Blaine is a city in Anoka and Ramsey counties in the State of Minnesota. The population was 57,186 at the 2010 census. The city is located mainly in Anoka County, and is part of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area.
Interstate Highway 35W, U.S. Highway 10, and Minnesota State Highway 65 are three of the main routes in the city.
Until 1877, Blaine was part of the township of Anoka, which is now Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Phillip Leddy, a native of Ireland, is recognized as Blaine's first settler; he settled near a lake that now bears his misspelled name, Laddie Lake, in 1862. Another early settler was the Englishman George Townsend, who lived for a short time near what today is Lever St. and 103rd Ave.
It was not until 1865 that Blaine's first permanent resident, Greenberry Chambers, settled on the old Townsend claim. Chambers was a former slave who moved north from Barren County, Kentucky, following the American Civil War.