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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 5, 2021

Summer Recreation Programs Registration is Now Open

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The Blaine Parks and Recreation Department is offering a full slate of summer programming in 2021. Back this summer is the popular Playnet program, Safety Camp, youth sports, and much more.

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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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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Blaine Selected as 2020 Outstanding Conservationist

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The Anoka Conservation District selected the City of Blaine as the 2020 Anoka County Outstanding Conservationist. Blaine has over 800 acres of dedicated open space throughout the City creating greenway corridors, opportunities to protect and restore biolo...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

A Roadmap to the Future

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Blaine City Council Adopts Strategic Plan

Last fall the Blaine City Council adopted a three year strategic plan. This strategic plan includes six priorities, a new mission statement, and a set of community values. City staff is now working on the implement...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Annual Arbor Day Tree Sale - Sold Out

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Thank you for the tremendous interest in the Arbor Day Tree Sale. At this time all trees are sold out.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - February 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: February 19, 2021

New Stormwater Information Portal

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Blaine is home to many stormwater ponds. Laddie Lake and Sunrise Lake are not stormwater ponds, and are the only recreational waters in the city.

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water that originates from precipitation including rain and snow and ice melt...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Carbon Monoxide - A Silent Killer

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, poisonous gas. Human senses cannot detect its presence.

CO is produced by anything that burns fuel inefficiently. Sources can include, but are not limited to gas dryers, furnaces, stoves, burners, w...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Heroes and Helpers Looked a Little Different This Year

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Each year the Blaine Police Department partners with other public safety agencies to take local students on a shopping spree for holiday gifts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the in person shopping event could not happen this year but there were still kids ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Heroes and Helpers Looked a Little Different This Year

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Each year the Blaine Police Department partners with other public safety agencies to take local students on a shopping spree for holiday gifts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the in person shopping event could not happen this year but there were still kids ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Garbage and Recycling Carts - Keep them Off the Street

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Garbage and recycling carts may not be placed in the street. This is especially important during the winter months to prevent the snow plows from hitting them and spilling garbage all over the snowbank where it will show up in your yard after the spring t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Blaine COVID-19 Response Update

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Local Economy Boost

The Blaine City Council took action to use more than $1 million of federal CARES Act funding to provide grants to Blaine small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the pandemic. These grants were awarded in fall 2020. If...

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Council Drops 2021 Tax Rate by 1 Percent

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On December 21, 2020 the Blaine City Council approved the 2021 property tax levy and general fund budget. The approved levy was $200,000 less than the preliminary levy that was approved in September. This levy will drop the Blaine tax rate for 2021 by one...

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Posted on: January 16, 2021

COVID Resident Survey Results

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From November 23 – December 13 the City of Blaine offered an online COVID-19 resident survey. The survey was promoted on social media, through the city website, and by local media. Over 1,100 Blaine residents participated in the survey. While the survey c...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Welcome to New Mayor and Councilmembers

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As a result of the November election three new Blaine residents have joined the Blaine City Council. Mayor Tim Sanders and Councilmembers Jason Smith and Chris Massoglia recently took the oath of office and started their terms on January 1, 2021. Sanders ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

CivicREADY - Blaine's Emergency Notification System

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The City of Blaine has an emergency notification system designed to get information out quickly during an emergency. You can choose to receive information by phone call, text message, or email. You can also pick to get the notifications by all three metho...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Development Activity Map

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Want to know what development activity is occurring the community? The City of Blaine has an interactive development map available on the city website. The interactive map allows anyone to see what projects are currently under review, upcoming, under cons...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Introducing Blaine iMS

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The City of Blaine is using a new online permitting application system called Intuitive Municipal Solutions (iMS). The new system allows residents and contractors to submit applications and payments online, to view previously issued permits, and receive i...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

CARES Act Helps with COVID-19 Response

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The federal CARES Act provided funding to states, counties, and cities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Blaine began operating the city’s emergency operations center in mid-March and incurred a number of costs related to the pandemic...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Councilmember Swanson Leaves Office

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While Mayor Ryan holds the distinction for the longest serving member on the Blaine City Council, Councilmember Dick Swanson holds the record for longest serving in the role of councilmember. Swanson will retire at the end of his term this year after firs...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Tom Ryan Retires as Mayor

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Mayor Tom Ryan was first sworn in on the Blaine City Council in 1987. He had served on the Blaine Planning Commission for a year and decided to run for the the city council. He won that election and has never lost an election since. He served 10 years as ...

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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: July 10, 2020

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 7, 2020

Adopt a Park

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The Adopt a Park program is an opportunity for residents of all ages to become involved in improving the city parks and trail corridors. This is a partnership between you, neighbors, friends, and the city. Groups will work together to accomplish needed pa...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Congratulations to 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: July 5, 2019

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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