GRE donates $5,000 for child ID kit

Great River Energy has donated $5,000 to the city of Elk River for child identification efforts. Left to right: Terry Sederholm and Tim Steinbeck of GRE, Mayor John Dietz and Police Chief Brad Rolfe.

Great River Energy has donated $5,000 to the city of Elk River for child identification efforts. Left to right: Terry Sederholm and Tim Steinbeck of GRE, Mayor John Dietz and Police Chief Brad Rolfe.

Great River Energy has donated $5,000 to the city of Elk River. The money will be used to purchase an EZ Child ID kit, which Police Chief Brad Rolfe said will greatly enhance the department’s goal of identifying children through fingerprints, audio and video. That data can be used to enhance location efforts if a child becomes missing, he said. The department has been involved in child fingerprinting for many years, beginning with ink and cards. The EZ Child ID kit is the latest technology.

Terry Sederholm, a mechanic at GRE’s resource processing plant, serves on GRE’s contributions committee. He also is a former member of the Elk River Police Reserves and a father of two.

“This is a cause that is very important to me,” he told the Elk River City Council Aug. 5. “Great River Energy is proud to donate $5,000 to help the Elk River Police keep children safe.”

Sederholm and Tim Steinbeck presented the check to the city. Steinbeck manages the Elk River Resource Recovery Project, which includes both a processing plant and a power plant.

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