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Posted on: February 17, 2020

North Suburban Home Show

North Suburban Home Show logo with paintbrush and picture of a home entryway bench

The annual North Suburban Home Show is a free event, which features more than 100 exhibitors, door prizes, demonstrations and opportunities to "ask an architect" about ideas for your space.

Saturday, March 14, 20208:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Andover YM...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Coon Creek Watershed District Board

Apply Now

The City of Coon Rapids is now accepting the names of people interested in serving on the Coon Creek Watershed Board of Managers. Names of interested parties will be collected on a list, and then be considered by the Coon Rapids City Council at the March ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Home Improvement Grants Available

A front stoop with a red door and the word Front Door, enhance your home's curb appeal

After overwhelming interest from residents in 2019, the Coon Rapids Home Improvement Foundation will provide funds for Front Door grants again in 2020.

The Front Door Grant Program pays a portion of project costs to Coon Rapids property owners who will mak...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Openings Available for City Commissions

Join a Commission

Looking to help the community in the new year? Consider helping out on a City Commission.

Citizen participation in community affairs is vital to the progress of the city. The City Council appoints citizens who serve voluntarily on advisory boards and commi...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Presidential Nomination Primary

Presidential Nomination Primary title with red, white & blue stars & stripes

Minnesota will hold a Presidential Nomination Primary in March to vote for each major party’s nominee for president.

The Primary is March 3, 2020

  • Polling Place hours: 7 a.m to 8 p.m.
  • Find your polling place. Visit www.sos.state.mn.us or see a Coon ...
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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wanted: Water Monitors

Grains of salt de-icer on a road

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

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Coffee cup titled: Winter Concert Series, The Red Letter Band

Enjoy dessert, coffee and entertainment Thursday nights! 

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of City Hall. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for 65+, ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Creek "Makeover" Continues

Sand Creek Restoration

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

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Detective Honored

Glass Star-shaped award

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Coffee cup titled Winter Concert Series: Good Foot Express, January 9

Enjoy dessert, coffee and entertainment Thursday nights! 

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of City Hall. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for 65+, ...

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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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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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

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Posted on: 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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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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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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Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

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

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Posted on: 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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Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

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

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Posted on: 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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

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

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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Posted on: March 1, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/1/19

Polar Plunge

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, March 1.

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

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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