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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Room Rental Reservations

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Available at the MAYC Beginning October 1

Starting October 1, meeting rooms are available to rent on evenings and weekends. There is a two-hour minimum and fees vary based on the room and the day of the week. Room reservations can be made now.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Safety Camp Recap

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Kids and Safety Professionals Team Up

In August, 130 Blaine students spent two days learning about safety. The always popular Blaine Safety Camp celebrated its return after being canceled last summer due to COVID-19. The students were joined by public safe...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Recycling Ambassador Class

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Offered by Anoka County, Tuesdays, September 28 - November 2, 6-7:30pm (Zoom)

Join fellow waste reduction and recycling enthusiasts to learn about all facets of waste management and become an advocate in your community. Learn why it is important to recycle...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Are You Behind on Your Rent?

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RentHelpMN may be your answer. COVID-19 emergency rental assistance is available to Minnesotans struggling to pay their rent and utility bills because of the pandemic. If you are eligible, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance, paid three mon...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Hall Renovation Update

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Work continues on the renovations at Blaine City Hall. The previously vacant third floor is nearing completion and staff are expected to move into the new space in mid-September. This will allow work to begin on the second floor to expand space for the Bl...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Census Results Show Large Growth and More Diversity

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Data from the 2020 Census was recently released and Blaine now has a population of 70,222. The Census also showed growing diversity in Blaine with BIPOC residents making up 27 percent of our total population and 39 percent of the population under the age ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Blaine Police Explorers Program

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The Blaine Police Explorer Post #3939 is comprised of a group of students with an interest in law enforcement careers who are uniformed and receive specialized training in multiple aspects of police work. Explorers participate in many community events, su...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Major Step Forward for Highway 65 Improvements

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When the 2021 Minnesota legislative session came to an end earlier this summer the City of Blaine was awarded a $7 million grant to continue the design of improvements to Highway 65 at 99th Avenue, 109th Avenue, and 117th Avenue.

Highway 65 was the focus o...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Home Movie Transfers

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Available through NorthMetroTV

North Metro TV is here to help preserve those precious family memories. North Metro TV converts video tapes, film reels, photos, slides, and just about everything else to DVD and digital. Blaine residents can use the transfer...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Blaine PD Receives K9 Donation

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Longtime Supporter Donates K9 to Blaine PD

Leo Luskey has been a longtime friend to the Blaine Police Department. Over the years Leo has made donations to the K9 unit and has also sent countless notes of encouragement and snacks to first responders. Severa...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Tom Ryan and Dick Swanson Honored

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Mayor Tom Ryan and Councilmember Dick Swanson Honored at June Celebration

On June 17, 2021 the community gathered to celebrate former Mayor Tom Ryan and former Councilmember Dick Swanson. Ryan and Swanson both retired at the end of 2020 after a combined 63...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Council, Boards, and Commissions Move to In-Person Meetings

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Blaine has looked for ways to be innovative in how services were offered to residents and businesses. One of the first things the City put in place was a way to participate in City meetings without coming to Bl...

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Posted on: July 3, 2021

Inaugural Memorial Day Ceremony Brings Community Together

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Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine is located inside Tom Ryan Park next to Blaine City Hall. Over the last few years community volunteers have transformed this park into a spectacular tribute to veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way through curren...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Blaine City Council Finalizes New Vision Statement

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Final Piece in Strategic Plan Process

Over the last two years the Blaine City Council has worked with city staff on a strategic plan. As a part of this strategic plan a new mission statement and set of core values were created. The final foundational piece...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Stay on the Trails When Visiting the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

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The Blaine Wetland Sanctuary (BWS) is one of the most popular spots in the north metro for walkers, bikers, bird watchers, and nature lovers. Recently there has been a large increase in the number of people going off the posted trails and exploring the we...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Large Events Return in 2021

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Usually Blaine finds itself at the center of the sports world each July. Target USA Cup and the 3M Open brings in upwards of 350,000 spectators and large viewing audiences from all across the world. Last summer Target USA Cup was canceled and the 3M Open ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Stormwater Pond Rules

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Stormwater ponds are constructed bodies of water designed for the purpose of treating stormwater runoff. All bodies of water you see in the City of Blaine are stormwater ponds with the exception of Laddie Lake and Sunrise Lake. Sunrise Lake is a construct...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Lawn Sprinkling Reminder

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A reminder that the City’s sprinkling restrictions are as follows:

  • Year-round, odd-even sprinkling days. Residents with an even numbered address can water on even number days. Residents with an odd numbered address can water on odd number days.
  • Fr...
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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Hydrant Flushing Scheduled for May 10 thru 21

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The Public Works department will be performing annual fire hydrant flushing May 10 – 14 and May 17 - 21. This process removes any sediment that may have settled in water mains over the course of the year, as well as presenting an opportunity to ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Blaine to Partner on Clean Water Project in Aurelia Park

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The City of Blaine is partnering with the Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) to construct a new stormwater pond in the southwest corner of Aurelia Park. The pond is part of an ongoing effort by the City to enhance water quality in the area. This pond wi...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 19, 2021

Pesticides and Water Don’t Mix

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The grass is growing so it is time to think about your lawn care. If you maintain your lawn with synthetic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides), you can pollute our water.

This happens because rain can wash off any improperly applied pestic...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Free Child Car Seat Installation and Checks

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than half of all car seats in vehicles are not used or installed correctly. The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department has car seat technicians ready to help.

Car seat inspections and installations are fr...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Save the Date

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Blaine residents who you are interested in learning more about the City’s Police, Fire, and Community Standards departments should participate in the 2021 Citizens Academy later this year.

2021 Citizens AcademyWednesdaysSeptember 8 – Oc...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 5, 2021

State Adds COVID-19 Vaccine Site in Anoka County

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The State of Minnesota recently announced the first permanent COVID-19 vaccination site in Anoka County. The vaccination site is located in the former YMCA building in Lino Lakes. The Lino Lakes site is the ninth vaccination site run by the State of Minne...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Appointments and Walk-ins Welcome at City Hall

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Since last June anyone wanting to visit Blaine City Hall was asked to make an appointment prior to arriving at city hall. With some city staff working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic this appointment system was put in place to make sure that there w...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Hall Renovation Underway

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Blaine City Hall opened in 2001. At that time there were about 45,000 Blaine residents. Since that time Blaine has grown to a city of almost 70,000. Eventually Blaine will be home to more than 85,000 residents. The needs of the community mirrored this gro...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Blaine Housing Year in Review

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2020 was a year unlike any other with the COVID-19 global pandemic upending many communities across the globe. In Blaine residential development has weathered the upheaval and continued to move forward with 265 new residential units permitted and 402 new ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Summer Photo Contest

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Winter Photo Contest

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

CARES Act Helps Blaine Businesses and Alternative COVID Relief Assistance

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In 2020, the City of Blaine received $5 million through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City Council took quick action to utilize approximately $1 million of this money to provide grants to over 60 Blaine busine...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Highway 65 Update

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The Highway 65 corridor has 10 of the 31 high priority intersections identified in the 2017 Met Council and MnDOT Principal Arterial Intersection Conversion Study. This study along with the recently completed TH 65 Planning and Environmental Linkages Stud...

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News: BlaineBiz
Posted on: May 18, 2021

New Neighborhood Meeting Policy

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In 2020, the City Council established a neighborhood meeting policy to provide better communication for residents about proposed development projects in their neighborhoods. This policy requires developers to hold neighborhood meetings in addition to, and...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City of Blaine Welcomes a New Economic Development Specialist

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In early January, the City of Blaine welcomed a new economic development specialist. Ruth Tucker comes to the City of Blaine from the Missouri Department of Economic Development where she worked as a senior economic development specialist.

Ruth’s role with...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Open to Business

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Looking for a trusted adviser for your business? Maybe you have wanted to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, a program offered by Anoka and Ramsey Counties may be just what you are looking for.

Thanks to a partnership between Anoka C...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - June 2021

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Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Annual Blaine Festival Medallion Hunt Returns

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The Medallion Hunt is sponsored by Financial One Bank, the Blaine Festival Committee, and the City of Blaine Parks and Recreation Department.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

SBM Fire Explorer Program

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Fire Explorer Post #3710

Being a fire explorer is a unique opportunity for youth aged 14-20 to gain experience in the career of firefighting and emergency services. Explorer Post #3710, hosted by the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department, is ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest

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

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - July 2021

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Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

View the 2021 Night to Unite Photo Recap

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In 2021 there were 105 registered Night to Unite block parties in the City of Blaine. Thousands of Blaine residents were out celebrating community and building relationships. Enjoys these photos from parties all over the city.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - August 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - September 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 09/15/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

View Photos from Blaine WorldFest 2021

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Blaine WorldFest includes dance performances, food, vendor booths, and a great afternoon of community building.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 09/20/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants Now Accepting Applications

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Applications will close on September 29

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Blaine Festival Committee Holds Open House

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The committee is always happy to welcome new faces to help with the duties of planning and hosting the festival.

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