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Posted on: January 22, 2021

New Resident Guide for 2021

CommunityGuide

Residents of Andover and Coon Rapids will soon see the 2021 Andover/Coon Rapids Community Resource and Resident's Guide arriving soon in their mailboxes.

This annual publication features information about both cities plus listings for local busine...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Ice Rinks and Warming Houses Update

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The City is asking people to stay off the skating rinks Friday, January 15 at Thorpe, Riverview, Wintercrest, and Sand Creek parks, to allow the flooded rinks to freeze, helping us maintain the ice we have (the warmer temps and rain have been hard on ice ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Anoka County Relief Grants Available

Anoka County Business Grant

Business & Nonprofit Relief Grants Available - Apply Now!

Anoka County was allocated just under $7 million from the state to issue grants to qualifying businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Organizations applying for this funding must meet se...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Monthly Winter Concerts

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2021 Televised Winter Concert Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Winter Concert Series will not take place at the Coon Rapids Civic Center as usual, but instead, enjoy the music of several entertainers as they perform in special televised concer...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Application Now Available!

A front stoop with a red door and the word Front Door, enhance your home's curb appeal

The City of Coon Rapids is bringing back its popular curb appeal program for a third year. The Front Door Grant Program provides grant money for exterior enhancements made to homes. The program first launched in 2019 and after an overwhelming response in ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Updates to Sand Creek

Sand Creek

Update on Sand Creek

Habitat “Makeover” Continues near Olive Street

Phase 2 construction is underway along Sand Creek from Olive Street downstream to the railroad tracks. Expect up to 4 more weeks of construction, depending on weather. This phase was starte...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

2021 Budget in Brief

Budget in Brief

2021 Budget

The City Council approved a tax levy for 2021 after a public meeting held in December. The City Council is committed to a responsible budget that addresses needs while considering economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Outdoor Rinks Now Open

IceRinksNowOpen

Outdoor skating rinks at four city parks are now open!

Outdoor ice rinks can be found at:

The parks have portable ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

#ShopLocalCR!

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As you make your New Year's plans, keep in mind the City and our local Chambers of Commerce have lists available to help you remember where to find fantastic Coon Rapids restaurants! #ShopLocalCR! Local businesses greatly appreciate the support!&...
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Posted on: December 17, 2020

2021 Holiday Lights Winners

HolidayLightsWinner

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Holiday Lighting Contest sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission! 34 entries were received in all. Judging occurred December 10-13 and entrants were selected on the basis of visual appeal, uniqueness, variet...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

2020 Holiday Lighting Addresses & Map

Holiday Lights Map Available

Enjoy some extra holiday cheer in Coon Rapids to round out 2020! The public is invited to drive around the city in a self-guided tour, seeing entries in the 2020 Holiday Lighting Contest.

15 entries are in the "motion" category and 19 entries are...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Charge Up!

Electric vehicle charging station and green painted parking space

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

Locally-based Cedar Creek Energy handle...

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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.

Get to know th...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Candidate Forum

2020 Election

The North Metro Mayors Association hosted two candidate forums for Senate Districts 36 & 37 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the Coon Rapids City Council Chambers.

The candidate forums will replay multiple times on the CTN Government channel on Comcas...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Shine a Purple Light!

End Domestic Violence, Coon Rapids Police Supporter of the Purple Lights Initative

Coon Rapids Police will shine a light on domestic violence in our community by displaying purple lights outside the City Center campus during the month of October. The police department building and city hall will light up in purple (the symbolic color of...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Riverwind Park Renovation

Exterior of Riverwind Park Building titled: Award Winner

The new and improved Riverwind Park in Coon Rapids is now award-winning! The Minnesota Recreation and Park Association selected the Riverwind Park renovation for an Award of Excellence. 

Riverwind Park was completely rehabilitated in 2019. Funding...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Business Resources

Updated: 1-14-21

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.

Anoka County Business & Nonprofit Relief Grant ProgramA...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Visit the Farmers Market

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 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: May 27, 2020

In Need of a Home Loan?

House-shaped key ring titled Home Loans

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: February 24, 2020

Hot Ashes Pose Fire Risk

Fire burning in a hearth

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

Grains of salt de-icer on a road

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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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: 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 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: 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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