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Posted on: October 7, 2021

FREE Fall Fun this Saturday!

Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation Pumpkin Patch

Bring the kids to Sand Creek for a day of trick or treating and fall fun. Learn about local organizations that serve youth in the Coon Rapids community like athletic associations, clubs, volunteer groups and more.

Saturday, October 23, 202110 a.m. to 1 p.m...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

85th Ave. Closed Saturday Evening

Road Closed street sign

A small portion of 85th Ave. will close Saturday between the railroad tracks and Evergreen Blvd. for an event at Springbrook Nature Center. The closure will be in effect from 4 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, Oct. 23. Access to Evergreen Blvd. will remai...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Drop Off Unused Prescriptions

Drug TakeBack Day, Saturday, Oct. 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The Coon Rapids Police Department ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Tuesday, Oct. 19 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the October 19, 2021 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch administered the oath of office to two new career firefighters.
  • A proclamation of appreciation was given to the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club.
  • Approv...
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City Homepage
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Apply to a Commission Today!

Serve on a Coon Rapids Commission

Make a difference in the community, meet new people and have fun by joining a City Commission! 

Several Coon Rapids commissions need new members. The City Council appoints citizens to serve voluntarily to advise and participate in a varie...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Thursday, Oct. 28

Senior Center Bazaar

The Coon Rapids Senior Center is hosting the annual Senior Bazaar & Flea Market. Stop by to shop crafts, home decor, the Christmas shop, bake sale and much more.

Senior Bazaar & Flea MarketThursday, Oct. 289 a.m. to 3 p.m.Coon Rapids Civic Center, ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Learn About MRCCA Updates

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area - Open House Oct. 13

The City will host a Zoom Webinar to detail new zoning rules for property along the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Pre-registration is required.

MRCCA Virtual Open HouseWednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 via Zoom

View a recording of the Virtual Ope...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Tuesday, Oct. 5 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the October 5, 2021 meeting:

  • Adopted a resolution accepting grant funds from the State of Minnesota to replace some boulevard trees.
  • Conducted a public hearing for the police body worn camera p...
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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light

End Domestic Violence, CRPD Badge, Supporter of the Purple Lights Initiative

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community throughout October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The City Center campus will display purple lights along the outside of the building. Residents, businesses, ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Winners Announced!

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest 2021, with photo of the Coon Rapids Dam

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Hometown Pride.

Check out the winning photos, selected by the arts commission in youth and adult c...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 21 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the September 21, 2021 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to new police officer Tyler Soine.
  • Accepted a DWI grant from the State of Minnesota.
  • Affirmed the water emergency...
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City Homepage
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Rent Assistance Program

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Funds are still available to help Minnesotans who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the pandemic.RentHelpMN will funnel hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to those who need it the most."It's basically mea...

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RentHelpMN Website City Homepage
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Middle Sand Creek Corridor Restoration

Two guys cutting a ribbon for Middle Sand Creek Corridor project

A ribbon cutting took place in Coon Rapids Wednesday afternoon to mark the completion of the Middle Sand Creek Corridor restoration.The Coon Creek Watershed District hosted the event, which celebrated a number of partner agencies involved in the three yea...

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City Homepage
Posted on: September 3, 2021

View the Presentation

Public Meeting Pleasure Creek South Filter Project

Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) and the City of Coon Rapids hosted a virtual informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 9 to inform the community about a proposed water filter for Pleasure Creek. The project includes installation of a biochar and iron e...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Moves Another Step in 'Green' Initiative

GreenStep Cities logo

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

Olivia...

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More Information on GreenStep Cities Program City Homepage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Riverdale Station Next Phase

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Plans are underway for the final two buildings in the Riverdale Station housing development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. The first two buildings of this community, Nova and Lyra, opened in late 2019 and early 2020. Develop...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Northdale Traffic Improvements

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A new traffic light has been installed near the access points to Menards and Costco, on Northdale Boulevard near Main Street. An estimated 16,000 vehicles travel along Northdale Boulevard each day making it a hot spot for congestion. The new traffic signa...

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Posted on: September 5, 2021

Boulevard Plaza Splash Pad

Closed for the Season with photo of kids playing in the water at the splash pad

The Boulevard Plaza Splash Pad closes for the 2021 season Monday, Sept. 6. The water shuts off at 8 p.m. Monday evening and will remain closed until Memorial Day weekend 2022.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 7 Meeting

Graphic with words City Council Recap

Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the September 7, 2021 meeting:

  • Proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Affirmed the water emergency, which was enacted June 18. No watering is allowed daily between 10 a.m. and...
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City Homepage
Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 4th of July Celebration

4thofJulyNewsflash

Get ready to celebrate the Coon Rapids 4th of July Community Celebration for 2021! The two-day event will feature a variety of activities.

See full event plans and get a print out here.

July 3, 2021

  • Carnival starting at noon (rides, games, food trucks) until...
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City Homepage
Posted on: January 22, 2021

New Resident Guide for 2021

CommunityGuide

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

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

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Monthly Winter Concerts

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

New Fire Engine Test Lights

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Updates to Sand Creek

Sand Creek

Update on Sand Creek

Habitat “Makeover” Continues near Olive Street

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

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

We did it!

Census Complete Graphic

Census Complete

Thank You Coon Rapids!

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

2020 Census Self...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 Budget in Brief

Budget in Brief

2021 Budget

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

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Traffic Lights to Northdale Blvd.

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Medians & Traffic Signal

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Hwy 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

Hwy 610 and East River Road Funding

Hwy. 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

The City of Coon Rapids and Anoka County requested $1.5 million in the 2020 legislative session for the planning and engineering of a full access interchange for Trunk Highway (TH) 610 at East River Roa...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

The Coon Rapids City Council is considering a possible recreational facility at the site of Boulevard Plaza, located near 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.

The Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., opened in September 2011 as part of a long-t...

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