July 4 fireworks planned at park

Fireworks will light up the night sky over Lions Park in Elk River on July 4.

The fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m. and last about 20 minutes.

There will be no other formal Fourth of July activities at the park this year.

The city of Elk River is coordinating the fireworks after a citizens group stepped aside.

The fireworks cost $15,000; the city is funding part of the bill with revenue coming in from other sources including donations.

So far, a total of $1,890 in donations has been received by the city. Additional pledges have been made.

Donations continue to be accepted. To donate, make checks out to: City of Elk River: Fireworks, and mail them to 13065 Orono Parkway, Elk River, MN 55330.