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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Enter the Contest Today!

The words "Light Up Coon Rapids" wrapped in string lights.

2023 Holiday Lighting Contest Now Open

The City of Coon Rapids is accepting entries for the 2022 Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission.

Coon Rapids residents are encouraged to participate and win one of four cash prizes in tw...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Bring Donations to City Hall

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Coon Rapids City Hall is a collection spot for anyone looking to make a holiday donation. Help spread generosity and cheer to individuals and families in need. The City will accept toys, coats and winter gear, food and personal care items to donate to fou...

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Posted on: November 19, 2022

Saturday, Dec. 3

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The Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival returns for a second year and it promises free fun for the whole family! The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3:30-6 p.m. at Boulevard Plaza, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. Enjoy hot cocoa, bonfir...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Tickets Now on Sale!

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Tickets are now on sale for the annual Winter Concert Series which runs from Jaunuary - April. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Yo...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 15 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation for DECA Week.
  • Mayor Koch read a proclamation declaring Nov. 26 as "Small Business Saturday" in Coon Rapids.
  • Adopted ...
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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Themed Skating Events

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Enjoy an evening of skating at one of our themed skating events at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. Concessions, skate rentals and skate sharpening available for purchase throughout the evening.

Adults $5, seniors 55+ and students ages 6-18 $4 each. 5 ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Applications Now Being Accepted

Join a Commission

Looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community? The City is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on its various volunteer advisory commissions. There are more than a half dozen commissions that meet on a regular b...

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Posted on: November 6, 2022

Essay Contest for Students!

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What would our cities look like if kids were in charge? The 'Mayor for a Day' essay contest, sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, aims to find out!The essay contest is open to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students across the sta...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

General Election Results

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There will be two new faces on the Coon Rapids City Council in 2023. Incumbent Mayor Jerry Koch won a third term on Tuesday night. Sean Novack won the Ward 3 race and Brian Armstrong took the Ward 5 seat.Mayoral ResultsJerry Koch...14,179 votes (63.25%)Sh...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect

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The winter parking ban is in effect from Nov. 1 through April 1. No parking is allowed on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Parking is also prohibited on public streets when there is an expected snow accumulation of 3 inches or more, or until the street has...

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Posted on: November 5, 2022

85th Ave. and Evergreen Blvd. Improvements

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The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Springbrook Nature Center to learn about and provide community feedback on transportation improvements to 85th Avenue (CR 132) at Evergreen Boulevard. The reconstruction of t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 1 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 meeting:

  • Conducted a CRPD promotional ceremony for Captain Adam Jacobson, Sergeant Interna Kim, and Sergeant Dan Freiberg.
  • Accepted the third quarter financial report....
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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Street Sweeping/Brown Water Alert

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Fall street sweeping is beginning to ramp up and will continue until mid-November. Please help crews complete the clean up by keeping waste bins, basketball hoops and other items behind the curb and OUT of the street. Also remember, it is against City Cod...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Hwy. 610 Interchange Project

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Join us for the next open house to review the preferred design for the Highway 610 and East River Road interchange project. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Headstart-ACCAP Building, 9574 Foley Boulevard. Stop in when it'...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Expansion Project Underway!

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Construction at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center begins Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Recycling Center is expected to remain open during construction, but please be prepared for significant changes to the facility layout as work progresses.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a Class A On Sale and Sunday Liquor License for Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant, 12759 Riverdale Blvd.
  • Adopted an ordinance establishing lic...
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Upcoming Senior Activities

Read the November and December Senior Newsletter

The latest senior newsletter is hot off the presses! With the cold weather and the upcoming holidays, there are tons of fun things to keep you busy. Find out about trips, holiday parties, events, classes and more! Be one of the first to sign up for upcomi...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Safe Routes to School Grant

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The trek to school for students at Coon Rapids High School should be a safer one by the start of the 2023-2024 school year.A planned safety improvement project next summer includes relocation of the main crosswalk in front of the school further to the eas...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Stepping Up Sustainability

Minnesota GreenStep Cities - Step 5 Achieved!

We’re stepping it up in Coon Rapids! The City is proud to announce it has achieved Step 5 in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. This is the top recognition available for taking more than 95 sustainable actions to reduce energy, cut costs an...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Become a Recycling Ambassador!

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Become a recycling ambassador! Join fellow recycling enthusiasts to learn from industry experts and have the chance to reduce waste in Anoka County.The next virtual class starts on Oct. 11 and runs every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. through Nov. 15. Cla...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 4 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Proposed 2023 City Budget

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The Coon Rapids City Council has adopted the preliminary tax levy for 2023. The preliminary tax levy for next year has been set at $33.3 million, which is a 7.5% increase from the 2022 tax levy. While it can't be increased, the tax levy can be de...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fall Hours Begin at Recycling Center

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As the calendar switches to October, new hours are now in effect at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center.The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April, and is located at 1827 111th Avenue. All Anoka County residents a...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Congratulations Winners!

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Content Winners Announced!

2022 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Together Again.

Here are the winning photos, selected by the arts commis...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that harms ash trees. It was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in 2009 and made its way to Coon Rapids by 2017. The pest won’t be going away anytime soon.So far in 2022, City Forester Tommy Schibill...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved the waiver of a fireworks display license fee for the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting a DWI grant from th...
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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Solar Energy for Your Home

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Thinking about going solar? Grow Solar Twin Cities is a great way to reduce your energy bills, support the local economy, and help create a healthier environment. The City of Coon Rapids is co-sponsoring this solar group buy program. The program is open f...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Check Your Oak Trees

Diseased Oak Tree, titled: Twolined Chestnut Borer

Oak trees stressed by recent drought have been showing symptoms of infestation by twolined chestnut borer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Trees stressed and weakened by drought are especially vulnerable, while healthy tr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Playgrounds Coming to Two Parks

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Improvements are coming to two local parks in Coon Rapids.The old play structures at Wildwood Park, 2005 131st Avenue, and Riverdale Park, 3356 131st Lane, will be torn down the week of September 12. Then, the week of September 19, new play struc...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Recreation Guide Available

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Looking for fun activities this fall and winter? Look no further than the latest edition of the Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation Guide. Activities include flag football for kids and introduction to pickleball for adults. There's activities for se...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair

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Bring your pet to the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Park, 2420 105th Avenue. Participate in a pet parade, pet/owner costume contest, kids games and more fun events! Browse dozens of vendor booths...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administered the oath of office to Jason Harbinson who was promoted from a paid, on-call firefighter to a career firefighter.
  • Mayor Koch adm...
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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Take the Survey!

Al Flynn Redevelopment Project with a park image

The City is exploring future renovation options for Al Flynn Park, one of the oldest parks in Coon Rapids. Located at 1351 100th Lane, the 40 acre park includes the clay hole and extends west to Fire Station #1. The park is scheduled for renovati...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Fall Newsletter Hits Local Mailboxes

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The fall edition of the Coon Rapids Connection is arriving in mailboxes across the city. The newsletter is filled with the latest news and information around Coon Rapids as well as business and development updates. The police and fire departments also hav...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Dog Park Closed

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The Bunker Hills Dog Park is closed until further notice due to a construction project. The parking lot entrance is blocked, and the gates and fences have been taken down in anticipation of construction, which is expected to start on Monday, September 12....

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Enter the 2022 Photo Contest

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The Coon Rapids Photography Contest is back for 2022. Open to all amateur photographers, this contest provides the opportunity to showcase beautiful photography in the community!This year’s theme is Together Again. The contest begins June 1 and ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

2021 Annual Report

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The Coon Rapids Police Department Annual Report for 2021 is available and full of interesting information about the department. Ever wanted to know how much crime occurs in Coon Rapids and what the most frequent crimes are? Curious about how many police o...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Energy Efficiency Rebates

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Discounted Home Energy Audits

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Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 16 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 meeting:

  • Received the mid-year gambling expenditure report.
  • Ordered preparation of feasibility report and plans for street reconstruction in 2023.
  • Accepted plans and s...
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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Emergency Vehicle Preemption System

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Most drivers have seen them, the little white lights that sometimes flash above a traffic light… but how do they really work?That white light on top of a stoplight is an indicator for the Emergency Vehicle Preemption system. The device helps to...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Monday, Aug. 1 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 meeting:

  • Approved a temporary on-sale liquor license for the annaul Military Softball Tournament at Sand Creek Park (September 9, 10 & 11).
  • Approved the final plat ...
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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Promote Your Non-Profit Event

Graphic with words: Submit Your Event

The City of Coon Rapids is pleased to offer community organizations the opportunity to publicize events and activities on the community calendar portion of our website.Announcements must be for non-profit purposes only, not for commercial use. The announc...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Tuesday, July 19 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 19, 2022 meeting:

  • Awarded a contract for replacement of the roofs on the east and west water treatment plants.
  • Awarded the sale of $20,130,000 in General Obligation Bonds.
  • Adopted a res...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Virtual Home Remodeling Tour

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Go inside the 2022 Home Remodeling Tour from your computer or mobile device! Instead of walking through remodeled homes, this year we are bringing a video tour to you.

The Virtual Home Remodeling Tour includes video tours of major home renovation projects ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Tuesday, July 5 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the July 5, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch administred the oath of office to new police chief John Stahnke.
  • Held a public hearing on a US Department of Justice grant application for the police ...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Election Judges Needed

Serve as an Election Judge for the City of Coon Rapids

Election judges are needed to help with the upcoming primary and general elections. Learn more about election judges on the City website.

  • Primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
  • The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Know Your 911: Recreational Fires

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Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See a recreational fire that is causing concern? Call 911. Illegal recreational fires include...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 21, 2022 meeting:

  • Mayor Jerry Koch read a proclamation declaring July 1 as Coon Rapids Women of Today day.
  • Adopted a resolution accepting Anoka Conservation District Lawns to Legumes g...
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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Know Your 911: Noise Complaints

Illustration of a house with loud music coming out and text reading noise complaints

Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.If you have a noise complaint and want an officer response, you should call 911. Other examples includ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2022

Farmers Market Open Wednesdays Through Oct. 12

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The Coon Rapids Farmers Market opens for the season on Wednesday, June 22. Find fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, honeys, jams, breads and more!The market is open every Wednesday through October 12 in the parking lot of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Know Your 911: Illegal Parking

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.See an illegally parked vehicle? Get locked out of ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tuesday, June 7 Meeting

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Here's a look at some of the City Council actions from the June 7, 2022 meeting:

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Posted on: June 4, 2022

Summer Skating School

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Beat the heat on the ice Monday nights at the Coon Rapids Ice Center! Basic Skills, Free Skate classes, and advanced figure skating lessons available. Mondays for 10 weeks between June 13 and August 22. Classes are 30 minutes of instruction. Skat...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Know Your 911: When to Call, Why To Call

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Did you know that 911 is not just for emergencies? Anytime you require a response from a police or fire department in Anoka County - even in non-emergency situations - calling 911 is your best first step.

Some examples of situations where you should call 9...

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Check Out the Splash Pad!

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The heat is on this Memorial Day weekend so grab the kids and head to the splash pad at Boulevard Plaza to cool off! The splash pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day. There is also a park with playground equipment and picnic tables th...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Go Green, Get Green!

Green Homes with a house made out of a G & H

Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utili...

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