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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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Some improvements are planned to the council chambers at Elk River City Hall. New doors will be installed to the chambers that are handicap-accessible and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There will be work done to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and humidity con...Read More
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The Elk River Fire Department has two new self-contained breathing apparatus units, thanks to the Elk River Lions Club. The Lions Club donated $10,500 to the department to purchase the units. “They contain roughly 30 minutes of breathing air,” Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said of the device. ...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council gave the green light at its Feb. 23 meeting for Meridian Land Holdings to build a third addition of the Wildflower Meadows housing subdivision and for the city to have an archery range in the southwest corner of Prairie Park. Merdian plan...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council did not discuss the item for long at its Feb. 23 meeting, but its supporting documents say the city is eligible for up to $410,000 in Sherburne County Solid Waste Legacy Grant funds, which must be used for green-building construction o...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Most members of the Otsego City Council had questions for Parks and Recreation Manager Ross Demant at the Feb. 9 meeting as he gave an awaited update from the school district on a pending project to create playing fields adjacent to Otsego Elementary school. Dem...Read More
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