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Four entities instrumental in running Hockey Day Minnesota have been named Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for May. The Elk River Area School District, city of Elk River, Elk River Youth Hockey Association and Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce were honored at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Mayor John Dietz specifically recognized [...]

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A comprehensive plan for the city of Elk River was approved Monday by the City Council. The plan is approximately 140 pages in length and is an update of the 2004 comprehensive plan. A hearing on the draft plan earlier this month attracted a crowd of people opposed to proposed road alignments running through two parks. [...]

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On Tuesday, May 27, Elk River City Hall will begin summer office hours. Hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – noon. Summer hours will continue through Labor Day weekend.

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Steve Tillmann has been honored for 30 years of service with the City of Elk River. He currently is the assistant liquor operations manager. He purchases all wine for the city’s two stores and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Northbound Liquor. Mayor John Dietz recognized him at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting.

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The city of Elk River is among 128 of the state’s 1,360 wastewater treatment facilities to receive an award from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. To be eligible for the certificate of commendation, facility operators were required to submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or [...]

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Three people have filed for Elk River city offices so far. The candidate filing period is May 20 to June 3. Those filing as of today are John Dietz, mayor; Garrett Christianson, council member Ward 1; and Paul Motin council member Ward 4. Dietz and Motin are incumbents. Christianson is running for the council seat now held by Stewart Wilson.

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A group of people concerned about the closure of the city’s Pinewood Golf Course is pressing the Elk River City Council for some answers. Peter Kimball, spokesperson for the group, told the council Monday that the residents would like to submit a list of questions in advance and then meet [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Garrett Christianson has announced he will run for the Elk River City Council seat in Ward 1. Council Member Stewart Wilson currently holds that seat. Wilson said last month that, at that point, he wasn’t planning to seek election. Christianson said he has an interest in city government and when [...]

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