Government

Last year the Elk River City Council, by consensus, maintained the previously existing ordinance prohibiting any type of sign placement in the city right of way. Since then city staff have implemented an education and awareness program to monitor ordinance compliance. The City Council will be discussing this ordinance at a work session that will [...]

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The Elk River City Council has approved a request to convert 36 proposed townhome units in the Kliever Lake Fields East development to 22 single-family lots. The building sizes and types will be similar to Kliever Lakes Field 4th Addition, which was approved in 2013 and converted 42 proposed townhome units into 21 detached single-family [...]

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Aaron Surratt has been hired as deputy chief of operations for the Elk River Fire Department. The position is a new one. The fire department’s 2013-2017 strategic plan included the creation of the position to oversee the department’s firefighting force, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. The Elk River City Council approved hiring Surratt, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River may add a new weapon to the local war on drugs. Funding for a new drug task force detective is in the city’s preliminary budget for 2015. Council members heard more about the position during a budget work session Monday and expressed some support for it. But a [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Jennifer Wagner and Paul Motin were the top finishers in the Elk River City Council Ward 4 primary election on Tuesday, and now will face off in the Nov. 4 general election. Wagner came in first with 136 votes, followed by Motin with 89 and Dennis Chuba with 82. Motin [...]

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Brian Balabon has been appointed to the Elk River Ice Arena Commission by the Elk River City Council. The term runs through Feb. 28, 2017. Balabon works in finance and accounting. Since moving to Elk River, he has volunteered to coach his children’s hockey, softball and T-ball teams. He also served as volunteer co-chairman for [...]

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Unofficial primary election results for the Ward 4 Elk River City Council race show Jennifer Wagner with 130 votes, incumbent  Council Member Paul Motin with 84 and Dennis Chuba with 77, according to the city’s Web site. This does not include absentee ballots. The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.  

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Today, August 12, is the primary elections. Find out what races are on the ballot, learn about the candidates, and find your polling place with our election section. And stay with us through the evening as we report on results as they come in. Visit the ELECTION SITE now!

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The City of Elk River is undertaking a planning study of the existing gravel mining area located in northern Elk River along the Highway 169 corridor. The study is intended to address land use and infrastructure needs upon completion of mining operations. The city is looking for input. There are two ways to get involved. [...]

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