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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Take the Survey!

Hwy 610 and East River Road Funding

The City of Coon Rapids is gathering input about a possible full access interchange near 610 and East River Road.

Please visit this website page and take the survey at the bottom after you have read the details. 

For many years, the City o...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Help Conserve Water

Water Restrictions

City Enacts Daily Watering Restrictions 

The City of Coon Rapids is experiencing high water usage due to recent hot weather. With this high use, the City is enacting a Water Emergency (effective beginning June 18, 2021) which means lawn a...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Summer Concerts for 2021

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The Summer Concert Series is back for 2021! Events are held at the performance pavilion of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, located at 9750 Egret Blvd. 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment. Anoka County Parks...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Moves Another Step in 'Green' Initiative

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

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Enter the 2021 Photo Contest

Photo Contest

After a brief break in 2020, the Coon Rapids Photography Contest is back for 2021! 

Open to all amateur photographers, this contest provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community! 

This year’s theme i...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 4th of July Celebration

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

See full event plans and get a print out here.

July 3, 2021

  • Carnival starting at noon (rides, games, food trucks) until...
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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Riverdale Station Next Phase

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

New Rent Assistance Program

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A new program has launched to help Minnesotans who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the pandemic.RentHelpMN will funnel hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to those who need it the most."It's basically me...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing Underway in City

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The Coon Rapids utilities department began their springtime flushing of fire hydrants in the city this week.If crews are working in your neighborhood, you may experience some water discoloration, but this does not affect the safety of the water. It&rs...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Winter Concert: CODA

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

2021 Spring/Summer Recreation

Parks and Rec Guide

Looking for fun activities this spring and summer? Look no further than the 2021 Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. There are activities for all ages including new sports camps for kids, Art in the Park for seniors and Stand-up paddleboard classes at...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Northdale Traffic Improvements

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Winter Concert: The Backyard Band

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Winter Concert: Locklin Road

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

New Resident Guide for 2021

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

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

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Monthly Winter Concerts

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Fire Engine with Test Lights

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New Fire Engine with Test Lights

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Updates to Sand Creek

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Update on Sand Creek

Habitat “Makeover” Continues near Olive Street

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

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

We did it!

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Census Complete

Thank You Coon Rapids!

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

2020 Census Self...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 Budget in Brief

Budget in Brief

2021 Budget

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

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Traffic Lights to Northdale Blvd.

Traffic Changes and New Construction Underway in Riverdale Area

New Medians & Traffic Signal

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Hwy 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

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Hwy. 610-East River Road Interchange Receives Funding

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Candidate Forum

2020 Election

The North Metro Mayors Association hosted two candidate forums for Senate Districts 36 & 37 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the Coon Rapids City Council Chambers.

The candidate forums will replay multiple times on the CTN Government channel on Comcas...

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City Homepage
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence, Coon Rapids Police Supporter of the Purple Lights Initative

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community by displaying purple lights outside the City Center campus during the month of October. The police department building and city hall will light up in purple (the symbolic color of...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Riverwind Park Renovation

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The new and improved Riverwind Park in Coon Rapids is now award-winning! The Minnesota Recreation and Park Association selected the Riverwind Park renovation for an Award of Excellence. 

Riverwind Park was completely rehabilitated in 2019. Funding...

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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: 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: August 4, 2021

City Council Meeting: 8/4/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Coon Rapids 4th of July Parade

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Watch the Coon Rapids 4th of July Parade!

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

City Council Meeting: 7/20/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting: 7/15/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

City Council Meeting: 7/6/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Sportsnight 6/21/21

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Watch the latest edition of Sportsnight with Joe Yund and Howie Shapiro!

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting: 6/17/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, June 17, 2021.

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CTN Home
Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Council Meeting: 6/15/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

City Council Meeting: 6/1/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

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CTN Home
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Spring Concerts at CRHS

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Check out the Spring Band Concert and the Bravo! Choir Concert featuring students from Coon Rapids High School.

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting: 5/20/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Council Meeting: 5/18/21

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Winter Concert: CODA

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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CTN Home
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Update: 3/19/21

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Another phase of development in Port Riverwalk, the Riverdale Station Apts. planning an expansion and more!

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Community Update: 3/12/21

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Winners selected for Front Door grants, planning for the 4th of July Celebration and more!

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Winter Concert: The Backyard Band

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Community Update: 3/5/21

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Road construction season approaching, a big announcement for Famous Dave's fans and more!

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Community Update: 2/26/21

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A local teacher's connection to the recent Mars' mission, spectators for the 3M Open and more!

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Community Update: 2/19/21

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Details on this year's 'Front Door' grant program, development plans for the old BP site on Hanson Blvd. and more!

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Community Update: 2/12/21

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A statewide crackdown on speeders, the Snowflake Days medallion is found and more!

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CTN Home
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Winter Concert: Locklin Road

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Community Update: 2/5/21

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Snowflake Days fun including disc golf, more students return to school, a new Hy-Vee store and more!

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Winter Concerts Begin January 15

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Council Candidate Forum

2020 Election

Get to know the candidates running for Coon Rapids City Council. They participated in a Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on August 24, 2020.

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News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2021

City Replacing Water Meters in Residential Properties

The City of Coon Rapids is replacing water meters because the units are at the end of their warranty cycles and they have new technology.“We’re replacing just short of 3,000 meters this year,” said utilities superintendent Sh...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Hwy. 10 Third Lane Proposal Could Get Federal Boost

City, county and state officials gathered late Tuesday afternoon to show off what's become a bottle neck for traffic in the north metro. 

This stretch of Highway 10 carries 90,000 vehicles a day. The proposed solution to the congestion is...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2021

3 School Levy Questions on the Ballot this Fall

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board voted this week to go to voters this fall with three levy questions. The first two would renew levies that are set to expire. The third question would raise new money to address growing mental health concerns.Question one w...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Record-Breaking 'Fill the Boot' Drive for CRFD

Members of the Coon Rapids Fire Department collected a record amount of money in their annual 'Fill the Boot' drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Coon Rapids fire chief John Piper said Thursday that firefighters colle...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Fireworks Safety Tips

As we approach the holiday weekend, officials are urging caution with fireworks due to the dry conditions across Minnesota.Injuries are also a big problem each year. So we talked to Inspector Robert Erickson of the Coon Rapids Fire Department on how to sa...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Coon Rapids Advances Another Step in 'Green' Initiative

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

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Lions Coon Creek Park on Display at First Summer Meeting

Tuesday night, the city held an ice cream social, to the relief of many battling the heat, at one of the most popular parks in Coon Rapids.  Mayor Jerry Koch spoke to neighbors at the kickoff of the Summer in the City Neighborhood Meetings at Lio...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Renovation Project Complete at Bunker Beach

With the sound of ocean waves in the background, the Anoka County Board cut the ribbon on the new and improved wave pool along the rebirth of Bunker Beach Water Park on Tuesday."It will offer nine different wave options,” said Anoka County ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 27, 2021

ARCC Breaks Ground on Major Renovation Project

A big milestone this week at Anoka-Ramsey Community College for a project that's been more than a decade in the making.Work is officially underway on a major renovation project involving the college's business and nursing programs. Colle...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Summer Community Ed Classes for Kids

Youth programs are back for summer thanks to Anoka-Hennepin Community Education and the return to in-person learning from the easing of restrictions due to the pandemic."We are ready and excited to welcome people back to summer," said Kristin Ke...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Tickets Now On Sale for 3M Open

Tickets are now on sale for this summer's 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities which runs from July 19-25. Currently, the PGA TOUR still has reduced spectator capacity at tour events but that could ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Bunker Beach Waterpark Set to Open June 5

Some new improvements will greet visitors when they return to Bunker Beach this summer."This has been a great project," said Mike Gamache, Anoka County Commissioner who has closely followed the renovations on the state’s largest outdoo...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Parking Lot Bingo Returns to Coon Rapids Soccer Complex

Parking lot bingo is back at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex."Be sure you have a bingo card, and we're very, very happy you joined us," said Kris Niebler, the senior services program specialist for the city of Coon Rapids, as she welcome...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Coon Rapids Woman Expands Life Coin Program

Coon Rapids resident Carol Castle is a mom on a quest. She's spent the past two years of her life trying to get a life-saving coin in the hands of every first responder in the country."This idea came in the middle of the night at 2:30 a.m. i...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Food Grade Styrofoam Recycling Here to Stay

A trial program involving food grade Styrofoam has become permanent at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center."If you were to run just food grade material, you would just get crumbs," said Colleen Sinclair, the Coon Rapids Recycling Coordinator, who w...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

New Rent Assistance Program Launches in MN

A new program has launched to help Minnesotans who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills due to the pandemic.RentHelpMN will funnel hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to those who need it the most."It's bas...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing Underway in City

The Coon Rapids utilities department began their springtime flushing of fire hydrants in the city this week.If crews are working in your neighborhood, you may experience some water discoloration, but this does not affect the safety of the water. It&rs...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up this weekend. Stop by the Coon Rapids Police Department on Saturday, April 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to dispose of unused or expired medication.

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: April 14, 2021

New Mercy Piper Breast Center Opens its Doors

Allina Health just opened a comprehensive breast center in the Mercy Hospital Specialty Center.  The new Mercy Piper Breast Center is the first of its kind in the north metro.

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Community Rallies Around 'Superfan' After Heart Attack

The man dubbed the 'Anoka Superfan' is recovering after suffering a heart attack earlier this month. Jeff Nelson suffered a heart attack on March 12 that required minor surgery and a hospital stay.Boosters say Nelson has tirelessly suppo...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Drive By Food Drive Outside Coon Rapids City Hall

The Coon Rapids Police Department and Coon Rapids Senior Center sponsored a Drive-By Food Drive at Coon Rapids City Hall on Monday.The response from the community was overwhelming.  

The food drive coincides with Minnesota's March FoodSha...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Caribou Coffee Cabin Opens for Business

The new Caribou Coffee Cabin on Coon Rapids Boulevard is officially open for business.The business, located on the southwest corner of Egret and Coon Rapids Boulevard, held a soft opening on March 23.  A ribbon cutting took place March 26.

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Property Tax Statements Arriving Soon

Property tax statements will soon begin arriving in mailboxes across the area. Anoka County says they will be mailed out starting the week of March 29.Property taxes are used by local government entities to pay for things like roads and infrastructure to ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 29, 2021

License Center Closed Due to Staffing Shortage

The Anoka County License Center and Passport Center in Coon Rapids is closed until further notice due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19.Staff are contacting people who had appointments scheduled between March 29 and April 2 to see about moving the...
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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Riverdale Stations Apts. Planning Big Expansion

Another big housing development in the city has plans to get even bigger.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved a term sheet which outlines the basic business terms for phase two of development at the Riverdale Station Apartments. Sherman Associates ...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Caribou Cabin Set to Open on Coon Rapids Blvd.

The new Caribou Cabin is gearing up to open.  Company officials say the business, which is located at the southwest corner of Egret and Coon Rapids Boulevard, will open March 23 with a grand opening and ribbon cutting on March 26.Caribou opened i...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

City Council Approves Port Riverwalk 3rd Addition

Plans are underway for another phase of development in Port Riverwalk.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved the final plat for the third addition of Port Riverwalk. The third addition, which will include 15 lots, is the center portion of the site be...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Planning Underway for 4th of July Celebration

Organizers met this week to discuss plans for this year's 4th of July Celebration.Last year's celebration had to be canceled due to the pandemic. We are told there will likely be an event this year but it's not yet clear how ma...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Coon Rapids Getting $7M from Federal Stimulus Bill

President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law Thursday afternoon.In addition to $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans and extended unemployment benefits, $350 billion is being sent to state and local governments. Coon Rapids will r...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Bunker Beach Hiring Summer Workers

If you're looking for a summer job this year, Bunker Beach has plenty of openings.The water park was closed last summer due to the pandemic but plans to open its doors again in June. Bunker Beach is looking for life guards along with concession,...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Famous Dave's Returning to Coon Rapids, New Traffic Light Nearby

City officials hope a new traffic signal will make it safer for motorists traveling in the Riverdale area.  The light, which became operational this week, is located on Northdale Boulevard just north of Main Street at the McDonalds and Menards ex...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Resurfacing Project Planned on Robinson Dr., Crooked Lake Blvd.

With spring right around the corner, it won't be long until road construction season ramps up.This week, the City Council awarded a contract for two resurfacing projects. Robinson Drive will be resurfaced between 111th Avenue and Egret Boulevard....

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Local Teacher's Connection to NASA's 'Mission to Mars'

Last week, NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars after a seven month journey.  The successful landing was watched around the world, and by local residents, in fact, one with ties to the mission.“Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance is safel...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

3M Open Planning for Spectators This Summer

The 3M Open returns to Blaine this summer and it appears golf fans could get a front row seat to all the action.  Organizers of the PGA Tour event plan to ask state officials to allow up to 10-thousand people per day to attend the tournament at t...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mass Transit Ridership Plummets

Mass transit ridership plummeted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This week, the Metropolitan Council reported that ridership fell by as much as 60 percent on local bus routes, 70 percent on light rail and 95 percent on express bus routes...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Snow Sculpture Contest Winners Announced

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission has announced the winners of the Snow Sculpture contest.  The first place award and $200 prize goes to the Reller family. They created a tank outside their home at 12710 Hummingbird Street.The second place award an...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Site Plan Approved for New Car Wash

The old BP gas station site off Hanson Boulevard could soon get new life.On Thursday night, the Planning Commission approved a site plan for a 4,000 square foot car wash and a 3,900 square foot multi-tenant commercial building.WashU Car Wash out of Chicag...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Statewide Crackdown on Speeding Drivers

Law enforcement agencies across the state are putting their foot down on a problem that has increased on Minnesota roads since the start of the pandemic.We're talking about a sharp rise in the number of speeding drivers. Preliminary reports show ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Snowflake Days Medallion Found at Boulevard Plaza

The most prized possession of Snowflake Days has been found.  Adam and Jessica Kurschner located the medallion in the park at Boulevard Plaza after the 12th clue was posted Wednesday morning. They will receive a $1,000 prize this weekend. The t...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Local Seniors Get Curbside Meal Service

Despite below zero temperatures on Thursday, a team of volunteers from the Coon Rapids Rotary Club braved the cold to help deliver an early Valentine's Day meal to senior citizens.Between 11 a.m. and noon, cars lined-up in for curbside service in...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

SLP Hy-Vee Planning Spring Opening

After a longer than expected wait, the first Hy-Vee store in Anoka County is set to open its doors this spring.It is located along Highway 65 near 81st Avenue in Spring Lake Park. Plans for the development actually got underway more than three years ago a...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Cold Weather Cancels 2nd Parade for Snowflake Days

The coldest air of the season, so far, is descending on Minnesota this weekend.  In fact, the big chill forced Snowflake Days organizers to cancel one of two parades this week.While Thursday night's parade was canceled, Tuesday night&...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Big Turnout for Disc Golf Tournament

More than 150 people signed up to play disc golf last weekend at Wintercrest Park.  This was the first year for the tournament as part of Snowflake Days."The Snowflake Days event is a fun event," said Jason Wilder, tournament director f...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 7, 2021

Business Spotlight: Barzini's Italian Restaurant

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Barzini’s Italian Restaurant

Barzini’s Italian Restaurant on Hanson Boulevard provides an intimate dining experience for the Italian foodie. Daniel Sweeney may not be Italian himself but he has created a menu full of spices, pastas, cheeses, meats and vege...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Riverdale Station Next Phase

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Business Spotlight: Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture

Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture

The foundation of Kiersti­­n Beaman’s career was formed by helping a loved one navigate through the struggles of chronic pain. Beaman’s mother went on a health journey visiting many doctors and specialists to try allevi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

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Community Watch Team

Have a Security Camera?

Join the Community Watch Team

Businesses are invited to join a growing network of community volunteers in helping the Coon Rapids Police Department with crime prevention. The Community Watch Team brings together businesses and indivi...

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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Free Consultations

Open to Business Consultations

Free Consultations

Are you a business owner in need of advice or are you looking to start a new business in Anoka County? A FREE business consultation is waiting for you.

The Open to Business program offers FREE consultations to anyone looking to:

  • Open a bus...
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Open to Business Website Economic Development
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Business Spotlight: Relief Therapy Solutions

Fancy Dancin' Business Spotlight

Relief Therapy Solutions

Relief Therapy Solutions is a one-man business run by Owner and Therapist James Myhrer, who has many interests and passions that all funnel into one purpose: to help people.

Myhrer was inspired to go into the field of Massage Therap...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Business Spotlight: Fancy Dancin'

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Fancy Dancin’

Chelsee Hasselbring started her career as a tiny dancer at the age of 3 when her mother, Bobbie Disrud opened the doors to the Fancy Dancin’ studio 31 years ago. Disrud had a long history of dancing and teaching.

Growing up in a world filled w...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Business Spotlight - Kids' Hair

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Haircut appointments used to be on the list of potentially scary experiences for a child… Kids’ Hair is here to cut all the intimidation out. When Earl and Suzanne Mollerud’s three sons were young boys, they felt the pressure and stress that came with get...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Development News - 3rd Qtr 2020

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Read the latest news about Coon Rapids development, including information about exciting new projects, employment and housing activity. 

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Development News - 2nd Qtr 2020

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Read the latest information about Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

See the full report here.

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Port Riverwalk Spring Construction Update

Home Drawings for Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes is developing 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes on 43 acres of formerly City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. It...

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Economic Development
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

News Flash

Posted on: June 10, 2021

Beat the Heat!

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Watch Activities on LiveBarn

Newsflash

Coon Rapids Ice Center is a LiveBarn Venue.   If you can’t make it to the rink, you can still stay connected by watching many events Live and On Demand.

Receive a 10% DISCOUNT - PROMO CODE: 5dd4-cric

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Ice Center

News Flash

Posted on: March 22, 2021

New K-9

New K9

New K-9

The Anoka Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force welcomed “Storm” to the force on November 2, 2020. The funding for Storm was acquired through a drug forfeiture case that was handled by a former Coon Rapids Officer. Storm is a black lab t...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 14, 2021

2019 Crime Rates

Police 2019 Crime Rates

2019 Crime Rates

According to data from the 2019 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city remained flat or decreased in some areas as compared to 2018 and a few areas saw an increase.

Although the areas of Aggravated Assault, Larceny and Motor Veh...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence with purple background and a Coon Rapids Police badge

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community by displaying purple lights outside the City Center campus during the month of October. The police department building and city hall will light up in purple (the symbolic color of...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 1, 2020

2019 Annual Report

Police Annual Report 2019

Have you ever wondered about how many calls CRPD responds to in a year? Or what day of the week has the most crashes in Coon Rapids? Read the 2019 Annual Report. It’s full of information about the Coon Rapids Police Department and the community....

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2021

Planning Case 21-28: Site Plan

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Coon Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and make a decision and a recommendation on CASE: 21-28 - Site Plan for an 12,300 square foot medical office building with design flexibility.

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Planning Case 21-34: Code Change

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and make a recommendation on the following matter: 

Code Change to Title 11, revising Section 11-1602 

The Coon Rapids Planning Commission will be considering and making a reco...

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Drainage and Utility Easements

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the following:

Vacation of Drainage and Utility Easements

Read the full notice here.

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Public Notices & Hearings

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