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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Week 3 of Building Safety Month

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Preparing for Disasters

In Minnesota we know all about harsh weather, from tornados to blizzards and extreme temperatures, it's important to be prepared. Construction and building companies also work towards preventing emergencies and preparing for disaste...

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City Homepage
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Week 2 of Building Safety Month

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Careers in Building Safety

From building inspectors to plan reviewers to code enforcement officers, there are many different positions that make the buildings we live, work and play in safe for years to come. These important career fields are experiencing ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Meeting Tuesday, May 24

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Business Council meetings offer helpful information on business topics and initiatives in Coon Rapids. Gain insight for your business!

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Rd.

Contact Lori Higgins at lori@metron...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 3, 2022

May is Building Safety Month

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May is Building Safety Month, and each week features a different topic relating to building safety. Week one is Energy and Innovation. 

Americans spend more than $200 billion on energy every year. We use it to power everything in our daily lives, ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Business Spotlight: Nutrition Haven

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The pandemic changed a lot of things including the livelihood of Andover resident Jess Spah. The catering chef found herself out of a job in 2020.“People were not gathering the way they used to and food wasn’t being catered in,&rdq...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Keep up on Community Development!

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Curious about what is being built around Coon Rapids? Read the Community Development Annual Report to learn about everything related to construction from the past year. 

Read the Community Development Annual Report Here!

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Riverdale Area Attracting New Retailers

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Several big names are coming to the Riverdale retail area in Coon Rapids:

  • Building permit applications have been received for Schneiderman's Furniture, which will occupy the former Sears space in the Riverdale Village Shopping Center.
  • Work continues to reco...
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Economic Development
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Attention Business Owners!

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A two year reconstruction project kicked off this week in Anoka. Traffic on Highway 10 will be down to a single lane in each direction until winter.

Coon Rapids business owners are invited to an informational meeting on the project on Thursday, March 31 fr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Business Spotlight: Famous Dave's Quick 'Que

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Coon Rapids is the first city in the nation to have a Famous Dave’s restaurant with a new cafeteria-style model. The Famous Dave’s Quick ‘Que opened for business in the Riverdale area in October 2021."Famous Dave&apo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Business Spotlight: DEVO Fitness

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A visit to AMC Theaters in Coon Rapids turned into a new business venture for a local couple. “We were literally going to see a movie and we saw it was for lease,” said Casie Buckley, co-owner of DEVO Fitness.The rest is histo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Port Riverwalk Project Update

Port Riverwalk

The Port Riverwalk neighborhood continues to grow on Coon Rapids Boulevard. 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 St...


Economic Development
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

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


Economic Development