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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott credits a school guidance counselor for steering him into law enforcement. Brott was in high school in St. Cloud when he took an assessment test and met with the guidance counselor, who suggested criminal justice would be a good fit. That prompted Brott to check [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A developer is looking at converting proposed townhomes in Elk River to another use. Source Construction Capital in Plymouth had planned to build 48 more townhome units in the River Park development in Elk River. But now Chase Peterson of Source Capital said they would rather convert that land to [...]

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The Elk River City Council will hold a work session meeting on Monday, June 16, at City Hall to respond to questions previously provided by residents interested in Pinewood Golf Course. The regular City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. or immediately following the Economic Development Authority meeting, whichever is later. The [...]

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Two people have been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission. Andrew Crook and Thomas Petschl were appointed by the Elk River City Council. Crook is the manager of quality for UnitedHealth Group Inc. His term runs through Feb. 28, 2015. Petschel is retired. He worked in the construction industry, including as an electrical foreman [...]

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The City of Elk River is creating a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan and needs feedback. The master plan will guide the future of parks and recreation includingparks, trails, athletic programing, facilities, public art, funding and operations. The plan will help the city adapt to changing community needs and prioritize investments in park facilities [...]

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The Elk River City Council has approved plans for 13 new single family lots in Prestigious Woodland Hills Second Addition. The site is located east of Elk Lake Road, near 196th Lane and Albany Street. The developer is Benzinger Properties.

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The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators has recognized the city of Elk River for an “Award of Merit” on the city’s website redesign. The city went through a website redesign in 2013.  The goals of the redesign were to make the website easy to navigate with clear information for residents and those looking to visit [...]

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Larry Farber, a former Elk River City Council member and Sherburne County commissioner, has filed for the District 1 seat on the Elk River Area School Board. That seat is currently held by Shane Steinbrecher. The others to have filed include Jamie Plantenberg-Selbitschka and incumbent Tony Walter for two available at-large seats. Jane Bunting has [...]

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