News Flash

Posted on: December 3, 2019

Holiday Donation Opportunities

Holiday Donations

Several City of Coon Rapids buildings are drop off locations for various local organizations helping people this holiday season.

Coon Rapids City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive-Toys for Joy - drop off new, unwrapped toys, puzzles, books and games for childre...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Enter the 2019 Holiday Lighting Contest

Holiday Lights Contest

Spread holiday cheer this season in Coon Rapids!  Enter the 2019 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 two different categorie...

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City Homepage
Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 City Budget

2020 Budget in Brief

What is in the City's budget for 2020? Read the Citizens Budget in Brief. The document explains the highlights of the budget in an easy-to-understand manner.

Read the 2020 Citizens Budget in Brief document here.

Do you prefer to dig into all of the numbers ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site 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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City Homepage
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Fire Hydrant Covers

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Starting this week, public works crews will begin covering fire hydrants throughout the city with red plastic bags. Approximately 200 hydrants along county roads, plus a few high-traffic city roads, will get covers. The plastic bags protect the hydrants d...

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Winter Parking Rules

Vehicle Tire Tracks in the Snow

Please remember to keep our city streets safe and clear by following these steps:

  • From November 1 to April 1, parking is not allowed on any street from 2-6 a.m.
  • Parking is also not allowed on any street when there is an accumulation of three inches of snow ...
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City Homepage
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Photo Contest Winners

Photo of a hummingbird hanging on a wall

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission announces the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest. First place winners in both age groups receive a $100 prize, second place winners earn $50. 

Thank you to all who submitted black & white photographs taken within...

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City Homepage
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: 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: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

D-E-A National R-X take back, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with pills spilling out of an o

Keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The next prescription drug take-back event is coming soon at the Coon Rapids Police Department. 

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs and unused or expired Epi-pens safely by bringing them to this ...

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City Homepage
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: 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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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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 15.

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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: March 1, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/1/19

Polar Plunge

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 1.

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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.

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

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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, February 8.

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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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, February 1.

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

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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 25.

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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

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 18.

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

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.

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

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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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: December 6, 2019

Community Update: 12/6/19

Photo of City Hall

The 2020 city budget, a landfill cleanup project in Andover and a community mural coming to ARCC!

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

CTN Journal: Miss Minnesota

Miss Minnesota rides in the Coon Rapids 4th of July parade

When Kathryn Kueppers puts on her crown, she knows it carries a rich history. After earning the title Miss Coon Rapids 2019 earlier in the year, Kathryn was then crowned Miss Minnesota. Next, she will compete on the Miss America stage in December.

She's wa...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

New Episode of Sportsnight

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Watch the new episode of Sportsnight!

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Community Update: 11/22/19

Japanese Film Crew Visits Coon Rapids

A Japanese film crew visits Coon Rapids, kids in need get winter coats and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: November 15, 2019

CTN Journal: Life Coins

Firefighter standing near a firetruck

Grief can take us to a place we never expected. A mother's grief… is a journey no one wants to take. For Carol Castle, the grief of losing her son led to action.

Carol's mission is simple, she wants to put a Life Coin in every first responder’s pocket. She...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Community Update: 11/15/19

Veterans Day

The ACBC Food Shelf in need of donations, a special Veterans Day program at CRHS and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 23, 2019

CTN Journal: Crystal House

sandwich board sign for Crystal House boutique

Much like the unique treasures found inside Crystal House boutique, the friendship shared by the owner's has a charm all it's own.

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CTN Home
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Community Update: 11/8/19

Road construction equipment

The reopening of Hanson Blvd. delayed again, election results, a new apartment project and more!

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Community Update: 11/1/19

Machine for 3D Mammograms

On this week's show... improved technology for detecting breast cancer, a preview of the ARCC fall production and more!

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Community Update: 10/25/19

Child holding a pumpkin

On this week's show... workers wanted to the U.S. Census, Rocky's Pumpkin Patch and this month's Business Spotlight!

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Community Update: 10/18/19

Photo of Anoka County License Center

On this week's show... an expansion project at the license center in Coon Rapids, road construction delays and more!

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Planning Commission Meeting: 10/17/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, October 17, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 15, 2019

City Council Meeting: 10/15/19

Photo of City Hall w Flags

Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

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CTN Home
Posted on: October 11, 2019

CTN Journal: Thuney's Haunted Graveyard

Skull and spooky signs

For a local family, the fright factor is the best part about Halloween and they go all out to share that with the community.

With Halloween still several weeks away, Brian Thunberg and his family are hard at work preparing for the greatest scares they can ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Community Update: 10/11/19

New front entrance at CRHS

On this week's show... a respect retreat for students, firefighters visit local elementary schools and much more!

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

CTN Community Update: 10/4/19

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Check out the latest edition of CTN Community Update which is produced weekly at CTN.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

City Council Meeting: 10/1/19

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

CTN Community Update: 9/27/19

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On this week's show... more 911 dispatchers, pets on parade and homecoming festivities at CRHS!

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CTN Home
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Five Standouts Added to Hall of Fame

Five Hall of Fame recipients pose for a photograph

For student athletes and their coaches, the highs and lows of high school sports can become some of the most defining moments of their lives. A few of Coon Rapids High School's most notable teachers and players relived some of those memories as they were ...

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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 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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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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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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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

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: December 6, 2019

Andover Landfill Cleanup Project Nearly Complete

Work to remove contaminated soil from a hazardous waste pit in Andover is wrapping up soon. The $22.3 million project has already resulted in the removal of rusting barrels that posed a serious risk to ground water.For close to 50 years, a small area of t...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: December 6, 2019

State Announces $1.3 Billion Budget Surplus

A big budget surplus will greet lawmakers when they return to the State Capitol for the 2020 session.  On Thursday, Minnesota Management and Budget announced a more than $1.3 billion surplus for the 2020-2021 biennium.  State officials c...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Community Mural Coming to ARCC

Anoka-Ramsey Community College will be more colorful next spring when the campus unveils a 1,000 square foot community mural.The college received an arts learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board back in August.  They recently completed ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Japanese Film Crew Spotlights CRPD

It's pretty unusual to hear Japanese in the halls of the Coon Rapids Police Department, but this week a team of journalists and filmmakers from the other side of the globe brought their cameras to the city.

The television crew, led by senior producer Taku ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Hundreds of Coats Donated to Kids in Need

Coon Rapids and Minneapolis firefighters teamed up on November19th to make sure kids at the Head Start facility have a warm winter coat.“Operation Warm” has provided coats to more than two million children in the U.S. but this was the ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Send-off Party for Miss Minnesota

Miss Minnesota received a hero's send off from the Coon Rapids Fire Department last weekend.Kathryn Kueppers was crowned Miss Coon Rapids in January, and then became Miss Minnesota in June. She now heads to the Miss America pageant in December.A large cro...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 15, 2019

ACBC Food Shelf Seeking Donations Following Unexpected Expense

The heat is back on late this week at the ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka.A recent maintenance inspection discovered a problem with two of the five heating units which left the store and sorting room in the cold the last few weeks.  Repairs were made to...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Special Veterans Day Ceremony at CRHS

Coon Rapids High School students and staff held a special celebration on November 11, recognizing local military veterans and their families. It had been several years since the school had held a Veterans Day event but Assistant Principal Curt Wallrath sa...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Senior Bazaar Raises Money for Local Charities

A big turnout Thursday for the annual Bazaar put on by the Coon Rapids Super Senior Club.  There was plenty to choose from including items in the Flea Market and Christmas Market.  Many items were donated by crafters, quilters and wood c...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Weather Delays Reopening of Hanson Blvd.

The finish line keeps getting pushed back for construction along Hanson Boulevard. The reopening of the road at the railroad tracks, which has been closed since March, is delayed once again. Wet weather followed by colder than expected temperatures create...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2019

School Board Chair Loses Reelection Bid

One of the three incumbents running in Tuesday's General Election was ousted from the Anoka-Hennepin School Board.In the District One race, Erin Heers-McArdle came out on top beating school board chair Tom Heidemann by more than 220 votes.  Heide...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Local Church Offers Free Burial Service for Cremated Remains

For the second year, the Church of the Epiphany has provided a final resting place for cremated remains in one of its cemeteries for free. After a November 5th funeral service in Coon Rapids seven names will be added to a marker stone near 37 names added ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Mercy Offering 3D Mammograms

New technology could soon save lives at the Mercy Hospital campus.  Starting October 31, the Mercy Women's Health Clinic will be offering 3D mammograms.  Installation of the new advanced device is part of an Allina Health system-wide eff...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Fire Hydrant Covers

Worker places a red plastic bag over a fire hydrant

Starting this week, public works crews will begin covering fire hydrants throughout the city with red plastic bags. Approximately 200 hydrants along county roads, plus a few high-traffic city roads, will get covers. The plastic bags protect the hydrants d...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Students Staging Fall Production at ARCC

Close to 20 Anoka-Ramsey Community College students are working to bring “The Way of the World” to the campus’s Performing Arts Center in November.Theater Instructor Lisa Weaver says the 300-year-old romantic comedy offers ma...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

City Employee Earns Award for Diversity Group Work

A City of Coon Rapids employee has been recognized for her work in the community off the clock.Last week, Lori Anderson was given the "Friend of the League" award from the ABC Chapter of the League of Women Voters.  The award was given ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

500 Pumpkins Given Away at Inaugural Event

The Inaugural Rocky’s Pumpkin Patch event at Sand Creek Park on October 19 connected children with organizations that serve youth in Coon Rapids.Athletic organizations, the Boys & Girls Club and other groups offered games, candy and informat...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Anoka County License Center in Coon Rapids Expanding

After years of overcrowding, the Coon Rapids License Center is set to double in size by early next year.  CTN’s Dan Carpenter tells us what it means for those looking to renew a passport or driver’s license.

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Hanson Blvd. Reopening Delayed Once Again

The reopening of Hanson Boulevard at the railroad tracks has been pushed back once again.  The roadway is not scheduled to reopen until November 27 which is the day before Thanksgiving.  Last week's weather delayed work on the railroad b...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

CRHS Bringing Back Veterans Day Program

After about a 10 year hiatus, Coon Rapids High School is bringing back its Veterans program.  Students will gather for an assembly on Veterans Day to honor those who've served our country and also the families that are impacted.  The Vet...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

New Main Entrance Opens at Coon Rapids High School

After months and months of construction, work is nearly complete on the first phase of renovations at Coon Rapids High School.On Thursday morning, the new front entrance opened to students.  The new entrance has been under construction for more t...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

CRHS Students Take Part in Respect Retreat

Thanks to a generous partnership between the Coon Rapids Rotary Club and the High School, students are paying closer attention to how they respect themselves and their classmates.  CTN's Jennifer Anderson was there as students participated in a d...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Students Get Lesson from Coon Rapids Firefighters

Hundreds of Coon Rapids elementary school students were visited by the Coon Rapids Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog between October 7th and 11th.Every year, the fire department works to share important fire safety messages during Fire Prevention we...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

David Law Named 'Superintendent of the Year'

A big honor this week for Anoka-Hennepin Schools superintendent David Law.  On Monday, Law was named "Superintendent of the Year" by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators during the organization's annual fall conference. It...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Chili Fundraiser Helps Local Food Shelf

The Coon Rapids Lions Club held a chili fundraiser for the ACBC Food Shelf last weekend.The event at Alloy Brewing filled nearly every seat as local lions served red and white chili along with hot dogs.  A total of 126 pounds of canned and dry go...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Hanson Reopening Delayed, More Construction Planned

The end is in sight for drivers who are waiting for Hanson Boulevard to reopen, but more construction is on deck.  This week, the City Council approved a joint powers agreement with Anoka County for the next round of road construction along the b...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Rescuers Who Saved Little Boy Honored

A day of fun at Bunker Beach this summer took a scary turn for a little boy and his family but this story has a happy ending thanks to the lifeguards and a park patron.On Tuesday night, six people received a "Citizen's Award of Merit" for jumpin...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Longtime Communications Chief Retires from National Sports Center

After more than 28 years with the National Sports Center in Blaine, Chief Communications Officer Barclay Kruse has retired. Friends and colleges gathered on October 3rd for a retirement party at the Victory Links Golf Course.Kruse said his job was rewardi...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Anoka Co. Board Adopts 2020 Preliminary Tax Levy

Anoka County is planning to hire more than a half dozen more 911 operators next year to help deal with an increasing number of calls.On Tuesday, the Anoka County Board adopted the preliminary property tax levy for 2020.  The levy will increase ne...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

A Little Rain Doesn't Stop Coon Rapids 'Love My Pet Fair'

Riverview Park was the place to be for pet lovers and their furry pawed friends last Saturday.For the fourth straight year, the Coon Rapids "Love My Pet Fair" brought together pet friendly products, services education and fun competitions. &...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

CTN Wins 10 National Awards in Tampa, FL

A record haul for CTN at a national video awards ceremony this week in Tampa, Florida.Station manager Eric Strouse accepted 10 awards on behalf of the station at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors annual conference. &...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Manufacturer Expands in Coon Rapids

RMS Manufacturer

RMS Company, a contract manufacturer for the medical device industry and manufacturer of aerospace connectors, is expanding in Coon Rapids. 

RMS currently employs over 900 people at its facility on Evergreen Boulevard and plans to add at least 80 ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ACRED Strengthens Business Climate

Anoka County Regional Economic Development

The Anoka County Regional Economic Development Partnership (ACRED) is a partnership formed among all 21 communities and Anoka County to strengthen the existing business and economic landscape, along with attracting new investment to the region. Connexus E...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Sportsman's Warehouse

Sportman's Warehouse Business Spotlight Article

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Joe Barbiero started his career selling sporting and outdoor goods at the age of 12. In the last 20 years he has mastered the art of combining work with his passion for the outdoors. Stocking products on shelves and serving ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Latest Business News

BusinessandDevelopment_Newsflash

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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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Donnie Smith Custom Cycles

Donnie Smith standing with motorcycle

A motorcycle legend has just moved into town – Donnie Smith and his crew have set up shop in the Springbrook business park.

The film “Easy Rider” from 1969 may have started a custom bike epidemic across the country, and it may...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 2nd Qtr 2019

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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Advanced Figure Skaters

SkatingAd

Competitions are a fun way to show off skating progress and earn rewards for hard work. Our coaches support and assist skaters to reach competitive goals.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Skate with Santa

Skate with Santa Graphic

Join Santa at the CRIC Sunday, December 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Open skating starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by photo opportunities with Santa. The lights will be turned down for the last hour of open skating. Concessions, skate rental and skate sharpening availa...

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Ice Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

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

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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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Ice Center

News Flash

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

D-E-A National R-X take back, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with pills spilling out of an o

Keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The next prescription drug take-back event is coming soon at the Coon Rapids Police Department. 

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs and unused or expired Epi-pens safely by bringing them to this ...

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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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Police Department
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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