Government

by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer The groundbreaking on the much-anticipated Interstate 94 expansion took place Monday, June 30, in St. Michael. The project will add a lane to the freeway between Highway 101 in Rogers and Highway 241 in St. Michael. Area government officials as well as state officials were in attendance and spoke of [...]

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The Highway 10 bridge over Lake Orono in Elk River is scheduled to be replaced in 2017. The project is estimated to cost around $10 million. “We’ve known that this was due for a replacement. We’ve had it in our long-term funding program, and then we pulled it into the 10-year plan and now we’re [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor City officials are toying with the idea of launching a sculpture competition as the grand finale to Elk River’s Powered by Nature branding effort. The Elk River Economic Development Authority showed interest in the idea at a meeting earlier this month, but has not yet given the go-ahead to proceed. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A standing-room-only crowd upset about the closing of Pinewood Golf Course turned out Monday night to hear from the Elk River City Council. Peter Kimball had requested the meeting on behalf of people concerned about the closure of the nine-hole municipal golf course at 18150 Waco St., which the city [...]

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Free shows are being offered weekly at Orono Park in Elk River this summer. Entertainment in the Park is held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14, except for July 4. Here’s the line-up: •June 26: Kid Power with Rachel, an interactive musical show •July 10: Dennis Warner, music and humor •July 17: North Country, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott credits a school guidance counselor for steering him into law enforcement. Brott was in high school in St. Cloud when he took an assessment test and met with the guidance counselor, who suggested criminal justice would be a good fit. That prompted Brott to check [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A developer is looking at converting proposed townhomes in Elk River to another use. Source Construction Capital in Plymouth had planned to build 48 more townhome units in the River Park development in Elk River. But now Chase Peterson of Source Capital said they would rather convert that land to [...]

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The Elk River City Council will hold a work session meeting on Monday, June 16, at City Hall to respond to questions previously provided by residents interested in Pinewood Golf Course. The regular City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. or immediately following the Economic Development Authority meeting, whichever is later. The [...]

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Two people have been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission. Andrew Crook and Thomas Petschl were appointed by the Elk River City Council. Crook is the manager of quality for UnitedHealth Group Inc. His term runs through Feb. 28, 2015. Petschel is retired. He worked in the construction industry, including as an electrical foreman [...]

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