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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1 is Census Day

We Count Blaine 2020 Census

Today, April 1, is Census Day. Everyone needs to be counted, because data from the census will help determine how $15.5 billion in federal funds are distributed across Minnesota each year for things like health care, education, and roads.

As of the end of ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Stop the Spread of Garlic Mustard

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Garlic mustard is a highly aggressive invasive species, growing in woodlands and woodland edges. It is one of the first invasive species to emerge and flowers in May – June. It is a biennial forb, producing a basal rosette the first year and bol...

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Garlic Mustard Information Sheet (PDF) News: Blaine
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor Issues Stay at Home Order

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Governor Tim Walz has issued a stay at home order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This stay at home order will go into effect at 11:59PM on Friday, March 27 and last through 5PM on April 10.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

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Blaine businesses are an integral part of the economic health of the community. BlaineBizMN has posted a business resources page containing information related to emergency loan programs, changes in city policy, and how to stay informed.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

High Water Levels Expected this Spring

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Frequent and heavy rains across the area last fall caused creeks, lakes, ponds, and wetlands to be at their highest levels in years. With saturated soils and high levels of water already, the ability of the drainage system to hold the predicted higher sno...

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Coon Creek Watershed District News: Blaine
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Blaine Announces Closure of City Buildings

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On March 17 the City of Blaine closed all public buildings until further notice. City staff are continuing to work and assist the public but the buildings will not be open for in person business.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Spring Pet Reminders

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Dogs Must be Leashed When Out for a Walk

Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash and under control while off their owner’s property. If you wish to have dogs run and play off leash, the city has an off leash dog park available at Aquator...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 10, 2020

2020 Census: We Count

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After years of planning it is time to conduct the 2020 census. The census takes place every 10 years and the data gathered in the census shapes the next decade in the city, state, and entire nation. Minnesota receives $15 billion a year from the federal g...

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More Information News: Blaine
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Connect Update March 2020

Community Connect Update

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Three Heroes Honored by Blaine Police Department

Photo of Maureen Skinner with Chief Brian Podany and Mayor Tom Ryan

Maureen Rose Skinner, Michael Robert Blake, and Michael Reid Swenson were recently presented the Blaine Police Department Citizen Recognition/Life Saving Award.

Maureen Rose Skinner, while working at the Blaine Human Service Center, witnessed a person coll...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Blaine BizConnect - February 2020

BizConnect Online

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

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Community Connect Update February 2020

Community Connect Update

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Blaine BizConnect - January 2020

BizConnect Online

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Election Judges Needed

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Serving as an election judge is an excellent way to get involved in the community. Judges will learn election procedures and help ensure elections are administered in a fair manner. Election judges are paid an hourly wage and are essential to our democrac...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Fire Safety

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The fire deaths that occurred last year in Spring Lake Park have affected many in the community. This tragedy brings many questions, mainly what can be done to prevent something like this from happening again.

Over the last 50 years much has been done to r...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Fire Safety

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The recent fire deaths that occurred in Spring Lake Park have affected many in the community. This tragedy brings many questions, mainly what can be done to prevent something like this from happening again.

Over the last 50 years much has been done to redu...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Blaine PD Makes Holidays Brighter Free Event for Students

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On December 10, 2019, the Blaine Police Department along with Target, Spring Lake Park Blaine Mounds View Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Lino Lakes Department of Public Safety, Centennial Lakes Police Dep...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Blaine PD Makes Holidays Brighter Free Event for Students

2019 Heroes and Helpers Group - 300

On December 10, 2019, the Blaine Police Department along with Target, Spring Lake Park Blaine Mounds View Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Lino Lakes Department of Public Safety, Centennial Lakes Police Dep...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine 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 9, 2020

Revitalization of Big Box Retail Stores

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Recently, city staff has received a number of inquiries about the redevelopment of some of the big box stores in the City of Blaine. In recent years, the city has seen Kmart, Rainbow Foods, Gander Mountain, Toys-R-Us, and Best Buy close. Additionally, Wal...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Home Values Up, Tax Rate Stays Steady

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The annual truth in taxation hearing was held on December 9 at Blaine City Hall. City staff presented information regarding the 2020 general fund budget and tax levy. Public comment was received by the Blaine City Council from those in attendance at the h...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Announcing the Impressions of Blaine Photo of the Year

Impressions of Blaine - Photo of the Year - Hilltop Sunrise by Tom Stuart

Congratulations to Tom Stuart with Hilltop Sunrise

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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

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 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: 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: 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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