Great River Energy will demolish building

Great River Energy plans to tear down a vacant building on its campus in Elk River next week.

Built in 1958, the building is the oldest structure on the campus. It is the northern building next to the Elk River Energy Recovery Station, according to Therese LaCanne, manager of GRE’s corporate communications. She said GRE’s long-term goal is to use the site for additional utility-related purposes.

More than 220 GRE employees work in Elk River at the utility’s two power plants, the processing plant and in the office and warehouse space on the campus along Highway 10, she said.