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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Impressions of Blaine Winter Photo Contest is Now Open

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Show us your best shot! From people, pets, and places to celebrations and locations, you are invited to show us your impression of Blaine!

Photo Contest

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Summer Jobs & Summer Job Fair

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If you are looking for a seasonal, part time job this summer, we have opportunities for you. The City of Blaine is looking for enthusiastic, energetic candidates to work in our Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments. Blaine seasonal employees:&...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Blaine BizConnect - January 2024

BizConnect Online

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: January 30, 2024

Smart Salting, Cleaner Water

Smart Salting

Most salt products are not the best way to deal with icy areas around your home. Salt can corrode your vehicle, cause concrete damage, and run off into lakes, ponds, and creeks.

Here are ways for you to have safe walking areas while reducing salt/chloride ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Keep Your Ride Safe

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As temperatures drop and winter is in full swing, many of us rely on warming up our vehicles before hitting the road. However, this convenience comes with a risk. Warm-up vehicle thefts are on the rise, with opportunistic thieves targeting unattended, run...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Department Spotlight: Finance Department

Department Spotlight

The City of Blaine’s Finance Department is not exactly the most well known department in town, but their work is critical to keeping Blaine running smoothly and efficiently. These financial professionals behind the scenes handle everything from budgeting ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Local Heroes Make Kids Smile

Hero Helpers 2023

The winter holiday season is not always filled with joy and happiness for everyone. Each December the Blaine Police Department partners with local schools to take children who could use a little extra cheer on a holiday shopping spree at Target. The kids ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 19, 2024

2024 Election Calendar

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Presidential Primary Election in March

There will be three election days in 2024 and each election will also include in-person absentee balloting starting 46 days before the election.

March 5 - Presidential Nomination Primary

Major political parties will par...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 16, 2024

2024 City Budget and Levy Approved: Tax Rate is Second Lowest in Last Decade

2024 City Budget

On Monday, December 18, the Blaine City Council unanimously adopted the 2024 budget and tax levy. The development of the city budget is a year round process. It starts with an evaluation of the current budget and the strategic priorities of the City. The ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Stormwater Pond Winter Safety: Not Safe for Recreation

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Almost all the bodies of water in Blaine are stormwater ponds. These ponds are constructed and designed to treat stormwater runoff and provide flood storage. The City of Blaine has over 700 stormwater ponds and infiltration basins that have been designed ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 6, 2024

Impressions of Blaine Fall Photo Contest and Photo of the Year

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The results are in for the Impressions of Blaine Fall Photo Contest and Photo of the Year.

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Action Required: Water Line Inventory Survey

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The US Environmental Protection Agency requires municipalities to conduct an inventory of residential water service lines with the goal of reducing lead in the water system.

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Blaine BizConnect - December 2023

BizConnect Online

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: December 12, 2023

Help Bring Businesses to Blaine City

Businesses to Blaine

The City of Blaine is an attractive market for businesses and developers. Over the last several years the City has connected with dozens of business owners that are considering Blaine for a new location or a new start up business. Right now the City is fo...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Rick Fanning Practice Facility: A Tribute to Dedication and Passion for Baseball

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On September 14, the Rick Fanning Practice Facility was dedicated at Jim Peterson Park in Blaine. The new name is a testament to the dedication and passion of Rick Fanning, a former board member and president of the Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Associat...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Winter Reminders and Tips from Blaine Public Works

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As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, it's important to be prepared for the winter season. Here are some helpful reminders and tips from Blaine Public Works:

  • Fall street sweeping crews are still out now. Please keep cars and any ob...
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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 11/17/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Polar Plunge is Coming to Blaine

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The Polar Plunge is an annual event that raises money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The event is held during the winter, when thousands of participants across the state jump into icy cold waters despite the cold temperatures. The Anoka County Polar Plun...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Board and Commission Openings

Board and Commission Openings

The Blaine City Council is seeking applicants for several advisory boards and commissions, including the Charter Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Board, Park Advisory Board, and Traffic Commission. Board and commission members provide input and ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Blaine BizConnect - November 2023

BizConnect Online

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: November 16, 2023

City Prepares 2024 Annual Budget

Truth in Taxation Meeting

Learn about The City's general fund budget at the Truth in Taxation Meeting on Monday, December 18, at 7PM at Blaine City Hall. The City of Blaine has been working on the 2024 budget for the last several months. The budget process begins early in...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Department Spotlight: Public Works Streets Division

Street team

Blaine Public Works is organized into several divisions. The Streets Division is a team of 11 professionals, including a foreperson and two sign shop workers. They bring over 150 years of combined experience to the challenges they face. 

Snow plow...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Winter Parking Reminder

Winter Parking

Winter parking reminder regulations will be in effect from November 1 through April 1, 2-7AM

• No parking on any street from 2AM until 7AM. A permit for overnight parking may be obtained from the Blaine Police Department in emergency situations.&a...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: October 6, 2023

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: September 14, 2023

Blaine BizConnect - September 2023

BizConnect Online

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: September 21, 2023

Blaine is Top 3 in Adopt-a-Drain Standings

Adopt-a-Drain Standings

In the first half of the 2023 Anoka County Community Adopt-a-Drain Challenge, Columbia Heights is in the lead, Andover in 2nd, and Blaine in 3rd! 

Adopt-a-Drain is an easy way for people to play an important role in preventing water pollution by r...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: October 5, 2023

City Planning for Future Street Projects

5 Year Street Projects

The City of Blaine is looking into the future when it comes to street projects. The City typically looks ahead five years when planning road construction projects. Projects are then reviewed on an annual basis and the Blaine City Council ultimately decide...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: October 2, 2023

New Park with Infinite Possibilities

Sunrise Ponds

Blaine is a city known for its commitment to community and recreation, and now the City is ready to add something unique to its impressive collection of parks. Near 131st Avenue and Lever Street, Sunrise Ponds Park is set to become the 66th park in the Ci...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Department Spotlight: Engineering - Keeping the City Moving

Engineering

As Blaine’s landscapes evolve, the Engineering Department orchestrates the complex dance of urban development. From concept to completion, they coordinate the planning, design, and construction of Blaine’s infrastructure.

The City of Blaine Engineering Dep...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Highway 65 Project is Fully Funded Between 97th Avenue and 119th Avenue

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The Highway 65 reconstruction project between 97th Avenue and 119th Avenue is now fully funded and moving forward. The project has now entered the final design phase. Design work will continue into 2024. The design will include overpasses that will lift H...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 5, 2023

New Bandshell Coming to Aquatore Park Opens for 2024 Blaine Festival

New Bandshell

Construction is underway in Aquatore Park. A new bandshell facility is being built on the west side of the park. The new facility will include an outdoor performance space for community events. The building will also include indoor space for storage and m...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: August 14, 2023

The Picklr

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The Picklr is leasing 467 87th Lane NE, at the Rainbow Village, which is 26,687 SF. They would like to start construction to create 8 indoor pickleball courts which will be used for playing daily.

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Scooter's Coffee

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Scooter's Coffee is building a new 678 square foot drive-thru coffee shop in the existing parking lot of the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

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: June 16, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 06/16/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 06/09/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 05/26/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 05/19/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 05/12/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 05/05/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 04/27/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 04/21/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Winter Photo Contest

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Blaine Construction Update - 04/13/2023

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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