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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two state legislators met with citizens Wednesday during a town hall meeting at Denny’s in Otsego.   State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and State Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, talked about the legislative session and fielded questions. There are less than sev...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council tabled at its March 23 meeting an item regarding background checks for people who may come in contact as part of their job or volunteer duties with children, the public or city utilities. Mayor Jessica Stockamp suggested that Otsego contr...Read More
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Academy Elk River has received permission from the city to relocate to a larger facility in the light industrial district. The Elk River City Council has approved a conditional use permit for the business, which offers martial arts programs for people of all ages and abilities. Academy Elk River is ...Read More
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• ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ campaign needs help to honor Vietnam casualties by Sam Schaust Murphy News Service Minnesota is on track to join the ranks of four other states in memorializing those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The records of the 58,282 names carved on the Vietnam Memor...Read More
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Garrett Christianson has been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission by the City Council. He replaces Thomas Petschl, who has moved out of Elk River. Christianson will fill Petschl’s unexpired term, which runs until Feb. 28, 2017. Christianson, of Elk River, is an operations supervisor wit...Read More
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• Abatement fund aimed at spurring green development by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council listened at its meeting March 16 as Sherburne County Board Supervisor Rachel Leonard and other county officials explained that the city is eligible for up to $409,800 in grant mon...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The old Saxon Motors site along east Highway 10 in Elk River may become a boat dealership, complete with a large new pond in front. Dave Markquart, owner of Skeeter Boat Center, is interested in moving his dealership from Ramsey to the old Saxon site at 17354 Zane St....Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River’s new business park is taking off, with three companies looking at locating or expanding there. All three companies are interested in lots in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, which is near Highway 10 and the Northstar commuter rail station. The Elk Riv...Read More
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