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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Open House for Port Riverwalk Development

Port Riverwalk Townhome Floorplan

Community members are invited to an upcoming Open House event to discuss a proposed development in Port Riverwalk. The event will take place Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Civic Room A at the Coon Rapids City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive. Rep...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, April 21, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Two new trails will be constructed in Coon Rapids this summer
  • A new mental health treatment f...
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Posted on: March 22, 2017

2017 Tree Sale

tree sale

Celebrate Arbor Day with new, beautiful trees for your yard!

As part of the City’s 2017 Tree Sale, a wide variety of apple trees and shade trees will be available for purchase. Tree varieties available include: Ginkgo Autumn Gold, Honeylocust Sky...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, April 14, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • A traffic study reveals three possibilities for improving traffic flow in the Riverdale area...
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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Sign up Now for Safety Camp!

Safety Camp

The Coon Rapids fire and police departments are teaming up to teach kids a variety of skills that will help them stay safe. Safety camp is a chance for Coon Rapids students entering 4th and 5th grades in the fall of 2017 to learn important safety skills i...

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Sign up for Safety Camp Here
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Sign Up Now for 4th of July Parade and Run Events!

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Join in on family fun for all ages at the 4th of July Celebration on the grounds of Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard, July 2-4. Activities include a parade, carnival games, rides, live music, bingo, car show, craft show, food, drinks a...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, April 7, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • The City Council adopts a formal goose management plan required by the DNR
  • An agreement is rea...
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Posted on: March 31, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 31, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • A push is on at the State Capitol to secure funding for improvements to Hwy. 65
  • Reconstructio...
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Posted on: March 24, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 24, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Local food shelves are hoping for a big push to close out their March fundraising campaign
  • A ...
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Posted on: March 23, 2017

2017 Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

Starting April 10, the City’s utility crews will begin flushing more than 1600 fire hydrants in the city, mainly east of highway 10. The process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the water system and remove sediment ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 17, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Anoka Ramsey among top 10 community colleges in the country
  • The Gordmans store in Coon Rapids...
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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Foley Boulevard Closed to Thru Traffic

Foley Blvd Closed

Foley Boulevard is now closed in both directions to thru traffic from Egret Boulevard to Northdale Boulevard. This went into effect Tuesday, March 7. The road will remain open for local traffic, emergency vehicles and for accessibility to area businesses....

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Coon Rapids

Emerald Ash Borer

The first Emerald Ash Borer infestation has been discovered in the northern part of Coon Rapids.The City Forester discovered the infected tree in late February in the 500 block of 127th Lane near Bunker Hills Regional Park. It was found on a City-owned bo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 3, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • A 7-year-old boy is being honored for his quick thinking when he saw smoke
  • Emerald Ash Borer h...
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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Help Name the New Park

Splash pad

Residents are invited to submit name ideas for the new park to be built on Coon Rapids Boulevard! The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is inviting residents to submit a name for the new park that will be built next to the Coon Rapid Ice Center(cur...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 24, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • The City Council approves plans for street reconstruction this summer
  • The first public ope...
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Posted on: February 17, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 17, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Mayor Koch presents the 'State of the City' at a chamber event
  • A look back at &a...
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Posted on: February 10, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 10, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • The final phase of the newest housing development in the city is moving forward
  • A new pave...
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Posted on: February 3, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 3, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Details on a new report out that studies the quality of the Mississippi River
  • The DNR is se...
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Posted on: January 27, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 27, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • A task force is recommending new schools and building improvements in District 11
  • An overpa...
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Posted on: January 20, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 20, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Bunker Hills opens the golf course driving range for the weekend!
  • Local seniors take part i...
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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Bunker Hills Golf Club to Open Tomorrow

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Spring fever has hit Bunker Hills Golf Club early this year thanks to warm January temperatures! Golfers are invited to practice their swing on the driving range, which will open Thursday, January 19 at 8 a.m. – the earliest the course has ever ...

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Bunker Hills Golf Club
Posted on: January 13, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 13, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • Learn more about two park improvement projects planned in 2018
  • Coon Rapids plow crews have ...
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Posted on: January 6, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 6, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • See two new Coon Rapids City Councilmembers being sworn-in to office
  • Hear from State Represe...
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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Splash Pad Coming to New Park

Splash pad

A new park will be built on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center (11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard) in 2017. The park, known as Boulevard Park for now, will feature a splash pad, park equipment for all ages, landscaping and trails. The park will be the o...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Recycling Coordinator Wins 2016 “Recycler of the Year” Award

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The Recycling Association of Minnesota has awarded Coon Rapids Recycling Coordinator, Colleen Sinclair, with the 2016 Recycler of the Year Award for her innovative programs, educational opportunities and event coordination efforts.

Sinclair manages the rec...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Changes to City Code about Rabies Vaccination

If your dog is not vaccinated for rabies, you could now face a misdemeanor charge due to an update in City ordinance. In November, the City Council revised the ordinance, which now makes it a misdemeanor to not have your dog vaccinated against rabies. Vio...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Commission Members Wanted

Commissioners wanted

The City of Coon Rapids is currently accepting applications for Advisory Boards and Commissions. Commissions include Arts, Board of Adjustment and Appeals, Historical, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Safety, Civil Service and Charter commission.

Over 60 co...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

2016 Holiday Lighting Contest Winners

Holiday Lighting Contest Winner

The Arts Commission has chosen the winners for the 2016 Holiday Lighting Contest.

They are:

Motion Winner – 1st PlaceJerry Murphy - 10940 Magnolia St. NW

Motion Winner – 2nd Place

 Jordan DeVries - 11837 Zilla St. NW

Still Winner – 1...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Potential Development Near Northstar Rail Station

Proposed Riverdale Apts

Plans are in the works to create a new residential development next to the Northstar Commuter Rail station on Northdale Boulevard (behind Target) on land owned by the Anoka County Regional Rail Authority. Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates proposes a fo...Read more...

View the Proposed Site Plan Here
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Paper Shredders Now Available!

Paper Shredders

The Coon Rapids Recycling Center now has self-serve paper shredders available for residents to use during all operating hours, five days a week. Residents are responsible for shredding their own paper and staff will recycle material once you’re done.

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

2016 Photo Contest Winners

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Congratulations Winners!
Members of the Coon Rapids Arts Commission would like to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Arts Commission Photo Contest. The contest took place from June 1 - September 16, 2016 and the theme for this year was "Architect...Read more...

See the Winning Photos Here
Posted on: September 9, 2016

2017 City Budget

The City Council approved the budget and levy for 2017 at the December 6 City Council meeting. The 2017 City tax levy is $25,613,000 as compared to $24,873,760 in 2016.

The 2017 Budget assumes continued levels of service with some additional enhancements a...

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View the entire budget document here
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Crime Rates in Coon Rapids - 2015 Data

Coon Rapids police car

According to data from the 2015 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up in a few areas as compared to 2014, but is lower overall than historical averages. Specifically, larceny (theft), robbery and aggravated assault showed an increase ...Read more...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Backyard Chicken Ordinance Now in Effect

Chicken

You can now apply to keep backyard chickens in Coon Rapids. The ordinance, approved earlier this month, took effect May 23.

But before you can build a coop and purchase chickens, you must submit a permit application, permit supplement and site plan al...Read more...

Chicken Information
Posted on: June 1, 2016

2015 Water Quality Report

Water Quality

The City of Coon Rapids is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

2015 Water Quality Report
Posted on: December 21, 2015

Commission Volunteers Needed

Commission Members wanted

Participating in a city commission may be the perfect fit for you! Citizen volunteer commissions advise the City Council on a variety of issues and are an important part of the community. Attendance at a monthly meeting is required. Each position is a t...Read more...

Commission Application
Posted on: January 20, 2016

Download the NEW City of Coon Rapids APP

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Download the City of Coon Rapids app, available for iPhone and Android devices, beginning February 1. Find news and information, event calendars, report city maintenance issues and more with this easy tool! You can also set the app to allow push notificat...Read more...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Historically Low Crime Rate

Coon Rapids police car

Coon Rapids continues to see a decrease in its overall crime rate. According to data from the 2014 Uniform Crime Report, crime in Coon Rapids is at its lowest point since 1969. 2014 statistics show another four percent decline in the crime rate from 2013....Read more...

Video - Hear from the Police Chief
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Coon Rapids History Goes Hi-Tech!

QR Code

Combine interesting stories, video and a smart phone, and you have the makings of an inter-active history lesson about the city of Coon Rapids! The Coon Rapids Historical Commission recently completed a project which incorporates multi-media and QR code t...Read more...

Watch a video here
Posted on: October 24, 2015

New Rain Gardens Fighting Pollution in Coon Rapids

Rain Garden

COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Work continued this week in an attempt to fight pollution in Coon Rapids.

Rain gardens were installed at 38 homes to collect storm water to keep chemicals out of area creeks.

Every October, Carol Rasmussen fills her yard wit...Read more...

Anoka Conservation District's Website
Posted on: October 30, 2015

Comcast Offers Low-Cost Internet Service for Eligible Families

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COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- You've probably heard of the Digital Divide. It refers to the difference between people who have easy access to the Internet and those who do not.

For the past five years, Comcast Corporation has been working to close the gap w...Read more...

Internet Essentials Website
Posted on: July 31, 2015

Comcast Launching HD Channel for CTN Community Programming

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Written by Steve Ericson

COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Starting August 4, you'll be able to watch some CTN programming in high definition.

On Tuesday, Comcast is adding channel 859 to its lineup, which will carry CTN community programming in HD. Those shows...Read on...

Comcast Website
Posted on: August 14, 2015

Coon Rapids Senior Center Marks 40th Anniversary

COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Coon Rapids Senior Center is celebrating a big milestone.

It was 40 years ago that the Super Senior Club formed in the basement of a church and started what is now known as the Coon Rapids Senior Center. Last year, there were ...Read on...

Watch the 40th Anniversary Video Here