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Two former Elk River City Council members have been appointed to city committees. Stewart Wilson and Paul Motin were both appointed to the positions on Tuesday. They finished their council terms the end of the year. Motin was appointed by the Elk River Economic Development Authority to a subcommitte...Read More
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Dan Tveite has been re-appointed president of the Elk River Economic Development Authority for 2015. Tveite, who works for Wells Fargo, was voted to the position by his fellow EDA members on Tuesday. Other officers reappointed were: Pat Dwyer, vice president; Matt Westgaard, treasurer; and Bryan Pro...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Transportation, equity in education funding and tax relief are Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer’s priorities this legislative session. The 2015 Minnesota Legislature opened Jan. 6 in St. Paul. On the issue of transportation, Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, said she is introducing two bil...Read More
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The city of Elk River will try again to hire an economic development director. Miles Seppelt had been scheduled to begin work in that position Jan. 5, but he resigned before he started, according to Jeremy Barnhart, Elk River’s deputy director of community operations and development. “He was off...Read More
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Ramsey Mayor Sarah Strommen has been appointed Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assistant commissioner. The appointment was announced Tuesday. She fills the position vacated by Assistant Commissioner Mike Carroll, who retires Jan. 13. Strommen currently is acting deputy director at the Minn...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a final send-off after a 33-year career with the Elk River Police Department, Brad Rolfe was recognized Monday with a day in his honor. The Elk River City Council proclaimed Jan. 5 as Bradley Rolfe Day. Rolfe retired as police chief on Dec. 30. He had been police c...Read More
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Elk River Police Capt. Ron Nierenhausen is serving as interim police chief, in the wake of the retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. On Monday, the Elk River City Council approved a 10 percent pay boost for Nierenhausen while he is acting as interim chief. Nierenhausen is the patrol division commander. Ac...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Beginning in February or March, Elk River residents will see a new fee on their utility bills. The storm water utility fee will cover the cost of the city complying with new storm water requirements. The Elk River City Council approved establishing the fee Dec. 15. Th...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River will look internally for its next police chief. The Elk River City Council made that determination Monday. Police Chief Brad Rolfe is retiring Dec. 30. Mayor John Dietz and council members Paul Motin, Barb Burandt and Stewart Wilson all favored an internal p...Read More
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