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COON RAPIDS, Minn. - eTradeWire -- PENDING! So much curb appeal at this home in Coon Rapids! Freshened up landscaping pops and shows off the well cared for lawn surrounding the dwelling. A big backyard offers room to roam! Light hardwood flooring meanders through the main level, the kitchen is open to the casual dining space adjacent to the warm living room, and the bedrooms are all nicely sized. Bathrooms are covered in ceramic tile Relax in the lower level rec room with an accent wall for texture and distinction. Plenty of storage room on this level too! White cabinetry in the garage keeps the tools out of sight and a heater keeps the cars toasty in the winter months. A patio off to the side of the home is a great place to grill and chill! Presented by Rori Johnson and Carole Rognstad with the Chris Fritch Team eXp Realty

City History

Early Beginnings

The old-timers remember the way it used to be: dirt roads, no electricity, a small and short-lived city created by the construction of a dam. Now they see a thriving city in an urban setting with an excellent quality of life.

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Coon Rapids traces its founding as a separate government entity back to July 30, 1857 when Anoka Township was organized. The city retains these same boundaries with the exclusion of the City of Anoka which was incorporated as a separate city.

Coon Rapids Dam

In the summer of 1898, the Great Northern Development Company proposed to build a dam below the Coon Creek Rapids with a power generating plant on the east side of the river. The actual construction did not start until 1912. Within 1 year, a small city had sprung up on the shores of the Mississippi River. Streets were laid out and roughly graded. The city's population grew to over 1,000 with laborers and engineers working on the dam. The dam was built by the Mississippi Power Company and was operating by 1914. Northern States Power Company ran the dam until 1969. It was acquired by the Hennepin County Park Board and serves as Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park today.


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