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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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A truck dealership has expressed interest in two lots in Nature’s Edge Business Center, located near Highway 10 and 171st Avenue in Elk River. The city has received a letter of interest from GATR Truck Center to purchase the two lots. GATR is a full-service heavy duty and medium duty truck dealer ...Read More
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Elk River Council Members Paul Motin and Stewart Wilson have been recognized as their terms come to an end. Mayor John Dietz presented them with plaques Monday at the last City Council meeting of the year, followed by cake during a recess in the meeting. Motin has served on the City Council since 19...Read More
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