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Two veteran firefighters have retired from the Elk River Fire Department. Bob Pearson retired after 30 years and Duane Smith after 25 years. They were recognized at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said it’s been a privilege to work with such dedicated indiv...Read More
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Elk River City Council members have given their blessing to a draft design for new entrance signs to the city. During a work session Monday, the council indicated support for a vertical gateway sign that incorporates stone, the elk from the city’s logo and the words of the city’s brand, Powered ...Read More
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Stewart Wilson has been re-elected chair of the Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority for 2015. Wilson was voted chair by his fellow HRA members on Monday. Also re-elected were Larry Toth, vice chair; and Louise Kuester, secretary....Read More
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The City of Elk River’s annual report is going the way of the dinosaur. City Administrator Cal Portner said communication has changed with the use of social media, and people have become accustomed to “real time” information. The city has seven Facebook pages alone, as well as a YouTube channe...Read More
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A $200,000 Jobs Incentive Microloan has been approved for Coin-Tainer Co./Stonesthrow Properties. Both the Elk River Economic Development Authority and the Elk River City Council approved the loan Tuesday. Stonesthrow plans to use the money to assist with the contract for deed financing of a buildin...Read More
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Two former Elk River City Council members have been appointed to city committees. Stewart Wilson and Paul Motin were both appointed to the positions on Tuesday. They finished their council terms the end of the year. Motin was appointed by the Elk River Economic Development Authority to a subcommitte...Read More
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Dan Tveite has been re-appointed president of the Elk River Economic Development Authority for 2015. Tveite, who works for Wells Fargo, was voted to the position by his fellow EDA members on Tuesday. Other officers reappointed were: Pat Dwyer, vice president; Matt Westgaard, treasurer; and Bryan Pro...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Transportation, equity in education funding and tax relief are Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer’s priorities this legislative session. The 2015 Minnesota Legislature opened Jan. 6 in St. Paul. On the issue of transportation, Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, said she is introducing two bil...Read More
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