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Unofficial primary election results for the Ward 4 Elk River City Council race show Jennifer Wagner with 130 votes, incumbent  Council Member Paul Motin with 84 and Dennis Chuba with 77, according to the city’s Web site. This does not include absentee ballots. The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.  

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Today, August 12, is the primary elections. Find out what races are on the ballot, learn about the candidates, and find your polling place with our election section. And stay with us through the evening as we report on results as they come in. Visit the ELECTION SITE now!

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The City of Elk River is undertaking a planning study of the existing gravel mining area located in northern Elk River along the Highway 169 corridor. The study is intended to address land use and infrastructure needs upon completion of mining operations. The city is looking for input. There are two ways to get involved. [...]

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For the sixth consecutive year, the city of Elk River has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award is for the city’s 2014 fiscal year budget document. To receive the award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is moving ahead with soliciting proposals for a piece of public art reflecting the city’s Powered by Nature brand. The Elk River Economic Development Authority voted 6-0 Monday to move forward with the sculpture competition. The city is looking for a solar-powered clock, fountain, tree, sculpture or other [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new grant possibility has emerged for the city of Elk River to acquire the Houlton farm. The new player is The Trust for Public Land, which has grant funds available and has offered to seek approval to buy the farm and donate it to the city. The farm is [...]

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There are three candidates running for the Elk River City Council seat in Ward 4, which leads to a run-off in a primary vote. The candidates are Council Member Paul Motin, Denny Chuba and Jennifer Wagner. The top two finishers in the Aug. 12 primary election will be placed on the Nov. 4 general election [...]

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Work continues on the process of drafting an Elk River Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The plan is scheduled to be completed in October. A community open house is set for 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway. Parks and Recreation Director Michael Hecker said the open house will [...]

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