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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Blaine Parade of Lights

Blaine Parade of Lights

The City of Blaine has set up an interactive map of holiday light displays. Add your display to the map or use the map to drive by some of the best displays in the area.

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Blaine COVID-19 Resident Survey

Give your feedback now. City of Blaine COVID-19 resident survey.

The City of Blaine is seeking resident feedback on a number of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 30, 2020

Tips for Residents to Prepare for Winter

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Here are a few helpful reminders as the city prepares for the winter season.

  • Boulevard tree trimming is completed in the winter months as time allows. 
  • After a snowfall do not plow, blow, or shovel snow onto or across any public street. This is aga...
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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 23, 2020

Serve on a Blaine Board or Commission

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The City of Blaine will soon be taking applications for open positions on city boards and commissions. Applicants must be a Blaine resident. This is a volunteer position. Applicants will be invited to interview with the city council in early 2021.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Councilmember Swanson Leaves Office

Councilmember Dick Swanson

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: November 19, 2020

A Blaine Farewell Celebration

Councilmember Dick Swanson and Mayor Tom Ryan

Virtual/Televised Celebration

On December 21 from 6-7:30PM, watch as invited guests share their memories of working with Mayor Ryan and Councilmember Swanson. View the celebration at BlaineMN.gov/Video or watch on Blaine’s city cable channel (Com...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Blaine Public Meetings Return to Virtual Only

Blaine Public Meetings Now Online Only

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the increased positivity rate the city will be conducting all public meetings in a virtual only format until further notice.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

RecConnect Online November 2020

RecConnect Online Fall 2020

Check out the latest program offerings from Blaine Parks and Rec. Fall Registrations are now open.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Blaine Launches Online Permit System

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The City of Blaine is now using a new online permitting application system called Intuitive Municipal Solutions (iMS). The new system will allow residents and contractors to submit applications and payments online and allow you to view previously issued p...

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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: October 12, 2020

Dog Park Named After Councilmember Swanson

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Councilmember Dick Swanson has represented ward one on the Blaine City Council since 1994. Councilmember Swanson is not seeking reelection and will retire from the council at the end of 2020.

One project that Councilmember Swanson spent years working on fo...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Introducing Tom Ryan Park

Town Square Park is now Tom Ryan Park

Mayor Tom Ryan will conclude his more than three decades of service on the Blaine City Council at the end of 2020. Mayor Ryan first took office as a councilmember in 1987 and has served as mayor since 1997. Upon a recommendation from the Blaine Park Board...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Housing Growth Remains Strong

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Through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing activity has continued to remain strong in Blaine. Over the last 20 years, Blaine has continually ranked in the top 10 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for new housing construction. Through July 31, 2020, Blaine ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

New Online Registration System

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The City of Blaine Parks Recreation Department will be launching a new online registration system at the beginning of the fall season. Stay tuned for details at BlaineParks.com.

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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: 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 17, 2020

Blaine Development Continues

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During a pandemic, it would be easy to assume that development activity grinds to an abrupt halt. That scenario is not what the city is currently experiencing as you can see in the latest Blaine Planning Commission and Blaine City Council meeting agendas....

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting Policy for Development Projects

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The residents of Blaine may have noticed that some of the more recent land use applications within the city have garnered a lot of attention, and more specifically, a lot of attention from residents immediately adjacent to certain developments. The Blaine...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Interactive Development Resources

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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 under the Business and Development section. The interactive map allows anyone to see what projects are c...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Sign Up for CivicReady

CivicReady App

Blaine’s Emergency Notification System (CivicReady) is designed to notify residents and businesses of important emergency information. The events that have unfolded in the last few months has shown the value of being able to send emergency infor...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

2020 Brings Big Changes to Summer in Blaine

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The City of Blaine is home to many large events each summer. These events bring in millions of dollars of economic impact to the Blaine economy. Due to COVID-19 many large events are being canceled and the impact will be felt far beyond the field, course,...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

How to Help Local Businesses

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Blaine businesses, whether large or small, are an integral part of the economic health of the community. Our local businesses are being heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While some businesses may be closed to the public, they are not closed. Many...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Community Development Operations During the Pandemic

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The city’s Planning and Economic Development Department has been working remotely during the COVID 19 pandemic. At this time, staff is fully functional and can respond to voice mails, emails and all land use and sign application requests. When m...

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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: 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

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

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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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