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Posted on: August 18, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/18/17

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This week on the program:

  • Honda gets site plan approval to construct a new car dealership in the city
  • Community member...
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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Fall/Winter Parks and Recreation Brochure Available

Fall Recreation Guide

Check out the NEW fall/winter Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation brochure. It's filled with fun classes and activities to keep your family busy!

This new publication is only available online. The 12 page color brochure is full of information regarding upcomi...

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City News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/11/17

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 11.

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This week on the program:

  • The state releases MCA test results.  See how District 11 students stack up.
  • Volunt...
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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/4/17

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Watch the CTN Community Update for Friday, August 4.

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 is still hiring for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Filings open for 3 school board sea...
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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/28/17

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This week on the program:

  • Authorities investigate a case of arson at a Coon Rapids park
  • Two new retail buildings are pro...
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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/21/17

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • Another step forward for a major apartment project planned near the Northstar Commuter Rail s...
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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Proposed Ordinance List Now Available for Email Subscribers

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The City of Coon Rapids is offering a new email list for subscribers if they want to sign up for notifications related to City Ordinance changes. This new list, effective immediately, will provide information about proposed ordinance changes, much like a ...

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Sign up for the New Email List Here City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/14/17

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • A system upgrade is forcing the closure of License Centers around the state
  • Coon Rapids Blvd. ...
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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

CTN Community Update for 7/7/17

Backyard Disc League News Flash

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This week on the program:

  • A change for recycling pickup at local apartment buildings
  • A second car dealership is proposed ...
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City News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

CTN Community Update for 6/30/17

Newsflash Swim

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This week on the program:

  • A free program at the YMCA is teaching kids some life-saving skills
  • Details on some of the fun...
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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2017

CTN Community Update for 6/23/17

Jim Stanton

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This week on the program:

  • The man who helped build Coon Rapids dies.  More on the legacy of Jim Stanton.
  • The fi...
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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, June 16, 2017

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This week on the program:

  • A hail storm damages a non-profit farm in Coon Rapids
  • The first neighborhood meeting of the su...
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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2017

Don't Throw it Out - Recycle it with a NEW program

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As of July 17, residents are now able to use a new curbside recycling service that specializes in clothing, shoes and housewares.

Simple Recycling, based out of Solon, Ohio, will pick up the recyclable materials on residents’ regularly scheduled ...

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Simple Recycling Company Information City News
Posted on: June 9, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, June 9, 2017

Boulevard Park

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This week on the program:

  • Construction on a new park in Coon Rapids is expected to begin in July
  • Two new trails will soon...
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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Sprinkling Ban Now in Effect

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The City of Coon Rapids has an odd-even sprinkling ban to help even out water usage. Odd-numbered home addresses water on odd calendar days.  Even-numbered home addresses water on even calendar days.This helps to even out the demand for water tre...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

2016 Drinking Water Report

Drinking Water report 2016

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, 2016.

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Water Report is available online here.

A paper copy of this report is available upon requ...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer Injection Program

Emerald Ash Borer bug

Coon Rapids residents who wish to treat their ash tree(s) using safe, chemical injections can now take advantage of the City’s Emerald Ash Borer Injection Program through its contracted tree service, YTS companies, LLC. In 2017, YTS is offering ...

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YTS Tree Company Web Page City News
Posted on: May 31, 2017

2017 Photo Contest

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Do you love photography? Are you an amateur photographer? If so, you are encouraged to enter the Coon Rapids Arts Commission 2017 Photo Contest! The contest period is June 1, 2017 – September 16, 2017. This year’s theme is nature.

Who is eligible? Amateur ...

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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2017

New Development coming to Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk Townhome Floorplan

In February 2017, the City Council approved a Preliminary Development Agreement with Centra Homes for a development project on the City-owned land on the south side of Coon Rapids Boulevard, generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. The first p...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, May 26, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • State funding is secured for an overpass at the railroad tracks on Hanson Blvd.
  • The Coon Rapids...
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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, May 12, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • A new housing development is proposed for Port Riverwalk
  • A measles outbreak has Allina changing...
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City News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, May 5, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • City and county leaders continue to push for state funding for a railroad overpass on Hanson Bl...
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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Public Hearing set for Riverdale Station Apartments

Proposed Riverdale Apts

The Planning Commission will consider a site plan for a residential development next to the Northstar Commuter Rail station on Northdale Boulevard (behind Target) on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coon Rapids City Center located at 11155 Robinson Dr...

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View the Proposed Site Plan Here City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, April 28, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 is planning to put a school bond referendum before voters this fall
  • Coon Rapids f...
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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

CTN Community Update for Friday, April 21, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: April 14, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, April 14, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 24, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: March 17, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 17, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, March 3, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 24, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: February 17, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 17, 2017

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

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

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 10, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, February 3, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: January 27, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 27, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: January 20, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 20, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
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 City News
Posted on: January 13, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 13, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

CTN Community Update - Friday, January 6, 2017

CTN Update

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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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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Splash Pad Coming to New Park

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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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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 &...

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City News
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.

D...Read more...

City News
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 City News
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 City News
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Crime Rates in Coon Rapids - 2015 Data

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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...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Backyard Chicken Ordinance Now in Effect

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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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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...

City News
Posted on: September 17, 2015

Historically Low Crime Rate

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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...

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

Coon Rapids History Goes Hi-Tech!

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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 City News
Posted on: October 24, 2015

New Rain Gardens Fighting Pollution in Coon Rapids

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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...

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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 City News