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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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Sherburne County will have at least two contested races this fall. Both Ewald Peterson and Felix Schmiessing filed for re-election to the County Board, and Erv Danielowski, of Big Lake, has filed for the District 2 seat held by Peterson. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen, Heaney, of Elk River, has filed for re-election, and Duwane Snyder, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River Lions Club is requesting that the city rename Lions Park in honor of the late John Weicht. The 35-acre park is located near School Street and Jackson Avenue, just north of downtown. The Lions Club is asking that it be called Lion John Weicht Park to honor [...]

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Four people are now running for three Elk River city offices. Jennifer Wagner has officially joined the Ward 4 council race by filing for office at Elk River City Hall. She is running against Council Member Paul Motin. Filing earlier were Motin, Mayor John Dietz and Garrett Christianson, who is running for the council seat in [...]

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Four entities instrumental in running Hockey Day Minnesota have been named Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for May. The Elk River Area School District, city of Elk River, Elk River Youth Hockey Association and Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce were honored at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Mayor John Dietz specifically recognized [...]

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A comprehensive plan for the city of Elk River was approved Monday by the City Council. The plan is approximately 140 pages in length and is an update of the 2004 comprehensive plan. A hearing on the draft plan earlier this month attracted a crowd of people opposed to proposed road alignments running through two parks. [...]

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On Tuesday, May 27, Elk River City Hall will begin summer office hours. Hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – noon. Summer hours will continue through Labor Day weekend.

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