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Posted on: November 17, 2017

CTN Community Update for 11/17/17

Veterans Housing

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This week on the program:

  • Volunteers are busy rehabbing historic cottages for homeless veterans
  • Mercy Hospital celeb...
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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Enter the 2017 Holiday Lighting Contest

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The Coon Rapids Arts Commission encourages residents to help in lighting up the city and share in the magic of the holidays! Enter the 2017 Holiday Lighting Contest!

Cash prizes are available in two categories (entrants may enter only 1 category):Still - P...

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

CTN Community Update for 11/9/17

Coon Rapids American Legion

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 voters overwhelmingly say yes to the school referendum
  • One new member with jo...
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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Coon Rapids Fire Chief Wins State Transportation Award

A big honor for the Coon Rapids fire chief who led the charge to secure funding for an overpass at the Hanson Boulevard railroad tracks.On November 8, John Piper received the transportation advocate award from the Minnesota Transportation Alliance at its ...

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City News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

RFP: Facility Space Needs Assessment

The City of Coon Rapids invites the submission of proposals for a Facility Space Needs Assessment from qualified architectural, engineering or design firms. A more complete scope of services is outlined in the following pages.  The deadline for s...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

A Nice Family Christmas

Bunker Hills Nice Family Christmas

A holiday comedy for the whole family is about to take place at the Bunker Hills Event Center. It’s Christmas Eve in Minneapolis and a young StarTribune newspaper reporter, on the brink of being fired, has been assigned a last chance story about a typical...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

CTN Community Update for 11/3/17

School Referendum

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This week on the program:

  • District 11 voters will soon head to the polls to decide the fate of a school referendum
  • Se...
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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Apartment Residents Needed for Recycling Focus Group

recycling

Do you live in an apartment in Coon Rapids and have an interest in Recycling?

The Coon Rapids Recycling Center is looking for apartment residents to participate in a focus group, to share ideas about recycling and offer suggestions as it relates to helping...

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City News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Snowplow Hotline Available this Winter

snowplowing

Stay informed this winter with the Snowplow Hotline, offered by the City of Coon Rapids. Call 763-755-2880, menu option 3 to find out when the plows got out on the roadways, when routes are estimated to be completed and hear other snow plowing relating in...

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City News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Winter Parking Ban Starts November 1

Car parked on street

The winter parking ban is in effect in the city of Coon Rapids beginning November 1. Vehicles cannot be parked on a public street:

  • Between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. between November 1 and April 1; or
  • Anytime there is a snowfall with three or more inche...
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City News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

CTN Community Update for 10/20/17

Hanson Blvd. Railroad Crossing

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This week on the program:

  • Construction of an overpass at the Hanson Blvd. railroad tracks will stretch into two cons...
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City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

CTN Community Update for 10/13/17

Lions Park

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This week on the program:

  • Residents learn more about a big renovation project planned at Lions Coon Creek Park
  • Boulev...
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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2017

2017 Photo Contest Winners

2017 photo contest

Members of the Coon Rapids Arts Commission would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Arts Commission Photo Contest. The contest took place from June 1 - September 15, 2017 and the theme for this year was "Nature." Amateur photographers ...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/22/17

Storm Recovery

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This week on the program:

  • A damaging summer storm is forcing the city to change the way it does inspections for re...
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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/15/17

CTN Update

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This week on the program:

  • Local residents take part in Senior Safety Camp
  • The first of five public meetings is held...
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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/8/17

School Bus 225

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This week on the program:

  • Some changes related to school buses this fall
  • Community meetings on the school bond and l...
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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

City Council Approves Riverdale Station Apartments

Riverdale Station Apts.

Plans continue to move forward on the Riverdale Station Apartments, located next to the Northstar Commuter Rail station on Northdale Boulevard (behind Target) on land owned by the Anoka County Regional Rail Authority. Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates ...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

2016 Crime Rates for Coon Rapids

Police

According to data from the 2016 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up slightly in a few areas as compared to 2015, but rates are still lower overall than historical averages. The number of robberies decreased significantly in 2016 as ...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Minnesota Blue Ox Hockey Team Calls Coon Rapids Home

Bruce Boudreau Blue Ox

The Minnesota Blue Ox will soon make their debut in Coon Rapids as the newest team in the U.S. Premier Hockey League.The team, owned by several people including Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau, will be playing at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. &...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Fall Tree Pruning by Xcel Energy

Tree pruning

Residents who live in the southern portion of the city, mainly south of the double railroad tracks, may see crews from Xcel Energy pruning trees this fall. Crews are expected to be in the area sometime beginning in September to prune trees around the comp...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Back by popular demand! Learn about Orrin Thompson Ramblers!

Orrin Thompson

Back by popular demand! The City of Coon Rapids will host another informational forum about Orrin Thompson ramblers. Orrin Thompson built about 25 percent of the homes in Coon Rapids starting in the 1950s. Why have they stood the test of time so well and ...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

2018 Proposed City Budget

City Budget

The City Council discussed the preliminary budget for 2018 at the September 5 City Council meeting. Final approval of the budget and levy will take place after a public meeting held in December. Property owners will receive a notice of the hearing and the...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Construction Underway on New Park Near Coon Rapids Ice Center

Boulevard Park

Construction is underway on the city’s first splash pad! As part of a brand new park being built on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center, located at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., this park is an exciting new feature for this community gathering place on ...

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

CTN Community Update for 9/1/17

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This week on the program:

  • A reconstruction project will soon begin on a busy stretch of Highway 169 in the north me...
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City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/25/17

Coon Rapids High School Remodel

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This week on the program:

  • See major remodeling taking place at Coon Rapids High School
  • We recap Kids Day at the Farmer...
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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 18, 2017

CTN Community Update for 8/18/17

Community Update Generic 225

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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 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

Night to Unite 225

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

Minnesota Blue Ox 225

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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

Gavel

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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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

Fire Training 225

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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

simple recycling orange bag

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 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

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

Splash pad

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: May 27, 2016

Backyard Chicken Ordinance Now in Effect

Chicken

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...

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