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Ramsey Mayor Sarah Strommen has been appointed Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assistant commissioner. The appointment was announced Tuesday. She fills the position vacated by Assistant Commissioner Mike Carroll, who retires Jan. 13. Strommen currently is acting deputy director at the Minn...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a final send-off after a 33-year career with the Elk River Police Department, Brad Rolfe was recognized Monday with a day in his honor. The Elk River City Council proclaimed Jan. 5 as Bradley Rolfe Day. Rolfe retired as police chief on Dec. 30. He had been police c...Read More
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Elk River Police Capt. Ron Nierenhausen is serving as interim police chief, in the wake of the retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. On Monday, the Elk River City Council approved a 10 percent pay boost for Nierenhausen while he is acting as interim chief. Nierenhausen is the patrol division commander. Ac...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Beginning in February or March, Elk River residents will see a new fee on their utility bills. The storm water utility fee will cover the cost of the city complying with new storm water requirements. The Elk River City Council approved establishing the fee Dec. 15. Th...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River will look internally for its next police chief. The Elk River City Council made that determination Monday. Police Chief Brad Rolfe is retiring Dec. 30. Mayor John Dietz and council members Paul Motin, Barb Burandt and Stewart Wilson all favored an internal p...Read More
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With Pinewood Golf Course tied up in litigation, the Elk River City Council has voted to lay off the golf course superintendent. In a memo to the council, City Administrator Cal Portner said with the litigation expected to continue through the 2015 golf season, “there is no need to maintain staffi...Read More
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The Elk River City Council has approved a bid of $229,392 to refurbish the fire department’s ladder truck. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said in a memo to the council that the truck was built in 1990 and is still in great working condition. A replacement truck would cost more than $1 million, he s...Read More
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Two people have been reappointed to city boards by the Elk River City Council. Louise Kuester was reappointed to the Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Her new term ends Dec. 31, 2019. Kuester is a retired school counselor who has served on the Elk River Planning Commission, Elk River Ci...Read More
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