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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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Posted on: June 11, 2021

It's Time to Vote

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Voting is now open for the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest.

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Blaine BizConnect - June 2021

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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: June 7, 2021

Blaine Festival at Aquatore Park

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The 2021 edition of the Blaine Festival will bring carnival rides, live performances, food booths, craft vendors, and more to Aquatore Park on the last weekend in June. The Blaine Festival is not run by the City but is funded and operated by the non-profi...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Stay on the Trails When Visiting the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

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The Blaine Wetland Sanctuary (BWS) is one of the most popular spots in the north metro for walkers, bikers, bird watchers, and nature lovers. Recently there has been a large increase in the number of people going off the posted trails and exploring the we...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Stay on the Trails When Visiting the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

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The Blaine Wetland Sanctuary (BWS) is one of the most popular spots in the north metro for walkers, bikers, bird watchers, and nature lovers. Recently there has been a large increase in the number of people going off the posted trails and exploring the we...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Highway 65 Update

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The Highway 65 corridor has 10 of the 31 high priority intersections identified in the 2017 Met Council and MnDOT Principal Arterial Intersection Conversion Study. This study along with the recently completed TH 65 Planning and Environmental Linkages Stud...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Free Child Car Seat Installation and Checks

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than half of all car seats in vehicles are not used or installed correctly. The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department has car seat technicians ready to help.

Car seat inspections and installations are fr...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Free Child Car Seat Installation and Checks

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than half of all car seats in vehicles are not used or installed correctly. The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department has car seat technicians ready to help.

Car seat inspections and installations are fr...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Stormwater Pond Rules

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Stormwater ponds are constructed 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 construct...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Hall Renovation Underway

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Blaine City Hall opened in 2001. At that time there were about 45,000 Blaine residents. Since that time Blaine has grown to a city of almost 70,000. Eventually Blaine will be home to more than 85,000 residents. The needs of the community mirrored this gro...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

New Neighborhood Meeting Policy

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In 2020, the City Council established a neighborhood meeting policy to provide better communication for residents about proposed development projects in their neighborhoods. This policy requires developers to hold neighborhood meetings in addition to, and...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Open to Business

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Looking for a trusted adviser for your business? Maybe you have wanted to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, a program offered by Anoka and Ramsey Counties may be just what you are looking for.

Thanks to a partnership between Anoka C...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Lawn Sprinkling Reminder

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A reminder that the City’s sprinkling restrictions are as follows:

  • Year-round, odd-even sprinkling days. Residents with an even numbered address can water on even number days. Residents with an odd numbered address can water on odd number days.
  • Fr...
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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Blaine to Partner on Clean Water Project in Aurelia Park

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The City of Blaine is partnering with the Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) to construct a new stormwater pond in the southwest corner of Aurelia Park. The pond is part of an ongoing effort by the City to enhance water quality in the area. This pond wi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

State Adds COVID-19 Vaccine Site in Anoka County

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The State of Minnesota recently announced the first permanent COVID-19 vaccination site in Anoka County. The vaccination site is located in the former YMCA building in Lino Lakes. The Lino Lakes site is the ninth vaccination site run by the State of Minne...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Hydrant Flushing Scheduled for May 10 thru 21

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The Public Works department will be performing annual fire hydrant flushing May 10 – 14 and May 17 - 21. This process removes any sediment that may have settled in water mains over the course of the year, as well as presenting an opportunity to ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Appointments and Walk-ins Welcome at City Hall

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Since last June anyone wanting to visit Blaine City Hall was asked to make an appointment prior to arriving at city hall. With some city staff working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic this appointment system was put in place to make sure that there w...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City of Blaine Welcomes a New Economic Development Specialist

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In early January, the City of Blaine welcomed a new economic development specialist. Ruth Tucker comes to the City of Blaine from the Missouri Department of Economic Development where she worked as a senior economic development specialist.

Ruth’s role with...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

CARES Act Helps Blaine Businesses and Alternative COVID Relief Assistance

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In 2020, the City of Blaine received $5 million through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City Council took quick action to utilize approximately $1 million of this money to provide grants to over 60 Blaine busine...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Winter Photo Contest

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Summer Recreation Programs Registration is Now Open

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The Blaine Parks and Recreation Department is offering a full slate of summer programming in 2021. Back this summer is the popular Playnet program, Safety Camp, youth sports, and much more.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Blaine Housing Year in Review

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2020 was a year unlike any other with the COVID-19 global pandemic upending many communities across the globe. In Blaine residential development has weathered the upheaval and continued to move forward with 265 new residential units permitted and 402 new ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Blaine Selected as 2020 Outstanding Conservationist

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The Anoka Conservation District selected the City of Blaine as the 2020 Anoka County Outstanding Conservationist. Blaine has over 800 acres of dedicated open space throughout the City creating greenway corridors, opportunities to protect and restore biolo...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

A Roadmap to the Future

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Blaine City Council Adopts Strategic Plan

Last fall the Blaine City Council adopted a three year strategic plan. This strategic plan includes six priorities, a new mission statement, and a set of community values. City staff is now working on the implement...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

New Stormwater Information Portal

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Blaine is home to many stormwater ponds. Laddie Lake and Sunrise Lake are not stormwater ponds, and are the only recreational waters in the city.

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water that originates from precipitation including rain and snow and ice melt...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Carbon Monoxide - A Silent Killer

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, poisonous gas. Human senses cannot detect its presence.

CO is produced by anything that burns fuel inefficiently. Sources can include, but are not limited to gas dryers, furnaces, stoves, burners, w...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Heroes and Helpers Looked a Little Different This Year

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Each year the Blaine Police Department partners with other public safety agencies to take local students on a shopping spree for holiday gifts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the in person shopping event could not happen this year but there were still kids ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Heroes and Helpers Looked a Little Different This Year

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Each year the Blaine Police Department partners with other public safety agencies to take local students on a shopping spree for holiday gifts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the in person shopping event could not happen this year but there were still kids ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Garbage and Recycling Carts - Keep them Off the Street

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Garbage and recycling carts may not be placed in the street. This is especially important during the winter months to prevent the snow plows from hitting them and spilling garbage all over the snowbank where it will show up in your yard after the spring t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Blaine COVID-19 Response Update

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Local Economy Boost

The Blaine City Council took action to use more than $1 million of federal CARES Act funding to provide grants to Blaine small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the pandemic. These grants were awarded in fall 2020. If...

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Council Drops 2021 Tax Rate by 1 Percent

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On December 21, 2020 the Blaine City Council approved the 2021 property tax levy and general fund budget. The approved levy was $200,000 less than the preliminary levy that was approved in September. This levy will drop the Blaine tax rate for 2021 by one...

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Posted on: January 16, 2021

COVID Resident Survey Results

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From November 23 – December 13 the City of Blaine offered an online COVID-19 resident survey. The survey was promoted on social media, through the city website, and by local media. Over 1,100 Blaine residents participated in the survey. While the survey c...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Welcome to New Mayor and Councilmembers

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As a result of the November election three new Blaine residents have joined the Blaine City Council. Mayor Tim Sanders and Councilmembers Jason Smith and Chris Massoglia recently took the oath of office and started their terms on January 1, 2021. Sanders ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

CivicREADY - Blaine's Emergency Notification System

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The City of Blaine has an emergency notification system designed to get information out quickly during an emergency. You can choose to receive information by phone call, text message, or email. You can also pick to get the notifications by all three metho...

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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: 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 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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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: 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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