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In a sign of the times, the Elk River City Council has reduced the required number of vehicle stacking spaces for bank drive-through lanes from five to two per lane. The change reflects an increase in on-line banking and direct deposit. City Planner Chris Leeseberg said 62 percent of people were ban...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Republican Eric Lucero is headed to St. Paul. Lucero has been elected to an open seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives District 30B. Lucero, of Dayton, beat DFL candidate Sharon Shimek, of Otsego, 9,005 to 4,256. He captured 68 percent of the vote to Shimek...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Jennifer Wagner has defeated Ward 4 Council Member Paul Motin to win a seat on the Elk River City Council. Wagner captured 908 votes to 762 for Motin or 54 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. “In all honesty, I’m just very humbled and honored and...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a close election, Jerry Olsen has won the Elk River City Council race for an open seat in Ward 1. Olsen edged Garrett Christianson by just 29 votes, 875 to 846, to clinch the four-year term, according to unofficial results. “I’m humbled for sure,” Olsen said...Read More
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Jennifer Wagner and Jerry Olsen have won seats on the Elk River City Council, according to unofficial results. Wagner beat incumbent Council Member Paul Motin, 908 to 762 in the Ward 4 race. In Ward 1, Olsen edged Garrett Christianson, 875 to 846. The Ward 1 seat was open, as Council Member Stewart ...Read More
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