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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: February 1, 2019

Impressions of Blaine Winter Photo Contest Starts Today February 1

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Show us your best shot! From people, pets, and places to celebrations and locations, you are invited to show us your impression of Blaine!

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Meet Your City Staff: Cory Richter, GIS Coordinator

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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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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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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Stormwater Pond Safety

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Stormwater ponds are potentially dangerous with unknown ice conditions for recreational activities like ice skating and hockey. Please help us keep your family safe this winter by explaining to your children that is extremely important to keep off this ic...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Snow Plow Map Available Online

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Have you ever wondered who plows your street or the roads you drive on every day? In the City of Blaine, there are private roads, city roads, county roads, and state roads. There are over 600 lane miles of streets in Blaine, plus 95 miles of sidewalks and...

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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 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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Posted on: January 13, 2019

Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

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The SBM Fire Department and the Blaine Public Works Department are asking for your help. Please remember to shovel around fire hydrants after each snowfall. It is very important for residents and businesses people to keep hydrants clear of snow and visibl...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Let it Snow

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While shoveling, the city would like to remind residents that according to city ordinance residents are not allowed to to throw snow onto neighboring properties, the street, a sidewalk or the boulevard.

The city’s snow and ice policy is available...

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Posted on: November 21, 2018

On Thin Ice - Teach Kids the Dangers of Ice

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by the MN DNR

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Public Works Needs Your Assistance

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Please Don’t Obstruct the Street with Trash Cans and Basketball Hoops

Trash/recycling/yard waste carts and basketball hoops are common things to see in the street at various times. Placing them on the curb or pavement is actually goes against city ordinanc...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

To Keep Lakes Clean, Keep Leaves Out of Streets

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine 2018 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: September 24, 2018

A Big Thank You to Christ Lutheran Church Community Members

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Members of Christ Lutheran Church helped with animal track stenciling at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary and storm drain stenciling around the Aurelia Park neighborhood. The storm drain stenciling was part of a cooperative project with the Coon Creek Watersh...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Don't Wish-cycle, Recycle

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Recycling has become so ingrained in our lifestyle habits that many of us are trying to recycle materials that we think are or might be recyclable, but which in fact are not. This is what is known as “Wish Cycling”, putting things in the recycling contain...

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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: August 30, 2018

Ceremony Held for 105th Avenue Opening

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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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