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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Peddlers and Solicitors

Peddliers and Solicitors

Throughout the year door-to-door peddling, soliciting and canvassing raises questions from Blaine residents. While most of these activities are regulated by the City they cannot be prohibited entirely. A canvasser, for example, may go door-to-door without...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Filing for Office

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File for office is the process by which a candidate’s name gets placed on the ballot. All City office candidates:

  • must be an eligible voter of the City of Blaine
  • have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
  • must be 21 years o...
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Blaine Elections Website News: Blaine
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Resilient Yard Workshops

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Unseasonably warm weather, flooding rains and long droughts are the new normal in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events.

Creating Your Resilient Yard*

June 12, 6:30-8PM, Springbrook Nature Cen...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Blaine is Named Tree City USA for the 24th Consecutive Year

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The City of Blaine has been awarded the title of Tree City USA for the 24th consecutive year. This recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation is a reflection of our community’s commitment to Urban Forestry. The City Council, City Managem...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Building Codes Save Lives

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May is Building Safety Month (BSM) with the theme "Building Codes Save Lives".

BSM is a public awareness campaign celebrated worldwide to help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structure...

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Building Inspections Website News: Blaine
Posted on: May 1, 2018

2017 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Report

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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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2017 Drinking Water Report News: Blaine
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Public Works Begins Street Sweeping Operations

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Blaine Public Works begins city-wide street sweeping operations today, Tuesday, April 24 from 7 AM to 3 PM and continuing for the next several weeks. Public Works is asking for your assistance by not parking on the street as the sweeping crews will make o...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Election Judges Needed

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Election judges needed! Visit the City’s website for more information or contact the Blaine Elections Office at BlaineElections@blainemn.gov or 763-717-2737.

Serving as an Election Judge News: Blaine
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Peddlers and Solicitors

Peddliers and Solicitors

Throughout the year door-to-door peddling, soliciting and canvassing raises questions from Blaine residents. While most of these activities are regulated by the City they cannot be prohibited entirely. A canvasser, for example, may go door-to-door without...

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Additional Information News: Blaine
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Your City Staff: Jean Keely

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Filing for Office

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Filing for office is the process by which a candidate’s name gets placed on the ballot. All City office candidates must:

  • be an eligible voter of the City of Blaine
  • have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
  • be 21 years of a...
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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Anoka County Compost Sites Open for Extended Hours Beginning April 1

Anoka County Compost Sites

November 30, 2018, weather permitting. The sites are located in Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids and Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park in Lino Lakes.

Leaves, Grass and Non-Woody Yard Waste

Yard waste includes debagged grass clippings, leaves,...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 28, 2018

You'll Need More Than a Leash to Walk Your Dog

Pickup After Your Dog

Under City ordinance pet owners are required to clean up after their dogs when taking them for a walk. Dog owners must carry a plastic bag or some other means of picking up after their dog whenever they are off their own property.This ordinance was enacte...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Removal of Unhealthy Trees in Austin Park

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For the past three years, the City has been removing boxelder trees in Austin Park for public safety reasons. Many of the trees are unhealthy with some rotting at the base. 

Our objective is to remove the unhealthy trees, and replace them with a v...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Dogs Must be Leashed When Out for a Walk

Dog on Leash

Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash and under control while off their owner’s property.

If you wish at have your dog run and play off leash, the City has an off leash dog park at Aquatore Park. For more information about our off-leash dog park...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Ditch Obstructions

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Do you notice backed-up water, especially after rains or snowmelt? We need your "eyes" to help monitor the public drainage ditches.

Look for blockages of water flow or blocked culverts. It may simply be the result of an obstruction such as trash ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Blaine Mayor's Minutes - Spring 2018

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Jean Keely Named City Engineer of the Year

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Jean Keely has been named 2017 Municipal City Engineer of the Year by the City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM). The CEAM is a professional association for engineers that strives to work cooperatively and efficiently to help further the municipal...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Blaine PD News Release - BHS

BlainePD News Release

On February 22, 2018 at approximately 6:00 pm the Blaine Police Department received several reports of a threat referencing “bhs” students on multiple social media sites. This threat does not reference Blaine High School.

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Posted on: February 17, 2018

Blaine Offers Smartphone App

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Story by Eric Hagen, ABC Newspapers

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Tree Work Contracted by Coon Creek Watershed District

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As part of the Coon Creek Watershed District's (CCWD) mission to prevent flooding and protect water quality, the CCWD inspects 20 percent of the 134-mile public ditch system each year.

Part of this inspection includes identifying trees needing removal from...

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Coon Creek Watershed District Website News: Blaine
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Proclamation Commending Citizen Larry Chen and Honorary Citizen Cedric Leuenberger

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Council recognized Citizen Larry Chen and Honorary Citizen Cedric Leuenberger for their role with the kayak rescue of residents of the Sunrise Lake community during inclement weather.

On September 4, 2017, a foreign exchange student from Switzerland, Cedri...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Introducing BlaineMN MobileConnect

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A new digital tool providing a mobile connection option to local resources and news when you're on the go.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

City Budget Moving Toward Final Adoption

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As fall unwinds and slowly transitions into winter, the City Council continues the path toward final adoption of the City’s 2018 tax levy and General Fund Budget.

In September, the Council approved the City’s Preliminary 2018 Tax Levy and General Fund Budg...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Jon Haukaas Hired as New Director of Public Works

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The City welcomes Jon Haukaas as the new Director of Public Works. He believes that Public Works is the backbone of a community and is there to provide the highest level of service to make your city a better place to live, work, and play.

Mr. Haukaas recen...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Public Works Needs Your Assistance

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Please Don't Obstruct the Street with Trash Carts and Basketball Hoops

Trash carts and basketball hoops are common things to see in the street at various times.  But placing these things on the curb or pavement is actually against the City’s Right...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 14, 2017

The Iceman Cometh—Sidewalk Salt Pollutes Our Lakes and Streams

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by Minnesota Water: Let's Keep it Clean

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Girl Scouts Receive Highest Honors

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At the October 19, 2017, City Council meeting, members of Troop #16590 addressed the Council regarding their Bronze Award project, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.

News: Blaine
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Clean Water Starts at Home

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Turf grass has a growth spurt in the fall to store up energy for winter. You can help your grass, save on your water bill, and prevent water pollution at the same time:

  1.  Mulch leaves and grass with your lawnmower to return nutrients to the soil an...
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Test Your Soil News: Blaine
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Open House a Success

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The City of Blaine held its 2nd Open House on Wednesday, September 13, with approximately 750 in attendance. This was a coordinated city-wide event, and every department pitched in to make it successful. 

Over 50 City staff members educated attend...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Getting Started in Organic Lawn Care

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Article Provided by Minnesota Water

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Inspections Reaches 10,000 Permits Issued

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The Building Inspection Department has issued over 7,000 storm-related permits since June 11. This includes roofs, siding, and windows (only about 1/3 of these repairs have been completed). It has been estimated that over 12,000 homes were damaged, so the...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Door-to-Door Peddlers and Solicitors

Peddliers and Solicitors

Throughout the year door-to-door peddling, soliciting and canvassing raises questions from Blaine residents. While most of these activities are regulated by the City, they cannot be prohibited entirely. A canvasser, for example, may go door-to-door withou...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Blaine Home Improvement Loans

Home Improvement

If you are ready to update your bathroom, put new windows in your home, or finally replace the siding or roof, the Lending Center can help make your home improvement projects a reality.

The City of Blaine has partnered with the Lending Center at the Center...

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Website News: Blaine
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Draining the Rain

Drainage Easement

With the heavy spring rains, many people noticed an increase in water standing in their backyards and the storm water ponds and ditches being higher than they are used to seeing. The State of Minnesota started recording precipitation in 1871. Up until las...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Update

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Boardwalk nearing completion.

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Do You Live Near a Storm Pond?

Stormwater Pond

The greatest polluter of our waters is stormwater, the runoff from your roof, driveway, sidewalk, and street. Stormwater does not go to a treatment plant like your sewage. It gets “cleaned” differently to remove pollutants and keep it ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Moves Forward

Wetland Overview

Construction of the new boardwalk trail from East Lake Park to Lexington Ave. and preparations for the wetland restoration project both started in January 2017.

The land for these projects was first acquired by the city between late 1990’s and 2003. Some w...

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