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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Snow Update: Nov. 29-30

Snowplow Updates

Coon Rapids snowplow crews have been out all day clearing main and secondary roads on Tuesday, Nov. 29. A full plow of the city (all streets, curb-to-curb) will start on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 3 a.m. Please help by keeping vehicles out of the streets until...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Enter the Contest Today!

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2023 Holiday Lighting Contest Now Open

The City of Coon Rapids is accepting entries for the 2022 Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission.

Coon Rapids residents are encouraged to participate and win one of four cash prizes in tw...

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Posted on: November 19, 2022

Saturday, Dec. 3

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The Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival returns for a second year and it promises free fun for the whole family! The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3:30-6 p.m. at Boulevard Plaza, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. Enjoy hot cocoa, bonfir...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Applications Now Being Accepted

Join a Commission

Looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community? The City is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on its various volunteer advisory commissions. There are more than a half dozen commissions that meet on a regular b...

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Posted on: November 6, 2022

Essay Contest for Students!

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What would our cities look like if kids were in charge? The 'Mayor for a Day' essay contest, sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, aims to find out!The essay contest is open to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students across the sta...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Bring Donations to City Hall

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Coon Rapids City Hall is a collection spot for anyone looking to make a holiday donation. Help spread generosity and cheer to individuals and families in need. The City will accept toys, coats and winter gear, food and personal care items to donate to fou...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Tickets Now on Sale!

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Tickets are now on sale for the annual Winter Concert Series which runs from Jaunuary - April. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Yo...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 15 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation for DECA Week.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation declaring Nov. 26 as "Small Business Saturday" in Coon Rapids.
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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Themed Skating Events

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Enjoy an evening of skating at one of our themed skating events at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Concessions, skate rentals and skate sharpening available for purchase throughout the evening.

Adults $5, seniors 55+ and students ages 6-18 $4 each. 5 ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

General Election Results

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There will be two new faces on the Coon Rapids City Council in 2023. Incumbent Mayor Jerry Koch won a third term on Tuesday night. Sean Novack won the Ward 3 race and Brian Armstrong took the Ward 5 seat.Mayoral ResultsJerry Koch...14,179 votes (63.25%)Sh...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect

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The winter parking ban is in effect from Nov. 1 through April 1. No parking is allowed on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Parking is also prohibited on public streets when there is an expected snow accumulation of 3 inches or more, or until the street has...

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Posted on: November 5, 2022

85th Ave. and Evergreen Blvd. Improvements

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The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Springbrook Nature Center to learn about and provide community feedback on transportation improvements to 85th Avenue (CR 132) at Evergreen Boulevard. The reconstruction of t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 1 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 meeting:

  • Conducted a CRPD promotional ceremony for Captain Adam Jacobson, Sergeant Interna Kim, and Sergeant Dan Freiberg.
  • Accepted the third quarter financial report....
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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Street Sweeping/Brown Water Alert

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Fall street sweeping is beginning to ramp up and will continue until mid-November. Please help crews complete the clean up by keeping waste bins, basketball hoops and other items behind the curb and OUT of the street. Also remember, it is against City Cod...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Hwy. 610 Interchange Project

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Join us for the next open house to review the preferred design for the Highway 610 and East River Road interchange project. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Headstart-ACCAP Building, 9574 Foley Boulevard. Stop in when it'...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Expansion Project Underway!

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Construction at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center begins Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Recycling Center is expected to remain open during construction, but please be prepared for significant changes to the facility layout as work progresses.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a Class A On Sale and Sunday Liquor License for Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant, 12759 Riverdale Blvd.
  • Adopted an ordinance establishing lic...
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Upcoming Senior Activities

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The latest senior newsletter is hot off the presses! With the cold weather and the upcoming holidays, there are tons of fun things to keep you busy. Find out about trips, holiday parties, events, classes and more! Be one of the first to sign up for upcomi...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Safe Routes to School Grant

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The trek to school for students at Coon Rapids High School should be a safer one by the start of the 2023-2024 school year.A planned safety improvement project next summer includes relocation of the main crosswalk in front of the school further to the eas...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Stepping Up Sustainability

Minnesota GreenStep Cities - Step 5 Achieved!

We’re stepping it up in Coon Rapids! The City is proud to announce it has achieved Step 5 in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. This is the top recognition available for taking more than 95 sustainable actions to reduce energy, cut costs an...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Become a Recycling Ambassador!

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Become a recycling ambassador! Join fellow recycling enthusiasts to learn from industry experts and have the chance to reduce waste in Anoka County.The next virtual class starts on Oct. 11 and runs every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. through Nov. 15. Cla...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 4 Meeting

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Proposed 2023 City Budget

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The Coon Rapids City Council has adopted the preliminary tax levy for 2023. The preliminary tax levy for next year has been set at $33.3 million, which is a 7.5% increase from the 2022 tax levy. While it can't be increased, the tax levy can be de...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fall Hours Begin at Recycling Center

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As the calendar switches to October, new hours are now in effect at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center.The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April, and is located at 1827 111th Avenue. All Anoka County residents a...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Congratulations Winners!

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2022 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Together Again.

Here are the winning photos, selected by the arts commis...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that harms ash trees. It was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in 2009 and made its way to Coon Rapids by 2017. The pest won’t be going away anytime soon.So far in 2022, City Forester Tommy Schibill...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved the waiver of a fireworks display license fee for the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting a DWI grant from th...
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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Solar Energy for Your Home

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Thinking about going solar? Grow Solar Twin Cities is a great way to reduce your energy bills, support the local economy, and help create a healthier environment. The City of Coon Rapids is co-sponsoring this solar group buy program. The program is open f...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Check Your Oak Trees

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Oak trees stressed by recent drought have been showing symptoms of infestation by twolined chestnut borer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Trees stressed and weakened by drought are especially vulnerable, while healthy tr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Playgrounds Coming to Two Parks

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Improvements are coming to two local parks in Coon Rapids.The old play structures at Wildwood Park, 2005 131st Avenue, and Riverdale Park, 3356 131st Lane, will be torn down the week of September 12. Then, the week of September 19, new play struc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Recreation Guide Available

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Looking for fun activities this fall and winter? Look no further than the latest edition of the Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. Activities include flag football for kids and introduction to pickleball for adults. There's activities for se...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair

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Bring your pet to the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Park, 2420 105th Avenue. Participate in a pet parade, pet/owner costume contest, kids games and more fun events! Browse dozens of vendor booths...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Jason Harbinson who was promoted from a paid, on-call firefighter to a career firefighter.
  • Mayor Koch adm...
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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Take the Survey!

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The City is exploring future renovation options for Al Flynn Park, one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Located at 1351 100th Lane, the 40 acre park includes the clay hole and extends west to Fire Station #1. The park is scheduled for renovati...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Fall Newsletter Hits Local Mailboxes

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The fall edition of the Coon Rapids Connection is arriving in mailboxes across the city. The newsletter is filled with the latest news and information around Coon Rapids as well as business and development updates. The police and fire departments also hav...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Dog Park Closed

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The Bunker Hills Dog Park is closed until further notice due to a construction project. The parking lot entrance is blocked, and the gates and fences have been taken down in anticipation of construction, which is expected to start on Monday, September 12....

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Enter the 2022 Photo Contest

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The Coon Rapids Photography Contest is back for 2022. Open to all amateur photographers, this contest provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community!This year’s theme is Together Again. The contest begins June 1 and ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2021 is available and full of interesting information about the department. Ever wanted to know how much crime occurs in Coon Rapids and what the most frequent crimes are? Curious about how many police o...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Energy Efficiency Rebates

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Discounted Home Energy Audits

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 meeting:

  • Received the mid-year gambling expenditure report.
  • Ordered preparation of feasibility report and plans for street reconstruction in 2023.
  • Accepted plans and s...
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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Emergency Vehicle Preemption System

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Most drivers have seen them, the little white lights that sometimes flash above a traffic light… but how do they really work?That white light on top of a stoplight is an indicator for the Emergency Vehicle Preemption system. The device helps to...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Monday, Aug. 1 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a temporary on-sale liquor license for the annaul Military Softball Tournament at Sand Creek Park (September 9, 10 & 11).
  • Approved the final plat ...
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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Promote Your Non-Profit Event

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The City of Coon Rapids is pleased to offer community organizations the opportunity to publicize events and activities on the community calendar portion of our website.Announcements must be for non-profit purposes only, not for commercial use. The announc...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Tuesday, July 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 19, 2022 meeting:

  • Awarded a contract for replacement of the roofs on the east and west water treatment plants.
  • Awarded the sale of $20,130,000 in General Obligation Bonds.
  • Adopted a res...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Virtual Home Remodeling Tour

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Go inside the 2022 Home Remodeling Tour from your computer or mobile device! Instead of walking through remodeled homes, this year we are bringing a video tour to you.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Tuesday, July 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 5, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administred the oath of office to new police chief John Stahnke.
  • Held a public hearing on a US Department of Justice grant application for the police ...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Election Judges Needed

Serve as an Election Judge for the City of Coon Rapids

Election judges are needed to help with the upcoming primary and general elections. Learn more about election judges on the City website.

  • Primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
  • The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Know Your 911: Recreational Fires

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See a recreational fire that is causing concern? Call 911. Illegal recreational fires include...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 21, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring July 1 as Coon Rapids Women of Today day.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting Anoka Conservation District Lawns to Legumes g...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Know Your 911: Noise Complaints

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.If you have a noise complaint and want an officer response, you should call 911. Other examples includ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2022

Farmers Market Open Wednesdays Through Oct. 12

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The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens for the season on Wednesday, June 22. Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!The market is open every Wednesday through October 12 in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Know Your 911: Illegal Parking

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See an illegally parked vehicle? Get locked out of ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tuesday, June 7 Meeting

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Posted on: June 4, 2022

Summer Skating School

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Beat the heat on the ice Monday nights at the Coon Rapids Ice Center! Basic Skills, Free Skate classes, and advanced figure skating lessons available. Mondays for 10 weeks between June 13 and August 22. Classes are 30 minutes of instruction. Skat...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Know Your 911: When to Call, Why To Call

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.

Some examples of situations where you should call 9...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Go Green, Get Green!

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Meet the Candidates: City Council Primary Races

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The local chapter of the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidate forum on Wednesday, July 13 featuring City Council candidates running in the primary election. The primary election is Tuesday, August 9. For more information on voting, click ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

4th of July Parade

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Giant Spruce Arrives for Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival

The giant, 40 foot tall Norway Spruce tree has stood in the front yard of Kathy and David Carlin's home in Coon Rapids for nearly four decades. But on Tuesday, the Carlins donated their tree to the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation for th...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Project Lead the Way Executives Visit CRHS

Local industry leaders joined executives from Project Lead the Way (PLTW) on Nov. 10 to tour classrooms at Coon Rapids High School, which are in the school’s Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program.The classes empower students who...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Anoka Co. Veterans Court Marks 10th Anniversary

A special celebration inside the Anoka County Courthouse this month as Anoka County Veterans Court marked a decade of accountability and compassion."I've been at the Veterans Treatment Court from the beginning, clearly the most important thi...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Local Principal Serves as Navy Reservist

As students arrive in the morning at Adams Elementary, school principal, Ann Herlofsky greets them outside."That's one of the best pieces of my job," Herlofsky said.Herlofsky supports students at school, while also serving her country, ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

RSV Cases Surging in Minnesota

At the Allina Clinic in Ramsey, pediatrician, doctor Eric Barth says he has seen more cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, in his patients.

"Patients are presenting with fever, cough, congestion, runny nose, headache, those types of symptoms ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Improvements Made at Bunker Hills Dog Park

Construction is almost done on the Bunker Hills Dog Park. The improvements began in September and included paving over the existing gravel parking lot. There's a new concrete sidewalk which leads up to the dog park entrance.Inside the large dog p...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Final Open House for Hwy. 610 Interchange Project

Dozens of people turned out Thursday night for the final open house for the Highway 610 and East River Road interchange project. The City is still waiting for MnDOT approval for the layout, which proposes a "NE loop" as the off-ramp fro...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Bunker Hills GOLFTEC Being Remodeled

GOLFTEC at Bunker Hills Golf Club started its golf operations back in 2013. It’s the only GOLFTEC location in the Twin Cities area to offer both indoor and outdoor instruction. Now, for the first time, the center's indoor facility is getting a remodel, ac...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Thousands Attend Rocky's Pumpkin Patch

Thousands of people turned out at Sand Creek Park this past weekend for Rocky's Pumpkin Patch. The annual event includes free pumpkins, activities and trick or treating.Lots of boys and ghouls, dressed in Halloween costumes, stood in line while y...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Push Continues for Hwy 65. Safety Improvements

Officials from Blaine and Anoka County invited lawmakers from the state and federal level to take a closer look at a dangerous stretch of State Highway 65, which cuts through Blaine."Five of those intersections (between 93rd Avenue and County Road 14...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Expansion Project Underway at Recycling Center

Construction at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center begins Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Recycling Center is expected to remain open during construction, but please be prepared for significant changes to the facility layout as work progresses.

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Firefighters Visit Local Elementary Schools

Elementary school students across Coon Rapids are getting some important lessons from the Coon Rapids Fire Department this week.On Tuesday, students at Eisenhower Elementary got a special visit from Sparky the Fire Dog along with firefighters for Fire Pre...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

CRHS Student Prepares for National Miss Juneteenth Pageant

In the Bel Canto choir at Coon Rapids High School, junior DaMaris Jones hit a high note this summer when she was crowned the first-ever Miss Juneteenth of Minnesota."There are so many expectations for women of color and so me, winning Miss Juneteenth...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Mediation & Restorative Services Celebrating 35 Years

This year, Mediation and Restorative Services, is celebrating their 35th anniversary. The non-profit organization serves residents in and around Anoka County.Coon Rapids resident, Lonni McCauley, was a key founder of the organization back in 1987. To this...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Garden Helps Students at Local School

To make a difference in the lives of their students, special education paraprofessional, Emily Drevlow, and special education elementary teacher, Amanda Reinarts, made a $500.00 donation to the River Trail Learning Center. The gift to the school started a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer Ramping Up

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that harms ash trees. It was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in 2009 and made its way to Coon Rapids by 2017. The pest won’t be going away anytime soon. So far in 2022, City For...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City Council Candidates Take Part in Forum

Candidates running for the Coon Rapids City Council took part in a forum Wednesday night sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.The candidates running for mayor and city council seats in Ward 3 and Ward 5, took turns answeri...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

If you are looking for a music school to help you, or your child, learn a favorite instrument, then you will want to check out Bach to Rock.Co-owner, Jake Shoulak said, "We really try and teach kids what they want to learn, hence the name Bach to Roc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Building Improvements at Sand Creek Elementary

As students returned to the classroom this week at Sand Creek Elementary, they saw big changes in the former library. Media specialist Cindy Bailey got to introduce the third graders to the new, giant interactive smart board with a word cloud.“I...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Police Explorers Looking for New Recruits

The Coon Rapids Police Explorers are looking for new recruits to join the program with the Coon Rapids Police Department.Police Explorers must be between the ages of 14-20, must maintain a C average or better in school, and have an interest in law enforce...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Paladin Opens New School in Coon Rapids

Paladin Career and Technical High School held a ribbon cutting, on Thursday, September 1, to celebrate its new home in Coon Rapids. During the event, school principal, Brandon Wait, recognized the support of public officials and the community."So I j...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Battalion Chief - and Face of CRFD Facebook - Retires

After serving more than 27 years with the Coon Rapids Fire Department, retiring Battalion Chief Tim Gilsrud is getting the axe – a golden axe, as is custom in the fire service.

Like other firefighters, Gilsrud wore many hats while working in the ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Firefighters Golf in Charitable Tournament

Firefighters in Coon Rapids will be swinging their golf clubs in just a few weeks for the Coon Rapids Fire Department Community Fund golf tournament. The annual event raises money to help those who experience loss due to a house fire. Over the years, the ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Input Wanted on Al Flynn Park Redevelopment Plans

The City of Coon Rapids is looking for additional feedback from the public related to the planned redevelopment of Al Flynn Park.Al Flynn Park is located off 100th Lane behind Lilli Putt and is one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Improvements could in...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

One-on-One with Interim Superintendent Kate Maguire

The new school year is almost here. This week, we sat down with interim superintendent Kate Maguire of the Anoka-Hennepin School District for a wide-ranging interview just hours after 300 new teachers gathered for their first workshop. Topics included job...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Local Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Harold Nelson, of Ramsey, has always been a numbers guy. He worked for years as an accountant. Now, at age 100, his friends at the Coon Rapids Senior Center held a balloon parade to mark his decades of digits.Harold was recognized for his military service...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Asphalt Rejuvenator Product Applied to Local Roads

Crews applied an asphalt rejuvenator product to several Coon Rapids streets this week in the area of 121st Avenue and Butternut Street. A lime screening was then spread out over the top to help tack it down to the road surface.The streets treated on Tuesd...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

As the weather warms up, summer is often a slower time for therapists in Minnesota including Mandy Wannarka, owner of Mindful Wellbeing in Coon Rapids. But when the pandemic hit in 2020, nothing slowed down.“The demand just outpaced what I could...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Rise, Inc. Showcases Artwork of Clients

Rise, Inc. recently held an open house and art exhibit at its Coon Rapids location to showcase the works of their clients who are a part of the art therapy program. Rise serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. According to...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Major Renovation Project Complete at ARCC

Anoka-Ramsey Community College marked the completion of a major renovation project Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. For more than a year, the college has been overhauling its 31,150 square foot Business and Nursing Building.&...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Green Homes Program Rewards Energy Efficiency

Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Residents Brave Heat for Night to Unite

Residents across Coon Rapids braved the heat and humidity Tuesday night for food and fun during the annual 'Night to Unite' celebration. Members of the police and fire departments made stops at the various parties around the cit...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Great Turnout for Multicultural Night to Unite

For the fifth Multicultural Night to Unite Kickoff, people of Coon Rapids with heritage spanning the globe got a chance to share their cultures right in our community at Sand Creek Park on Monday night. This event has seen its attendance triple since it s...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Big Weekend for Golf in Blaine

The golf spotlight is shining on Blaine this week with the 3M Open in town. With the pro tour right in our backyard, spectators are out in full force not passing up the chance to see some of the best golfers in the world.This year marks the tournament's f...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

USA Cup Welcomes Back International Competitors

There are over 950 teams playing in this year's USA Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The largest youth soccer tournament in North America generates about $25 million for the local economy. The tournament welcomed back international te...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Building Renovation Project Nearly Complete at ARCC

After working for more than a year on the project, the renovations on the Nursing and Business building at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are nearly compete. ARCC’s director of facilities recently showed off the new classrooms."This is one ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Police Substation Opens at Riverdale Village

Officer Josh Pirkola has been on the retail beat at the Riverdale Village Center for just over two years."Theft is our number one reported crime here in Coon Rapids so being able to be up here and be on top of it and know the people that are going to...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Bee Keeping Pilot Program Underway in Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids resident Jennifer Pelton has been a beekeeper for many years.  It’s a time-intensive hobby she first learned as a young girl from her father, while growing up on an apple orchard."I really enjoy being outside and just, ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Dr. Kate Maguire Named Interim Superintendent

The Anoka-Hennepin School District has named an interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. The School Board interviewed three candidates this week and selected Dr. Kate Maguire to lead the school district for the coming school year.Magui...
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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Business Booming at Riverdale Village

Business is booming in the Riverdale Village Retail Center. At the height of the pandemic, more than 300,000 square feet of retail space sat vacant."Going through the pandemic, working with our leasing team out in West Palm Beach, we put tog...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Coon Rapids Selects New Police Chief

Coon Rapids Police Chief Brad Wise will retire at the end of June after a distinguished 27-year career with the Coon Rapids Police Department. Following a competitive selection process, the City chose Coon Rapids Police Captain John Stahnke as the next ch...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Miss C.R. Outstanding Teen to Compete in Nat'l Competition

In March, 17-year-old Julia Schumacher became the first Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen ever to win the state title as Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen."It was definitely an unreal moment,” Julia Schumacher said. “I&am...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Primary Election Required for 2 City Council Seats

Three Coon Rapids City Council seats are on the ballot this fall and in two of those races there will be a primary election in August. The entire Anoka County Board is also up for re-election due to redistricting. Here's a rundown of the races (N...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Bach to Rock Opens Location in Coon Rapids

A brand new music school is now open in Coon Rapids. The business community gathered Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at Bach to Rock.The school, which also has a location in Plymouth, gives lessons on a variety of instr...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Business Council

Are you a business owner in Coon Rapids? Come to the next Coon Rapids Business Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Bunker Hills Golf Club.

The quarterly meetings offer helpful information on business topics and initiatives in Coon Rapid...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

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If you are looking for a music school to help you, or your child, learn a favorite instrument, then you will want to check out Bach to Rock.Co-owner, Jake Shoulak said, "We really try and teach kids what they want to learn, hence the name Bach to Roc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Economic Development Report: Q2 2022

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The latest Coon Rapids Quarterly Economic Development Report is now available.In the second quarter of 2022, the valuation of permits issued exceeded $88.6 million, a big increase from the $29.6 million valuation from the same quarter in 2021. Some of the...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Become a Sponsor Today!

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Coon Rapids offers a variety of events and recreational programs to encourage community spirit, healthy living and to provide unique and fun experiences that bring people together.

We invite businesses to get involved and participate. The support of our lo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

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As the weather warms up, summer is often a slower time for therapists in Minnesota including Mandy Wannarka, owner of Mindful Wellbeing in Coon Rapids. But when the pandemic hit in 2020, nothing slowed down.“The demand just outpaced what I could...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Business Booming at Riverdale Village

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Business is booming in the Riverdale Village Retail Center. At the height of the pandemic, more than 300,000 square feet of retail space sat vacant."Going through the pandemic, working with our leasing team out in West Palm Beach, we put tog...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Business Spotlight: Buff City Soap

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From bath bombs and bar soap to body butter and laundry soap, a new shop in town has it all. Representatives from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce recently helped Buff City Soap celebrate its new location at the corner of Mai...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Economic Development Report: Q1 2022

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The latest Coon Rapids Quarterly Economic Development Report shows a big jump in new housing units under construction in the city compared to this time last year.In the first quarter of 2022, permits were issued for 267 new housing units including the thi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Port Riverwalk Project Update

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The Port Riverwalk neighborhood continues to grow on Coon Rapids Boulevard. Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes is developing 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes on 43 acres of formerly City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet St...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 7, 2022

Get on the Ice!

Public Skate: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Public skating is open at various times throughout the week and is a great chance to practice your skating skills!

Learn more about Public Skate opportunities at CRIC.

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Upcoming Themed Skating Events!

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Enjoy an evening of skating at one of our themed skating events at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Concessions, skate rentals and skate sharpening available for purchase throughout the evening.

Adults $5, seniors 55+ and students ages 6-18 $4 each. 5 ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

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The Skating School has a team of dedicated coaches who support their skaters at all levels.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

About the Ice Center

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The Coon Rapids Ice Center (CRIC) is a state-of-the-art skating facility featuring indoor ice, an outdoor refrigerated rink (one of few in the state), meeting rooms, training rooms and party rooms.

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News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2021 is available and full of interesting information about the department. Ever wanted to know how much crime occurs in Coon Rapids and what the most frequent crimes are? Curious about how many police o...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

New Police Substation Opens at Riverdale Village

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Officer Josh Pirkola has been on the retail beat at the Riverdale Village Center for just over two years."Theft is our number one reported crime here in Coon Rapids so being able to be up here and be on top of it and know the people that are going to...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Coon Rapids Selects New Police Chief

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Coon Rapids Police Chief Brad Wise will retire at the end of June after a distinguished 27-year career with the Coon Rapids Police Department. Following a competitive selection process, the City chose Coon Rapids Police Captain John Stahnke as the next ch...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

2020 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered about how many calls CRPD responds to in a year? Or what day of the week has the most crashes in Coon Rapids? Read the 2020 Annual Report. It’s full of information about the Coon Rapids Police Department and the community. ...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 28, 2022

Planning Case 22-25: Conditional Use Permit

The Petitioner requests the Coon Rapids Planning Commission to approve a conditional use permit for a gutter repair business with a office/warehouse space in Suite 119 of a multi-tenant commercial building.

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, Decembe...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Planning Case 22-26: Lot Split

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission consider a lot split/boundary adjustment between a single-family residence and the Anoka County Crooked Lake Library. 

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Planning Case 22-27: Conditional Use Permit

The Petitioner requests that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission approve a conditional use permit for a new water tower on a currently vacant site. 

Said hearing will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at the City Center, 11155 Robinson Dri...

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