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Public Safety and Utilities A noka County is comprised of 21 cities, covers 446 square miles, and has a population of 344,151. Yet we all work together as one community to ensure that the north metro is vibrant, safe, and clean for our residents and visitors. Amazon Paint, Fridley SBM Fire Department, Spring Lake Park Connexus Energy, Ramsey Waste Management, Blaine Find listings of those that work together in our community in the Business Directory under: • Economic Development • Fire Protection • Government • Nonprofit • Recycling Services • Utilities • Waste Removal • Water Testing/Purification 30 | MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce | metronorthchamber.org Top-notch public safety services are offered at both the county and city levels. Utility companies work closely with residents and businesses to ensure reliable energy delivery, including a variety of efficiency programs. Connexus Energy even has a solar garden, allowing members to partake in a solar panel sharing opportunity. Speaking of the environment, this area is known for its expansive park and trail system. There are over 85 miles of trail within the Anoka County park system for recreation and safe transportation corridors. Even our garbage and recycling companies have innovative ways to keep our environment as clean as possible. And in terms of quality living, the north metro is proud to be home to many outstanding nonprofit organizations who work tirelessly on behalf of their missions. If you are in need of assistance, please reference the nonprofit and charitable organization section of the Business Directory. Together, we work hard to ‘build community’ so that this continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.