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An active United Way volunteer has been named Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for December. Patti Hetrick was honored at Monday’s City Council meeting. Mayor John Dietz read her accomplishments and presented her with a plaque. Hetrick is a Sherburne County United Way board member and serves o...Read More
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Miles Seppelt has been hired as Elk River’s econmic development director. Seppelt spent 10 years as the economic development director for the city of Hutchinson before leaving to pursue a college campus ministry position in 2013. He worked as an economic development consultant for Benton County du...Read More
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Non-union Elk River city employees will receive a 2 percent pay increase in 2015. The increase is included in the city’s 2015 budget and was adopted Monday as part of the city’s 2015 compensation plan for non-organized employees....Read More
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• Rogers rep looks for entire state be heard, including rural and suburban areas by Jim Boyle Editor When the Minnesota House of Representatives opens for business on Jan. 6, its leaders promise that the needs of suburbia and outstate Minnesota won’t be overlooked. It will help that the next sp...Read More
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After months of review, the city of Elk River is tentatively looking at increasing the property tax levy by 1.66 percent in 2015. Notices that were sent to property owners showed a maximum levy increase of 2.05 percent, but the city has trimmed that down. The city’s overall tax rate is projected t...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor A recount has confirmed incumbent Ewald Petersen’s victory over Erv Danielowski in the race for the District 2 seat on the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners. Danielowski, who lost by 32 votes on election night, called for the recount and will pick up the tab for the cost ...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council talked at its Nov. 17 meeting about snow plowing and parking restrictions after Public Works Director Dave Horvath said the storm a week earlier had dumped 13 inches of snow and brought about 20 complaint calls. “It’s very hard for...Read More
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Work is underway on an $18 million expansion and upgrade to Elk River’s wastewater treatment plant. The project will increase the facility’s capacity for average wet weather flow from 2.2 million gallons to 4.54 millions gallons per day, according to Matt Stevens, chief wastewater operator. The ...Read More
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A permit has been approved for a Japanese restaurant seeking to locate in Elk River. The City Council voted 5-0 Monday to approve a conditional use permit for Hajime Restaurant. The restaurant will be located in an existing multi-tenant building at 18850 Dodge St., just north of Perkins. There will ...Read More
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