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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is submitting three road projects to be considered for funding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The state has $25 million available statewide in Corridors of Commerce funding to pay for things like right of way acquisition, environmental studies and preliminary engineering. The primary intent is to prepare [...]

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Effective Oct. 1, the city of Elk River’s compost site drop-off hours will change to 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The compost site has experienced illegal dumping under the 24/7 accessibility, which has resulted in the decreased service hours. Use of the site is free for Sherburne County residents. The site is located near [...]

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The city of Elk River will host an open house on the Houlton Farm property acquisition from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 24, at Elk River City Hall Upper Town Conference Room, 13065 Orono Parkway. Topics covered will include: •How and when the city will acquire the property •Grant requirements for the property •A wildlife and [...]

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A car wash will be added to Ralphie’s Victory Lane at 13374 Highway 10 in Elk River. The Elk River City Council has approved a conditional use permit request by Brian Brehmer for the car wash. It will be built onto the east side of the building.

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Twenty-two people have expressed interest in producing a piece of public art reflecting the city of Elk River’s Powered by Nature brand. The 22 registrants include local artists, as well as artists from the metro area and outstate, according to Economic Development Specialist Colleen Eddy. Mediums vary from fiberglass, steel and metal to stone and [...]

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• Decision to stage units differenty created a flurry of uncertainty, distrust, officials say by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman-Livonia Fire District board, made up of elected officials from both places, met the night of Sept. 9 to address concerns and questions about mid-August changes made to the local ambulance service. North Memorial Ambulance Service [...]

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• Would be first increase since 2000  in Sherburne County by Jim Boyle Editor After five years of authorizing a county levy with no increase or a decrease, Sherburne County Commissioners have been asked to provide some wiggle room this year. Commissioners went along with a staff recommendation to approve a 2.5 percent increase for the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Signature parks. Enhanced trail system. Art in the park. Connections to the river. These are some of the priorities for the future that are emerging as Elk River’s first parks and recreation master plan takes shape. The plan is still being drafted, but is expected to be ready for review [...]

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