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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Local Students Honored at Teen Art Show Awards Ceremony

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The annual Teen Art Show is now on display at Blaine City Hall. Area teens are invited to submit an entry to the juried show. On Tuesday, April 16 an award ceremony was held to announce the winners and runners-up in several categories.

A total of 72 entrie...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

City of Blaine Launches City Manager Search

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The Blaine City Council has contracted with Strategic Government Resources, an executive search firm, to lead the search for the next Blaine City Manager. The city manager is the chief administrative officer for the city and is appointed by the city counc...

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Blaine City Manager Position Description News: Blaine
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Important Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property

Special Board of Review Rescheduled - Thursday, April 25, 7PM

Postponed Due to Inclement Weather. Rescheduled to Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7PM

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Development Spotlight - Cedar Point Apartments

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Several new development projects will start in Blaine in 2019. As the construction season heats up it is time to take a look at a few of the projects that will begin this year.

The Cedar Point Apartments project will bring major changes to the 117th Avenue...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - March/April 2019

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Blaine BizConnect is a monthly update on development happenings in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Public Protection Rating Improves for City of Blaine

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The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department (SBMFD) is pleased to announce that the Insurance Services Office (ISO), Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating, has improved for the City of Blaine.

ISO’s Public Protection Classification prog...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

City Prepares for Large Street Reconstruction Schedule

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The City of Blaine is preparing a large slate of road construction projects to be completed over the next two years. The city has identified a number of high priority roads that are in need of full or partial reconstruction. In February, the city held ope...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Centennial Greens Park Iron-Enhanced Sand Filter (IESF)

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Phosphorus is the chemical that supports rapid algal growth and it is a challenging task to find ways to remove dissolved phosphorus from bodies of water. A new and promising management practice to control phosphorus is using an iron enhanced sand filter ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 22, 2019

City Council Meetings Move to Monday Evenings

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Beginning in April, Blaine City Council meetings will move to Monday evenings. After discussions earlier this year the city council concluded that Monday evening meetings would be better for both the city council and the public. Beginning Monday, April 1,...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Blaine Activity/Senior Center Project

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In early February the city advertised for bids for the construction of a 15,000 square foot senior/activity center to replace the existing, approximately 5,000 square foot, Mary Ann Young Senior Center. The current building was built in 1982 and the commu...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 1, 2019

OpenBlaine - Transparent Community Data

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On March 1 the City of Blaine launched a new government transparency portal called OpenBlaine. In an effort to put more data at the fingertips of Blaine residents, city staff has worked with vendor OpenGov to create this new way to understand how the city...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

MnDOT Begins Major I-35W Project

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Starting in 2019, MnDOT will undertake an ambitious three-year project on I-35W from Roseville through Blaine.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Meet Your City Staff: Cathy Sorensen, City Clerk

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Blaine City Clerk Cathy Sorensen has a passion for helping people. She sees her department as information central and tries to know how to get residents the answer to whatever question they might ask. Video by North Metro TV.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - February 2019

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Blaine BizConnect is a monthly update on development happenings in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Blaine RecConnect - February 2019

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Register for winter programs!

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Meet Your City Staff: Cory Richter, GIS Coordinator

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Video by NorthMetroTV

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - January 2019

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Blaine BizConnect is a monthly update on development happenings in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

2018 a Success at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

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In 2018, the city’s newest open space, the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary at 11980 Lexington Avenue, was home to many successful programs in its first full calendar year of operation. With the help of Growing Green Hearts and Wargo Nature Center, the city held ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City Council Adopts 2019 General Fund Budget and Tax Levy

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At their December 20 meeting, the Blaine City Council approved the city’s 2019 tax levy and general fund budget. The levy consists of:

  • $23,869,100 for general operations
  • $500,000 for the city’s pavement management program (PMP)
  • $3,925,000 for debt service
  • $30...
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2019 Budget News: Blaine
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Blaine’s Camera Registration Program

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How does it work?

The Blaine Police Department wants to partner with residents and business owners who have video surveillance on the exterior of their homes or business. You might have a multi-camera system or a simple doorbell camera at your front door. ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 21, 2019

Announcing the City of Blaine Arbor Day Tree Sale

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The City of Blaine needs your help to find caring homes for these vegetative vagabonds. Plant carefully, water occasionally, and groom (trim) once in a while and you will get a great addition to your home.

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Posted on: January 20, 2019

Public Works Needs Your Help

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Trash carts and basketball hoops are common things to see in the street at various times. However, placing these things on the curb or pavement is actually against the city’s right of way management ordinance because they significantly impact bo...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 16, 2019

The Story Behind All the Ponds

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Recently, city staff presented to the 8th grade honors Spanish science class at Westwood Middle School. During the presentation, the students took a water trivia quiz and were stumped to find out that there is only one natural lake in the City of Blaine, ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 8, 2019

City Manager, Clark Arneson Announces Retirement

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Long time Blaine City Manager Clark Arneson has announced his intent to retire as Blaine’s City Manager on July 31, 2019, giving the City Council seven months to hire a new City Manager. The City Council initiated the search process for a new city manager...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Meet Councilmember Richard Paul, Ward 3

Councilmember Richard Paul, Ward 3

Richard Paul immigrated to the United States in 1995. Richard fled from his war-torn home country of South Sudan to Kenya before immigrating to the United States. 

Richard came to Minnesota and eventually settled with his wife and six children in ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Meet Councilmember Jess Robertson, Ward 2

Councilmember Jess Robertson, Ward 2

Jess Robertson is a 20 year resident of Blaine and is married with three children. In addition to running a family business in the north metro, she is very active in the business community. Over the last decade, she has been involved in the Metro North Ch...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine 2018 Fall Photo Contest

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The results are in for the Impressions of Blaine Fall Photo Contest!

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Blaine is a Purple Heart City

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On Dec. 6, 2018 the Blaine City Council declared Blaine a Purple Heart City.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Roundabout Basics

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Blaine and the Twin Cities Metro area have seen an increase in the number of intersections that are being redesigned as roundabouts. When used properly, roundabouts are safer and move more traffic than traditional intersections.

Here are some simple rules ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 13, 2018

MnDOT Begins Study on Highway 65

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

City of Blaine Pavement Condition Index Project

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The City of Blaine is in the process of doing a comprehensive multi-year pavement condition rating of all City streets.  The data generated will allow the City to better plan and select the most effective pavement rehabilitation methods, identify...

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Posted on: July 28, 2018

TPC Construction Update

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To Residents of Deacon’s Walk and the Surrounding Areas,Coming on the heels of the announcement of the 3M Open coming to TPC Twin Cities in 2019, there have been questions about potential construction projects as a result of the event becoming an official...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

2017 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Report

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By law, all community water systems are required to distribute their drinking water report to customers before July 1 of each year. This annual report, known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), includes results of water monitoring conducted on the Ci...

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2017 Drinking Water Report News: Blaine