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No recount will be held in the Elk River City Council Ward 1 race. Jerry Olsen won the contest, beating Garrett Christianson by 29 votes, 875 to 846, in the Nov. 4 election. A candidate could request a recount, at city expense, if the difference between the votes cast for him and the winning candida...Read More
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The city of Elk River has received a “letter of interest” from one party interested in two new lots in the city’s Nature’s Edge Business Center. The lots are in the center’s second addition, which is on pace to open next spring. Jeremy Barnhart said the letter of interest has come before t...Read More
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Frattalone Companies in St. Paul has been awarded a $137,445 bid to dredge stormwater ponds near the Orono Dam and at the northwest corner of Highland and Jackson in Elk River. In their current condition, the ponds are at or near their treatment effectiveness, according to City Engineer Justin Femri...Read More
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In a sign of the times, the Elk River City Council has reduced the required number of vehicle stacking spaces for bank drive-through lanes from five to two per lane. The change reflects an increase in on-line banking and direct deposit. City Planner Chris Leeseberg said 62 percent of people were ban...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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