News & Announcements

A new 17-week open-air farmers market is popping up on Main Street in Coon Rapids. The Coon Rapids Farmers Market (CRFM) is sponsored by Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) and the City of Coon Rapids. Market days will be Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon from June 10 – September 30. Vendors will be located on Main Street near Fourth Avenue.
Posted: 5/23/2023
Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) received top honors for their Downtown Dash and Dine event from Main Street Iowa (MSI) at their annual Development Awards celebration Friday, April 21. In addition, Brenda Schlatter and Holly Alex of Coon Rapids were recognized for their leadership in crafting last fall’s Downtown Harvest Party.
Posted: 4/25/2023
City and MSCR hire Lucas Obert for summer internship program
Posted: 4/4/2023
Vendor applications now available
Posted: 3/9/2023
The City of Coon Rapids and Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) are partnering to offer an internship opportunity this summer. This is a new position that will report to the MSCR Executive Director Katie Mason.
Posted: 2/10/2023
Carroll County Growth Partnership (CCGP) is excited to announce the creation of two new grants they will offer to local businesses. Whether you own an existing business or are looking to start a business, these grants are for you.
Posted: 2/2/2023
Main Street Coon Rapids announced the recent addition of Carissa Shoemaker to their board of directors.
Posted: 12/28/2022
This fall, Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) partnered with the Coon Rapids-Bayard School District to bring local businesses into the classrooms through a new program called Crusader Career Connection.
Posted: 11/15/2022
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded a $100,000 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants Main Street Coon Rapids to assist in the renovation of the Northside building.
Posted: 11/3/2022
After almost four years of planning and fundraising, Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) volunteers and Coon Rapids community members gathered for the dedication of the Naturally Iowa Grain Bin Gateway mural on Saturday, October 22.
Posted: 11/1/2022
A new webpage has been created detailing the scope of work for each building. Included on the webpage are renderings of the proposed changes, pre-construction photos and historic photos. Visit “building renovation projects” for construction project details and photos.
Posted: 11/1/2022
A very supportive group of friends and family members gathered at Roadside Park last Saturday for the dedication of a whimsical park bench in memory of Doug Carpenter October 22, 2022.
Posted: 10/24/2022
Have you recently noticed “selfie spot” decals around Coon Rapids and wondered what they are? Main Street Coon Rapids has identified 19 locations around the community that make for great backgrounds in selfie photos. Each location is tagged with a decal showing visitors the best place to stand to capture a good selfie photo.
Posted: 7/28/2022
Thanks to the sponsorship of Main Street Coon Rapids, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Coon Rapids on Tuesday, August 30, to the Beck's Hybrids Town Parking Lot located on Railway St. between 5th & 6th Ave. with shows at 5:00 & 7:30 PM.
Posted: 7/28/2022
Honor local veterans with light pole banners
Posted: 6/27/2022
Main Street Coon Rapids has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards.
Posted: 6/14/2022
Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) announced the recent addition of Courtney Schroeder to their board of directors.
Posted: 5/4/2022
Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham capped off her speech at the Coon Rapids Hardware Hank ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday with the announcement that the City of Coon Rapids has been awarded a $200,000 Downtown Housing Grant Award for the Northside building.
Posted: 5/2/2022
Pizzeria and women’s clothing boutique top consumer demands
Posted: 3/9/2022
Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, Iowa Savings Bank, Karl Chevrolet, New Way Ford and City of Coon Rapids support Main Street program with significant financial pledges
Posted: 3/4/2022
Last week, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) notified the City of Coon Rapids that they have been awarded a $689,081 Community Development Block Grant - COVID19 (CDBG-CV) for façade enhancements.
Posted: 1/17/2022
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that they have awarded the City of Coon Rapids a $100,000 Community Catalyst Building Remediation grant to renovate the now vacant hardware building at 517 Main Street. Ryan and Kristy Bass will soon take possession of the old hardware building owned by Duane and Robyn Esdohr and begin making significant renovations to the building in preparation for their own business endeavors.
Posted: 7/6/2021
May 8, June 12, August 14
Posted: 4/19/2021
Overnights at Whiterock Conservency, Springbrook State Park, Lennon Mills, Hanging Rock Park, Van Meter
Posted: 4/1/2021
Main Street Coon Rapids receives $75,000 Challenge Grant for Syngenta building renovation; Coon Rapids Hardware Hank to expand into renovated building
Posted: 10/16/2020
State officials, business and community leaders gather in the town of 1,200 to recognize the prestigious designation
Posted: 8/13/2019
The Downtown Coon Rapids Group hosted a Town Hall meeting to review their plans for a Main Street Iowa program in Coon Rapids on May 20.
Posted: 5/22/2019
Downtown Group seeking pledges to demonstrate support and funding of Main Street Iowa Program
Posted: 5/3/2019
State Awards $100,000 in Catalyst Funding to Coon Rapids for QA Lab Renovations
Posted: 4/16/2019
Design and placement decision makers needed
Posted: 3/5/2019
Coon Rapids Enterprise recap of February 18, 2019 Town Hall Meeting
Posted: 2/25/2019
Downtown Revitalization Town Hall Meeting at the Raccoon River Social Club Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted and presented by the Coon Rapids Development Group.
Posted: 2/21/2019

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