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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor By the time Elk River Mayor John Dietz and his wife, Jayne, finish recycling each week, there’s not much actual garbage to put out at the curb. “We have less than one bag of real garbage each week after everything that we recycle,” the mayor said. Like many in E...Read More
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by Eric Hagen The Ramsey City Council Feb. 24 held a public hearing on the Jarvis Street reconstruction project that will take place this summer.   “The road is bad. The road needs to be repaired,” said David Hauan, who owns two residential properties on the east side of Jarvis Street.Thre...Read More
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The Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority is offering low-interest loans to eligible homeowners in a designated area of Elk River to address a variety of home rehabilitation needs. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a regional housing non-profit organization, has contracted with the cit...Read More
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• Local lawmakers say residents have been taxed too much by Jim Boyle Editor The Minnesota Management and Budget Office reported last week that Minnesota’s projected budget surplus grew to $1.9 billion, up $832 million from a previous projection. Budget Commissioner Myron Frans called the surpl...Read More
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The city of Elk River has a new economic development director. Amanda Othoudt was hired Monday by the Elk River City Council. She has been the city of Becker’s community development director since August 2012. Prior to that, she worked in private sector development. She will begin work in Elk Rive...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen already attends City Council meetings, but in the wake of a shooting at New Hope City Hall, the council has asked that an additional officer also be at the meetings. Now a uniformed officer sits at the back of the room, and the city is ...Read More
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Eileen Stombaugh picks up litter daily on the west end of Elk River, to the tune of several tons a year. She also cleans up trash along the Great Northern Trail in Elk River. “I wish we had a lot more people like that who would take the time to pick up litter on public [...]...Read More
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Seven new on-call firefighters are joining the Elk River Fire Department. They are Trent Collins, Michael Kaden, Michael Kelleher, Philip Luitjens, Justin Ryti, Anthony Seibert and Kenneth Tietz. The Elk River City Council approved their hiring Monday. They now will begin the Elk River Fire Academy,...Read More
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