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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Blaine BizConnect - January 2020

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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 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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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Presidential Nomination Primary

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In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary, which will take place Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Only major parties will participate and each major party will have a separate ballot. Candidates were submitted by the party chai...

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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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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 16, 2020

Anoka County Commissioner Special Election

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A special general election will be held Tuesday, February 11 to fill the Anoka County Commissioner (District 6) vacancy created following the resignation of Rhonda Sivarajah after her appointment as county administrator. District 6 comprises the cities of...

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District 6 Map News: Blaine
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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Posted on: January 3, 2020

A Decade of Development in Blaine

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The end of another decade has come and these milestones create an opportunity to see what has changed in the last 10 years. In Blaine, much has changed.

There are many more people living in Blaine than 10 years ago. With nearly 3,000 new single family home...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

How Businesses Find Their Way to Blaine

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Selecting a location is one of the most important decisions any business will make. Depending on the type of business, different factors are considered. For example, a retail business often considers area demographics that include household income and pop...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Winter Salt Alternatives

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As snow season draws near, consider this, sodium chloride is the most common form of salt used for de-icing roads and walkways. It is used so much that it has become a water pollutant. Here are ways to reduce chloride pollution, have safer walking areas, ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Community Connect Update December 2019

Community Connect Update

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

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Residents and business owners are asked to please remember to shovel out around fire hydrants after each snowfall. It is very important to keep hydrants clear of snow and visible from the street.

If the fire department has to spend time trying to find a fi...

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Posted on: November 24, 2019

Garbage and Recycling Cart Placement

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Garbage, recycling, and yard waste 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...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Public Works Helps Residents Prepare for Winter

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Here are a few helpful reminders from Blaine Public Works as the city prepares for the winter season.

  • Fall is a good time to check your mailbox post condition. Make sure that the mailbox post is ready to handle the weight of a snow drift.
  • Fall street sweepi...
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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Coffee with a Cop

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Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to break down the barriers that, on occasion, exist between police officers and the people they serve. Taking time to meet in a neutral location provides for real conversations about issues that matter. The officers hav...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Service Line Warranties of America and the City of Blaine

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The City of Blaine has selected Service Line Warranties of America to offer residential homeowners an optional protection plan for their exterior water service and exterior sewer or septic lines. Many homeowners are not aware the exterior water service an...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - October 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: 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 24, 2019

Community Connect Update 10-24-19

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 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 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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Thousands Celebrate Community at Night to Unite

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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: 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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