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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Blaine BizConnect - January 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: January 16, 2019

Scammers Demand Gift Cards

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Did you know they are a scammer’s favorite way to steal money?
Story from Consumer Alerts (Federal Trade Commission)

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

The Story Behind All the Ponds

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Recently, city staff presented to the 8th grade honors Spanish science class at Westwood Middle School. During the presentation, the students took a water trivia quiz and were stumped to find out that there is only one natural lake in the City of Blaine, ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2019

Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

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The SBM Fire Department and the Blaine Public Works Department are asking for your help. Please remember to shovel around fire hydrants after each snowfall. It is very important for residents and businesses people to keep hydrants clear of snow and visibl...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Community Connect Update 2019-1-11

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Let it Snow

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While shoveling, the city would like to remind residents that according to city ordinance residents are not allowed to to throw snow onto neighboring properties, the street, a sidewalk or the boulevard.

The city’s snow and ice policy is available...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

2018 a Success at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

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In 2018, the city’s newest open space, the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary at 11980 Lexington Avenue, was home to many successful programs in its first full calendar year of operation. With the help of Growing Green Hearts and Wargo Nature Center, the city held ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

City Manager, Clark Arneson Announces Retirement

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Long time Blaine City Manager Clark Arneson has announced his intent to retire as Blaine’s City Manager on July 31, 2019, giving the City Council seven months to hire a new City Manager. The City Council initiated the search process for a new city manager...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

City Council Adopts 2019 General Fund Budget and Tax Levy

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At their December 20 meeting, the Blaine City Council approved the city’s 2019 tax levy and general fund budget. The levy consists of:

  • $23,869,100 for general operations
  • $500,000 for the city’s pavement management program (PMP)
  • $3,925,000 for debt service
  • $30...
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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Community Connect Update 2019-1-4

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine 2018 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: January 4, 2019

Meet Councilmember Jess Robertson, Ward 2

Councilmember Jess Robertson, Ward 2

Jess Robertson is a 20 year resident of Blaine and is married with three children. In addition to running a family business in the north metro, she is very active in the business community. Over the last decade, she has been involved in the Metro North Ch...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Meet Councilmember Richard Paul, Ward 3

Councilmember Richard Paul, Ward 3

Richard Paul immigrated to the United States in 1995. Richard fled from his war-torn home country of South Sudan to Kenya before immigrating to the United States. 

Richard came to Minnesota and eventually settled with his wife and six children in ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

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Walters will be collecting Christmas trees during the first two FULL weeks of 2019 for all single-family homes. 

January 8-12 and January 15-19

Trees will be collected on the DAY AFTER garbage and recycling collection. Please remember, you must rem...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Blaine PD Makes Holidays Brighter for Students

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On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 the Blaine Police Department along with Target, SBM Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Fire Department, Lino Lakes Department of Public Safety, Centennial Lakes Police Department...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Community Connect Update 2018-12-19

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Blaine is a Purple Heart City

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On Dec. 6, 2018 the Blaine City Council declared Blaine a Purple Heart City.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Roundabout Basics

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Blaine and the Twin Cities Metro area have seen an increase in the number of intersections that are being redesigned as roundabouts. When used properly, roundabouts are safer and move more traffic than traditional intersections.

Here are some simple rules ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

On Thin Ice - Teach Kids the Dangers of Ice

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by the MN DNR

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Public Works Needs Your Assistance

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Please Don’t Obstruct the Street with Trash Cans and Basketball Hoops

Trash/recycling/yard waste carts and basketball hoops are common things to see in the street at various times. Placing them on the curb or pavement is actually goes against city ordinanc...

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Snow and Ice Control Policy News: Blaine
Posted on: November 20, 2018

A Friendly Winter Vehicle Reminder from the Blaine Police Department

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Winter in Minnesota is inevitable, so is remembering our winter driving and vehicle skills. The Blaine Police Department would like to remind you of a few vehicle safety tips this winter.

  • If you are warming up your vehicle before you leave, lock the door a...
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Posted on: November 20, 2018

To Keep Lakes Clean, Keep Leaves Out of Streets

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-10-28

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-10-15

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

SBM Live Fire Training

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by NorthMetroTV

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine 2018 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 2, 2018

The IPAWS National Test

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The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 PM EDT (1:18 PM CDT).

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-09-27

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

A Big Thank You to Christ Lutheran Church Community Members

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Members of Christ Lutheran Church helped with animal track stenciling at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary and storm drain stenciling around the Aurelia Park neighborhood. The storm drain stenciling was part of a cooperative project with the Coon Creek Watersh...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-09-20

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Don't Wish-cycle, Recycle

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Recycling has become so ingrained in our lifestyle habits that many of us are trying to recycle materials that we think are or might be recyclable, but which in fact are not. This is what is known as “Wish Cycling”, putting things in the recycling contain...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

MnDOT Begins Study on Highway 65

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Story by NorthMetroTV

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

City of Blaine Pavement Condition Index Project

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The City of Blaine is in the process of doing a comprehensive multi-year pavement condition rating of all City streets.  The data generated will allow the City to better plan and select the most effective pavement rehabilitation methods, identify...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The goal of NPM is to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families for emergencies now and throughout the year.

The Emergency Management Division of the Blaine Police Department will provide ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Ceremony Held for 105th Avenue Opening

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-08-23

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-08-13

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Posted on: July 28, 2018

TPC Construction Update

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To Residents of Deacon’s Walk and the Surrounding Areas,Coming on the heels of the announcement of the 3M Open coming to TPC Twin Cities in 2019, there have been questions about potential construction projects as a result of the event becoming an official...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Blaine Now the Largest City in Anoka County

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Blaine is now the largest City in Anoka County. The current population estimate for Blaine is 65,369, and continues to grow by approximately 1,300 residents per year. This growth is expected to continue for at least the next five years and will continue t...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-07-23

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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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