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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Celebrate Diversity at Blaine World Fest

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Join the City of Blaine and residents from across the north metro for the 11th annual Blaine World Fest celebration on Saturday, September 14 from 1 to 4PM. This event is a great opportunity for the city to recognize and share its growing cultural and eth...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City of Blaine Receives AAA Bond Rating

Blaine MN News Release

The City of Blaine has been assigned the prestigious AAA bond rating by Standard and Poor’s. The AAA rating is the highest rating awarded by credit rating agencies. Blaine now joins 22 other cities in Minnesota with this elite rating from Standa...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - August 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: August 6, 2019

Don't Fall Behind

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With spring and summer comes rain, flowers, and the perfect weather to get started on your home improvement projects. Whether you have been putting off fixing your roof, getting new windows, or want to update a bathroom, there has never been a better time...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Census Spotlight

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The 2020 Census is less than a year away and the planning and preparation for this important event is well underway. City staff have been meeting with local partners to put plans in place to help get a complete count in the city. The census provides vital...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Blaine’s New Resident Participation Center

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Interested in attending a city council meeting but never been to one before? Have an issue that you want speak on? Stop by the new resident participation center located on the second floor of city hall outside the council chambers. Here you can find an ag...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Longtime Community Development Director Retires

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After 33 years at the City of Blaine, Planning and Community Development Director, Bryan Schafer, is retiring. Bryan started with the city in June of 1986 as a code compliance officer. In 1990, Bryan became a planner with the city and eventually the princ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Pesticides and Our Water Do Not Mix

Green Lawn

Summertime is lawn care time but maintaining lawns with synthetic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides), can pollute water.

This happens because rain can wash off any improperly applied pesticide. The polluted rainwater runs into street stor...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Water Levels at Record Highs Due to Record Precipitation

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Many residents have contacted the city about water levels in the city’s ponds and wetlands. Record precipitation amounts have caused high water levels this year. The record precipitation started with the very wet fall last year, followed by record Februar...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Veterans Memorial Park

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The Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine will be built in Town Square Park next to Blaine City Hall. The mission of the park is to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of service members, veterans, and their families. Additionally, the non-profit group be...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions

Lawn Sprinkling

This policy is in place to help limit the impact of heavy water usage. It is not necessary to water every day to promote a healthy lawn.

The city’s sprinkling restrictions are as follows:

  • Year round, odd/even sprinkling days – addresses ...
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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest

Impressions of Blaine - Spring Photo Contest Winners

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Michelle Wolfe Selected as Next Blaine City Manager

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After an extensive search the Blaine City Council has selected Michelle Wolfe as the next Blaine City Manager. Wolfe brings more than 26 years of local government experience and currently serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Aurora, Colorado. She...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Friendly Pet Reminders

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Please Clean Up After Your Pets

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.

Please be a cou...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

New Senior/ Activity Center Update

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The Blaine City Council awarded the bid for the construction of the new Blaine senior/activity center to Ebert Construction. The bid of $3,709,000 was the lowest of the six bids received for this project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 18 and...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Construction Plans Approved

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The Blaine City Council has approved a contract for construction of Water Treatment Plant 4. When completed, the plant will provide water treatment for future growth in the northeast portion of the City. The plant will be located on a 10 acre parcel at Le...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Blaine Honored with Top Awards

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The City of Blaine was recently celebrated by SportsEvents Media Group and the Minnesota Real Estate Journal.

Blaine received a Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents Media Group for being a top sports events destination. The award is given annually to ci...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

3M Open Set for July 1-7

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The PGA Tour is coming to Blaine. This year will mark the first year of the 3M Open at the TPC of the Twin Cities in Blaine. For many years Blaine was the host to the 3M Championship, a Champions Tour (Senior Tour) event. Beginning this summer, the regula...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Local Students Honored at Teen Art Show Awards Ceremony

2019 Teen Art Show Winners with Artwork

The annual Teen Art Show is now on display at Blaine City Hall. Area teens are invited to submit an entry to the juried show. On Tuesday, April 16 an award ceremony was held to announce the winners and runners-up in several categories.

A total of 72 entrie...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Development Spotlight - Cedar Point Apartments

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Several new development projects will start in Blaine in 2019. As the construction season heats up it is time to take a look at a few of the projects that will begin this year.

The Cedar Point Apartments project will bring major changes to the 117th Avenue...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - March/April 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: March 6, 2019

Blaine Activity/Senior Center Project

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In early February the city advertised for bids for the construction of a 15,000 square foot senior/activity center to replace the existing, approximately 5,000 square foot, Mary Ann Young Senior Center. The current building was built in 1982 and the commu...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

OpenBlaine - Transparent Community Data

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On March 1 the City of Blaine launched a new government transparency portal called OpenBlaine. In an effort to put more data at the fingertips of Blaine residents, city staff has worked with vendor OpenGov to create this new way to understand how the city...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

MnDOT Begins Major I-35W Project

35W Detour

Starting in 2019, MnDOT will undertake an ambitious three-year project on I-35W from Roseville through Blaine.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Meet Your City Staff: Cathy Sorensen, City Clerk

Cathy Sorensen City Clerk

Blaine City Clerk Cathy Sorensen has a passion for helping people. She sees her department as information central and tries to know how to get residents the answer to whatever question they might ask. Video by North Metro TV.

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