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The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded grants to help protect and restore Minnesota’s streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. They include: • $150,400 to reduce nitrogen leaching on cropland. • $86,250 for a Briggs Lake Chain restoration partnership. • $60,000 to implement a pasture and manure management program to reduce bacteria. • [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council has agreed to settle the issue of deferred water and sewer assessments on the Houlton Farm by reducing the amount the owners owe by $120,000. Under the plan, the city would recoup that money by renting out crop land at the farm. The Conservation Fund [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor “I think it was one of the greatest community events ever held in the city of Elk River.” That’s how Mayor John Dietz summed up Hockey Day Minnesota 2014, which drew thousands of people to the Handke Pit on Saturday, including Gov. Mark Dayton and Craig Leipold, owner of the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new restaurant plans to open near Walmart in Elk River. Noodles & Company will locate at 18130 Zane St. in the end unit of a multi-tenant building, according to Hunter Development Group in Arvada, Co. Noodles & Company is a “fast-casual” restaurant serving noodles, sandwiches, salads and soups inspired [...]

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The Elk River City Council voted 4-1  Tuesday to hire Visual Communications to create a wayfinding signage program for the city.  Mayor John Dietz was the lone no vote, citing a concern with the $65,000 cost. The program is designed to create a more uniform look to city signs and make it easier for visitors [...]

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Dustin Bredlow volunteers for the chamber, Meals on Wheels and United Way and for various events sponsored by The Bank of Elk River, where he works. Now he has been recognized for his efforts by being named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for January. Bredlow was honored at the Jan. 21 [...]

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For the 24th year in a row, the city of Elk River has received an award for excellence in financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presented the award, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. At the Jan. 21 [...]

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Dan Tveite has been re-elected president of the Elk River Economic Development Authority for 2014. Other officers were also re-elected at the EDA’s Jan. 21 meeting. They are Pat Dwyer, vice president; Matt Westgaard, treasurer; Paul Motin, secretary; and Bryan Provo, assistant treasurer.

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