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Elk River City Administrator Cal Portner has had his performance review and “met or exceeded expectations,” according to Mayor John Dietz. The council held a closed meeting Oct. 20 to evaluate Portner’s job performance. The council is required by state law to summarize its conclusions at the next open council meeting. Dietz read a statement […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Jennifer Wagner has defeated Ward 4 Council Member Paul Motin to win a seat on the Elk River City Council. Wagner captured 908 votes to 762 for Motin, or 54 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. “In all honesty, I’m just very humbled and honored and grateful for […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz was re-elected to a four-year term with 5,991 votes, or 92 percent. “I would like to thank the citizens of Elk River for their support. I will continue to work hard for each and every one of them,” Dietz said. His was the only name […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Republican Eric Lucero is headed to St. Paul. Lucero has been elected to an open seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives District 30B. Lucero, of Dayton, beat DFL candidate Sharon Shimek, of Otsego, 9,005 to 4,256. He captured 68 percent of the vote to Shimek’s 32 percent. District 30B […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Jennifer Wagner has defeated Ward 4 Council Member Paul Motin to win a seat on the Elk River City Council. Wagner captured 908 votes to 762 for Motin or 54 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. “In all honesty, I’m just very humbled and honored and grateful for […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a close election, Jerry Olsen has won the Elk River City Council race for an open seat in Ward 1. Olsen edged Garrett Christianson by just 29 votes, 875 to 846, to clinch the four-year term, according to unofficial results. “I’m humbled for sure,” Olsen said of his win. He […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney has been re-elected to a fourth four-year term. Heaney, of Elk River, defeated challenger Duwane Snyder, of Becker, 14,938 votes to 8,159, according to unofficial results. Heaney captured 64 percent of the vote to Snyder’s 35 percent. “I just feel so appreciative of the opportunity […]

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Jennifer Wagner and Jerry Olsen have won seats on the Elk River City Council, according to unofficial results. Wagner beat incumbent Council Member Paul Motin, 908 to 762 in the Ward 4 race. In Ward 1, Olsen edged Garrett Christianson, 875 to 846. The Ward 1 seat was open, as Council Member Stewart Wilson did […]

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