Blaine

Split between Anoka and Ramsey counties, it's home to the National Sports Center. Its proximity to Interstate Hwy 35W, U.S. Hwy 10 and Minnesota Hwy 65 has bolstered growth.

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Population:

57,186

County:

Anoka

ZIP Codes:

55014, 55434, 55449

Incorporated

1877

Mayor:

Tom Ryan

City Manager:

Clark Arneson

City Hall:

10801 Town Square Dr. NE., Blaine, MN 55449

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Traffic is biggest concern for proposed Blaine Wal-Mart

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 11 2013 - 3:00 PM

Traffic congestion is the thorniest issue flagged in an environmental assessment for a proposed Wal-Mart on Blaine’s east side, according to the city’s community development director.The proposed...

State's newest veterans court in Anoka County fills important niche

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 2 2013 - 8:44 PM

Jacob Vevea was a rising leader in the Navy before a noncombat shoulder injury forced him to leave the service. When he came home, Vevea dealt with anger and anxiety by drinking.A year ago, he got...

How north metro places got their names

ARTICLE Updated: May 14 2013 - 1:39 PM

Some of them are places that people in the north metro visit, pass or travel along every day. Some are more obscure. But well-known or not, they all have elements of history in them, through the...

Blaine industrial designer aims to form 'Magic Arms' nonprofit

ARTICLE Updated: May 7 2013 - 1:41 PM

They’re called magic, but they help disabled children do the most ordinary tasks by themselves.“Magic Arms” allows 5-year-old Emma Lavelle to take a sip of water, practice writing...

North news briefs: Saturday will be recycling drop-off day in Anoka

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 23 2013 - 1:21 PM

AnokaSaturday will be recycling drop-off dayAnoka will hold a spring recycling drop-off day on Saturday morning at its Public Works Building, 501 Pierce St.Anoka County residents and small businesses...

Lawyerless legal business told to cease and desist

BLOG POST Updated: Apr 22 2013 - 4:12 PM

A Blaine man who counseled debtors and prepared legal documents is barred from those activities in Minnesota, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota ruled last month.The ruling...

Blaine, St. Cloud towers get reprieve as FAA delays closings

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 5 2013 - 10:17 PM

Saying it needs time to deal with legal challenges, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it was delaying plans to close air traffic control towers at 149 smaller airports,...

Goodwill expands in Twin Cities suburbs

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 2 2013 - 11:30 PM

Business is booming for Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota.The nonprofit has opened eight thrift stores in the past two years, including four in the north-metro area. In March, it celebrated grand...

North news briefs: Families invited to free Earth Day event in Lino Lakes

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 2 2013 - 4:20 PM

Anoka CountyFamilies invited to free Earth Day eventAnoka County is hosting a free family Earth Day celebration from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on April 20 at the Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes....

Air traffic towers in Anoka and St. Cloud to close

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 22 2013 - 10:57 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday announced the closure of control towers at 149 smaller airports, including two in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud that serve private and corporate...

Minneapolis SWAT officer wins big cash on TV reality show

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 22 2013 - 1:12 PM

By Randy FurstA Minneapolis police SWAT officer has won $10,000 for himself and $100,000 of equipment for the Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT unit, beating 13 other SWAT officers in a televised...

Musical pays tribute to the 'First Minnesota' at Gettysburg

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 19 2013 - 4:11 PM

An oil painting on view at the State Capitol, depicting a scene from the Civil War, made a lasting impression on David James Carlson as a child.The Blaine resident re­membered the work by Rufus...

New-home building is speeding up in Blaine

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 13 2013 - 10:12 AM

With the Twin Cities housing market on the rise, developers are lining up new housing projects in Blaine at a rate not seen in nearly a decade.The city planning office is working on applications for...

Blaine Wal-Mart hopes to move across the road

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 12 2013 - 4:19 PM

Unsatisfied with the confines of its 142,000-square-foot building in Blaine, Wal-Mart wants to build a new supersized store across the street.The big-box retailer, which operates a store on the west...

Woodbury man arrested in connection with the death of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 7 2013 - 11:36 PM

A Woodbury man, wanted in Georgia on charges of attacking three women he met through online escort services, has been arrested in the death of an 18-year-old St. Paul woman whose body was found in a...

Snow makes a colossal mess in Twin Cities schools and streets

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 5 2013 - 11:40 PM

The season’s second-biggest snowfall slowed commutes and closed schools for thousands of students Tuesday, but not in the St. Paul or Minneapolis school districts — leaving many parents...

Coon Rapids man charged over secret videos at YMCA

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 5 2013 - 10:57 PM

A Coon Rapids man, police say, hung out in locker rooms at area YMCAs, shooting videos of prepubescent boys from a wristwatch with a camera attached to its face. He then allegedly created hundreds of...

Anoka County cities remove ash trees ahead of emerald ash borer invasion

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 5 2013 - 10:08 PM

Not everyone can have a maple.That’s one of the realities for homeowners who have ash trees removed and replaced as Anoka County cities deal pre-emptively with the threat of an emerald ash borer...

Weird science fuels Blaine High School student projects

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 5 2013 - 2:28 PM

It’s gotta be the shoes, the students told one another.The four Blaine High School seniors holding a brainstorming session at a ­Caribou Coffee shop had exhausted every possible idea for...

St. Paul woman found dead in towed car was slain

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 27 2013 - 11:36 PM

Authorities Wednesday confirmed that the body found in a car towed to a Columbia Heights impound lot last week is 18-year-old Brittany Clardy and that her death is being investigated as a murder.No...

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