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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Steve Tillmann has been honored for 30 years of service with the City of Elk River. He currently is the assistant liquor operations manager. He purchases all wine for the city’s two stores and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Northbound Liquor. Mayor John Dietz recognized him at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting.
The city of Elk River is among 128 of the state’s 1,360 wastewater treatment facilities to receive an award from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. To be eligible for the certificate of commendation, facility operators were required to submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or [...]
Three people have filed for Elk River city offices so far. The candidate filing period is May 20 to June 3. Those filing as of today are John Dietz, mayor; Garrett Christianson, council member Ward 1; and Paul Motin council member Ward 4. Dietz and Motin are incumbents. Christianson is running for the council seat now held by Stewart Wilson.