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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Winter Salt Alternatives

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As snow season draws near, consider this, sodium chloride is the most common form of salt used for de-icing roads and walkways. It is used so much that it has become a water pollutant. Here are ways to reduce chloride pollution, have safer walking areas, ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 29, 2021

SBM Santa Parade’s 40th Year

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Monday, December 6

West BlaineParade Start: 131st Avenue and Jefferson Street

Tuesday, December 7

East BlaineParade Start: Rice Creek Parkway and Xylite Street

Wednesday, December 8

Eldorado Street and 113th Avenue

This year’s Santa parade will mark t...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 29, 2021

SBM Santa Parade’s 40th Year

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Monday, December 6

West BlaineParade Start: 131st Avenue and Jefferson Street

Tuesday, December 7

East BlaineParade Start: Rice Creek Parkway and Xylite Street

Wednesday, December 8

Eldorado Street and 113th Avenue

This year’s Santa parade will mark t...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Building Inspectors Corner: How to Choose a Licensed Contractor

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The City of Blaine recommends hiring a contractor licensed by the State of Minnesota. A license ensures the company has met requirements that include having a principal of the company pass an exam, having liability and property damage insurance, and compl...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Board and Commission Openings

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The Blaine City Council is seeking applicants for several advisory boards and commissions.  Board and commission members provide input and guidance on the many different matters that a growing city like Blaine faces. Vacancies are filled by mayor...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Momentum Continues for Improvements on Highway 65

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Recently the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee visited Blaine to hear a presentation on the need for improvements on Highway 65. This committee is responsible for crafting the House bonding bill in the Minnesota State Legislature. Mayor Sanders...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - November 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 11/08/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Water Treatment Plant #4 Now Online

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The City’s fourth water treatment plant (WTP4) is now online and is capable of treating 6,000 gallons of water every minute. Construction began in 2019 and the plant, located on Lexington Avenue NE next to the water tower, became operational in ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Pre Snowfall Mailbox Inspection

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Fall is a great time to check your mailbox post condition. Can it handle the weight of a snow drift? The City does not assume liability for mailboxes damaged during normal plowing operations, unless it is determined that the damaged mailbox met the instal...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 11/01/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 10/18/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - October 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 10/11/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Fall Street Sweeping and Winter Plowing

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The street sweepers will be out this fall so please remember that the following items should not be placed on any City streets as they make it difficult to sweep in the fall and plow in the winter:

  • Non-working vehicles
  • Garbage cans
  • Basketball hoops

Also, this...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: October 8, 2021

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 4, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 10/04/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Now in Effect

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The State of Minnesota Cold Weather Rule is designed to protect all Minnesotan's from having their heating service disconnected during the cold winter months. The protection begins in October and runs through April each year. Many utility provide...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 09/27/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Fall Leaf Raking

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Don’t Rake Your Leaves into the Street

Please keep in mind that all decaying plant material that ends up in the City’s ponds and streams contributes to greater phosphorus load and poor water quality. Please do not rake leaves into the s...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Room Rental Reservations

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Available at the MAYC Beginning October 1

Starting October 1, meeting rooms are available to rent on evenings and weekends. There is a two-hour minimum and fees vary based on the room and the day of the week. Room reservations can be made now.

For room rate...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 09/20/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

View Photos from Blaine WorldFest 2021

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Blaine WorldFest includes dance performances, food, vendor booths, and a great afternoon of community building.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Safety Camp Recap

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Kids and Safety Professionals Team Up

In August, 130 Blaine students spent two days learning about safety. The always popular Blaine Safety Camp celebrated its return after being canceled last summer due to COVID-19. The students were joined by public safe...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Safety Camp Recap

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Kids and Safety Professionals Team Up

In August, 130 Blaine students spent two days learning about safety. The always popular Blaine Safety Camp celebrated its return after being canceled last summer due to COVID-19. The students were joined by public safe...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Blaine Construction Update - 09/15/2021

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The construction update is published during the construction season and includes details about current road construction projects happening in the City of Blaine.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Census Results Show Large Growth and More Diversity

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Data from the 2020 Census was recently released and Blaine now has a population of 70,222. The Census also showed growing diversity in Blaine with BIPOC residents making up 27 percent of our total population and 39 percent of the population under the age ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Recycling Ambassador Class

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Offered by Anoka County, Tuesdays, September 28 - November 2, 6-7:30pm (Zoom)

Join fellow waste reduction and recycling enthusiasts to learn about all facets of waste management and become an advocate in your community. Learn why it is important to recycle...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Are You Behind on Your Rent?

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RentHelpMN may be your answer. COVID-19 emergency rental assistance is available to Minnesotans struggling to pay their rent and utility bills because of the pandemic. If you are eligible, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance, paid three mon...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - September 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Hall Renovation Update

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Work continues on the renovations at Blaine City Hall. The previously vacant third floor is nearing completion and staff are expected to move into the new space in mid-September. This will allow work to begin on the second floor to expand space for the Bl...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Major Step Forward for Highway 65 Improvements

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When the 2021 Minnesota legislative session came to an end earlier this summer the City of Blaine was awarded a $7 million grant to continue the design of improvements to Highway 65 at 99th Avenue, 109th Avenue, and 117th Avenue.

Highway 65 was the focus o...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Blaine Police Explorers Program

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The Blaine Police Explorer Post #3939 is comprised of a group of students with an interest in law enforcement careers who are uniformed and receive specialized training in multiple aspects of police work. Explorers participate in many community events, su...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Blaine Police Explorers Program

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The Blaine Police Explorer Post #3939 is comprised of a group of students with an interest in law enforcement careers who are uniformed and receive specialized training in multiple aspects of police work. Explorers participate in many community events, su...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - August 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Home Movie Transfers

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Available through NorthMetroTV

North Metro TV is here to help preserve those precious family memories. North Metro TV converts video tapes, film reels, photos, slides, and just about everything else to DVD and digital. Blaine residents can use the transfer...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: August 5, 2021

View the 2021 Night to Unite Photo Recap

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In 2021 there were 105 registered Night to Unite block parties in the City of Blaine. Thousands of Blaine residents were out celebrating community and building relationships. Enjoys these photos from parties all over the city.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

View the 2021 Night to Unite Photo Recap

Night to Unite 2021

In 2021 there were 105 registered Night to Unite block parties in the City of Blaine. Thousands of Blaine residents were out celebrating community and building relationships. Enjoys these photos from parties all over the city.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Blaine PD Receives K9 Donation

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Longtime Supporter Donates K9 to Blaine PD

Leo Luskey has been a longtime friend to the Blaine Police Department. Over the years Leo has made donations to the K9 unit and has also sent countless notes of encouragement and snacks to first responders. Severa...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Blaine PD Receives K9 Donation

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Longtime Supporter Donates K9 to Blaine PD

Leo Luskey has been a longtime friend to the Blaine Police Department. Over the years Leo has made donations to the K9 unit and has also sent countless notes of encouragement and snacks to first responders. Severa...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Tom Ryan and Dick Swanson Honored

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Mayor Tom Ryan and Councilmember Dick Swanson Honored at June Celebration

On June 17, 2021 the community gathered to celebrate former Mayor Tom Ryan and former Councilmember Dick Swanson. Ryan and Swanson both retired at the end of 2020 after a combined 63...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - July 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

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, 2021

SBM Fire Explorer Program

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Fire Explorer Post #3710

Being a fire explorer is a unique opportunity for youth aged 14-20 to gain experience in the career of firefighting and emergency services. Explorer Post #3710, hosted by the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department, is ...

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News: BlaineSafetyServices
Posted on: July 9, 2021

SBM Fire Explorer Program

Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds Fire Department Fire Truck

Fire Explorer Post #3710

Being a fire explorer is a unique opportunity for youth aged 14-20 to gain experience in the career of firefighting and emergency services. Explorer Post #3710, hosted by the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department, is ...

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News: BlaineSafetyServices
Posted on: July 3, 2021

Inaugural Memorial Day Ceremony Brings Community Together

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Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine is located inside Tom Ryan Park next to Blaine City Hall. Over the last few years community volunteers have transformed this park into a spectacular tribute to veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way through curren...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Blaine City Council Finalizes New Vision Statement

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Final Piece in Strategic Plan Process

Over the last two years the Blaine City Council has worked with city staff on a strategic plan. As a part of this strategic plan a new mission statement and set of core values were created. The final foundational piece...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Council, Boards, and Commissions Move to In-Person Meetings

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Blaine has looked for ways to be innovative in how services were offered to residents and businesses. One of the first things the City put in place was a way to participate in City meetings without coming to Bl...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Annual Blaine Festival Medallion Hunt Returns

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The Medallion Hunt is sponsored by Financial One Bank, the Blaine Festival Committee, and the City of Blaine Parks and Recreation Department.

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Posted on: June 19, 2021

Pesticides and Water Don’t Mix

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The grass is growing so it is time to think about your lawn care. If you maintain your lawn with synthetic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides), you can pollute our water.

This happens because rain can wash off any improperly applied pestic...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Large Events Return in 2021

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Usually Blaine finds itself at the center of the sports world each July. Target USA Cup and the 3M Open brings in upwards of 350,000 spectators and large viewing audiences from all across the world. Last summer Target USA Cup was canceled and the 3M Open ...

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News: Blaine
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - June 2021

BizConnect Online

Blaine BizConnect is a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Get the latest information on City Council approvals, groundbreakings, and grand openings.

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