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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 ...Read More
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A Japanese restaurant is proposing to locate in an existing multi-tenant building near Perkins in Elk River. The Hajime Restaurant would serve Japanese food such as sushi, sashimi and bento boxes as well as liquor and beer, according to City Planner Chris Leeseberg. There would be seating for approx...Read More
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A 1.3-acre lot in Elk River’s Northstar Business Park is being sold to enable a growing company to build a parking lot for approximately 100 vehicles. The Elk River Economic Development Authority approved the sale of the lot for $114,127 to Scatman Holdings, LLC. Scatman Holdings is the property o...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor It’s back to the drawing board for the consultant working on sign designs for the city of Elk River. A majority of City Council members weren’t wild about either of the two options presented and decided Monday to meet with the consultant, Visual Communicatio...Read More
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A long-time Guardian Angels volunteer has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for October. Jane Houlton has been extensively involved with Guardian Angels and currently still serves on the board of directors – and has been for more than 25 years – and the Fundraising Comm...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz describes himself as a “homegrown product.” He grew up in Elk River, as did his wife, Jayne, and their two daughters. “Next to my family, the city of Elk River is the most important thing in my life,” Dietz said during a candidate fo...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River City Council Member Paul Motin is being challenged by Jennifer Wagner in Ward 4. Both participated in a candidate forum Saturday at Elk River City Hall. The forum was sponsored by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elk River Citizens League. Wagn...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two candidates running for an open seat on the Elk River City Council squared off Saturday at a forum. Garrett Christianson and Jerry Olsen are running for the Ward 1 seat now held by Stewart Wilson. Wilson was appointed in February 2013 to serve out the term vacated ...Read More
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