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The deadline is nearing to submit a name for a new nature-preserve-type property in Elk River. The city is seeking the public’s assistance in naming the property, now referred to as the Houlton Farm, and is having a contest to solicit names.  May 8 is the deadline to enter. Click here for the en...Read More
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Some Elk River residents will likely be delighted by what they won’t have to pay for an important street improvement project in their neighborhood, thanks to a 2013 city policy change using franchise fees instead of special tax assessments. Residents along 196th Avenue in Elk River’s Windsor Oak...Read More
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• David Turch helps governmental units across United States and in St. Cloud area by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation April 21 from the head of a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm, one used by governmental units all over the country and right here in...Read More
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• Commissioners bid acceptance takes advantage of better bond rating, lower interest rates to save taxpayer expense by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners took action April 21 to save $1,099,220 in bond payments for a public works facility built in Becker and a Sherburne ...Read More
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• Minneapolis K-9 officer, Albertville firefighter becomes first full time chief for the department by Aaron Brom Contributing Writer The new Albertville fire chief won’t have far to drive to his new job, since Eric Bullen is an Albertville resident. Bullen not only is a resident but is also a ...Read More
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• Bullen says his top priorities will include training for fire inspections and emergency response coordination by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Otsego, which receives firefighting service from Albertville and Elk River, officially welcomed Albertville’s new and first paid fire chief, Eric...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River and Sportech have reached an agreement that appears to pave the way for a company expansion. The Elk River City Council has approved a purchase agreement for the contingent sale of two lots totaling 14 acres in the city’s Nature’s Edge Busine...Read More
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• Sheer cost puts community center on back burner for City by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council approved a project proposed by local Eagle Scout candidate Branden Weber, who will install two rows of amphitheater-style seating near the fire ring in Lions (Civic) Park an...Read More
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• Boondox Bar and Grille seeking to hold an outdoor event by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council decided at its April 13 meeting to table a decision until its April 27 meeting about granting the Boondox Bar and Grille a one-time special permit to hold an annual, outdoor, liv...Read More
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• Measure has passed in the Senate; Zerwas expects a similar vote in the Minnesota House by Jim Boyle Editor Rep. Nick Zerwas’ bill to give terminally ill patients to right to try experimental drugs not yet fully approved by the FDA cleared the Senate this week on a 60-4 vote. Zerwas, the chief...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Justin Ege has been promoted to patrol sergeant in the Elk River Police Department in the latest advancement set in motion by the December retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. Ege took the oath of office during the April 6 Elk River City Council meeting. He replaces Darren...Read More
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