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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 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

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 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 21, 2020

Fall Leaf Season Is Here

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Many Blaine residents live in an area with lots of trees in their yard. As the leaves from the trees turn color and fall, they provide both a beautiful show and require plenty of cleanup. Please keep in mind that all decaying plant material that ends up i...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Absentee Voting Now Open

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Absentee voting in Minnesota is officially underway. Voters can request a ballot by mail by visiting, MNVotes.org. Ballots will be mailed by Anoka County and voters can track the status of their ballot using an online tool at MNVotes.org. Voters who reque...

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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: September 8, 2020

Highway 65 Study in Final Phase

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MnDOT, in partnership with Anoka County and the cities of Blaine, Ham Lake, and Spring Lake Park, began a far-reaching study of the Highway 65 corridor in August 2018. The project team looked at dozens of potential solutions for Highway 65 and used commun...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

RecConnect Online August/September 2020

RecConnect Online Fall 2020

Check out the latest program offerings from Blaine Parks and Rec. Fall Registrations begins on August 31.

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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 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 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 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 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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News: Blaine
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 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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Council, Board, and Commission Agendas News: Blaine
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: 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 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 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 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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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

Impressions of Blaine - Photo of the Year - Hilltop Sunrise by Tom Stuart

Congratulations to Tom Stuart with Hilltop Sunrise

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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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