News Flash

Posted on: September 1, 2019

Foley Blvd. Closure

Road Closed Construction Sign

Replacement of the Sand Creek culvert system is planned to begin September 3. This culvert work requires the full closure of Foley Blvd. at the Sand Creek crossing between 117th and 118th Avenues. 

Foley will be closed to through traffic from Nort...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fall and Winter Parks & Recreation Guide

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Tai Chi, ice skating, indoor golf and more! Check out all the upcoming programs and events!

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

Have you ever wondered how many calls the Coon Rapids Police Department responds to each year? Or what are some of the department's goals? Read about these items and more in the 2018 Police Department Annual Report. The report can be found on the website ...

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City Homepage
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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City Homepage
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Crooked Lake water testing

The City of Coon Rapids has begun testing for bacteria at Crooked Lake (13180 Crooked Lake Blvd.) as part of a new initiative to ensure water safety. The City began this new testing program Monday, July 29.

The new water testing is being conducted because:...

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City Homepage
Posted on: September 2, 2019

First in Nation for Latest CPR Technology

Firefighters kneeling around a man laying on a new EleGARD CPR board

A day in the life of a Coon Rapids firefighter doesn’t necessarily involve fire. In fact, of the approximately 6,500 calls the Fire Department answers each year, roughly 72 percent are medical related issues. 

Since April, firefighters h...

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City Homepage
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Simple Recycling Has Ended

Simple Recycling

Simple Recycling, the pickup service which collects textiles and household goods at your curb, ended service operations in Coon Rapids as of July 3. While the free program collected about 4,500 pounds of recyclables through orange curbside bags each month...

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City Homepage
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Drinking Water Report

Drinking Water Report

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, 2018.

The 2018 Consumer Confidence Water Report is available online at www.coonrapidsmn.gov/2018DrinkingWaterReport.

A paper...

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Additional Info... City Homepage
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Rabies Clinic Moves to Pet Fair

Dog - text say Rabies Clinic Change

The yearly Rabies Clinic is moving! The clinic, traditionally held the first weekend in May at fire stations throughout Coon Rapids, will now combine with the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair in September.Bring your dog or cat for vaccination and licensing at...

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City Homepage
Posted on: April 12, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/12/19

Sign that says "Parks and Trails Closed"

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 12.

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

This week on the program:

  • Lions Coon Creek Park officially closes for a major reconstruction project
  • District 11 is hol...
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City Homepage
Posted on: April 5, 2019

CTN Update for 4/5/19

Police Explorers squad with sirens on

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 5.

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This week on the program:

  • The CRPD launches a Community Police Academy
  • A local veteran is reunited with a statue stolen ...
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City Homepage
Posted on: March 29, 2019

CTN Update for 3/29/19

Anoka County Courthouse in downtown Anoka

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 29.

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

This week on the program:

  • The debate over the process for hiring a new Anoka County administrator
  • A new housing project...
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City Homepage
Posted on: March 15, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/15/19

Storm Drain

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This week on the program:

  • City crews spent much of the week clearing ice and snow from storm drains around Coon Rapids...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 26, 2019

NOTICE: Hanson Boulevard Closure

Road Closed Ahead sign

The next step in construction of the Hanson Boulevard overpass calls for a complete closure of Hanson in both directions for several months.Hanson Boulevard is scheduled to close Monday, March 4th and is expected to reopen by the end of October 2019. The ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: March 1, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/1/19

Polar Plunge

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This week on the program:

  • A legislative committee makes a stop in the north metro to learn more about transportation ne...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 15, 2019

CTN Community Update for 2/15/19

Fat Tire Biking

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, February 19.

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This week on the program:

  • The Anoka County Parks system introduces fat tire biking
  • A new development in the push for...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 8, 2019

CTN Community Update for 2/8/19

Lions Coon Creek Park Rendering

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This week on the program:

  • The city goes out for bids for the redevelopment of Lions Coon Creek Park
  • Construction on H...
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City Homepage
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Port Evergreen Apartment Project

Building renderings

St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities proposes a 184-unit workforce apartment project near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive. The project will include several amenities, including an outdoor patio with fire pit, bocce ball court, fitness center, tot lot, do...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 1, 2019

CTN Community Update for 2/1/19

Community Wellness Day

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This week on the program:

  • More on the street reconstruction planned this summer in Coon Rapids
  • Coon Rapids Middle Sch...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 25, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/25/19

Donut Boy

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This week on the program:

  • The kids medallion hunt is postponed due to the cold but Snowflake Days kicks-off this wee...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 18, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/18/19

Community Sustainability Partnership

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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 boost for a proposed apartment project in the southern end of Coon Rapids
  • Mayor Jerry...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 11, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/11/19

Melissa Hortman

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This week on the program:

  • A local lawmaker becomes Speaker of the Minnesota House.
  • Several City Council members are s...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Community Sustainability Partnership Recognition Program

Community Sustainable Partnership

Do you own or work for a business that supports sustainable business practices? The City of Coon Rapids and the Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission have launched a new program to recognize businesses that are taking steps to support a green, sustainable...

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Port Riverwalk Housing Development Update

Port Riverwalk proposed designs

A new housing development is coming to Coon Rapids Boulevard in 2019. Centra Homes plans to construct approximately 145 one-level and two-level detached townhomes in the Port Riverwalk area, located in the southern portion of the city near Coon Rapids Bou...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 29, 2018

Share Your Talents

Share Your Talents

Have you ever thought about sharing your skills with others? Maybe you (or a business) have talents in nature, crafts, fitness or other recreation and leisure activities? Think about sharing those talents with the community by partnering with the City of ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Family Skate Night

Family Skate Night

Grab your skates and head to Sand Creek Park for Family Skate Night.January 17 and February 145-8:30 p.m.Sand Creek Park, 1008 Northdale Blvd.Concessions are available for purchase from 5-7:30 p.m. Provided by the North Star Lions Club.

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 1, 2019

Skate to Superpowers Public Skating Event

Skate to SuperPowers

January is National Skating Month! Head over to the Coon Rapids Ice Center for a special public skating event January 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lace up your own skates or rent some on site. The event will feature a superhero-themed photo booth and prizes!Admi...

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 14, 2019

New Lock Box Program

Senior Lock Box Program

The Coon Rapids Fire Department has lock boxes available for seniors and other at-risk residents that allow first responders to gain quick access to a residence in an emergency. Many businesses are required to have emergency lock boxes for police and fire...

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 1, 2019

North Suburban Home Show

North Suburban Home Improvement Show

Saturday, March 9, 20198 a.m. – 2 p.m.Andover YMCA Community Center, 15200 Hanson Blvd.•    Over 100 industry professionals (featuring roofing, siding, windows, landscaping, home energy improvements and more!)

•    FREE ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Update: Sand Creek Habitat "Makeover"

Sand Creek Makeover

Last fall, a restoration “makeover” began along a stretch of lower Sand Creek in Coon Rapids to improve water quality and habitat for aquatic life. This stretch of creek runs from Xeon Boulevard east to the railroad tracks, about a half-mile long. The pro...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Join a Commission!

Join the Historical Commission

Join the Coon Rapids Historical Commission and get a front row seat to the rich history of our community! Openings are available now on the Coon Rapids Historical Commission. Members are actively documenting the city's history and involved in several exci...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Holiday Lighting Contest Winners

2018 Holiday Lights

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission has chosen the winners of the 2018 Holiday Lighting Contest.

The winners were chosen based on overall impact, visual appeal, uniqueness, variety, safety and tidiness. There are two judging categories: still lights and motion...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 21, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/21/18

Library e-reader app

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, December 21.

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

This week on the program:

  • The Anoka County Library's e-reader app gets a makeover
  • Two Good Samaritans are honored fo...
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City Homepage
Posted on: December 14, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/14/18

Holiday in Lights

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This week on the program:

  • The Anoka County Fairgrounds is decked out for the holiday season
  • The Anoka-Hennepin Schoo...
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City Homepage
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.

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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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
Posted on: November 9, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/9/18

Stroke Survivor

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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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
Posted on: October 19, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/19/18

Fire Station Open House

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

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 Homepage
Posted on: October 12, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/12/18

Hanson Road Closure

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 12.

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

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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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.

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

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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
Posted on: September 28, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/28/18

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:

  • The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves new boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Con...
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City Homepage
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 Homepage
Posted on: September 21, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/21/18

Community Watch Team

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 21.

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

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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage
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 Homepage

News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Banquet Room for Indoor Events

Bridge and Groom dancing at Reception

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: September 20, 2019

CTN Community Update: 9/20/19

Photo of Sand Creek in Coon Rapids

On this week's show... the rehabilitation of Sand Creek, helping the homeless, Senior Safety Camp and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Prep Football: Irondale vs Coon Rapids

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Planning Commission Meeting: 9/20/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, September 20, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City Council Meeting: 9/17/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 13, 2019

CTN Journal: Kevin Atlas

Kevin Atlas Speaks to Students

You might assume basketball is a two-handed sport... but then, you probably haven't met the speaker who visited Coon Rapids High School. Kevin Atlas helped students kick off the new school year with a powerful message.

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 13, 2019

CTN Community Update: 9/13/19

Flags fly for anniversary of 9/11 attacks

On this week's show... remembering those lost on 9/11, a forum on the 2020 U.S. Census and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 6, 2019

CTN Community Update: 9/6/19

Rendering of proposed new building

On this week's show... the state bonding tour stops in Coon Rapids, a motivational speaker for the new school year and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 3, 2019

City Council Meeting: 9/3/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 30, 2019

CTN Community Update: 8/30/19

Photo of school classroom

On this week's show... a portion of Foley Blvd. closed after Labor Day, preps for the 2020 Census and changes at some local schools.

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 16, 2019

The Mix: August 2019

Show logo for The Mix

On this month's show... a look inside a youth art camp, answers to common recycling questions, teen volunteers lending a hand at local libraries and we head out geocaching!

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 16, 2019

CTN Journal: Wild Mindfulness

woman reads book to children

A Coon Rapids woman publishes her first children's book about mindfulness and nature. Follow her journey here.

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 23, 2019

CTN Community Update: 8/23/19

Construction on Hanson Boulevard

On this week's show... progress reports on Hanson Blvd. and Lions Park, a new sports dome, a motorcycle legend moves to town and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 20, 2019

City Council Meeting: 8/20/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 16, 2019

CTN Community Update: 8/16/19

People fishing on a lake

On this week's show... the proposed city budget for 2020, free fishing day for veterans and a team from Coon Rapids in the Little League World Series!

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 7, 2019

City Council Meeting: 8/7/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from August 7, 2019.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

CTN Community Update: 8/9/19

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On this week's show... superheroes help in the fight against domestic violence, Night to Unite celebrations across the city and more!

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

CTN Community Update: 8/2/19

Bluetooth controls on car console

On this week's show... the new hands-free law is now the rule of the road in Minnesota.  And an important lesson following a recent house fire.

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CTN Home
Posted on: August 2, 2019

CTN Journal: Jayden's Art

Young artist painting on canvas

A local art fair is bringing together the young - and young at heart. On this episode of CTN Journal we meet Jayden Thomas, one of the talented teenagers who will show their work at the first annual Anoka County Youth Art Fair.

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

CTN Journal: Preserving Time

Man repairs an antique clock

Chuck Zielin is a volunteer horologist who cares for Anoka County Historical Society's antique clocks. He donates hours of time dismantling, researching and restoring the timepieces. Zielin is a retired educator and administrator with a masters in Europea...

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CTN Home
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Sportsnight Summer Special: 7/15/19

Photos of new football and soccer coaches

Meet the new CRHS head football coach and the girls head soccer coach on Sportsnight!

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

CTN Community Update: 7/19/19

Photo of new Allina Call Center

On this week's show... Allina opens a new call center in Coon Rapids, fun at Safety Camp and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: July 16, 2019

City Council Meeting: 7/16/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from July 16, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: July 12, 2019

CTN Community Update: 7/12/19

Photo of woman donating blood

On this week's show... an urgent need for blood donations, a new summer recreation program and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: June 28, 2019

CTN Journal: Lightfoot Tribute Band

Man playing guitar

Meet the local man and his band mates who are behind one of the few Gordon Lightfoot tribute bands in the country.

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CTN Home
Posted on: June 28, 2019

CTN Community Update: 6/28/19

People looking at displays at neighborhood meeting

On this week's show... residents gather for the first neighborhood meeting of the summer.  Plus, Storytime with a Cop returns, Miss Coon Rapids is crowned Miss Minnesota and a rundown of the events for the 4th of July Celebration!

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Resource Fair Helps Prevent, End Homelessness

Preventing and ending homelessness was the goal of a one-day resource fair in Blaine.On September 19, Anoka County Community Connect brought together employers, health providers and close to 40 other groups or vendors who share that goal.“As we ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Watershed Walk Highlights Creek Improvements

More than 4,200 feet of eroding stream bank in Coon Rapids just got a major makeover.  Residents had the chance to take a walking tour of the Sand Creek rehabilitation area to see a variety of improvements designed to reduce erosion and enhance t...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Barry ZeVan 'The Weatherman' Visits Seniors in Coon Rapids

A well-known weatherman who once graced television sets in the Twin Cities made a stop in Coon Rapids this week.Many people fondly remember, Barry ZeVan, the weatherman, who was the guest speaker at the 20th annual Senior Safety Camp on Wednesday. &nb...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Coon Rapids Remembers Victims of 9/11 Attacks

On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, communities across the country pause to mourn the nearly three thousand people killed that day.In Coon Rapids, the American flag flew high over the main street bridge for the 11th year. It&...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 13, 2019

LWV Hosts Forum on 2020 Census

Preparations are underway for the upcoming 2020 Census which is critical in determining our representation in Congress and the amount of federal funding our state and local governments receive.On Monday evening, the local chapter of the League of Women Vo...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Open House Set for Hwy. 10 Corridor Improvements

An open house will take place next week for residents to learn more about several planned transportation projects along the Highway 10 Corridor in Anoka.  The event is Wednesday, September 18 from 4-7:30 p.m. at Green Haven Golf Course.  ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Local Projects Vie for State Funding on Bonding Tour

With the second-largest nursing program in the state, Anoka-Ramsey Community College put their flagship offering on display. Members of the House Capital Investment Committee streamed into Anoka-Ramsey on Wednesday to see the nursing and business programs...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City Requests State Funding for Pedestrian Bridge

Members of the House Capital Investment Committee stopped in Coon Rapids on Wednesday during a three day tour of Minnesota. State representatives heard presentations about potential projects to add to next year's bonding bill, including a proposed pedestr...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: September 6, 2019

One-Handed Basketball Player Speaks at Pep Fest

Kevin Atlas was born with only one hand, but made headlines for playing Division One basketball and going pro in Asia.  Now he travels around the world as a motivational speaker representing Varsity Brands. Atlas helped students at Coon Rapids Hi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Lyric Arts Theater Opens New Season with 'Bright Star'

For the first time, the Broadway musical “Bright Star” is being performed by a professional cast in Minnesota. They’re taking center stage at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, a theater with more than two decades of history in An...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Portion of Foley Blvd. Closing Following Labor Day

Work on the Sand Creek culvert system will force the closer of a portion of Foley Boulevard after Labor Day.Starting September 3, Foley Boulevard will be closed between Northdale Boulevard and 121st Avenue.  The Sand Creek culvert system is being...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Coon Rapids Middle School Adds 450 Students

Preparing for a new school year always offers a fresh start. That is especially true this fall in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Dozens of construction projects are wrapping up, as teachers and staff get ready to welcome students back.  

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Singer Kat Perkins Stars in Back to School Video

The school district got a little star power for this year's Back to School video.  Singer and songwriter Kat Perkins, who reached the semi-finals of NBC's "The Voice" back in 2014, belted out a few notes as students and staff performed....

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Public Invited to Info. Session on 2020 Census

Preparations are underway for the 2020 Census which is critical in determining our representation in Congress and the amount of federal funding our state and local governments receive.The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is hosting an informati...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Progress Report on Hanson Construction

It's been almost six months since Hanson Boulevard closed for construction.  The shutdown has been a pain at times for the 13,000 drivers who normally use Hanson Boulevard to cross the railroad tracks between Northdale Boulevard and Coon Rapids B...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Sports Dome Planned at National Sports Center

The National Sports Center in Blaine is building a heated dome to meet demand for indoor sports fields. Construction of the nearly $5 million project begins soon and will be financed entirely by NSC.  The indoor space will be larger than a soccer...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Hockey Camp with Ties to MN Wild Returns to Coon Rapids

Seventy students signed up for the Golden Horseshoe Hockey School at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau founded the school. The five-day camp teaches boys and girls between the ages of six and fourteen new skills with fou...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Local Veterans Honored with Free Day of Fishing

On August 14, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII, a couple from Ramsey invited wounded veterans to their property for a free day of fishing. It was the fifth year for “Veteran’s Day at the Lake.”John and Bonnie Enstrom say veter...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Crooked Lake water testing

The City of Coon Rapids has begun testing for bacteria at Crooked Lake (13180 Crooked Lake Blvd.) as part of a new initiative to ensure water safety. The City began this new testing program Monday, July 29.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Superheroes Join Forces to Help Combat Domestic Violence

Both children and adults embraced their inner superhero in Anoka on August 3rd.The inaugural “Heroes Walk 4 Women” supports Alexandra House, a shelter for victims of violence that also provides education and advocacy for women and thei...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Thousands Gather for Night to Unite

The first Tuesday in August has become an annual night to party. Coon Rapids Police and Fire made the rounds to approximately 114 block parties participating in Night to Unite this year. The mission was to make connections.

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Hands-Free Law Takes Effect in Minnesota

Statewide statistics reveal that distracted driving contributed to more than 60,000 crashes during the past five years. A new hands-free law began this week, allowing drivers only one screen touch to activate a cell phone while driving. Law enforcement ho...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

House Fire Proves Importance of 'Close Before You Doze'

A house fire late last week is driving home an important lesson on why you should always sleep with your bedroom door closed.The fire broke out after lightning struck this home on the 1300 block of 129th Avenue around 6 a.m. July 26.  Firefighter...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

3 School Board Seats on General Election Ballot

Filings also opened this week for several school board seats up for re-election this fall.  All three seats on the ballot cover portions of Coon Rapids.  District One is currently represented by Tom Heidemann, District Two is held by Mar...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Cleanup of Hazardous Waste to Begin in August at Andover Landfill

The cleanup of a hazardous waste disposal pit in Andover is set to begin as soon as early August.On July 23rd, Minnesota’s governor and other elected officials spoke to the latest benchmark in the multi-million dollar project while visiting the ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Free Vision Screenings for Children at Anoka County Fair

For the first time, Lions Club members are providing free vision screenings for children at the Anoka County Fair.Families attending the fair will find carnival rides, grandstand events, live music, food vendors and now they can visit the newest booth &am...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Allina Opens New Call Center in Coon Rapids

As Allina Health makes a move to centralize it's customer service, it proves to be a boon for Coon Rapids.

The health care company built out a new 58,000 square foot space in the city for its new Customer Experience Center.  In addition to creatin...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Kids Learn Important Lessons at Summer Safety Camp

Dozens of students entering 4th and 5th grade are better prepared for emergencies at home after completing a summer safety camp. Two full days of activities on July 16th & 17th prepared them for a wide range of emergencies, including escaping a burnin...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Target USA Cup Soccer Tournament Underway in Blaine

With 1,152 teams coming together, the largest youth soccer tournament in the western hemisphere turned 35 this year.  USA Cup Soccer got major support from a new title sponsor - Target.  The retail giant created the 'Target Village' with...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Red Cross Puts Out Plea for Blood Donations

The Red Cross is putting out an urgent call for blood donations saying there's less than a three-day supply of most blood types.Due to the 4th of July holiday, there were 450 fewer blood drives organized by businesses and other community groups last week ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Anonymous Donor Makes Makes Big Pledge for Haven for Heroes

An anonymous donor has pledged to match hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations to a local organization that helps homeless veterans.Back in April, we profiled Haven for Heroes, a non-profit organization at the old state hospital in Anoka.  ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

3M Open Wraps Up Inaugural Tournament in Blaine

The first-ever 3M Open is now history and a new golfer on the PGA Tour took the tournament by storm.20-year-old Matthew Wolff eagled the final hole on Sunday to win the 3M Open by one stroke in just his third professional start.Tens of thousands of golf f...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Perfect Weather for First 'Summer in the City' Meeting

“Summer in the City” events have returned to Coon Rapids parks. It’s an opportunity for residents to speak directly with city staff and council members while having fun outside.The first neighborhood meeting was held at River...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Miss Coon Rapids Wins Miss Minnesota Crown

Our Miss Coon Rapids has a new title following the state pageant last weekend.Kathryn Kueppers was crowned Miss Minnesota last Saturday night at the annual scholarship pageant in Eden Prairie.  More than 20 young ladies competed for the title. &a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

World's Best Golfers Heading to Blaine for 3M Open

Final preparations are underway for the inaugural 3-M Open at the TPC Twin Cities.On Thursday afternoon, we found dozens of workers busy at the golf course in Blaine setting up everything from platforms between skyboxes to scaffolding.  Also pret...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Connexus Energy Marks 'National Pollinator Week'

Connexus Energy held an event this week for its members to celebrate everything under the sun.The theme was "Bees, Butterflies and Batteries" at the solar plus battery storage project that went online last winter.  According to Connexus...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Lots of Fun at Summer Community Ed. Classes

School is out for the summer but that hasn’t stopped kids in pre-school to eighth grade from learning new skills, making friends and having fun.Anoka-Hennepin Community Education has wrapped up its first week of summer programs at Oak View Middl...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Jerry Soma Retires After 52 Years at Anoka County

Looking back isn't something Jerry Soma does often. The retiring county administrator experienced many years of growth and change within Anoka County. But closing out a career that spans five decades is cause for reflection.

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Honoring Anoka County Judge Tammi Fredrickson

Some sad news this week as we learned of the death of Anoka County judge Tammi Fredrickson, who previously served as Coon Rapids City Attorney.Fredrickson died at the age of 53 after a long battle with cancer.  CTN's Jennifer Anderson has more on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Contracts Awarded for Andover Community Center Expansion

After months and months of discussion and debate, plans for a big expansion to the Andover YMCA Community Center are moving forward.This week, the Andover City Council awarded contracts for the project which is expected to break ground in July.  ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Preparations Underway for Inaugural 3M Open in Blaine

Preparations are in full swing for the inaugural 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities the first week of July.It will be the first regular stop in Minnesota for the PGA Tour in five decades and large crowds are expected.  Tents and other facilities are ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Paulson Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

A big honor last weekend for 1996 Olympic silver medalist Brandon Paulson.  Paulson was inducted into the "National Wrestling Hall of Fame" during a special ceremony at Oklahoma State University.  Paulson was born in Coon Rapid...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Schulte Named Chair of the Anoka County Board

There's a few changes on the Anoka County Board following the appointment of board chair Rhonda Sivarajah as county administrator.   She stepped down as board chair on Tuesday and begins her new duties on June 12th.Scott Schulte, who's been vice ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mother Baby Center Opens 'Milk Depot' at Mercy Hospital

New mothers now have a local option for donating excess breast milk.  The Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital is now an official milk depot.Mercy Hospital began accepting donated breast milk from mothers one month ago.  As a milk depot,...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Community Ed. Department Offers Summer Programs for Kids

The Anoka-Hennepin Community Education Department is gearing up for a busy summer of programming for area youth.The programs are for students in preschool through eighth grade.  There's lots to choose from including sports and recreation, robotic...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Hundreds Attend Public Works Open House

The city of Coon Rapids kicked off National Public Works week with an open house Saturday, May 18. The annual event at the Department of Public Works is an opportunity to educate both adults and children about a wide range of city services.“I look at it a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

6 Coon Rapids Homes Showcased on Home Remodeling Tour

Six Coon Rapids homes opened to the public this past weekend for the annual Home Remodeling Tour.  CTN's Jennifer Anderson visited a few to find out what inspired the homeowners and their projects.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

MN United Continue Training at National Sports Center

Despite a new stadium, the Minnesota United will continue training at the National Sports Center for years to come.  Both entities made the announcement on Thursday.  The Minnesota United have a world-class locker room and training facil...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Sivarajah Named Next Anoka County Administrator

Anoka County Board chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah will become the next county administrator.  On a 4-2 vote at the Anoka County Board meeting Tuesday morning, Sivarajah was appointed to the position effective May 31.  She was one of three f...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Fallen Officers Honored During Police Week Service

Communities across the country paused to remember all law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during National Peace Officers Week. At the Anoka County Government center on May 15, fallen Anoka County officers were honored for the 23rd year.&...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Jell-O Cookoff Showcases Colorful Creations

Naked Jell-O thumb wrestling at fire station three in Blaine last Saturday kicked off the first ever Anoka County Historical Society Jell-O Cookoff.The fundraiser also tested Jell-O tossing skills and trivia.  A Jell-O historian from North Dakota...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Cleanup of Hazardous Waste to Begin at Andover Landfill

After 47 years in the ground, hazardous waste in an Andover landfill will be removed this summer. Final funding for the $22 million dollar project was secured last month.The Waste Disposal Engineering Landfill just south of Andover Boulevard and west of H...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Construction Work Ramps Up on Hanson Blvd.

Construction work is ramping up on a project that will put a bridge over the railroad tracks on Hanson Boulevard.On Thursday afternoon, we found crews working on the underground utilities along Hanson Boulevard.  They are removing the existing wa...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Firestoppers Installed in Coon Rapids Apartment Buildings

The Coon Rapids Fire  Department took steps this week to prevent kitchen fires in some local apartment buildings without sprinklers.Fire inspector Robert Erickson installed the stovetop firestoppers in all 192 kitchens at Heritage Heights Apartme...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Passing Train Sparks Several Grass Fires

A spark from a passing train is believed to have ignited several grass fires in the area Tuesday afternoon.The flames were first reported around 3:20 p.m. near 85th Avenue and the railroad tracks.  Moments later another fire was reported in the a...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

High School Graduation Rates Hit Record High

High school graduation rates hit a record high last year in Minnesota.83.2% of the Class of 2018 graduated across the state.  In the Anoka-Hennepin School District, 86.6% of high school seniors graduated, up more than three percent from the previ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Families Celebrate 'Gift of Life' at Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital hosted a special ceremony this week to celebrate the "Gift of Life."Dozens of people gathered Thursday night to honor family members who died last year and donated their organs, tissue and eyes to others in need.  Their n...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Session Teaches Parents About the Dangers of Teen Vaping

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is working to reverse a dangerous trend, teens using electronic cigarettes.The district’s director of student services says “vaping” by youth has increased more than 50% in the last three ye...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

District 11 Holding Information Session on Teen Vaping

There's a growing problem parents need to be aware of: teen vaping.  According to the FDA, vaping among high schoolers has increased 78 percent in just the last year alone.Parents are invited to learn more about the problem at an informational ev...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Despite Snow, Some Thinking About Gardening Season

A few days before an April snowstorm blanketed Coon Rapids in snow, close to 150 people were learning how to prepare for the growing season.The 13th annual Home Landscaping and Garden Fair returned to the Bunker Hills Activity Center on April 6th with mor...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

DECA Members Hold Kickball Marathon at CRHS

A group of 20 Coon Rapids High School students working to attend out of state leadership events have a story to tell for the rest of their lives.For 24 hours straight, students with DECA played a continuous game of kickball.  The game kicked off ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Rescuers Honored for Saving Life of Coon Rapids Man

The rescuers involved in saving the life of a Coon Rapids man were honored this week.They received certificates of appreciation during Tuesday night's City Council Meeting and also posed for a photo with the 32-year-old man they saved back in December. &a...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Internal Search Planned for County Administrator Position

The Anoka County Board has come to a consensus on how to go about replacing the county administrator who's retiring next month.  In a work session Tuesday, members agreed to post the top job internally, leaving it open to current and some former ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Distracted Driving Crackdown April 8-30

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up enforcement of distracted driving in the coming weeks.  The official crackdown starts April 8 and continues until the end of the month.  Officers will be working overtime look...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Debate Over Hiring Process for New County Administrator

A debate over the process of appointing a new county administrator spilled over into the Anoka County Board Meeting this week.Members of the public turned out to watch to Board vote on several resolutions for the county administrator position.  C...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Students Take Part in Manufacturing Career Intent Signing Day

For the third straight year, the Anoka Technical College hosted a "manufacturing career intent signing day" this week.The Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce joined with industry partners and the Anoka Technical College to promote careers in the manu...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Meals on Wheels a Lifeline for Local Seniors

For the past four decades, Meals on Wheels in Coon Rapids has been the answer for those needing a warm healthy meal delivered to their door.“The bulk of our population are elderly who just need help doing things but we do have a handful of young...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Amtrak Declares Interest in NLX Passenger Rail Project

Amtrak publicly declared interest this week in developing a passenger rail line between the Twin Cities and the north shore.  During a news conference in Duluth on Monday, a vice president with Amtrak said the company planned to work with local o...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Open House Set for Hwy. 65 Transportation Study

An open house is set for a study underway of the Highway 65 corridor from Spring Lake Park to Ham Lake.  It will take place Monday, March 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the National Sports Center.  Those in attendance will learn about the study and...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Phil Mickelson Commits to 3M Open

Big news this week from the PGA Tour.  Golfing great Phil Mickelson has officially committed to playing the 3M Open in Blaine this summer.  He's the fourth player currently among the top 20 in the world rankings to commit to the tourname...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Transportation Funding Debate Comes to the North Metro

A House legislative committee traveled to Blaine this week as local lawmakers and public officials made the case to direct more transportation funding to high-traffic roads in the north metro.The House Transportation Finance and Policy Division listened t...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Makeup Day Added to School Calendar

It's not the news many students wanted to hear but their spring break is being shortened thanks to Mother Nature.  District 11 students were scheduled to get seven days off of school this month.  But the school board has added back March...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

District 11 Assoc. Superintendent Leaving for New Job

A member of the Anoka-Hennepin Schools leadership team is leaving District 11 for a new job.  Cory McIntyre has been named the new superintendent of Osseo Area Schools.  McIntyre currently serves Anoka-Hennepin as the associate superinte...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Hundreds Take the Plunge in Crooked Lake

Hundreds of people took a leap into the icy waters of Crooked Lake February 23rd -all in support of special Olympic Minnesota.For the eight year, the Polar Plunge returned to Coon Rapids, raising close to $150,000 for more than 8,000 athletes in Minnesota...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

You're Hired: District 11 Hosts Job Fair

The Anoka-Hennepin School District has  lots of jobs available and they're looking to hire you.District 11 held a job fair on Tuesday for a number of year-round, operational positions.  There are job openings in technology for para-educa...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Mad Hatter Owners Purchasing Historic Home in Anoka

A historic home in the city of Anoka is set to get new owners.Currently, the owners of the Mad Hatter restaurant and tea house lease the property from the city.  But this week, the Anoka City Council approved a purchase agreement for the sale of ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Northstar Ridership Down 1% in 2018

The Metropolitan Council released transit ridership data this week and it shows a slight drop in rides on the Northstar Commuter Rail line last year.  In 2018, there were more than 787,000 rides on Northstar trains which is a one percent decrease...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Village 10 Chipotle Opening February 20

It's the news some people have been waiting to hear for months now.  This week, company officials announced that the new Chipotle in Village 10 will open to the public on February 20.  The new restaurant will be open daily from 10:45 a.m...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Anoka County Polar Plunge Happening February 23

We're now just a week away from seeing hundreds of brave souls plunge into Crooked Lake for a good cause.  The eighth annual "Anoka County Polar Plunge" will be held Saturday, February 23rd at 1 p.m.  So far, about $67,000 has ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Students Stage 'Little Shop of Horrors' at ARCC

A sci-fi musical hits the stage at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this weekend with a 1960s musical score.The stage production of "Little Shop of Horrors" debuts tonight with the first of five shows.  It's a dark comedy with high-energy...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Fat Tire Biking Comes to Anoka County Parks

In the past, exploring local parks in the winter meant strapping on snow shoes or a pair of skis, now there’s another option: fat tire biking. Anoka County Parks is working to introduce more people to the sport through a class on basic riding sk...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Winter Clothing Donations Needed

While people dig out from the heavy snow this week, a local food shelf is asking for help. ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka is in need of winter clothing donations.ACBC serves approximately 30-35,000 people each year. Between the polar vortex and the winter storm...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

School Hours Changing for Some Elementary Schools in 2019-20

Due to changing boundaries, 11 Anoka-Hennepin elementary schools will be getting new hours in the fall.  Here in Coon Rapids, four elementary schools are affected.  Eisenhower will start 35 minutes later, Hoover will start 25 minutes lat...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Snowflake Days Medallion Found Near Water Treatment Plant

The hunt for the elusive Snowflake Days medallion is over after 14 clues were given out.Early Friday morning, a photo was posted on the Snowflake Days website showing the winners with the medallion.  It was found near the water plant across from ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Coon Rapids Middle School Hosts Community Wellness Day

The 11th annual Community Wellness Day returned to Coon Rapids Middle School January 26 offering free classes and information on how to improve your health.Anoka-Hennepin Schools Community Education wants the community to be able to see the resources avai...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Zac Brown Band Performing at 3M Open

A big announcement this week from organizers of the 3M Open, the new PGA Tour event that's replacing the 3M Championship in Blaine.  The Grammy award winning rock group Zac Brown Band will be performing a live concert at the National Sports Cente...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Students Get Sobering Lesson from Recovering Addicts

Students at Coon Rapids High School are learning the dangers of drug and alcohol from peers close to their own age. A substance use and prevention program called “Know the Truth” brings real life stories of addiction to the classroom.&...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Allina Health Implements Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu

As we head into peak flu season, Allina is taking precautions to protect patients and staff members.  This week, the health care system implemented visitor restrictions at more than a dozen facilities including Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and t...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Demolition Ceremony Marks Start of New Allina Customer Experience Center

Allina executives and local leaders helped kick off construction of a new Customer Experience Center in Coon Rapids this morning.  Allina Health is remodeling a 58,000 square foot building in the Evergreen Business Park.  The center, whi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Eisenhower Elementary Launching Gifted Learners Program

A new school within a school program will launch this fall in Coon Rapids.  Eisenhower Elementary will open a new gifted learners program for students in grades three through five.  It will serve students who test in the top one to two p...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

The 'Donut Boy' Arrives in Coon Rapids

With a “ready, set, go!” A doughnut-eating contest ensued inside the Coon Rapids Police Department pitting Coon Rapids police officer Bryan Platz against "the donut boy." Eleven-year-old Florida-native, Tyler Carach,...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Mayor, Council Members Sworn in for New Terms

The City Council met for its first meeting of the New Year this week.  And following an election year, there was some official business to take care of right away.Jerry Koch was sworn in for his second term as mayor on Monday night.  He ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Mandy Meisner Takes Seat on Anoka County Board

Mandy Meisner was sworn in as the new District Four representative.  She replaces longtime commissioner Jim Kordiak who retired last month.  Meisner is the first person of color elected to the Anoka County Board.  She won nearly...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

No Rate Increase for Connexus Energy Customers

Good news in the new year for Connexus Energy customers.  The electric co-op won't be raising rates in 2019.  It's the second straight year Connexus Energy has held electric rates steady.  The co-op says new initiatives are help...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Local Lawmaker Becomes House Speaker

As the Minnesota House of Representatives chose Melissa Hortman to be the new speaker of the House this week, voices of mothers rang through the State Capitol.A sea of red-shirted moms chanted and toted signs demanding gun control outside the chamber. And...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Upcoming Open Houses on School Math, Health Materials

District 11 is looking for your input on new classroom materials for elementary math.  An open house is planned on Tuesday, January 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Educational Service Center in Anoka.  Those in attendance will get an opportunity...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

The Potent Drugs Behind the Opioid Epidemic

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office responds to a drug overdose case nearly every day. A string of those overdoses proved deadly in the final weeks of 2018. From December 16 through December 27, five deaths in Anoka County were suspected heroin overdoses.&a...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Couple Weds at Feed My Starving Children

New Year's Eve weddings aren't uncommon but a Twin Cities couple chose a unique location to exchange their vows.Chara Juneau and Adam Claude tied the knot at the Coon Rapids Feed My Starving Children location on the final day of 2018.  It's a pla...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Fire Damages Coon Rapids Home on New Year's Eve

A fire on the final day of 2018 caused extensive damage to a Coon Rapids home.The flames broke out around 9:45 a.m. on New Year's Eve at this home on the 11500 block of Olive Street.  Fire crews arrived to find flames visible from the back of the...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

School Board Adopts 2019 Property Tax Levy

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board adopted the 2019 property tax levy this week.The tax levy for 2019 has been set at $113,694,786 which is a 5.03% percent increase from this year's levy.  School officials say if your home's value went up four-and-a...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

End-of-Year Fundraising Push for Hope4Youth

Hundreds of volunteers are thawing out after spending last week
“Out in the Cold 4 Youth.”250 people took turns sitting outside during a five day event to remind people that thousands of homeless kids are out in the cold this winter.$110 thousand was rai...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Holiday Dinner Theater Returns to Bunker Hills

The Bunker Hills Event Center is hosting a dinner theater show  the weekend before and after Christmas."Snowed In - A Holiday Celebration of Song" was written by Minneapolis theater veteran Josh Campbell.  The story is about a ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Anoka County Fairgrounds Decked Out in Holiday Lights

As Christmas approaches Santa is still checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice.Mr. and Mrs. Claus visited the Anoka County Fairgrounds December 7th, 8th & 9th where they were met by hundreds of children with their own lists in ha...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks His Rescuers

A Coon Rapids man who survived sudden cardiac arrest thanked his rescuers this week."I just, I feel blessed to still be a dad and still be a husband because of your help so thank you very much," says Eric LingbeekEric Lingbeek and his family spo...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Schulte Elected President of Association of Minn. Counties

Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte will be wearing another hat next year.  Over the weekend, Schulte was elected president of the Association of Minnesota Counties at the organization's annual conference in Bloomington.  As presiden...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Out in the Cold 4 Youth

In the most frigid months of the year, a local non-profit wants you to think about those who are out in the cold... particularly young people. Volunteers with Hope4Youth are braving the cold temps this week to raise money for homeless youth.Becky Kirch is...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Northstar Offering Free Holiday Train on December 15

You can take a free ride on a Northstar train to the historic Union Depot in St. Paul on Saturday, December 15. The holiday train will pickup at the Coon Rapids station at 5:05 p.m. and return to Coon Rapids at 8:55 p.m.  At the Union Depot, you ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Tree Lighting Ushers in Holiday Season in Anoka

Historic Downtown Anoka is now on Santa’s radar.  Thousands of people gathered last weekend for the annual tree lighting ceremony.More than seven thousand lights, donated by Dave and Donna Smith, lit up the tree.  It was select...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Remembering a Humanitarian and Business Leader

Forty days after she celebrated her 100th birthday, Coon Rapids businesswoman and humanitarian, Margaret Tjosvold, passed away November 24th. Her daughter and partner in business, Mary Tjosvold, was by her mom's side during those final moments.“...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

All Lanes of Traffic Reopen on Hanson Blvd.

Good news for drivers who use Hanson Boulevard.  This week, the roadway returned to its normal four lane configuration.  For much of the year, Hanson has been down to a single lane in each direction between 111th Avenue and Coon Rapids B...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

New Indoor Self-Storage Facility Approved

Coon Rapids is poised to get a new indoor self-storage facility.Last week, the City Council approved a zone change and site plan for E & R Investments to construct a 100,000 square foot facility at the corner of 101st Avenue and Foley Boulevard next t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

ALDI Remodels Northdale Blvd. Store

The ALDI store on Northdale Boulevard recently celebrated its grand reopening.  The remodel includes more refrigeration space to allow ALDI to increase its fresh food selection by 40 percent and add more grab-and-go foods for customers.  ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Local Businesses Take Part in 'Small Business Saturday'

Towns and cities across the country encouraged its residents to explore and shop local businesses on November 24th. A nationwide shopping holiday called “Small Business Saturday” had stores on Anoka’s main street crowded with...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Wave Pool Study Underway to Determine its Future

A consultant has been hired to determine long-term structural and mechanical needs at Bunker Beach.The Anoka County Parks Department recently awarded a professional services contract to a firm in St. Louis, Missouri for just under $50,000.  The s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Coon Rapids Fire Department Gets $5,000 Donation

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the season of giving started early for one Ramsey-based company.Employees from 24Restore and 1-800-BoardUp went on a shopping spree at the Coburns in Ramsey on Wednesday.  Turkeys were at the top of the li...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Two Coon Rapids Students Honored with Unique Trip

Two standout students at Coon Rapids High School have new-found inspiration to carry them through the year. The school's Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering promotes careers in medicine and other STEM-related fields.  It makes students...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

NSC Hosts 'Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo'

It's certainly been feeling more like winter the last few weeks and before you know it anglers will be hitting Minnesota lakes for a little ice fishing.This weekend, the National Sports Center is hosting the annual Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo presented by...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Riverfront Memorial Park Dedication on Veterans Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918 the First World War came to an end. The 100 year anniversary was marked with somber ceremonies around the world and right here in Minnesota.Veterans were honored at the new Riverfront Memorial Park...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Local Teen Suffers a Rare Stroke

At first, Ellie Biggins thought her boyfriend was joking when he collapsed at her home last Monday afternoon.“His face was completely drooped on one side and up on the other,” said Ellie.Cole Fossland was confused but laughing, the lef...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

All 3 Incumbents Returning to Coon Rapids City Council

A big turnout for a mid-term Election this week with 74 percent of registered voters in Coon Rapids casting a ballot.  About 22 percent did it by absentee.All three incumbents are returning to the city council as they didn't face any challengers....

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Lions Club Donates More than $50,000 for Park Improvement Project

A big donation this week for a park improvement project set to begin next year.The Coon Rapids Lions Club presented a $50,000 donation at Wednesday night's City Council Meeting.  They also gave a second check totaling $6,000 to purchase four new ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

New Playground Coming to Towerview Park

Another park in the city will also see improvements next year.  On Wednesday night, the City Council approved the purchase of playground equipment for Towerview Park which is located near the water tower off Crooked Lake Boulevard.  The ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

New Member Elected to Anoka County Board, 2 Incumbents Returning

There will be a new face on the Anoka County Board next year.In District Four, Mandy Meisner won that seat with 11,082 votes.  Sean Broom received 5,871 votes.  Meisner will replace Jim Kordiak who didn't seek re-election.  In D...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Rep. Melissa Hortman to Become Speaker of the House

Tuesday's Election will result in a shift of power at the State Capitol.  DFLers will take control of the Minnesota House next year and late this week it was announced that Melissa Hortman will take over as Speaker of the House.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Free Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Returning in Mid-November

Recycling has gotten easier over the years, but do you know what can and can’t be recycled? The Coon Rapids Recycling Center wants you to know you can still save on your trash bill by recycling, despite a changing global marketplace.“W...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Bid Awarded for Final Phase of Sand Bunker Improvements

A contract was awarded this week for the final phase of bunker renovations at the golf course.  Hartman Companies, Inc. submitted the low bid of $314,000 for the project.  The last phase of the project involves the west nine holes of the...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Early Voting Turnout is Up

Like thousands of their Coon Rapids neighbors, Anthony and Sharon Miltich are taking advantage of the chance to vote before Election Day.“The circumstances we're living in today feel more extreme than any period – and I lived through t...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

'Nearly Naked Ruck March' Raises Money for Veterans

Close to 200 people marched through Bunker Hills Regional Park October 27th wearing little more than shorts or long underwear. The Nearly Naked Ruck March is a day of fun focused on supporting military veterans through the difficult transition to civilian...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

ARCC Theater Students Staging 'Almost, Maine!'

Theater students at Anoka Ramsey Community College are taking the stage for their fall production.Students are performing the romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" which is set in a town so far north it's almost in Canada.  There are eight vi...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Andover Exploring Possible Expansion of Community Center

The Andover City Council could soon decide whether or not to put a referendum to voters for an expansion to the city's community center.The council recently voted to move forward with an expansion of the Andover Community Center which could cost up to $19...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Large Turnout at Port Riverwalk Open House

It's been nearly 20 years in the making, but Coon Rapids now has a purchase agreement for one of the largest redevelopment areas in the city. Curious residents filled an open house this week to learn more about the 35-acre site.Labeled Port Riverwalk near...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Riverdale Apartment Project Officially Underway

Work is officially underway at the site of the newest apartment project in Coon Rapids.  On Thursday afternoon, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Riverdale Station Flats, which includes the construction of a four-story, 184 unit market-r...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Early Voting for General Election Ramping Up

With just over a week to go until the mid-term elections, early voting is picking up.  So far at the Coon Rapids City Center, more than 1,200 people have cast absentee ballots in person.  Starting Tuesday, October 30, citizens who vote e...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Connexus Energy Showcases New Solar Energy Project

A celebration of the sun took place in the city of Ramsey this week.On Thursday, Connexus Energy and its partners marked one of the first energy projects in the country to use batteries combined with a solar array to manage peak demand.It was a connection...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

District 11 Names Two New Elementary Schools

District 11's two new elementary schools under construction now have names.  On Monday night, the School Board approved the names for the new schools.  The school in Blaine will be called Sunrise Elementary and the school in Ramsey will ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

City of Anoka Scaring Up Halloween Fun

More than 20 Halloween themed events have been taking place in Anoka in October. For the past 98 years, the city has been host to hauntingly fun entertainment as it defends its title of “Halloween Capital of the World.”

“A you...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Fire Destroys Coon Rapids Home

The investigation continues into a fire over the weekend that destroyed the home of a man and woman who had just moved in.The flames broke out around 11:20 a.m. Sunday at this home on the 3600 block of 124th Circle.  Fire crews arrived to find he...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Fire Stations Open Doors to the Public

All three Coon Rapids fire stations opened to the public Saturday October 13, wrapping up a week of fire prevention education at local elementary schools.“We just think it’s a good opportunity to invite people to come to the fire stati...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Traffic Signal Recommended Near Menards/Costco Entrance

Relief could be coming from the congestion on Northdale Boulevard near the entrance to Menards and Costco.The City Council met in a work session this week to see the results and recommendations following a traffic study of the Riverdale area.  Th...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Local Authors Showcased at Anoka County Library

For the third year, the Anoka County Library is connecting Local authors with readers. The Northtown Library was host to 22 authors on October 6, including keynote speakers Sarah Stonich and Michael Kleber-Diggs.“This isn’t just for th...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Renovation Work Officially Underway at CRHS

If you've driven past Coon Rapids High School in the last few weeks, you've likely noticed construction on the building is underway.  And on Tuesday night, District 11 leaders made it official.Members of the Coon Rapids City Council joined the An...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Raising Cane's Opens New Restaurant in Coon Rapids

There's a new restaurant in town.  Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers officially opened its doors for business on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  People lined up for their shot at free Cane's for a year, 20 lucky winners were drawn....

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Contract Awarded for Riverwind Building Project

Renovations to the Riverwind Community Building are one step closer to reality.On Tuesday evening, the City Council awarded the contract for the building package to nearly a dozen different contractors. Proposed improvements include the addition of air co...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Hundreds Walk to Support Victims of Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and kicking it off September 29 was HopeFest.The annual walk, formerly known as the Walk for Hope, supports Alexandra House and the many services it provides to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Its Exec...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

School Board Receives Results of Community Survey

District 11 has released the results of this year's community survey conducted by The Morris Letterman Company.  32 percent of those polled rate the quality of education as excellent, up one percent from last year.  The state average is ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

ARCC Opens Food Shelf for Students

A new resource for students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College made its debut on campus this week.The Campus Cupboard is a free food pantry where students can get up to 12 items per visit.  It will be open twice a month throughout the semester. &a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Construction to Begin on Riverdale Station Apartments

Construction could start as soon as next week 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 a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Anoka-Hennepin Approves School Boundary Changes

Morris Bye Elementary is a school building with room to grow.The elementary school in Coon Rapids is currently under capacity, but about 125 new students will be assigned to the school next fall. Shifting additional students to Morrie Bye will better util...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

'Nerf Battle' Helps in the Fight Against Bullying

A Minnesota based non-profit is fighting bullying with blaster battles."Project My Neighborhood" uses Nerf Battles to bring children and adults together for a day of fun and bullying prevention. More than a thousand participants fired their Nerf...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Cardinals Mark Homecoming Week at CRHS

It's homecoming week at Coon Rapids High School and that means the crowning of a new king and queen.Andrew Truong and Destini Artis were crowned homecoming king and queen during an all-school assembly on Tuesday morning.  Both are seniors and rep...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Apartment Project Proposed in Port Evergreen

A Saint Paul based developer is pitching a plan to construct a large apartment building in the southern part of Coon Rapids.This week, the City Council met in a work session to learn more about the project which would involve the construction of a four-st...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Coon Rapids Police Launch New Community Watch Team

On Greg Oltmanns’ street, his neighbors know someone is always watching.  Oltmanns remembers the day he saw a car tear through his Coon Rapids neighborhood. The black sedan blew through the stop sign on his corner of 110th Aven...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

CRPD Applying for Federal Grant Money

The police department is seeking another grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  The department is eligible for a grant in the amount of just over $12,000 for items that have not been budgeted.  The police department plans to purchas...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Constitution Comes to Life at ARCC

Students in an American Government class used improv to shake up their learning this week.On Monday, the U.S. Constitution came to life for students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.  Monday marked the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Con...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Honoring Those Who Protect and Serve

The Law Enforcement Appreciation Event returned to Coon Rapids for the 4th year. It began in 2015 when a local law enforcement family sought out a way to show community support for police officers in the face of anti-police attitudes.“&helli...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Latest Business News

Business and Development News

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids:

  • Interior remodeling work is underway in a portion of Coon Rapids Middle School, 11600 Raven St. 
  • Mercy Hospital is expanding its Helipad area for its helicopters to land on at 4050 Coon ...
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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Smart Apartments Coming to Riverdale

Construction at the Riverdale Flats

Construction continues on the new transit-oriented apartment development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. This new development, known as Riverdale Station, includes two buildings - “Nova," a 71-unit mixed-income building ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Latest Economic Report

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it's second quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available. The report covers development, employment and housing activity, and shows steady improvement in many ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Highway Construction to Improve Mobility

Traffic on a Coon Rapids Highway

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on several projects that will enhance the region’s transportation access in the coming years.

  • 35W MnPASS ExpansionThis project involves adding MnPASS lanes and auxiliary lanes to a 12-mile stretch of In...
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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Cullens Ice Cream

Chad and Lisa Cullen - Business owners of Cullens Ice Cream

Take a walk or ride your bike to Cullens Ice Cream shop on Hanson Boulevard, and you’ll find a retro-style ice cream parlor featuring a variety of sweet treats to tame any craving. The shop features 32 flavors of hand scooped ice cream, malts, shakes, sun...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Allina Opens New Call Center in Coon Rapids

Photo of new Allina Call Center

As Allina Health makes a move to centralize it's customer service, it proves to be a boon for Coon Rapids.

The health care company built out a new 58,000 square foot space in the city for its new Customer Experience Center.  In addition to creatin...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Council Meeting

Business Council

Are you a business owner in Coon Rapids? Come to the next Coon Rapids Business Council meeting.

Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 – 9 a.m.Bunker Hills Event Center, 12800 Bunker Prairie RoadClubhouse East Ballroom

Learn about business topics and initiatives in Coon ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

New Industrial Development Underway

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Several industrial development projects are underway in Coon Rapids.

  • JSN Properties has begun site work and received building permits for a new 85,000 square foot multi-tenant office/warehouse building along Highway 10, adjacent to the USF Holland freight ...
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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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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Business Spotlight - The Healthy Boulevard

Shake at the Healthy Boulevard

Theresa Theis, owner of The Healthy Boulevard, believed her health was worth more than her six figure income. The last months of her 17-year corporate position brought enough stress that Theis eventually recognized she was neglecting herself. Her health a...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Latest Business News

Business and Development News

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids.

»» Allina Health is continuing to build its Customer Experience Center, located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd. The new location will centralize all Allina Health call centers into one location, employi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Slip's Sharpening

Business Spotlight featuring Slip's Sharpening

Slip’s Sharpening Bob (Slip) and Judy Hall are the proud owners of Slip’s Sharpening – offering sharpening services to veterinarians, hair stylists, dog grooming facilities, and other businesses in need of a sharp blade. Decades ago, Bob originally opened...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Riverdale Apartments Meetings

Riverdale Station Flats

Construction is currently underway on a new transit-oriented apartment development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. This new development, known as Riverdale Station, will include two buildings - “Nova”, a 71-unit mixed-income ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Port Evergreen Apartment Project

Rendering of Port Evergreen

St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities proposes a 184-unit workforce apartment project near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive. The project will include several amenities, including an outdoor patio with fire pit, bocce ball court, fitness center, tot lot, do...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Free Business Consultations

Open To Business

The Open to Business program offers FREE consultations to anyone in Anoka County who is interested in starting a business or currently owns a business.This service is perfect for those looking to:

  • Open a business
  • Discuss financing options
  • Develop marketing s...
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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Resources Available for Business Financing

Financial Resources for Businesses

The City of Coon Rapids offers a variety of financing options for projects that help achieve its development goals.These resources are administered both by the City and outside resources, including the Central Minnesota Development Company (CMDC), which i...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Allina's Builds New Customer Center

Allina Health

Allina Health selected Coon Rapids for the site of its new Customer Experience Center. Expected to open in mid-2019, the building will centralize Allina Health call centers and integrate phone and digital capabilities into one location. A dedicated Custom...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 11, 2019

Ice Center Competition Champions

2020 State-TCFSA Open Competitiors (2)

Congratulations to the skaters who competed in the 2020 Minnesota State Championships and the Twin Cities Figure Skating Association Championship. The 2020 Minnesota State Championships took place August 15-17, 2019 at the Bloomington Ice Garden. Over 160...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Farmers Market...at the Ice Center

Farmers Market

Season begins July 10 - every Wed. 3-6 p.m. Shop for produce, honey, jams and baked goods from local vendors.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

For all ages to learn the basics of ice skating.

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Back-to-School Skate

Back-to-School Skate Graphic

Join us on Sunday, September 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ice Center located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. for an evening of open skate.

Concessions, skate rental and skate sharpening available for purchase throughout the evening. Lights are dimmed and the musi...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

Have you ever wondered how many calls the Coon Rapids Police Department responds to each year? Or what are some of the department's goals? Read about these items and more in the 2018 Police Department Annual Report. The report can be found on the website ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Update to the 6/21 Attempted Abduction/Assault Case

6/24/2019

Update to the 6/21 Attempted Abduction/Assault Case

We want to update the community regarding last Friday’s attempted abduction incident. Right now we are following up on the 100+ leads that have come in over the weekend.

We have a few pr...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Public Assistance Needed to Identify Suspect in Attempted Abduction

Please read the following news release about an incident that occurred today in Coon Rapids.

News Release 6-21-19

Suspect Description

Map Location of Incident

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

New Animal Impound Facility

As of January 1, any stray animals picked up by our Community Service Officers will be taken to the Animal Humane Society, located at 1411 Main Street NW, Coon Rapids. Owners have five days to claim stray animals and are responsible for fees and costs rel...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

23 Graduate from Police Citizens Academy

Police

Congratulations to 23 members of the Police Citizens Academy, who graduated from the class in November. Members spent eight weeks learning about different aspects of the police department. From learning about firearms and defensive tactics, to understandi...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Coon Rapids Police Launch New Community Watch Team

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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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