Government

Two people have been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission. Andrew Crook and Thomas Petschl were appointed by the Elk River City Council. Crook is the manager of quality for UnitedHealth Group Inc. His term runs through Feb. 28, 2015. Petschel is retired. He worked in the construction industry, including as an electrical foreman [...]

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The City of Elk River is creating a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan and needs feedback. The master plan will guide the future of parks and recreation includingparks, trails, athletic programing, facilities, public art, funding and operations. The plan will help the city adapt to changing community needs and prioritize investments in park facilities [...]

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The Elk River City Council has approved plans for 13 new single family lots in Prestigious Woodland Hills Second Addition. The site is located east of Elk Lake Road, near 196th Lane and Albany Street. The developer is Benzinger Properties.

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The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators has recognized the city of Elk River for an “Award of Merit” on the city’s website redesign. The city went through a website redesign in 2013.  The goals of the redesign were to make the website easy to navigate with clear information for residents and those looking to visit [...]

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Larry Farber, a former Elk River City Council member and Sherburne County commissioner, has filed for the District 1 seat on the Elk River Area School Board. That seat is currently held by Shane Steinbrecher. The others to have filed include Jamie Plantenberg-Selbitschka and incumbent Tony Walter for two available at-large seats. Jane Bunting has [...]

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Sherburne County will have at least two contested races this fall. Both Ewald Peterson and Felix Schmiessing filed for re-election to the County Board, and Erv Danielowski, of Big Lake, has filed for the District 2 seat held by Peterson. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen, Heaney, of Elk River, has filed for re-election, and Duwane Snyder, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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