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Posted on: June 12, 2019

City of Blaine Announces City Manager Finalists

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The City of Blaine has narrowed the search for the next Blaine City Manager to five highly qualified candidates following the upcoming retirement of current City Manager Clark Arneson later this summer. 

The city selected Strategic Government Reso...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

It's Time to Vote

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Voting is now open for the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest.

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Friendly Pet Reminders

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Please Clean Up After Your Pets

Pet owners are required to clean up after their dogs when taking them for a walk. Dog owners must carry a plastic bag or some other means of picking up after their dog whenever they are off their own property.

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

New Senior/ Activity Center Update

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The Blaine City Council awarded the bid for the construction of the new Blaine senior/activity center to Ebert Construction. The bid of $3,709,000 was the lowest of the six bids received for this project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 18 and...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Community Connect Update 5-31-19

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Construction Plans Approved

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The Blaine City Council has approved a contract for construction of Water Treatment Plant 4. When completed, the plant will provide water treatment for future growth in the northeast portion of the City. The plant will be located on a 10 acre parcel at Le...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Community Connect Update 5-23-19

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Citizens Academy Registration Now Open

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Are you interested in learning more about safety services? Do you live or work in Blaine? Registration is now open for the 2019 Blaine Citizens Academy!

The eight-week course, hosted by the City of Blaine Safety Services Division, is a great opportunity fo...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Blaine Honored with Top Awards

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The City of Blaine was recently celebrated by SportsEvents Media Group and the Minnesota Real Estate Journal.

Blaine received a Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents Media Group for being a top sports events destination. The award is given annually to ci...

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Posted on: May 11, 2019

City of Blaine Celebrates Arbor Day

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The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the City of Blaine as a Tree City USA for 25 consecutive years. The Blaine City Council is committed to improving the quality of life for the community though a robust and well managed park and open space s...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Community Connect Update 5-10-19

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

May is American Wetlands Month

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Since 1991, our nation has recognized American Wetlands Month as a time to celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to ecological, economic, and social health. Wetlands help improve water quality and supply, reduce flooding, and provide critical habitat...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

3M Open Set for July 1-7

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The PGA Tour is coming to Blaine. This year will mark the first year of the 3M Open at the TPC of the Twin Cities in Blaine. For many years Blaine was the host to the 3M Championship, a Champions Tour (Senior Tour) event. Beginning this summer, the regula...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Night to Unite Party Registration is Now Open

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Join neighbors across the City of Blaine on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 for the annual Night to Unite celebration. Enjoy a summer evening with neighbors to celebrate your community.

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Community Connect Update 4-19-19

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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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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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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Community Connect Update 4-5-19

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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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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 26, 2019

Community Connect Update 3-26-19

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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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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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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Community Connect Update 3-15-19

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This information has been shared with you by the Community Outreach Unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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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 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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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 15, 2019

Community Connect Update 2-15-19

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This information has been shared with you by the Community Outreach Unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Community Connect Update 2019 2-8

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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

Community Connect Update 2019 2-1

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This information has been shared with you by the Community Outreach Unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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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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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 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 24, 2019

Community Connect Update 2019 1-24

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Blaine Police Department Introduces CommunityConnect a Crime Prevention Partnership

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The Blaine Police Department is excited to introduce CommunityConnect a new program focused on crime prevention and community building. 

The CommunityConnect program gives residents of Blaine a way to join with their neighbors to make our communit...

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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 16, 2019

Scammers Demand Gift Cards

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Did you know they are a scammer’s favorite way to steal money?
Story from Consumer Alerts (Federal Trade Commission)

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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 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

Community Connect Update 2019-1-4

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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

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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 21, 2018

Blaine PD Makes Holidays Brighter for Students

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On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 the Blaine Police Department along with Target, SBM Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Fire Department, Lino Lakes Department of Public Safety, Centennial Lakes Police Department...

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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: 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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