by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council appears open to at least considering becoming a financial partner in the purchase of the Houlton Farm for a park. At issue are deferred special assessments from a 1992 project that brought city sewer and water to the western area of Elk River. The Houlton [...]
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s sidelining of the Southwest Light Rail transit project drew different levels of concern from transportation officials and insiders.
Democrat Jim Read described his abrupt transformation with a bit of college humor.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Former Elk River Fire Chief Bruce West has been named Minnesota’s next state fire marshal. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman announced that effective Dec. 4 West will replace State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl, who is retiring. West will also lead the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety. West, [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A senior housing project is on the drawing board in Elk River. Blackhawk Woods is an 84-unit one-level rental project that would serve residents ages 55 and older with low and moderate incomes. Plans show 49 one-bedroom and 35 two-bedroom townhomes with attached garages as well as a clubhouse activity [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor People who have had a pet impounded in Elk River will now have five, rather than seven, business days to claim it. The change comes after the city determined that Elk River’s ordinance specified that an impounded animal be held for a longer period of time than required by state [...]
Two legislators visited several Minnesota colleges and universities recently, gathering impressions and ideas.
Grandson of Mills Fleet Farm founder says Obamacare, gun control issues inspired him to run for office