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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Primary Election Day Results

2020 Election

Update 8-12-20

See Primary Election Results here.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 11. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling location and read other election information, visit the Elections page on the City website.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Coming July 15

Farmers Market

The 2020 Coon Rapids Farmers Market is on! Vendors are open every Wednesday for shopping starting mid July to mid October.

Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!

July 15 - October 7, 20203-6 p.m.Coon Rapids Ice Center11000 C...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

A "Paws" in the Fun...

Pet Fair 2020

The Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair will not take place in 2020. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Riverview Park, has been canceled after much consideration among members of the planning committee. Based upon the planning a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Find Your Zen!

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Some Coon Rapids Parks & Recreation programs are available in July and August 2020. Participants are reminded to practice safe distancing and good hand hygiene. Registration is required. Sign up NOW! Register online at coonrapidsmn.gov and click on th...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message to the Coon Rapids Community: From Police Chief Brad Wise

Newsflash

Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opinion ab...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Back in Business!

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The wait is over... Kendall’s opens on Wednesday, June 10 for curbside pick up and patio dining! Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse is located at 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW. Kendall’s will serve from its tavern menu daily fro...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

In Need of a Home Loan?

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Are you considering a home improvement project this summer? The City has great loan programs available to residents.The City of Coon Rapids offers several loan programs to help homeowners with repairs, remodeling and down payment assistance. All of these ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Bunker Hills Golf Club Open for the Season

Play Golf Newsflash

Update 4-25-20
NEW amenities are now added as of Saturday, April 25. Cart rental is back (please observe new guidelines), the Driving Range is open, and Mully’s Tap Shack is open for takeout orders. You can also pay for your golf fees at the Star...
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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Meetings Move to Virtual Platform

Virtual Meetings

Due to the ongoing pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Coon Rapids will change its public meeting format starting in April and until further notice.The City Council meeting taking place Tuesday, April 7, 2020 will be the first virtual meet...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 6-22-20

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The City continues to update its information as changes occur.

State of Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This State o...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Coon Rapids Restaurants!

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The City of Coon Rapids, with help from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, has created a consolidated list of Coon Rapids restaurants open for take out, or delivery from now until May 1. Restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation are clo...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Reserve Your Garden Plot

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Reserve your plot now for the 2020 growing season. Garden plots are available in two different sizes with water accessibility from May 1 to October 15.

Community Garden Location: 121st Avenue and Xeon Street, Coon Rapids

Cost: Large Plot (...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Hot Ashes Pose Fire Risk

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Hot ash and garbage cans don’t mix! That’s the warning from the Coon Rapids Fire Department. 

Hot embers from a recreational fire or fireplace that are improperly disposed can lead to garage or shed fires, and even spread to a ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Wanted: Water Monitors

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

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

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City Homepage
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Creek "Makeover" Continues

Sand Creek Restoration

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

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Detective Honored

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

2020 City Budget

2020 Budget in Brief

What is in the City's budget for 2020? Read the Citizens Budget in Brief. The document explains the highlights of the budget in an easy-to-understand manner.

Read the 2020 Citizens Budget in Brief document here.

Do you prefer to dig into all of the numbers ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Photo Contest Winners

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The Coon Rapids Arts Commission announces the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest. First place winners in both age groups receive a $100 prize, second place winners earn $50. 

Thank you to all who submitted black & white photographs taken within...

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City Homepage
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Drug Take Back Day

D-E-A National R-X take back, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with pills spilling out of an o

Keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The next prescription drug take-back event is coming soon at the Coon Rapids Police Department. 

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs and unused or expired Epi-pens safely by bringing them to this ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

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

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News Flash

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Virtual Tours Available

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When the time is right to gather again with friends and family… the Coon Rapids Civic Center will be here waiting for you! Check out our beautiful and versatile facility TODAY, from the comfort of your couch.

Virtual tours are now available via ...

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Civic Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Banquet Room for Indoor Events

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Perfect for up to 230 guests and direct access to our beautifully landscaped outdoor patio and gazebo.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Civic Center Availability

Civic Center Facility Availability

The first step in event planning is to book the facility. Check if the Civic Center is available for your event!

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Guest Reviews

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See what our clients have said about their special celebrations at the Coon Rapids Civic Center

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Community Update: 8/7/20

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Celebrating the completion of the Hanson Blvd. overpass project, the latest on back to school plans and more!

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

City Council Meeting: 8/4/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Candidate Forum: 6/25/20

2020 Election

Get to know the candidates running for Coon Rapids City Council Ward Four and At Large. They participated in a Candidate Forum for the primary hosted by the League of Women Voters on June 25, 2020.

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Community Update: 7/31/20

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Reopening Minnesota schools, help for homeowners making property improvements, the splash pad reopens and more!

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Community Update: 7/24/20

Rendering of Bunker Beach Improvements

A statewide mask mandate, two new faces on the CRPD, major improvements at Bunker Beach and more!

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

City Council Meeting: 7/21/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 7/16/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Community Update: 7/17/20

Food at Farmers Market

The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens, a food distribution at CRMS, registration for Night to Unite and more!

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Community Update: 7/10/20

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ARCC preparing for some on-campus classes this fall, a local veteran receives a new roof and more!

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Council Meeting: 7/7/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Community Update: 6/26/20

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Local libraries reopen, the search for election judges, a City Council candidate forum and more!

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 6/18/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, June 18, 2020.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Community Update: 6/19/20

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More development in Port Riverwalk, phase 2 of improvements at CRHS and more!

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Council Meeting: 6/16/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Community Update: 6/5/20

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Filings for public office, outdoor dining begins and special recognition for the Class of 2020!

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

City Council Meeting: 6/2/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Community Update: 5/22/20

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Small retail businesses begin to reopen, a drive thru graduation celebration for ARCC students and more!

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 5/21/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

City Council Meeting: 5/19/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids City Council Meeting from Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Community Update: 5/8/20

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The 4th of July Celebration is canceled, the Recycling Center reopens, a car cruise and more!

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Community Update: 4/24/20

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On this week’s show...online learning will continue for the rest of the school year, Bunker Hills Golf Club reopens and more!

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

CTN Journal: Model Railroad

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Coon Rapids is home to an impressive model train layout that is sure to capture your fascination. The 5,000 square foot display is maintained by the North Metro Model Railroad Club, a private club comprised of more than 60 train enthusiasts.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Community Update: 3/20/20

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The latest updates from City Hall and District 11 regarding the coronavirus.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Community Update: 3/13/20

Painting Items

The latest event cancellations due to the Coronavirus, a community mural project at ARCC and more!

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Update: 3/6/20

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District 11 hosts a mental health forum, Super Tuesday results and big news at Bunker Hills Golf Club!

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Community Update: 2/28/20

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A low turnout for precinct caucuses, honoring city volunteers and more!

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Community Update: 2/21/20

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Sealing the deal for the Port Riverwalk redevelopment, a push for a third lane on Hwy. 10 and more!

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting: 2/20/20

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Watch the Coon Rapids Planning Commission Meeting from Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Community Update: 2/14/20

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Another apartment project proposed in Coon Rapids, a ’sweet’ musical being staged at ARCC and more!

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News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2020

Celebrating the Completion of Hanson Blvd. Overpass Project

Local and state officials gathered this week on top of the new railroad overpass on Hanson Boulevard to mark the completion of the project which has been years in the making.It took two construction seasons to complete all of the work on what can be descr...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

New Traffic Signal for Busy Roadway in Riverdale

Another busy area of town is about to get some safety improvements.On Tuesday night, the City Council approved plans and specifications and ordered advertisement of bids for a new traffic signal in the Riverdale area.  The signal will be installe...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Families Consider Hybrid vs. Distance Learning

Families with school-age children are debating whether or not to send their students back to the classroom. The Anoka-Hennepin School District would like parents to share their intentions for fall by next week. The options before parents right now are to ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Anoka-Hennepin Schools Opt for Hybrid Model for Fall

UPDATE AT 5 P.M. ON JULY 31: The Anoka-Hennepin School District announced late Friday afternoon that they will use a hybrid model for fall.  Students in grades K-12 will go to school two days a week and do distance learning three days a week. &am...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Splash Pad at Boulevard Plaza Reopens

Exciting news for families in the area.  The splash pad at Boulevard Plaza is now open.  But there are some changes due to the coronavirus.  Splash pad users must take turns and observe social distancing, staying within family g...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

'Home for Generations II' Program Helping Local Homeowners

Homeowners looking to take on a remodeling project have a leg up in Coon Rapids. The City offers a variety of incentives to help get the job done, including the Home for Generations II program.  

CTN’s Jennifer Anderson met with a partic...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

CRPD Welcomes 2 New Police Officers

Coon Rapids has two new police officers patrolling the streets of the city.  On Tuesday night, Officers Andrew Olson and John Ormston were given the oath of office by Mayor Jerry Koch.  The two were hired as trainees earlier this year an...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Bunker Beach Getting New Wave Pool, Other Improvements

If you’re a fan of waterparks, you’ve no doubt heard Bunker Beach is closed due to COVID-19. Now, the popular summertime destination is getting a major construction upgrade, courtesy of Anoka County.

“They are under constructi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Local Woman Named 'ATV Safety Instructor of the Year'

A Coon Rapids woman has been named the 2019 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year.  The announcement was made by the DNR on Monday.  Janelle Secord has taught two classes per year for the past 12 years.  She’s also an acti...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Coon Rapids Farmers Market Opens for Season

As we hit the middle of summer, fresh food is being harvested from gardens across the region.On Wednesday, the Coon Rapids Farmers Market opened for the season.  It’s located in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center.  C...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Food Distribution at Coon Rapids Middle School

Distance learning this past spring brought the issue of hungry families to the forefront. Now during the summer school break, Coon Rapids Middle School continues to help its hungry families in need. Monthly food distributions from the school food shelf ha...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Reflections on George Floyd, Unrest, and History-in-the-Making

The Anoka County Historical Society spends much of their time reflecting on the past.  But now their eyes are turned to the present as part of a new online survey, History Gather. The latest survey is focused on the death of George Floyd and the ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

ARCC Planning Some In-Person Classes This Fall

Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Anoka Technical College are both preparing for a partial return to campus this fall.At ARCC, just 20 percent of classes will be held on-campus for the fall semester with the rest being conducted online.  And...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Coon Rapids Veteran Receives New Roof

A Coon Rapids veteran has a new roof over his head thanks to some special volunteers.Scott Favilla, a U.S. Army veteran wounded in the Gulf War, received a new roof today as part of the Owens Corning National Roof Deployment Project.  Through a p...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

11-year-old's Experiment Destined for the Edge of Space

Imagine launching an experiment into space on a real NASA sounding rocket... or reaching the edge of space with a NASA high-altitude balloon.

Imagine conducting that experiment at just 11 years of age. 

That is Ruby Demmer’s current reali...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Anoka County Libraries Reopen to the Public

All Anoka County libraries, except for the Mississippi Library in Fridley, reopened to the public this week after being shut down for the past three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Anoka County is the first library system in the metro area to reopen w...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

More Development Coming to Gateway Commerce Center

More development is planned in the Gateway Commerce Center off Highway 10 and Hanson Boulevard.The Planning Commission recently approved a site plan for a 7,900 square foot multi-tenant commercial building on property just to the north of the Taco Bell. &...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Grant Funds Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Two new electric vehicle charging stations will put Coon Rapids on the map. This week, Coon Rapids installed charging stations in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center and at the City Hall campus, outside the Civic Center.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Construction Resumes at CRHS

The impressive new entrance completed at Coon Rapids High School last year was just the beginning. A second phase of construction is underway thanks to the Fit for the Future referendum voters approved in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in 2017. This r...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Students Design Logo for CRPD Drone

Police work in Coon Rapids is getting a lift thanks to the department’s latest tool. The city bought a unmanned aircraft system, or what’s more commonly known as a drone, to help with police work.“Anytime that the UAS is flyi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

No Spectators Allowed at 3M Open

The 3M Open returns to Blaine next month but due to the pandemic fans won’t be allowed at the tournament.Tournament officials, who made the announcement on Monday, say the decision was made in accordance with current Minnesota guidelines which l...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Restaurants Reopen for Outdoor Dining

A welcome sight at restaurants across the state this week after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz loosened restrictions to allow for outdoor dining as of June 1. But some business owners are getting creative to stay competitive.On the outdoor patio at Chanticle...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

J.C. Penney Closing Coon Rapids Location

We learned late this week that a major retailer in Coon Rapids is closing its doors as it restructures after filing bankruptcy last month.On Thursday, J.C. Penney announced that it is shuttering 154 stores across the nation including four here in Minnesot...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

CRHS Seniors Honored with Signs on Northdale Blvd.

The Class of 2020 officially bids farewell to Coon Rapids High School this weekend.  And they are being recognized in a unique way due to the unusual circumstances of their senior year.For the last week, signs have lined Northdale Boulevard in fr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Small Retail Businesses Begin Reopening

Many small retail businesses started reopening this week after being closed for nearly two months due to the coronavirus.CTN’s Steve Antus visited shops in downtown Anoka where owners are happy to be back in business.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

ARCC Students Participate in Drive Thru Graduation Celebration

Covid-19 may have cancelled their in person graduation ceremony but students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College still received special recognition for their achievements.  On Friday, the college hosted a drive up recognition event for graduates. &...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Surprise Wedding Parade for Local Couple

A lot of plans are being altered by the coronavirus including wedding ceremonies.  But that didn’t stop a local couple from tying the knot at home this week.And they got a few surprise guests in the form of a wedding parade on Thursday ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mercy Hospital Prepares for Restart of Elective Surgeries

Governor Tim Walz is allowing elective surgeries to resume in Minnesota next week.  The new order covers hospitals and surgery centers along with dental and veterinary clinics.Mercy Hospital officials say they are prepared for elective surgeries ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Demand Up at ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka

Local food shelves are seeing spikes in demand amid the pandemic but there’s also a bright spot: more donations.The ACBC Food Shelf has switched to a drive-up model of service.  Families pop the trunk and staff members load up their car...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Saturday Night Cruise on Coon Rapids Blvd.

For the past few weekends, Coon Rapids Boulevard has been filled with more traffic than usual.  Car enthusiasts have been taking part in a "Saturday Night Cruise."  CTN’s Steve Antus takes us there.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Bunker Hills Golf Club Reopens

Golfers are excited to once again be hitting the greens.  Late last week, Governor Tim Walz lifted restrictions on golf courses in Minnesota, allowing them to reopen while keeping social distancing guidelines in mind.  And it didn&rs...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Distance Learning Ordered for Rest of School Year

It’s not the news students and parents wanted to hear but this week Governor Tim Walz confirmed students won’t be returning to the classroom this school year.  His announcement Thursday is an especially difficult one for this ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Construction Crews Busy on Hanson Boulevard

Construction crews have been busy in recent weeks working to make Hanson Boulevard safer and better for commuters.The $4.6 million project is happening north of Highway 10 between Northdale Boulevard and Main Street.  This week, grading crews hav...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Impact at City Hall

Coon Rapids City buildings closed to the public March 17, as the mayor declared a "local emergency" in response to the public health threat of coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 disease. Find the latest status of City buildings, programs and...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

First Townhome Under Construction in Port Riverwalk

Some exciting news to report regarding Port Riverwalk which has sat vacant for many years.Just weeks after the city closed on the property with Centra Homes, the first townhome has gone up and crews are already working on the second one.  Centra ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

2020 Census Arriving in Local Mailboxes

In recent days, information about the 2020 Census has started arriving in mailboxes across the region.The Census is critical in determining our representation in Congress and the amount of federal funding our state and local governments receive.  ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Expect More Delays at Coon Rapids License Center

Expect more delays than usual if you visit the Coon Rapids License Center in the next two weeks.Due to construction, the license center is down to just four work stations.  Normally, seven stations are in use.  The center, which is the b...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Fire Department Looking for Paid On-Call Members

The fire department is hanging out the help wanted sign looking for people interested in becoming paid, on-call firefighters.There are currently 20 paid, on-call members on the department who assist the career firefighters on the scene of fires or by staf...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Community-led Mural Takes Shape

A huge art installation is in the works at Anoka-Ramsey Community College involving hundreds of students, alumni and community members.The finished product will be a 1,000 square foot mural on the Coon Rapids campus. The months-long project is funded by a...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Forum Addresses Mental Health

Teen suicide has touched many area communities recently including Coon Rapids.This week, District 11 held a mental health forum to inform the community on the resources that are available to those who need help.  CTN’s Steve Antus repor...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Local Cable Leaders Head to the Capitol

Cable television leaders took to the State Capitol on Thursday to talk about local programming and how it’s funded.

“We want to build an advocacy and an understanding of the work that we do,” said Mark Martinez, president of T...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Honors Volunteers at Commission Appreciation Dinner

The city honored its volunteers at a Commission Appreciation Dinner on Thursday night.  The annual event recognizes the work the volunteers do on nine different advisory boards and commissions.  Those members provide input and recommenda...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Low Turnout for Precinct Caucuses

Precinct Caucuses were held statewide on Tuesday and turnout was extremely low in Coon Rapids.Caucuses are run by Minnesota’s political parties. It’s a chance to select delegates that will represent their neighborhoods at the state con...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Perfect Season for Adapted Floor Hockey CI Team

An exciting season for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs Adapted Floor Hockey CI team.  The team closed out the regular season this past Monday with another win making them undefeated in all 11 games.They now go on to the state tournament as the number...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Push Continues for 3rd Lane on Highway 10

The push continues to add a third lane to Highway 10 in the western part of Coon Rapids.On Tuesday night, the City Council entered into a Joint Powers Agreement with Anoka County agreeing to fund half of the cost of the preliminary design for the project....

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Apartment Project Proposed Near Post Office

At a work session this week, the City Council learned more about a proposal that would bring another large apartment project to Coon Rapids.Minneapolis-based Schafer Richardson wants to construct a four-story, 193-unit building adjacent to the Post Office...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Former Lino Lakes Mayor Wins Seat on Anoka County Board

After sitting vacant for more than eight months, the District Six seat on the Anoka County Board was filled in a Special Election this week.On Tuesday, former Lino Lakes mayor Jeff Reinert received 1,203 votes, beating challenger Cindy Hansen who received...

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CTN Latest Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2020

ARCC Students Staging 'Sweet Land, The Musical'

A sweeping musical hits the stage at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this weekend, and reminds us of who we are, and where we came from.Rural Minnesota provides the backdrop for the production of "Sweet Land, The Musical." The story takes place s...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 4, 2020

Latest Economic Report - 1st Qtr 2020

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released its first quarter report for 2020. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows im...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - LeRoy's Customs

Business Spotlight LeRoy's Customs

“If you can dream it, we can paint it!” This is the philosophy LeRoy’s Customs has adopted and delivered to countless customers all over the Midwest with its custom paint work. 

When Todd Cabrera took over the busines...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 6-22-20

A variety of resources are available to help businesses, employers, and workers dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The City continues to update its information as changes occur.

State of Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This State o...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Coon Rapids Restaurants!

LocalRestaurants_Newsflash

The City of Coon Rapids, with help from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, has created a consolidated list of Coon Rapids restaurants open for take out, or delivery from now until May 1. Restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation are clo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Boulevard Bar & Grille

BusinessSpotlight_BoulevardBarandGrille

Everything about the Boulevard Bar & Grille represents family. The business is owned by two families who partner together to run the operation, and the employees make a tight-knit team that at times will even celebrate holidays with each other&rsq...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Port Riverwalk Spring Construction Update

Home Drawings for Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Pre-leasing for Luxury Apartments

Lyra new apartment home

"Lyra," a luxury market-rate building located next to Riverdale Transit Station (off Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue) is now pre-leasing and has an on-site showroom available for those interested in reserving an apartment home. The building...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Port Riverwalk Winter Construction Update

Port Riverwalk

Several roads have been removed in the area of Avocet Street near Coon Rapids Boulevard, as part of redevelopment in this area known as “Port Riverwalk.” Local access is currently affected by construction for this project. The frontage...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Crystal House

BusinessSpotlight_CrystalHouse

“All lasting business is built on friendship,” said the author and philosopher Alfred A. Montapert. That sentiment is exemplified at Crystal House boutique. The cozy Coon Rapids shop stocked with gifts, jewelry, décor and ap...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 3rd Qtr 2019

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it’s third quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Experimax

BusinessSpotlight_Experimax

Many homes in the nation are affected by the widespread phenomenon… deep in a dark, dusty corner…  an inactive electronic device sits. The team at Experimax is hoping Coon Rapids residents dust off those devices and bring th...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Sportsman's Warehouse

Sportman's Warehouse Business Spotlight Article

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Joe Barbiero started his career selling sporting and outdoor goods at the age of 12. In the last 20 years he has mastered the art of combining work with his passion for the outdoors. Stocking products on shelves and serving ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Latest Business News

BusinessandDevelopment_Newsflash

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids:

  • Interior remodeling work is underway in a portion of Coon Rapids Middle School, 11600 Raven St. 
  • Mercy Hospital is expanding its Helipad area for its helicopters to land on at 4050 Coon ...
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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Smart Apartments Coming to Riverdale

Construction at the Riverdale Flats

Construction continues on the new transit-oriented apartment development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. This new development, known as Riverdale Station, includes two buildings - “Nova," a 71-unit mixed-income building ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Donnie Smith Custom Cycles

Donnie Smith standing with motorcycle

A motorcycle legend has just moved into town – Donnie Smith and his crew have set up shop in the Springbrook business park.

The film “Easy Rider” from 1969 may have started a custom bike epidemic across the country, and it may...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 2nd Qtr 2019

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it's second quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available. The report covers development, employment and housing activity, and shows steady improvement in many ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Cullens Ice Cream

Chad and Lisa Cullen - Business owners of Cullens Ice Cream

Take a walk or ride your bike to Cullens Ice Cream shop on Hanson Boulevard, and you’ll find a retro-style ice cream parlor featuring a variety of sweet treats to tame any craving. The shop features 32 flavors of hand scooped ice cream, malts, shakes, sun...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Advanced Figure Skaters

SkatingAd

Our coaches support and assist skaters to reach competitive goals.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Coon Rapids Ice Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

COVID 19 Preparedness Plan

Staff at the Coon Rapids Ice Center are working hard to help lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. New operational enhancements have been put in place to ensure the safety of guests, and we ask for guest participation and partnership in this process as...

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Ice Center
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Skating School

Little girl learning to skate

The Coon Rapids Skating School has a team of dedicated coaches that love what they do and support their skaters at all levels.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Ice Center Competition Champions

2020 State-TCFSA Open Competitiors (2)

Congratulations to the skaters who competed in the 2020 Minnesota State Championships and the Twin Cities Figure Skating Association Championship. The 2020 Minnesota State Championships took place August 15-17, 2019 at the Bloomington Ice Garden. Over 160...

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Ice Center

News Flash

Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message to the Coon Rapids Community: From Police Chief Brad Wise

Dear Community Members of Coon Rapids:

Since the tragic event in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Monday, May 25, I have been thinking about how that tragedy is affecting our entire country. What is my opinion ab...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Detective Honored

Glass Star-shaped award

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

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Police Department
Posted on: August 23, 2019

2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

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

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: August 10, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: 20-13 Site plan with dimensional, design and use flexibility

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

Public Hearing Notice: 20-13 Site plan with dimensional, design and use flexibility

Read the full notice here

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: 20-12 Preliminary Plat

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

Public Hearing Notice: 20-12 Preliminary Plat

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: 20-11 Zone Change

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

Public Hearing Notice: 20-11 Zone Change

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Public Hearing Notice: 20-10 Land Use Plan Amendment

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

Public Hearing Notice: 20-10 Land Use Plan Amendment

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Public Notices & Hearings
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Notice of Advertisement for Bids - Project 19-28

Notice of Advertisement for Bids - Project 19-28

The City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota will receive bids at the Coon Rapids City Center until 10:00 a.m., August 28, 2020 at 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 for the following improvement:

Northdale Bo...

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Public Notices & Hearings

News Flash