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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Blaine Construction Update - 7/1/2022

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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 23, 2022

Blaine Construction Update - 06/23/2022

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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 15, 2022

Blaine Construction Update - 06/15/2022

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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 14, 2022

Get Registered for Night to Unite

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Have you registered your block party for Night to Unite? Registration is open until July 18, 2022.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Blaine BizConnect - June 2022

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: May 13, 2022

Blaine BizConnect - May 2022

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: May 30, 2022

Election Judges Needed

Election Judges

Did you know that it takes about 30,000 election judges to hold an election in Minnesota? Serving as an election judge is an excellent way to get involved in your community. You will learn election procedures and help ensure elections are administered in ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Lawn Sprinkling Reminder - Daytime Ban in Effect

Lawn Sprinkling

A reminder that the City’s sprinkling restrictions are as follows: 

  • Year-round, odd-even sprinkling days. Residents with even-numbered addresses can water on even number of days. Residents with odd-numbered addresses can water on odd num...
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Posted on: May 24, 2022

2021 Drinking Water Report Now Available

2021 Drinking Water Report

By law, all community water systems are required to distribute their drinking water report to customers before July 1 of each year. This annual report, known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), includes results of water monitoring conducted on the Ci...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

New Blaine City Council Wards

New ward map news flash

Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented. This process begins once the federal census is completed every 10 years. Using data from the 2020 Census, ne...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Building Inspections Corner: Importance of Backflow Devices

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What is backflow prevention?

When the domestic water supply system is connected to any system that has the potential to pollute or contaminate the building or city water supply, backflow protection is required. The type of device installed is determined by...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Department Spotlight: Building Inspections Staff

Department Spotlight Building Inspections

The Building Inspections team is part of the Community Development Department. The City of Blaine works to ensure the construction of safe buildings and protect community character through zoning and building code regulations. Building Inspections adminis...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

New Camera Registration Program

New Camera Registration Program

How Does it Work? 

Do you use an external video security system or a doorbell camera such as Ring® at your home or business? If you do, the Community Connect Program through the Blaine Police Department is asking for your help in deterring...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Winter Photo Contest

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

What’s Next for Highway 65

Highway 65 Information

The City of Blaine continues to drive the coordination of improvements to Highway 65. The City has taken the lead through the necessary studies, applying for funding, contracting for design services, and setting the stage to finally construct improvements...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Department Spotlight: Planning Department

Planning Economic Development Department

The Planning and Economic Development team is part of the Community Development Department.

The planning division oversees all land development with the City of Blaine. This includes reviewing and processing development proposals submitted to the City whic...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Spring Water Levels

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After a dry 2021 and less than normal snow moisture so far, the Coon Creek Watershed District reports that the local ditch systems, stormwater ponds and wetlands have good capacity for holding spring snowmelt. This is the same as last year and perhaps is ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Building Inspections Corner: Septic System Pumping

Septic System Pumping

Septic System Pumping 

Minnesotans with homes connected to municipal wastewater services may not be aware of the role of septic systems in protecting water quality in the state. More than 618,000 Minnesota homes and businesses use septic systems, ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Home Improvement Loan and Grant Programs

Home Improvement renovation

Loan Programs

Home improvement loans are available for Blaine homeowners through the Center for Energy and Environment Lending Center. 

Low Interest Home Improvement Loan

From maintenance projects to major remodels, you can finance most home improve...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Help Prevent Water "Poo-llution"

Pickup After Your Dog

Pet owners may have noticed pet waste stations installed in various neighborhoods in the last year. Disposing pet waste in these stations goes a long way to help protect our water. In 2021, over 10,000 pounds of pet waste was picked up from 13 stations.

Ev...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Help Monitor Water for Salt Pollution

Monitor water salt pollution

Coon Creek Watershed District is seeking volunteers to help monitor levels of chloride (salt) in Blaine. Volunteers will receive test strips to measure chloride levels throughout the winter in street runoff or a nearby pond or stream. Volunteers will repo...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

Building Inspections Corner: Contract Checklist

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A contract with a builder or remodeler should be specific and detailed. It should include the kinds of materials to be used and, when possible, specify brand names, colors, grades, styles, and model numbers. The contract should also include the names of a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Blaine City Hall Renovation Update

City Hall Renovation 2021

Blaine City Hall has been under construction since April 2021. Construction has included the build out of the previously vacant third floor. Some city departments moved up to the third floor space in September 2021. 

Once staff vacated space on th...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Department Spotlight: Parks and Recreation

Parks and rec team 2021

The City of Blaine has several different City departments that each serve the community in a different way. Throughout the year we will be highlighting a different department to help the community learn a little more about the people who work for the City...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

2022 Budget and Tax Levy Approved

2022 Budget and Tax Levy Approved

On December 20, 2021 the Blaine City Council approved the 2022 tax levy and general fund budget. The approved levy was $125,000 less than the preliminary levy that was approved back in September. Cities can only reduce the levy after the preliminary levy ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Blaine Police Department Hits Rare Achievement in Policing

Fully staffed PD swearing in new officers

Law enforcement in general is a field that sees a lot of movement and turnover in staffing. In Blaine the police department has had the good fortune to have many long term employees but the department has still dealt with constantly being in a recruitment...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

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: August 5, 2021

View the 2021 Night to Unite Photo Recap

Night to Unite 2021

In 2021 there were 105 registered Night to Unite block parties in the City of Blaine. Thousands of Blaine residents were out celebrating community and building relationships. Enjoys these photos from parties all over the city.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

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: November 1, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 11/01/2021

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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 8, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 11/08/2021

Road construction update photo

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: January 7, 2022

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: February 9, 2022

Blaine BizConnect - February 2022

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: March 9, 2022

Blaine BizConnect - March 2022

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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