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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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The city of Elk River will try again to hire an economic development director. Miles Seppelt had been scheduled to begin work in that position Jan. 5, but he resigned before he started, according to Jeremy Barnhart, Elk River’s deputy director of community operations and development. “He was off...Read More
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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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