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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North metro news briefs: Nature preserve will be dedicated in Anoka County

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 23 2013 - 3:35 PM

BLAINEPiece of Blaine will become a preserveA unique part of Anoka County’s natural history will be dedicated Thursday evening as a state nature preserve in Blaine.The public is invited to attend the...

Restroom raider pilfered restaurant toilet pipes around Twin Cities

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 16 2013 - 9:03 PM

A Twin Cities man allegedly found an unconventional way to make a few bucks: stealing toilet pipes from restaurant and store bathrooms and selling them for scrap.Mikael J. Carlson, 32, has been...

Blaine family thrives after both daughters receive heart transplants

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 16 2013 - 3:59 PM

They call them heart days.They’re as celebrated as birthdays in the Rippy Family.It’s been a little more than a year since 4-year-old Sydney Rippy got her new heart on April 25, 2012. Her...

Twin Cities north metro town briefs: WWII planes stopping in Anoka County

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 16 2013 - 2:14 PM

BLAINE‘Wings of Freedom’ will be at airportPlanes that played a key role in World War II will be at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport Thursday through Sunday when the Collings...

Urgency care center offers ER-type services in Blaine

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 16 2013 - 2:13 PM

A new “urgency care” center in Blaine is providing emergency room-type care without the ER waits and costs.The North Memorial Urgency Center, which opened in April in Blaine Medical...

DNR stocking metro ponds so kids can fish close to home

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2013 - 11:43 PM

From the tree-lined pond bank, 10-year-old Fatu Sheriff cast her baited hook and bobber into the water to officially open the 67th state-stocked fishing pond in the metro area last week in Brooklyn...

Driving: Serious crashes decline in Minnesota's larger cities

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2013 - 4:08 PM

Vehicle crashes leading to death and injury dropped markedly over the past five years in Minnesota’s 37 largest cities.The number of serious accidents in those cities — which have...

New school under construction for kids with autism and behavioral disorders

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 25 2013 - 1:51 PM

A state-of-the-art public elementary school for children with autism and other emotional and behavioral disorders will open in Blaine in the fall of 2014.Ground was broken last week for the K-8...

North news briefs: Andover bike-helmet sale, fitting set for June 19

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 11 2013 - 4:42 PM

ANDOVERBike-helmet sale, fitting set for June 19Safe Kids Anoka County is sponsoring a bike helmet sale and fitting from 4 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday, June 19, at the Anoka County Sheriff’s...

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...

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