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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Blaine Moves to In-Person Optional City Meetings

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Starting in July, City of Blaine public meetings will again be held in the city council chambers at Blaine City Hall. These meetings will be a hybrid of Zoom meetings and in-person meetings. The Mayor has signed a declaration allowing members of the counc...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Blaine City Hall Open by Appointment Only

Blaine City Hall Open by Appointment Only

Blaine City Hall is now open by appointment only. Most city business can still be conducted remotely by contacting staff by email or phone.

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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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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Blaine City Council Passes Temporary Outdoor Dining Policy

Temporary Outdoor Dining Policy Now in Effect

The Blaine City Council passed a new temporary outdoor dining policy to allow restaurants flexibility as they open under new COVID-19 guidelines.

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Absentee Ballots Now Available by Mail

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The online application for absentee ballots is now open. By filling out the online application you can have your ballot for the August primary and the November general election mailed to you.

For your ballot to count, remember this important information:

  • Re...
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Absentee Ballot Application News: Blaine
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Celebrate American Wetlands

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Since 1991, each May is recognized as American Wetlands Month. It is a time to celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the nation’s ecological, economic, and social health. Wetlands help improve water quality and supply, reduce flooding, a...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Stormwater Pond Rules

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Stormwater ponds are manmade bodies of water designed for the purpose of treating stormwater runoff. All bodies of water you see in the City of Blaine are stormwater ponds with the exception of Laddie Lake and Sunrise Lake. Sunrise Lake is a manmade body ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Blaine’s Emergency Operations Center

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blaine opened the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on March 13. The EOC has been up and running continuously since then. The city’s EOC is designed to coordinate the city’s emergency response to s...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Summer Recreation Programs Update

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The City of Blaine will be focusing on alternative program options for the summer park and recreation program season. The city has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person programming through August. There are many factors that went into this decis...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

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 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

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: 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: October 28, 2019

Announcing the Impressions of Blaine Photo of the Year

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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

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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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