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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Velodrome's racing life extended as funds roll in

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 17 2015 - 7:02 AM

Thanks to a strong community-guided effort, enough money has been raised to repair Blaine’s aging velodrome — the state’s only such bicycle-racing track — and extend its life...

Technology helps Blaine special-ed students expand theatrical range

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 3 2015 - 9:19 AM

It makes me look like I have three eyes,” joked Sabreena Bunger, 17, referring to the microphone taped to her forehead.It was a light moment at Blaine High School as Bunger got ready to play...

Cub Foods could anchor redevelopment of Blaine's Oak Park Plaza

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 11 2015 - 5:05 PM

A new proposal shows a small-scale Cub Foods supermarket anchoring the redevelopment of Blaine’s Oak Park Plaza.The property owners, Tri-Land Properties Inc., presented a $17 million redevelopment...

Man shot by police in Blaine makes first court appearance

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 30 2015 - 9:28 PM

Bail was set at $1.5 million Friday for the man shot by police in Blaine after he threatened a homeowner and officers with a knife last week.Lamar Allen Sullivan-Armstrong, 29, of Brooklyn Park,...

Suspect shot by cops in Blaine is charged

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 23 2015 - 11:29 PM

A man shot and wounded by police officers after allegedly charging at them with a knife during a Blaine home invasion was charged Friday with felony assault, attempted aggravated robbery and burglary....

Man who threatened police during standoff in Fridley charged with assault

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 9 2015 - 7:24 PM

The man who threatened police during a six-hour standoff in Fridley last month was charged Friday in Anoka County District Court with multiple counts of assault.Eugene Boos, 42, who has no permanent...

Man involved in attempted murder-suicide in Champlin will get at least 13 years in prison

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 18 2014 - 6:30 PM

A 37-year-old man involved in a failed murder-suicide in Champlin will spend at least 13 years in prison.Robert Siegfried pleaded guilty Thursday in Hennepin County District Court to trying to kill...

Tensions rise around neighborhood ponds

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 14 2014 - 6:22 AM

When Jim Tauer bought his home in the Lakes of Blaine development, the pond at the foot of his sloping back yard was a selling point for which he paid extra.But last spring, record rains turned the...

Killer of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy gets 40-year sentence

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 12 2014 - 9:48 PM

The killer of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy showed little remorse this week as he was sentenced to 40 years in prison.Alberto Palmer, 25, will serve at least two-thirds of the sentence. He will also...

Police shoot, kill armed man outside day-care center in Ramsey

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 29 2014 - 12:06 AM

Police officers fatally shot a man Thursday afternoon outside a Ramsey day-care center after he pointed a gun at them, authorities said.The shooting led to a 30-minute lockdown of the center that...

Blaine library to reopen after $1 million renovation

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 8 2014 - 1:34 PM

Anoka County Library’s busiest branch will be back in business on Monday, July 14.The Northtown library in Blaine will reopen after a $1 million renovation, which includes the addition of a...

Summer is already over for some kids

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2014 - 8:47 PM

School starts Monday at Face to Face Academy in St. Paul.Yes, Monday, as in three days after July 4th and 57 before the traditional school-year start on the Tuesday after Labor Day.A widespread shift...

Blaine to create 500-acre nature preserve

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 29 2014 - 4:01 PM

The city of Blaine will turn 500 acres of open space into a nature preserve with trails and eventually a nature center.The city has hired an outside firm to draft a concept plan for the land near the...

2 lawyers disciplined for professional misconduct, one for sex with client

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 6:42 PM

The Minnesota Supreme Court this week ordered the disbarment of an attorney from Blaine and the indefinite suspension of an attorney from Maple Grove for professional misconduct.The decisions were...

Blaine adds a July triathlon for kids to its May event for adults

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 1:54 PM

Kids can step off the sidelines and into the action at Blaine’s first Kids Triathlon.Buoyed the success of the city’s adult triathlon, which made its debut in 2012 and is held each May,...

Does debate matter? Just ask Blaine High School teacher Ross Eichele

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 1:52 PM

Ross Eichele rarely gets nervous when he has to speak in front of a crowd. For him, it’s a fun challenge, trying to “hook” an audience.He’s the speech and debate coach at...

Twin Cities north metro town briefs:

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 1:06 PM

Anoka CountyNew gardeners invited to introductory classAnoka County Parks is offering a “Start Your Garden” program on Wednesday, April 23, at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. Topics...

Busiest Anoka County library branch gets facelift

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 11 2014 - 12:29 PM

Anoka County Library’s busiest branch will get a million-dollar makeover.The Northtown branch in Blaine will close for several months starting on March 17. When it reopens in June, patrons can...

Blaine High debate team wins prizes at Harvard competition

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 25 2014 - 1:46 PM

A group of Blaine High School debaters competing for the first time at Harvard’s annual Presidents’ Day tournament won a top prize for new competitors.The Harvard National High School...

Blaine City Council approves plan for new Wal-Mart

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 18 2014 - 3:00 PM

The Blaine City Council has approved preliminary plans for Wal-Mart to build a 24-hour superstore near the corner of Ball Road and Lexington Avenue.Council chambers were packed for the session last...

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