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Coon Creek Watershed District is seeking volunteers to help monitor levels of chloride (salt) in water bodies throughout Coon Rapids.

Volunteers receive four chloride test strips to measure chloride levels in street runoff or a nearby body of water (whiche...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Creek "Makeover" Continues

Sand Creek Restoration

As many Sand Creek trail users are aware, a portion of the creek received a habitat restoration makeover in 2019. Funded by state and federal grants, the project was spearheaded by Coon Creek Watershed District in partnership with the City of Coon Rapids....

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Detective Honored

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Cameron Gustafson, a detective with the Coon Rapids Police Department, has been honored with the Child Passenger Safety Star Award from the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program. The award honors individuals who are making a difference to reduce traffic fa...

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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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Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes plans to develop 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes to be built on 43 acres of vacant City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avoc...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Banquet Room for Indoor Events

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Perfect for up to 230 guests and direct access to our beautifully landscaped outdoor patio and gazebo.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Civic Center Availability

Civic Center Facility Availability

The first step in event planning is to book the facility. Check if the Civic Center is available for your event!

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Guest Reviews

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See what our clients have said about their special celebrations at the Coon Rapids Civic Center

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

City Council Meeting: 12/1/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Sportsnight

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Watch the latest edition of Sportsnight with Joe Yund and Howie Shapiro!

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Community Update: 11/20/20

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The latest restrictions due to COVID, helping homeless youth, a profile on DECA and more!

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 11/19/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

City Council Meeting: 11/17/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Community Update: 11/13/20

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The latest on elementary students moving to distance learning, more COVID testing options and more!

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Community Update: 11/6/20

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General Election results, CRHS theater students prepare for a virtual play and more!

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Council Meeting: 11/4/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Community Update: 10/30/20

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Extra curricular activities get the green light, a new ventilation system at CRHS and more!

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Community Update: 10/23/20

Counting absentee ballots

Anoka County begins processing a record number of absentee ballots, a rare October snow storm and more!

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Council Candidate Forum

2020 Election

Get to know the candidates running for Coon Rapids City Council. They participated in a Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on August 24, 2020.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

City Council Meeting: 10/20/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Community Update: 10/16/20

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Several local projects receive funding in the Bonding Bill, Anoka Halloween celebrates its 100th anniversary and more!

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Community Update: 10/9/20

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Free COVID testing, Famous Dave's is demolished, a styrofoam recycling pilot project and more!

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

City Council Meeting: 10/7/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Community Update: 10/2/20

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Going purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, secondary students return to the classroom and more!

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Community Update: 9/25/20

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Football and volleyball get the green light, a Coon Rapids veteran gets a new roof for free and more!

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Community Update: 9/18/20

Voting

Early voting for the General Election begins, elementary students return to the classroom, parking lot bingo and more!

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 9/17/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

City Council Meeting: 9/15/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Community Update: 9/11/20

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Remembering the victims of 9/11, gearing up for the new school year and more!

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Community Update: 9/4/20

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The City Council adopts the preliminary 2021 tax levy, an update on the business relief grant program and more!

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Community Update: 8/28/20

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On this week’s show... business relief grants, the latest Back to School plans and more!

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Community Update: 8/21/20

Community Update 8/21/20

This week on Community Update... police remember Officer Greg Koss, teachers share school reopening concerns and more local news.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Community Update: 8/14/20

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Primary Election results, Tee It Up for the Troops at Bunker Hills and more!

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Community Update: 8/7/20

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Celebrating the completion of the Hanson Blvd. overpass project, the latest on back to school plans and more!

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Community Update: 7/31/20

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Reopening Minnesota schools, help for homeowners making property improvements, the splash pad reopens and more!

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Community Update: 7/24/20

Rendering of Bunker Beach Improvements

A statewide mask mandate, two new faces on the CRPD, major improvements at Bunker Beach and more!

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Community Update: 7/17/20

Food at Farmers Market

The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens, a food distribution at CRMS, registration for Night to Unite and more!

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Community Update: 7/10/20

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ARCC preparing for some on-campus classes this fall, a local veteran receives a new roof and more!

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Community Update: 6/26/20

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Local libraries reopen, the search for election judges, a City Council candidate forum and more!

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Community Update: 6/19/20

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More development in Port Riverwalk, phase 2 of improvements at CRHS and more!

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Community Update: 6/5/20

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Filings for public office, outdoor dining begins and special recognition for the Class of 2020!

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Skaters Take to the Ice Before Statewide "Pause"

The high level of spread of COVID-19 cases across Minnesota in recent weeks has state health officials concerned. In a prime-time address on November 20, Governor Tim Walz announced new restrictions to help slow the spread, which includes a four-week paus...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Hope 4 Youth Launches 'Out of the Cold' Campaign

A local non-profit which helps homeless youth kicked-off their end-of-the-year fundraising campaign this week.This year's "Out of the Cold" kick-off event took place Thursday evening outside the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. I...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

November is DECA Month, Students Looking to Increase Interest

Despite the pandemic, some high school students are still taking part in after-school activities, virtually. DECA leads the way for Coon Rapids students, who are interested in business and marketing.“Today is our November 18, Wednesday DECA meet...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Anoka-Hennepin Announces Full Distance Learning

The Anoka-Hennepin School District announced Friday that elementary students will move to full distance learning on Monday, November 30. Classes are also canceled for the two days leading up to Thanksgiving break, November 23 & 24, to give teachers so...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

New COVID Testing Sites Announced

The Minnesota Department of Health is expanding access to free, no barrier COVID-19 testing.  The Anoka Armory is one of 11 new testing sites opening next week across the state. The sites will replace "pop-up" style community testing ev...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

ARCC Students Holding Virtual Fall Play

Students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are gearing up for their fall production but it will look a lot different this year.  The pre-recorded performance of "The Living" will be available online starting November 20 for a limited-ti...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Theater Students Plan Virtual Production of "Almost, Maine"

The show must go on at Coon Rapids High School. Although the school has moved to full-time distance learning as the number of COVID-19 cases in the county rises, the theater department is determined to put on a live production. The cast and crew will put ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

License Centers Closing for System Upgrade

The Anoka County License Center in Coon Rapids will be closing for several days to allow for installation of a new system for motor vehicle transactions.In fact, all license center locations in Anoka County will be closed from November 11-15 to complete a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Wienermobile Makes Stop in Coon Rapids

Here's something you don't see everyday on the streets of Coon Rapids.The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop in Coon Rapids last Sunday. Michele Berg sent us this video and some photos of the visit.Her friend is a hotdogger, one of 16 ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Extra-Curricular Activities Approved for Now

As middle and high school students move to full-time distance learning, extra-curricular activities will continue.Dozens of students, parents and other supporters gathered outside Monday night's School Board meeting. They spoke, held signs and ch...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

CRHS Gets New Ventilation System

District 11 is moving fast to add some new technology in the battle against COVID-19. This week, Coon Rapids High School got an upgrade to its ventilation system, which is thanks to funding from the federal CARES Act.The Anoka-Hennepin School District is ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Hope 4 Youth Reopens Resale Boutique

Operations at Hope 4 Youth were hit hard by the pandemic, but the local non-profit is now celebrating the reopening of its thrift shop. Hope's Closet Resale Boutique in Champlin reopened it's doors this month for the first time since Mar...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Record Absentee Voting in Anoka County

Inside Anoka County Government Center this week, election work is underway. Wednesday was the first day absentee ballots could be opened and prepared for counting. Anoka County has already received more than 65,000 absentee ballots. With more than a week ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Winter Storm Brings Out Snowplows in October

An early taste of winter weather is breaking records across the state this week.Tuesday's storm dumped about a half foot of snow on the north metro and up to nine inches in the south metro. That's the heaviest snow the Twin Cities has ev...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

CRPD Welcomes 3 New Police Officers

A first at this week's City Council Meeting.  On Tuesday night, three new police officers were sworn in at the same time.  Austin Albers, Stephanie Schwieger, and Willem Aldrich have graduated from the police department&apos...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Coon Rapids Recycling Center Secures State Funding for Expansion

It took five special sessions but this week the State Legislature passed a $1.9 billion dollar bonding bill for roads and other construction projects across Minnesota.One such project securing funding is an expansion to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center. P...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Thousands Screened for COVID-19 at Anoka Armory

Minnesota is seeing a steady rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases.  Part of that rise can be attributed to a big increase in statewide testing.  This week, public health officials were in Anoka for a free testing event.&ldqu...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Anoka Halloween 100th Anniversary Celebration Modified for Pandemic

It won't be the celebration they had expected, but the Halloween Capital of the World is determined to mark the 100th Anniversary of Anoka Halloween with spirit. Perhaps the biggest change this year is the Grand Day Parade, which normally draws t...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Free COVID Testing at Anoka Armory

Anyone who wants a COVID test can get a COVID test in Anoka.The Anoka Armory is one of six locations across the state offering the free no-barrier testing in partnership with the state and local health officials.The testing will take place October 13-15 f...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Recycling Center Launches Styrofoam Pilot Program

On a trial basis, the Coon Rapids Recycling Center is now accepting "food grade" Styrofoam in addition to the "rigid" Styrofoam the Center has always accepted. 

Food grade Styrofoam refers to the type of material used for food ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Fire Prevention Week Highlights Kitchen Fire Safety

It is Fire Prevention Week which is a time for all of us to think about fire safety.  COVID-19 cancelled in-person events this year, but the Coon Rapids Fire Department still has some important information to pass along.When it comes to teaching ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Purple Lights Put Domestic Violence in the Spotlight

Purple lights are shining around town to recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including the Coon Rapids Police Department and City Hall. The city buildings will shine purple for all of October to raise awareness of domestic violence in ou...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Secondary Students Return to the Classroom

Middle and high school students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District returned to the classroom in the hybrid learning format this week.  It's the new normal for students and staff due to the pandemic.“Kids were saying it was w...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Family Promise in Anoka County Marks 10th Anniversary

An organization in Anoka County that helps families experiencing homelessness is marking its 10th anniversary this year.Family Promise in Anoka County started back in 2010 with Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids hosting homeless families. Today, a netwo...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Football, Volleyball Returning to Fall Sports Schedule

A reversal this week from the Minnesota State High School League.  On Monday, the league's Board of Directors voted to move football and volleyball from the spring back to the fall.CTN's Steve Antus has reaction from Coon Rapids...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Coon Rapids Veteran Receives Donation of New Roof

Another veteran in Coon Rapids has a new roof this week thanks to some special volunteers.Stephanie Vanderbijl, who served in the Air Force for more than nine years, received a new roof Wednesday as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Proje...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Local Woman Launches Philanthropy-based Pageant Company

You could call it a pageant with a purpose.  A Coon Rapids mom and business owner recently launched a philanthropy-based pageant company, Gloss Pageantry

Founder Amy Ann Dixon held Gloss's very first pageant in August. Each par...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Early Voting Begins for General Election

With just a month and a half to go until Election Day the focus on the 2020 Vote is heating up. Today marks the first day Minnesotans can cast a ballot in the General Election.There were people waiting in line on Friday at Coon Rapids City Hall, when the ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Elementary Schools Start Hybrid Learning

Elementary students returned to all Anoka-Hennepin Schools this week, including Sand Creek Elementary. For now, the schools will follow a hybrid learning model, which puts fewer kids in the school buildings each day. Planning for a safe return to school d...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Seniors Take Part in Parking Lot Bingo

Here’s something you don’t see everyday.  A drive-in bingo session!On Monday, local seniors took part in Parking Lot Bingo at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex.  They tuned into a special FM station to hear the bingo cal...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Coon Rapids High School Holds Orientation Week

It’s back-to-school for students - but not the return to classes that families are used to.  This week students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District stepped back inside school buildings for the first time in nearly six months. It was o...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Federal Grant Secured for New Rum River Bridge

A local construction project has secured a big federal grant of its own.  On Thursday, Governor Tim Walz announced that the state is receiving $15 million for the Highway 10 Rum River bridge replacement project.  Beginning in 2022, MnDOT...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

A Tribute to the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks

Today marks a somber anniversary in our country. 19 years ago, terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 Americans in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. And to this day those victims are not being forgotten.On top of the Main Street Bridge, as truck...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

CARES Act Funding for Election Safety

The city is receiving some money to help administer a safe election in the era of COVID.

The money comes from the federal CARES Act which is being funneled through the Secretary of State’s Office.  Coon Rapids is getting about $31,000. &...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Resurfacing Project on Coon Rapids Blvd.

Expect some delays if you travel Coon Rapids Boulevard in the coming weeks.Starting September 8, Anoka County will begin a mill and overlay project from 111th Avenue to just east of Hanson Boulevard.  Traffic will be reduced to just one lane in e...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

CTN Wins 16 National Awards

A record haul for CTN at a national video awards ceremony this week.  On Thursday night, CTN took home 16 awards at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors annual conference.  Here’s a list of the w...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Teachers' Rally as School Board Approves Plans for Fall

Dozens of Anoka-Hennepin teachers rallied before Monday night’s School Board meeting demanding more of a voice in the discussions surrounding Back to School plans this fall.Nearly 200 teachers stood, socially distant, around the block of the San...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Community Mural Unveiled at ARCC

We have an update now on a story we brought you back in March involving a one-thousand square foot community mural at Anoka Ramsey Community College.The college posted these photos on Facebook Thursday night showing off the finished product.  Doz...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Remembering Officer Greg Koss

Coon Rapids Police are mourning the loss of one of their own this week after the sudden death of a 30-year member of the department. Officer Greg Koss, 53, passed away of natural causes at his home on Monday morning. This week, Coon Rapids flags flew at h...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Teachers Share Concern Over Back-to-School Plans

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is pushing back the start of classes by one week. The week of Labor Day will now be used for orientation for students. Meanwhile, as preparations for the new school year kick into high gear teachers still have some conce...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Hanson Blvd./121st Ave. Intersection Reopens

Some good news for commuters who use the intersection of 121st Avenue and Hanson Boulevard.  Earlier this week, crews activated the new traffic signal at that corner, once again allowing all turning movements at the intersection.  New tu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Program to Help Parents of School-Aged Children

Parents who need to work during the coming school year face challenges to keep their kids busy while making time for shifting school models. Now there’s help for families with children who will be learning virtually this fall.Summer fun is in fu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

AMC Coon Rapids Reopening August 20

Starting next week, the world’s largest movie theater chain will begin reopening locations across the US that have been shuttered since the start of the pandemic.The AMC here in Coon Rapids will be one of the first to reopen on August 20. &n...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Bunker Hills Hosts 'Tee It Up for the Troops'

It isn’t about making par when Tee It Up for the Troops comes to Bunker Hills Golf Club. The annual charity tournament, which raises money for veterans’ causes, celebrated its tenth anniversary in Coon Rapids on Friday. Each year at th...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Celebrating the Completion of Hanson Blvd. Overpass Project

Local and state officials gathered this week on top of the new railroad overpass on Hanson Boulevard to mark the completion of the project which has been years in the making.It took two construction seasons to complete all of the work on what can be descr...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

New Traffic Signal for Busy Roadway in Riverdale

Another busy area of town is about to get some safety improvements.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved plans and specifications and ordered advertisement of bids for a new traffic signal in the Riverdale area.  The signal will be installe...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Families Consider Hybrid vs. Distance Learning

Families with school-age children are debating whether or not to send their students back to the classroom. The Anoka-Hennepin School District would like parents to share their intentions for fall by next week. The options before parents right now are to ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Anoka-Hennepin Schools Opt for Hybrid Model for Fall

UPDATE AT 5 P.M. ON JULY 31: The Anoka-Hennepin School District announced late Friday afternoon that they will use a hybrid model for fall.  Students in grades K-12 will go to school two days a week and do distance learning three days a week. &am...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Splash Pad at Boulevard Plaza Reopens

Exciting news for families in the area.  The splash pad at Boulevard Plaza is now open.  But there are some changes due to the coronavirus.  Splash pad users must take turns and observe social distancing, staying within family g...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

'Home for Generations II' Program Helping Local Homeowners

Homeowners looking to take on a remodeling project have a leg up in Coon Rapids. The City offers a variety of incentives to help get the job done, including the Home for Generations II program.  

CTN’s Jennifer Anderson met with a partic...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

CRPD Welcomes 2 New Police Officers

Coon Rapids has two new police officers patrolling the streets of the city.  On Tuesday night, Officers Andrew Olson and John Ormston were given the oath of office by Mayor Jerry Koch.  The two were hired as trainees earlier this year an...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Bunker Beach Getting New Wave Pool, Other Improvements

If you’re a fan of waterparks, you’ve no doubt heard Bunker Beach is closed due to COVID-19. Now, the popular summertime destination is getting a major construction upgrade, courtesy of Anoka County.

“They are under constructi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Local Woman Named 'ATV Safety Instructor of the Year'

A Coon Rapids woman has been named the 2019 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year.  The announcement was made by the DNR on Monday.  Janelle Secord has taught two classes per year for the past 12 years.  She’s also an acti...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Coon Rapids Farmers Market Opens for Season

As we hit the middle of summer, fresh food is being harvested from gardens across the region.On Wednesday, the Coon Rapids Farmers Market opened for the season.  It’s located in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center.  C...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Food Distribution at Coon Rapids Middle School

Distance learning this past spring brought the issue of hungry families to the forefront. Now during the summer school break, Coon Rapids Middle School continues to help its hungry families in need. Monthly food distributions from the school food shelf ha...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Reflections on George Floyd, Unrest, and History-in-the-Making

The Anoka County Historical Society spends much of their time reflecting on the past.  But now their eyes are turned to the present as part of a new online survey, History Gather. The latest survey is focused on the death of George Floyd and the ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

ARCC Planning Some In-Person Classes This Fall

Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Anoka Technical College are both preparing for a partial return to campus this fall.At ARCC, just 20 percent of classes will be held on-campus for the fall semester with the rest being conducted online.  And...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Coon Rapids Veteran Receives New Roof

A Coon Rapids veteran has a new roof over his head thanks to some special volunteers.Scott Favilla, a U.S. Army veteran wounded in the Gulf War, received a new roof today as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project.  Through a p...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

11-year-old's Experiment Destined for the Edge of Space

Imagine launching an experiment into space on a real NASA sounding rocket... or reaching the edge of space with a NASA high-altitude balloon.

Imagine conducting that experiment at just 11 years of age. 

That is Ruby Demmer’s current reali...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Anoka County Libraries Reopen to the Public

All Anoka County libraries, except for the Mississippi Library in Fridley, reopened to the public this week after being shut down for the past three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Anoka County is the first library system in the metro area to reopen w...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

More Development Coming to Gateway Commerce Center

More development is planned in the Gateway Commerce Center off Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.The Planning Commission recently approved a site plan for a 7,900 square foot multi-tenant commercial building on property just to the north of the Taco Bell. &...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Grant Funds Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Two new electric vehicle charging stations will put Coon Rapids on the map. This week, Coon Rapids installed charging stations in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center and at the City Hall campus, outside the Civic Center.

Locally-based Cedar Creek...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Construction Resumes at CRHS

The impressive new entrance completed at Coon Rapids High School last year was just the beginning. A second phase of construction is underway thanks to the Fit for the Future referendum voters approved in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in 2017. This r...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Students Design Logo for CRPD Drone

Police work in Coon Rapids is getting a lift thanks to the department’s latest tool. The city bought a unmanned aircraft system, or what’s more commonly known as a drone, to help with police work.“Anytime that the UAS is flyi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

No Spectators Allowed at 3M Open

The 3M Open returns to Blaine next month but due to the pandemic fans won’t be allowed at the tournament.Tournament officials, who made the announcement on Monday, say the decision was made in accordance with current Minnesota guidelines which l...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Restaurants Reopen for Outdoor Dining

A welcome sight at restaurants across the state this week after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz loosened restrictions to allow for outdoor dining as of June 1. But some business owners are getting creative to stay competitive.On the outdoor patio at Chanticle...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

J.C. Penney Closing Coon Rapids Location

We learned late this week that a major retailer in Coon Rapids is closing its doors as it restructures after filing bankruptcy last month.On Thursday, J.C. Penney announced that it is shuttering 154 stores across the nation including four here in Minnesot...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

CRHS Seniors Honored with Signs on Northdale Blvd.

The Class of 2020 officially bids farewell to Coon Rapids High School this weekend.  And they are being recognized in a unique way due to the unusual circumstances of their senior year.For the last week, signs have lined Northdale Boulevard in fr...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2020

New Coffee Shop Coming Soon!

Caribou Cabin

Plans for a new coffee shop in Port Riverwalk, near the Port Riverwalk housing development are moving forward. The Coon Rapids Planning Commission approved the site plan for a 600 foot Caribou "coffee cabin" to be located at the southwest corner...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Businesses and Nonprofits Receive Assistance

Business Grants

The City of Coon Rapids recognizes the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the City’s business and nonprofit communities. To help small businesses and nonprofits survive during this challenging time, the City created a grant prog...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Development News - 3rd Qtr 2020

DevelopmentHighlights_newsflash

Read the latest news about Coon Rapids development, including information about exciting new projects, employment and housing activity. 

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Title Boxing Club

Title Boxing Club featured in the Business Spotlight article.

A global health pandemic is not going to slow down Coon Rapids native Jesse Hauf… instead, he sees opportunity. Hauf and his family have been plenty busy running 10K Brewing in downtown Anoka. With the brewery business going strong, Hauf began ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Development News - 2nd Qtr 2020

DevelopmentHighlights_newsflash

Read the latest information about Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 11-12-20

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The City continues to update its information as changes occur.

State of Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This State ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Development News - 1st Qtr 2020

DevelopmentHighlights_newsflash

Coon Rapids Economic Development released its first quarter report for 2020. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows im...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Port Riverwalk Spring Construction Update

Home Drawings for Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes is developing 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes on 43 acres of formerly City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. It...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Pre-leasing for Luxury Apartments

Lyra new apartment home

"Lyra," a luxury market-rate building located next to Riverdale Transit Station (off Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue) is now pre-leasing and has an on-site showroom available for those interested in reserving an apartment home. The building...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Port Riverwalk Winter Construction Update

Port Riverwalk

Several roads have been removed in the area of Avocet Street near Coon Rapids Boulevard, as part of redevelopment in this area known as “Port Riverwalk.” Local access is currently affected by construction for this project. The frontage...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Development News - 3rd Qtr 2019

DevelopmentHighlights_newsflash

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it’s third quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows ...

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Economic Development
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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News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2020

Ice Center Closing to Public Nov. 20

Coon Rapids Coronavirus Updates

Due to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-99, the Coon Rapids Ice Center is closing to the public at 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 20. This includes all activities, classes and the outdoor rink; the outdoor ice sheet is not available for use or any...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Advanced Figure Skaters

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Our coaches support and assist skaters to reach competitive goals.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Coon Rapids Ice Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

COVID 19 Preparedness Plan

Staff at the Coon Rapids Ice Center are working hard to help lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. New operational enhancements have been put in place to ensure the safety of guests, and we ask for guest participation and partnership in this process as...

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Ice Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

The Coon Rapids Skating School has a team of dedicated coaches that love what they do and support their skaters at all levels.

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News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence with purple background and a Coon Rapids Police badge

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 17, 2020

Night to Unite Moves to Virtual Platform October 6

NighttoUniteVirtual

Coon Rapids Police will offer residents a virtual Night to Unite experience this year, instead of attending in-person gatherings which have been typical in years past. The annual event normally held on the first Tuesday in August was postponed until Octob...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 1, 2020

2019 Annual Report

Police Annual Report 2019

Have you ever wondered about how many calls CRPD responds to in a year? Or what day of the week has the most crashes in Coon Rapids? Read the 2019 Annual Report. It’s full of information about the Coon Rapids Police Department and the community....

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message to the Coon Rapids Community: From Police Chief Brad Wise

Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opinion ab...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Detective Honored

Glass Star-shaped award

Cameron Gustafson, a detective with the Coon Rapids Police Department, has been honored with the Child Passenger Safety Star Award from the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program. The award honors individuals who are making a difference to reduce traffic fa...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: 20-16 Conditional Use Permit, Fitness Center

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 11155 Robinson Drive, regarding a conditional use permit.

Read the full Public Hearing Notice here

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: 20-15 Subdivision Exception

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 11155 Robinson Drive, regarding a subdivision exception.

Read the full Public Hearing Notice here

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program

The Coon Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 11155 Robinson Drive, regarding the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program.

Read the full Public Hearing Notice here

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