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Posted on: June 7, 2019

CTN Community Update for 6/7/19

Photo of Anoka County Judge Tammi Fredrickson

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, June 7.

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

This week on the program:

  • A tribute to Anoka County Judge Tammi Fredrickson who died this week following a long battle w...
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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

CTN Community Update for 5/31/19

Former mayor Tim Howe drawing addresses for Front Door grant program

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 31.

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

This week on the program:

  • A drawing is held to award grant money for a new housing improvement program
  • Scott Schulte is a...
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City News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Splash Pad Season is Here!

Children playing and water spraying in the sunshine at the splash pad at Boulevard Plaza

Come enjoy water fun for all ages, plus park playground equipment. Picnic tables with shaded umbrellas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The splash pad at Boulevard Plaza is located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. The park is open dai...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

CTN Community Update for 5/24/19

Interior of Remodeled Home

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 24.

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

This week on the program:

  • The Anoka-Hennepin School District is facing budget deficits in the coming years
  • Emergency stre...
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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Neighborhood Meetings Begin June 11

Summer in the City logo with a drawing of houses with a sun shining above.

Summer in the City is your chance to gather with the community and learn about city projects and things going on in your neighborhood, as well as meet with councilmembers and staff. Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays will ...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Summer Concert Series Begins

A large crowd in lawn chairs in front of an outdoor stage.

Summer Concerts are every Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 9750 Egret Blvd.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase. Free parking.

2019 ...

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City News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Drinking Water Report

A splash of clear, blue water and the words, Coon Rapids Drinking Water.

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.  

A paper copy of this report is available upo...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Enter the 2019 Photo Contest

Coon Rapids Arts Commission 2019 Photo Contest logo with camera icon

Calling all amateur photographers... Get ready to participate in the Coon Rapids Arts Commission 2019 Photo contest! 

This year's theme is: Black and White photography.

Read the complete contest details here.

Enter the photo contest with the online ...

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City News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

CTN Community Update for 5/17/19

Officers standing outside during police week ceremony

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 17.

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

This week on the program:

  • Fallen officers are remembered at a special ceremony during National Police Week
  • The city is ex...
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City News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

CTN Community Update for 5/10/19

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 10.

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

This week on the program:

  • The fire department is carrying a new tool on its rescue trucks that could save lives
  • The polic...
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City News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

CTN Community Update for 5/3/19

Firestoppers

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, May 3.

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

This week on the program:

  • The fire department is helping make apartments safer in Coon Rapids
  • Construction work is ramping...
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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Public Works Open House Event

PublicWorksOpenHouse_News

Put the Tonka trucks aside and bring the family to the Coon Rapids Public Works facility to take a tour and check out snowplows, tractors and other "big rigs."

Saturday, May 1810 a.m. to noonCoon Rapids Public Works1831 111th Ave. NW

This is a fre...

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Coon Rapids Home Remodeling Tour

Home Remodeling Tour 2019

See some of the latest home trends and get inspired!Six
Coon Rapids homes will be open to the public during the upcoming HomeRemodeling Tour. Walk through each home for free and speak with homeowners who have
gone through the Home for Generations II p...

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City News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/26/19

Ice Fantasy Show

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 26.

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This week on the program:

  • A passing train sparks several grass fires in the city
  • Graduation rates hit a record high in ...
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City News
Posted on: April 19, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/19/19

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 19.

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

This week on the program:

  • The BCA is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids
  • Parents get a less...
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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/12/19

Lions Coon Creek Park

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, April 12.

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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 News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Rabies Clinic Moves to Pet Fair

Rabies Clinic Change

The yearly Rabies Clinic is moving! The clinic, traditionally held the first weekend in May at fire stations throughout Coon Rapids, will now combine with the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair in September.Bring your dog or cat for vaccination and licensing at...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

CTN Community Update for 4/5/19

CRPD Community Police Academy

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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City News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

CTN Community Update for 3/29/19

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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 News
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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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

NOTICE: Hanson Boulevard Closure

Road Closed Ahead sign

The next step in construction of the Hanson Boulevard overpass calls for a complete closure of Hanson in both directions for several months.Hanson Boulevard is scheduled to close Monday, March 4th and is expected to reopen by the end of October 2019. The ...

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City News
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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City News
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 News
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.

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

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 News
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 News
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 News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/25/19

Donut Boy

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 25.

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

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 News
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 News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

CTN Community Update for 1/11/19

Melissa Hortman

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, January 11.

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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 News
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 News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Port Riverwalk Housing Development Update

Port Riverwalk proposed designs

A new housing development is coming to Coon Rapids Boulevard in 2019. Centra Homes plans to construct approximately 145 one-level and two-level detached townhomes in the Port Riverwalk area, located in the southern portion of the city near Coon Rapids Bou...

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City News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
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 News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

CTN Community Update for 12/14/18

Holiday in Lights

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, December 14.

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 News
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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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/30/18

Margaret Tjosvold

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

This week on the program:

  • A local businesswoman and humanitarian has died.  More on the life of Margaret T...
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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/16/18

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 16.

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

This week on the program:

  • Riverfront Memorial Park is dedicated on Veterans Day
  • The Coon Rapids Fire Department gets...
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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/9/18

Stroke Survivor

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 9.

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

This week on the program:

  • A CRHS student is lucky to be alive following a rare stroke
  • A rundown of all the local resu...
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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

CTN Community Update for 11/2/18

CTN Update Generic

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, November 2.

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

This week on the program:

  • More people are voting early as the General Election nears
  • A possible expansion for the And...
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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

2019 Budget-in-Brief

Budget in Brief

The Citizens "Budget-in-Brief" is a helpful document that describes the City's budget goals for 2019. This new publication was created to supplement the larger 2019 Proposed Budget book.

Read the Budget-in-Brief document on the City's website.&am...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

East River Boulevard Ramp CLOSED

Road Closed Ahead sign

A short ramp from East River Boulevard to East River Road is closed permanently. The slip ramp, which is just east of Zilla Street NW, had allowed drivers traveling east on East River Boulevard to merge directly onto East River Road. The slip ramp did not...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/26/18

Port Riverwalk

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 26.

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

This week on the program:

  • Residents get an update on a housing project planned in Port Riverwalk
  • Construction on a ne...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/19/18

Fire Station Open House

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 19.

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

This week on the program:

  • Fire destroys a Coon Rapids home
  • We'll check out all the fun at this year's fire station op...
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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/12/18

Hanson Road Closure

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 12.

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

This week on the program:

  • Details on a planned closure of Hanson Blvd. during the long MEA weekend
  • A traffic study of...
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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Help us Keep the Drains Clean

Clogged drain

No doubt you have noticed all of the rain so far this fall, and there’s more rain in the forecast in the coming days. The City would love to team up with residents to help keep catch basins in the street free and clear of leaves, grass and debri...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Port Riverwalk Open House October 24

Port Riverwalk proposed designs

Port Riverwalk Open House

Wednesday, October 245-7 p.m.Coon Rapids City Center, Civic Room A11155
Robinson DriveA public open house is planned to discuss the new Port Riverwalk housing development and street improvement plan.Centra Homes plans to construc...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

CTN Community Update for 10/5/18

CTN Update Generic

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, October 5.

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

This week on the program:

  • Renovation work is officially underway at Coon Rapids High School
  • A new restaurant makes its...
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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Bazaar at the Senior Center

Senior Bazaar

Thursday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Check out the Senior Center bazaar featuring crafts, flea market, Christmas room, refreshments, raffles, books, jewelry and more.Proceeds benefit local charities.

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Fire Station Open House

Fire Station Open House

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noonCome learn about fire prevention and take a tour at all three fire stations.At
each station you can watch a kitchen fire demonstration, learn about seat beltsafety, explore rail safety with Operation Lifesaver a...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Construction to Begin on Riverdale Station Apartments

Construction will soon begin on a new apartment project adjacent to the Northstar Commuter Rail Station.Sherman and Associates is planning to construct two apartment buildings on the site, one containing 180 units of market rate housing and another buildi...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/28/18

School Boundaries

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 28.

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

This week on the program:

  • The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves new boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Con...
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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Coon Rapids Police Launch New Community Watch Team

Community Watch Team

Coon Rapids Police are looking for extra eyes to help keep the city safe through a new Community Watch Team. The voluntary program is a modern alternative to traditional neighborhood watch groups. Rather than watch your neighbor, the new program focuses o...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/21/18

Community Watch Team

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 21.

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

This week on the program:

  • The police department is forming a Community Watch Team
  • A new apartment project is being ...
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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

"Snowed In" - A Holiday Celebration of Song

Snowed In

Six friends spend an evening stranded in a lodge. While
looking for something to do, they discover boxes of records reminding them ofall their favorite holiday tunes. From songs of yesteryear to today's new classics,
the six friends bring the music to...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Winter Parking Rules and Snowplow Hotline

snowplowing

Winter parking rules begin November 1. Here's a simple breakdown of what you need to know as it relates to public street parking. Vehicles cannot be parked on a public street:

  • Between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. November 1 - April 1; or
  • Anytime there is ...
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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Hanson Overpass Work Underway

Hanson Construction

Work on the Hanson Boulevard Grade Separation (overpass)
project has been in full gear this summer.  If you have driven in this area, you have likely noticed thechanging landscape as several homes were demolished to make way for the n...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Park and Trail Improvements

Park Improvements

Crooked Lake ParkReconstruction is nearly complete at Crooked Lake Park (13180 Crooked
Lake Boulevard). Due to high demand, the existing fishing pier will berefurbished and a second fishing pier will be added slightly north along the
shore. The entire...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

2017 Crime Rates for Coon Rapids

Police

According to
data from the 2017 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up slightlyin a few areas as compared to 2016, but rates are still lower overall than
historical averages. The number of thefts went down in 2017, but the amount o...

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Civic Center Zero Waste Program

Zero Waste

A new initiative at the Coon Rapids Civic Center makes a commitment to reduce waste.The goal is to be a "Zero Waste Facility" to help reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the new zero waste initiative, Civic Center customers are encouraged to mak...

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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Sand Creek gets Habitat "Makeover"

Sand Creek

You’ve likely heard in the news that many Minnesota lakes and streams are “impaired” -  that is, they are not meeting standards of the Clean Water Act. Locally, Sand Creek is impaired for aquatic life. Why? Too much sediment and phosphorus, and l...

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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Love My Pet Fair

Pet Fair

The Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair is back with fun for the whole family! This event designed for pets and their owners features a variety of activities including a pet costume contest, best pet tricks, pet parade, paw art, face painting for kids, a photo b...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

2019 Proposed City Budget

City Budget

The City Council discussed the preliminary budget for 2019 at the September 4 City Council meeting. Final approval of the budget and levy will take place after a public meeting held in December. Property owners will receive a notice of the hearing and the...

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City News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

CTN Community Update for 9/7/18

Centerview Elementary

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, September 7.

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

This week on the program:

  • The community rallies around the CRHS boys hockey team after the embezzlement of booster ...
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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

New Construction at Highway 10 and Hanson

Honda and Nissan

New development
in the Gateway Commerce Center includes two new car dealerships, which will bebuilt near the northwest corner of Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.
Construction is underway on a new 56,000 sq. ft. Honda dealership. WalserAutomotive Gro...

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City News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

New Housing Development

Port Riverwalk Townhome Floorplan

A new housing development is coming to Coon Rapids Boulevard next year. Centra Homes plans to construct 145 one-level and two-level detached townhomes in the Port Riverwalk area, located in the southern portion of the city near Coon Rapids Boulevard and A...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Main Street Repair Work Starting After Labor Day

Permanent repair work is set to begin this week on the land bridge over Coon Creek on Main Street.A full closure is not necessary, but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.Earlier this year, the westbound lanes of Main Street were closed ...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/31/18

School Construction

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 31.

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

This week on the program:

  • Construction will greet students at some Anoka-Hennepin schools this fall
  • District 11 wants ...
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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/24/18

Hockey Camp

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 24.

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

  • Fiery plane crash at Blaine Airport
  • New firefighter sworn in with ties to CRPD
  • Stars from the...
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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/17/18

Fix-it Stations

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 17.

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

This week on the program:

  • Local results from the Primary Election
  • Hy-Vee might build a new grocery store not far from ...
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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/10/18

Riverwind Building

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 10.

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

This week on the program:

  • The city is moving forward with plans to remodel the Riverwind Community Building
  • Record par...
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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

CTN Community Update for 8/3/18

3M Championship

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 3.

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

This week on the program:

  • The fire community is mourning the loss of an expert investigator
  • Fire damages a hangar at th...
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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

CTN Community Update for 7/27/18

Youth First

Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, July 27.

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

This week on the program:

  • Coon Rapids joins the Youth First organization
  • A bike stunt show is coming to an Anoka County ...
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City News

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2018

Civic Center Zero Waste Program

compost organics recycle photo

A new initiative at the Coon Rapids Civic Center makes a commitment to reduce waste.The goal is to be a "Zero Waste Facility" to help reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the new zero waste initiative, Civic Center customers are encouraged to mak...

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Civic Center News & Events

News Flash

Posted on: June 7, 2019

Anoka County Judge Tammi Fredrickson Dies at 53

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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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 lo...

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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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Public Meeting on Landfill Cleanup in Andover

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the City of Andover will host an informational meeting next week regarding the cleanup of a local landfill.  The meeting will take place May 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Andover City Council Chambers. &a...

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Community News
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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Community News
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 prev...

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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Law Day Coming Up on April 26

Anoka County is getting set to mark Law Day.  This year's open house event will take place Friday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  In addition to courthouse tours, there will be a K9 demonstration, information fair and service clinics ...

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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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 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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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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Community News
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 30, 2018

Remembering a Humanitarian and Business Leader

Forty days after she celebrated her 100th birthday, Coon Rapids businesswoman and humanitarian, Margaret Tjosvold, passed away November 24th. Her daughter and partner in business, Mary Tjosvold, was by her mom's side during those final moments.“...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

All Lanes of Traffic Reopen on Hanson Blvd.

Good news for drivers who use Hanson Boulevard.  This week, the roadway returned to its normal four lane configuration.  For much of the year, Hanson has been down to a single lane in each direction between 111th Avenue and Coon Rapids B...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

New Indoor Self-Storage Facility Approved

Coon Rapids is poised to get a new indoor self-storage facility.Last week, the City Council approved a zone change and site plan for E & R Investments to construct a 100,000 square foot facility at the corner of 101st Avenue and Foley Boulevard next t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

ALDI Remodels Northdale Blvd. Store

The ALDI store on Northdale Boulevard recently celebrated its grand reopening.  The remodel includes more refrigeration space to allow ALDI to increase its fresh food selection by 40 percent and add more grab-and-go foods for customers.  ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Local Businesses Take Part in 'Small Business Saturday'

Towns and cities across the country encouraged its residents to explore and shop local businesses on November 24th. A nationwide shopping holiday called “Small Business Saturday” had stores on Anoka’s main street crowded with...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Wave Pool Study Underway to Determine its Future

A consultant has been hired to determine long-term structural and mechanical needs at Bunker Beach.The Anoka County Parks Department recently awarded a professional services contract to a firm in St. Louis, Missouri for just under $50,000.  The s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Coon Rapids Fire Department Gets $5,000 Donation

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the season of giving started early for one Ramsey-based company.Employees from 24Restore and 1-800-BoardUp went on a shopping spree at the Coburns in Ramsey on Wednesday.  Turkeys were at the top of the li...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Two Coon Rapids Students Honored with Unique Trip

Two standout students at Coon Rapids High School have new-found inspiration to carry them through the year. The school's Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering promotes careers in medicine and other STEM-related fields.  It makes students...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

NSC Hosts 'Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo'

It's certainly been feeling more like winter the last few weeks and before you know it anglers will be hitting Minnesota lakes for a little ice fishing.This weekend, the National Sports Center is hosting the annual Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo presented by...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Riverfront Memorial Park Dedication on Veterans Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918 the First World War came to an end. The 100 year anniversary was marked with somber ceremonies around the world and right here in Minnesota.Veterans were honored at the new Riverfront Memorial Park...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Local Teen Suffers a Rare Stroke

At first, Ellie Biggins thought her boyfriend was joking when he collapsed at her home last Monday afternoon.“His face was completely drooped on one side and up on the other,” said Ellie.Cole Fossland was confused but laughing, the lef...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

All 3 Incumbents Returning to Coon Rapids City Council

A big turnout for a mid-term Election this week with 74 percent of registered voters in Coon Rapids casting a ballot.  About 22 percent did it by absentee.All three incumbents are returning to the city council as they didn't face any challengers....

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Lions Club Donates More than $50,000 for Park Improvement Project

A big donation this week for a park improvement project set to begin next year.The Coon Rapids Lions Club presented a $50,000 donation at Wednesday night's City Council Meeting.  They also gave a second check totaling $6,000 to purchase four new ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

New Playground Coming to Towerview Park

Another park in the city will also see improvements next year.  On Wednesday night, the City Council approved the purchase of playground equipment for Towerview Park which is located near the water tower off Crooked Lake Boulevard.  The ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

New Member Elected to Anoka County Board, 2 Incumbents Returning

There will be a new face on the Anoka County Board next year.In District Four, Mandy Meisner won that seat with 11,082 votes.  Sean Broom received 5,871 votes.  Meisner will replace Jim Kordiak who didn't seek re-election.  In D...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Rep. Melissa Hortman to Become Speaker of the House

Tuesday's Election will result in a shift of power at the State Capitol.  DFLers will take control of the Minnesota House next year and late this week it was announced that Melissa Hortman will take over as Speaker of the House.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Free Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Returning in Mid-November

Recycling has gotten easier over the years, but do you know what can and can’t be recycled? The Coon Rapids Recycling Center wants you to know you can still save on your trash bill by recycling, despite a changing global marketplace.“W...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Bid Awarded for Final Phase of Sand Bunker Improvements

A contract was awarded this week for the final phase of bunker renovations at the golf course.  Hartman Companies, Inc. submitted the low bid of $314,000 for the project.  The last phase of the project involves the west nine holes of the...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Early Voting Turnout is Up

Like thousands of their Coon Rapids neighbors, Anthony and Sharon Miltich are taking advantage of the chance to vote before Election Day.“The circumstances we're living in today feel more extreme than any period – and I lived through t...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

'Nearly Naked Ruck March' Raises Money for Veterans

Close to 200 people marched through Bunker Hills Regional Park October 27th wearing little more than shorts or long underwear. The Nearly Naked Ruck March is a day of fun focused on supporting military veterans through the difficult transition to civilian...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

ARCC Theater Students Staging 'Almost, Maine!'

Theater students at Anoka Ramsey Community College are taking the stage for their fall production.Students are performing the romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" which is set in a town so far north it's almost in Canada.  There are eight vi...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Andover Exploring Possible Expansion of Community Center

The Andover City Council could soon decide whether or not to put a referendum to voters for an expansion to the city's community center.The council recently voted to move forward with an expansion of the Andover Community Center which could cost up to $19...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Large Turnout at Port Riverwalk Open House

It's been nearly 20 years in the making, but Coon Rapids now has a purchase agreement for one of the largest redevelopment areas in the city. Curious residents filled an open house this week to learn more about the 35-acre site.Labeled Port Riverwalk near...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Riverdale Apartment Project Officially Underway

Work is officially underway at the site of the newest apartment project in Coon Rapids.  On Thursday afternoon, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Riverdale Station Flats, which includes the construction of a four-story, 184 unit market-r...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Early Voting for General Election Ramping Up

With just over a week to go until the mid-term elections, early voting is picking up.  So far at the Coon Rapids City Center, more than 1,200 people have cast absentee ballots in person.  Starting Tuesday, October 30, citizens who vote e...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Connexus Energy Showcases New Solar Energy Project

A celebration of the sun took place in the city of Ramsey this week.On Thursday, Connexus Energy and its partners marked one of the first energy projects in the country to use batteries combined with a solar array to manage peak demand.It was a connection...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

District 11 Names Two New Elementary Schools

District 11's two new elementary schools under construction now have names.  On Monday night, the School Board approved the names for the new schools.  The school in Blaine will be called Sunrise Elementary and the school in Ramsey will ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

City of Anoka Scaring Up Halloween Fun

More than 20 Halloween themed events have been taking place in Anoka in October. For the past 98 years, the city has been host to hauntingly fun entertainment as it defends its title of “Halloween Capital of the World.”

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Fire Destroys Coon Rapids Home

The investigation continues into a fire over the weekend that destroyed the home of a man and woman who had just moved in.The flames broke out around 11:20 a.m. Sunday at this home on the 3600 block of 124th Circle.  Fire crews arrived to find he...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Fire Stations Open Doors to the Public

All three Coon Rapids fire stations opened to the public Saturday October 13, wrapping up a week of fire prevention education at local elementary schools.“We just think it’s a good opportunity to invite people to come to the fire stati...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Traffic Signal Recommended Near Menards/Costco Entrance

Relief could be coming from the congestion on Northdale Boulevard near the entrance to Menards and Costco.The City Council met in a work session this week to see the results and recommendations following a traffic study of the Riverdale area.  Th...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Local Authors Showcased at Anoka County Library

For the third year, the Anoka County Library is connecting Local authors with readers. The Northtown Library was host to 22 authors on October 6, including keynote speakers Sarah Stonich and Michael Kleber-Diggs.“This isn’t just for th...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Renovation Work Officially Underway at CRHS

If you've driven past Coon Rapids High School in the last few weeks, you've likely noticed construction on the building is underway.  And on Tuesday night, District 11 leaders made it official.Members of the Coon Rapids City Council joined the An...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Raising Cane's Opens New Restaurant in Coon Rapids

There's a new restaurant in town.  Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers officially opened its doors for business on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  People lined up for their shot at free Cane's for a year, 20 lucky winners were drawn....

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Contract Awarded for Riverwind Building Project

Renovations to the Riverwind Community Building are one step closer to reality.On Tuesday evening, the City Council awarded the contract for the building package to nearly a dozen different contractors. Proposed improvements include the addition of air co...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Hundreds Walk to Support Victims of Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and kicking it off September 29 was HopeFest.The annual walk, formerly known as the Walk for Hope, supports Alexandra House and the many services it provides to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Its Exec...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

School Board Receives Results of Community Survey

District 11 has released the results of this year's community survey conducted by The Morris Letterman Company.  32 percent of those polled rate the quality of education as excellent, up one percent from last year.  The state average is ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

ARCC Opens Food Shelf for Students

A new resource for students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College made its debut on campus this week.The Campus Cupboard is a free food pantry where students can get up to 12 items per visit.  It will be open twice a month throughout the semester. &a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Construction to Begin on Riverdale Station Apartments

Construction could start as soon as next week on a new apartment project adjacent to the Northstar Commuter Rail Station.Sherman and Associates is planning to construct two apartment buildings on the site, one containing 180 units of market rate housing a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Anoka-Hennepin Approves School Boundary Changes

Morris Bye Elementary is a school building with room to grow.The elementary school in Coon Rapids is currently under capacity, but about 125 new students will be assigned to the school next fall. Shifting additional students to Morrie Bye will better util...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

'Nerf Battle' Helps in the Fight Against Bullying

A Minnesota based non-profit is fighting bullying with blaster battles."Project My Neighborhood" uses Nerf Battles to bring children and adults together for a day of fun and bullying prevention. More than a thousand participants fired their Nerf...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Cardinals Mark Homecoming Week at CRHS

It's homecoming week at Coon Rapids High School and that means the crowning of a new king and queen.Andrew Truong and Destini Artis were crowned homecoming king and queen during an all-school assembly on Tuesday morning.  Both are seniors and rep...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Apartment Project Proposed in Port Evergreen

A Saint Paul based developer is pitching a plan to construct a large apartment building in the southern part of Coon Rapids.This week, the City Council met in a work session to learn more about the project which would involve the construction of a four-st...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Coon Rapids Police Launch New Community Watch Team

On Greg Oltmanns’ street, his neighbors know someone is always watching.  Oltmanns remembers the day he saw a car tear through his Coon Rapids neighborhood. The black sedan blew through the stop sign on his corner of 110th Aven...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

CRPD Applying for Federal Grant Money

The police department is seeking another grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  The department is eligible for a grant in the amount of just over $12,000 for items that have not been budgeted.  The police department plans to purchas...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Constitution Comes to Life at ARCC

Students in an American Government class used improv to shake up their learning this week.On Monday, the U.S. Constitution came to life for students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.  Monday marked the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Con...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Honoring Those Who Protect and Serve

The Law Enforcement Appreciation Event returned to Coon Rapids for the 4th year. It began in 2015 when a local law enforcement family sought out a way to show community support for police officers in the face of anti-police attitudes.“&helli...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Military Appreciation Softball Tourney Returns to Sand Creek Park

For the fourth year, a local softball tournament is raising money for Minnesota military families.From September 7th through the 9th dozens of teams were able to break fundraising records for the Military Appreciation Softball Tournament at Sand Creek Par...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

High Ranking U.S Dept. of Ed. Official Visits STEP School

Anoka-Hennepin's Secondary Technical Education Program  got a visit from a high ranking official from the U.S. Department of Education this week.On Wednesday morning, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Doctor Mick Zais, toured the STEP School an...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Nearby Residents Opposed to Blaine Hy-Vee Store

Plans for a new Hy-Vee store in Blaine took another step forward this week but residents who live nearby have concerns about the development.On Tuesday night, the Blaine Planning Commission held a public hearing on the land rezoning, preliminary plat and ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

New Study of Hwy. 65 Corridor Planned

If you use Highway 65, you know how congested it can be.  Now, Anoka County and the City of Blaine are teaming up on a new study of the corridor stretching from County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park to Bunker Lake Boulevard in Ham Lake.  Pr...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Getting Stressed Out Students to 'Change to Chill'

High school can be a stress minefield. From sports, homework and activities... to the ever-present cellphones and social media, it's not a huge shock that teens are stressed.“Unfortunately, it is a growing problem,” says Susan Nygaard,...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Community Rallies Around Hockey Team to Replace Stolen Funds

The Coon Rapids High School boys hockey team faces a big hurdle this season after the booster club discovered its funds have been embezzled.The team says the person responsible has confessed to police but charges have not yet been filed.  They ar...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Land Bridge Repairs Underway on Main St.

Work started this week on permanent repairs to the land bridge over Coon Creek on Main Street.During construction, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction in the area of the land bridge which is just east of Coon Creek Boulevard. &n...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

City Solicits Bids for Riverwind Building Remodel

Plans are moving forward for a remodeling project involving a portion of the Riverwind Community Building.On Tuesday night, the City Council accepted plans and specifications for the project and authorized the solicitation of bids. Proposed improvements i...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

New Centerview Elementary Breaks the School Mold

Back-to-school looked quite a bit different this week for nearly 600 students in the Spring Lake Park School District. Where you might expect to find rows of desks and chairs, instead there were padded stools, seats that wobble and curvy settees. There wa...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Students Learn About Transportation Options at ARCC

The Anoka County Traveler made a stop at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this week to promote stress-free transportation for students.Those with bikes can use the bike rack to secure them to the bus.  On board, there's free wi-fi for riders. &...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

City, Blue Ox Reach Agreement for 2nd Season at CRIC

A successful partnership between the Minnesota Blue Ox and the Coon Rapids Ice Center will continue for a second season.  This week, the City Council approved a contract for ice and facility usage for the 2018-2019 season.  The Minnesota...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Main Street Repair Work Starting After Labor Day

Permanent repair work is set to begin next week on the land bridge over Coon Creek on Main Street.Earlier this year, the westbound lanes of Main Street were closed between Shenandoah Boulevard and Coon Creek Boulevard after a county highway worker discove...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Anoka Co. Man Named 'Outstanding Minnesota Senior'

It's something we believe hasn't happened since the 1960's.  But it did this week at the Minnesota State Fair!A senior from Anoka County captured the state title at the fairgrounds on Thursday morning. Each year, a man and woman representing each...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Golfers Wanted for C.R. Fire Department Fall Classic

The Coon Rapids Fire Department's annual "Fall Golf Classic" is just a few weeks away.  The tournament, which has been going on now for 11 years, helps raise money for the Coon Rapids Firefighters Community Fund.The golf tournament take...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Coon Rapids Fire Explorers Compete at Minn. State Fair

A soggy "Governor's Fire Prevention Day" at the Minnesota State Fair on August 24 but that didn't stop the Coon Rapids Fire Explorers from taking part in a friendly competition.  More than 20 fire explorer posts from across the state sh...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Construction Will Greet Students at Some District 11 Schools

Students head back to school on Tuesday and when they get there, some will find big changes.  Major construction is underway at many Anoka-Hennepin schools but the message from the district is "the show must go on."CTN's Jennifer Anders...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Coon Rapids Hosts Camp with Strong Ties to MN Wild

Inside the Coon Rapids Ice Center aspiring hockey players got a brush with the pros. Several Minnesota Wild coaches and players to lent some star power to the Golden Horseshoe Hockey School, which made its debut in the city this week. Wild head coach Bruc...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Anoka Food Pantry Transformed into a "SuperShelf"

ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka worked with the SuperShelf Team from the University of Minnesota to give the pantry a makeover. The redesign included fresh paint, brighter colors and a new layout to make room for more fresh produce.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

37th Annual Game Fair

Thousands of people, and thousands of their best friends, converge at the Armstrong Ranch Kennel in Ramsey for Game Fair. The hunting and fishing expo, which spans three weekends every August, wrapped up its 37th annual event.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Hy-Vee Considering Opening Grocery Store in Blaine

A popular grocery story chain that continues to expand is eyeing a location close to Coon Rapids.Hy-Vee is considering purchasing a vacant piece of land on the southwest corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street not far from Blaine High School.  ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Mercy Hospital Gets High Marks in New Rankings

Mercy Hospital here in Coon Rapids is one of the best in the state, according to new rankings released this week by U.S. News and World Report.  Mercy Hospital was rated second best in the Twin Cities and fourth best hospital in Minnesota. &n...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

New Fix-it Stations Throughout Anoka County

A new bike fix-it station is outside the Crooked Lake Library.  Soon, every Anoka County branch will have a station, which includes a rack to hang a bike, an air pump and several tools for quick repairs or tune ups.“We thought that this...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Car Wash Fundraiser Helps Cardinal Girls Basketball Program

The Coon Rapids High School Girls Basketball team got together for some fun and fundraising last weekend.  It was the team's third annual car wash in the parking lot at the Pep Boys in Riverdale.  Players from the freshman team on up to ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

City Moving Forward with Riverwind Building Remodeling Project

The city is moving forward plans to preserve and improve the Riverwind Community Building at Riverwind Park.This week, the City Council awarded a construction management contract for the project to Kinghorn Company in the amount of $45,000. They will assi...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Record Participation for 'Night to Unite' in Coon Rapids

This past Tuesday saw lots of neighbors getting together for fun and games.It was the annual Night to Unite in Coon Rapids.  A record 128 neighborhood parties took place across the city.  Members of the police and fire departments made t...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Soda Festival Draws Big Crowd in Spring Lake Park

If pop, that bubbly surgary drink, brings a smile to your face then the Minnesota Soda Festival is for you. On August 4th its visitors took a step back in time to sample more than 100 craft sodas.A bus built in 1953 transported soda seekers to dozens of t...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Expert Fire Investigator Dies at 58

The fire community mourns the loss of an expert investigator who died suddenly over the weekend at the age of 58.Jamie Novak, who retired from the St. Paul Fire Department just over a year ago, died from an apparent heart attack, according to his family.O...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Sportsman's Warehouse Reopens in Riverdale Area

Just over nine years after it closed its doors due to bankruptcy, Sportsman's Warehouse has reopened in the Riverdale area.The grand opening is taking place this weekend with special activities including a trout pond.  Sportsman's Warehouse is no...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fire Destroys Hangar at Anoka County Airport

A fire at the Anoka County Airport Monday evening sent thick black smoke billowing into the air.  The flames broke out around 7 p.m.  Thankfully, no injuries were reported.  In addition to a plane, there were several vehicles an...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

New Health Partnership Celebrated in Coon Rapids

A new partnership was celebrated this week between a primary care provider and a mental health clinic.

An open house on Tuesday marked the new partnership between North Metro Pediatrics and the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being. Lee Carls...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

New Option for Campers in the North Metro

For those looking to escape the busy city, there is a new option available and it’s closer than you might think. Several campsites have been established near Ramsey on the Mississippi River.On July 28th, close to 30 volunteers launched canoes fr...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Final 3M Championship Underway in Blaine

The 3M Championship is in full swing for the final time in Blaine this week.  The tournament wraps up Sunday, August 5 with the final round of champion play.  You can watch coverage live on The Golf Channel.

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

New Youth Program Attracts More Teens

It might look like a game of Pictionary… or kickball… or Madden NFL.  But when kids come to hang out at Youth First in Ramsey, the goals are far bigger than games.“Youth First is a safe place for kids,&...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Anoka Hosts Food Truck Party

The streets of downtown Anoka turned into a food lover’s paradise July 21st. For the second year, dozens of food trucks lined up to offer flavors from around the world. The Anoka Food Truck Festival brought more than 45 food trucks and thousands...

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News Flash

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: 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: 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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Economic Development
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Port Riverwalk Housing Development Update

Port Riverwalk proposed designs

A new housing development is coming to Coon Rapids Boulevard in 2019. Centra Homes plans to construct approximately 145 one-level and two-level detached townhomes in the Port Riverwalk area, located in the southern portion of the city near Coon Rapids Bou...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 21, 2019

Riverdale Station Flats Construction

Riverdale Station Flats

Construction is underway on the Riverdale Station Flats, a large apartment development located next to the Riverdale Transit Station at 121st Lane & Northdale Boulevard. This new, unique development features a four-story, 184-unit market-rate apartmen...

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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
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Port Riverwalk Open House October 24

Port Riverwalk proposed designs

Port Riverwalk Open House

Wednesday, October 245-7 p.m.Coon Rapids City Center, Civic Room A11155
Robinson DriveA public open house is planned to discuss the new Port Riverwalk housing development and street improvement plan.Centra Homes plans to construc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 10, 2018

New Construction at Highway 10 and Hanson

Honda and Nissan

New development
in the Gateway Commerce Center includes two new car dealerships, which will bebuilt near the northwest corner of Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.
Construction is underway on a new 56,000 sq. ft. Honda dealership. WalserAutomotive Gro...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2018

New Housing Development

Proposed Pedestrian Bridge

A new housing development is coming to Coon Rapids Boulevard next year. Centra Homes plans to construct 145 one-level and two-level detached townhomes in the Port Riverwalk area, located in the southern portion of the city near Coon Rapids Boulevard and A...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Riverdale Station Apartments Groundbreaking

Riverdale Station Apts.

Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates expects to break ground on the new Riverdale Station Apartments, located next to the Northstar Commuter Rail station on Northdale Boulevard (behind Target), this fall. The Coon Rapids City Council gave final plat appro...

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News Flash

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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Ice Center and Parks & Recreation
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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Ice Center and Parks & Recreation
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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News Flash

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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Police Department
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Coon Rapids Police Launch New Community Watch Team

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Coon Rapids Police are looking for extra eyes to help keep the city safe through a new Community Watch Team. The voluntary program is a modern alternative to traditional neighborhood watch groups. Rather than watch your neighbor, the new program focuses o...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 11, 2018

2017 Crime Rates for Coon Rapids

According to
data from the 2017 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up slightlyin a few areas as compared to 2016, but rates are still lower overall than
historical averages. The number of thefts went down in 2017, but the amount o...

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