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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two city boards are recommending that Houlton Farm in Elk River be formally named the William H. Houlton Conservation Area. The Elk River City Council is slated to make a final decision on the name July 6. Houlton was a pioneer settler and a prominent landowner, devel...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A lawsuit over Elk River’s Pinewood Golf Course may be headed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Court of Appeals in St. Paul heard an appeal in the case in March and issued a ruling June 22. Elk River City Administrator Cal Portner said the court did not...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Sherburne County Commissioners backed away June 16 from a proposal to add video recording capabilities to its board room for $100,000 or less. IT specialist Brian Kamman prepared the proposal and laid it out for commissioners at a June 2 work session. It appeared it would win app...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The state of Minnesota has put money where its collective mouth has been of late on the topic of child protection services. The 2015 legislative session resulted in allocations totaling more than $104 million to support increases in child protection staff in the state’s countie...Read More
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Area legislators and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, (right) spoke at a legislative session wrap-up Wednesday in Elk River. Joining Kresha were Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake and Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River,  (left), as well as Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, and Sen. Warren Li...Read More
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by Briana Sutherland Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved a conditional use permit for a Kwik Trip at its June 8 meeting, but with conditions that the developer has said could kill the project. Nearby residents to the proposed convenience store with motor fuel sales, a truck stop and...Read More
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Click here to read more about Elk River’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A public arts plan is included as a component of Elk River’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. “The goals are really to incorporate more public art in Elk River,” said Lil ...Read More
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Click here to read about the public art plan that is part of Elk River’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor After an 18-month process, Elk River has a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The 106-page document is designed to serve as a road map for protecti...Read More
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At its May 26 meeting, the Otsego City Council presented Elk River Fire Chief John Cunningham an award from the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce for outstanding dedication and service in the area. Cunningham said none of it would be possible without all the fire department members, so he accepted the h...Read More
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