Dietz won’t issue African well challenge

Elk River Mayor John Dietz will not be challeging other area cities to raise money to drill a well in Africa.
He was approached by local residents involved in the One Week One Well project and asked to sign a letter challenging area cities to raise money for the effort. Former Elk River Mayor Stephanie Klinzing signed a similar letter last year, Dietz said.
He brought the issue to council members at the April 11 work session, asking them if they wanted him to sign it.
But council members suggested Dietz not sign the letter for fear it would open the floodgates to similar requests from other charities.

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