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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Online Permitting Coming in 2020

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Many residents and builders have asked the city to transition to online building permits. Hearing this feedback the City of Blaine researched potential partners for this project. Earlier this year the city selected Intuitive Municipal Solutions to develop...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Community Connect Update 10-4-19

Community Connect Update

This information has been compiled by the Community Outreach unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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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: September 26, 2019

It’s National Preparedness Month: Have you made a plan?

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The Blaine Police Department is sharing this information on how to best be prepared in your home, neighborhood, and community.

Has your family made a plan in the event of an emergency or disaster? How about your neighborhood?

You can bet that your local eme...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Blaine Police Department Annual Report

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The Blaine Police Department mission statement reads, “As proud members of our community, we, the members of the Blaine Police Department, strive to enhance the quality of life in Blaine by serving with integrity, respect, and professionalism.” This missi...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

In-Person Absentee Voting Now Open

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In-person absentee voting is available for the special primary election to fill the vacant District 6 seat on the Anoka County Board. This election is only for three precincts on the far eastern side of Blaine, to find your precinct go to mnvotes.org.

Voti...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Blaine Named to Best Places to Live in America List

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The City of Blaine is proud to announce that it has been named to the prestigious annual Money.com(formerly Money Magazine) 100 Best Places to Live in America list. Blaine is one of only three Minnesota locations to make the list.

This year there were 1,79...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - September 2019

BizConnect Online

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Community Connect Update 9-17-19

Community Connect Update

This information has been compiled by the Community Outreach unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Community Connect Update 8-28-19

Community Connect Update

This information has been compiled by the Community Outreach unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Thousands Celebrate Community at Night to Unite

Photo of family on Night to Unite

Night to Unite took place on August 6, 2019 with more than 150 registered block parties taking place in all parts of Blaine. Night to Unite promotes community building and crime prevention. Neighbors gather together in driveways, parks, and backyards. Jus...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Fourth Graders Learn to be Safe

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Blaine Safety Camp, held in late July, brought 160 fourth graders together for two days of fun and learning. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death and disabling injury for children under the age of 15. The main goal of Safety Camp is to help ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Community Connect Update 8-15-19

Community Connect Update

This information has been compiled by the Community Outreach unit of the Blaine Police Department.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City of Blaine Receives AAA Bond Rating

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The City of Blaine has been assigned the prestigious AAA bond rating by Standard and Poor’s. The AAA rating is the highest rating awarded by credit rating agencies. Blaine now joins 22 other cities in Minnesota with this elite rating from Standa...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - August 2019

BizConnect Online

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

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Don't Fall Behind

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With spring and summer comes rain, flowers, and the perfect weather to get started on your home improvement projects. Whether you have been putting off fixing your roof, getting new windows, or want to update a bathroom, there has never been a better time...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Census Spotlight

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The 2020 Census is less than a year away and the planning and preparation for this important event is well underway. City staff have been meeting with local partners to put plans in place to help get a complete count in the city. The census provides vital...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Blaine’s New Resident Participation Center

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Interested in attending a city council meeting but never been to one before? Have an issue that you want speak on? Stop by the new resident participation center located on the second floor of city hall outside the council chambers. Here you can find an ag...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Longtime Community Development Director Retires

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After 33 years at the City of Blaine, Planning and Community Development Director, Bryan Schafer, is retiring. Bryan started with the city in June of 1986 as a code compliance officer. In 1990, Bryan became a planner with the city and eventually the princ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Pesticides and Our Water Do Not Mix

Green Lawn

Summertime is lawn care time but maintaining lawns with synthetic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides), can pollute water.

This happens because rain can wash off any improperly applied pesticide. The polluted rainwater runs into street stor...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Blaine’s Police Explorer Program Continues to Excel

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The Blaine Police Explorer Post #3939 attended the 44th Annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer

Association State Conference this past April in Rochester, MN. The explorers participated in 13 separate scenario based competitions based on different types ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Have a Fun and Safe Summer

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Summer is the time for getting outdoors and having fun. The following are some safety tips for favorite summer activities. By using these simple tips residents can help to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe summer season.

Grilling Safety

  • The grill shou...
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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest

Impressions of Blaine - Spring Photo Contest Winners

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

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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 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 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: February 26, 2019

MnDOT Begins Major I-35W Project

35W Detour

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

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