City of Elk River

The prolonged and severely cold winter has increased the impact frost is having on both public and private storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water lines, causing problems with frozen lines. Standing or rising water in the lowest street drain is a sign of a frozen storm sewer or catchbasin/drain. Call the Elk River Streets Division [...]

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Colleen Eddy has been hired by the Elk River City Council as the city’s new economic development specialist. Eddy has been the president of the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for about seven years. She starts her new job with the city on March 24. Brian Beeman, Elk River’s economic development director, said they [...]

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From staff reports What’s ahead for the city of Elk River in 2014? City Administrator Cal Portner offered his thoughts via email. The Elk River City Council approved a fiscally responsible budget that meets the community’s core service expectations for 2014, Portner said. The city is continuing with long-term strategic planning with the expected completion [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Successful local businesses will add to the pomp and circumstance of Minnesota Manufacturer’s Week in Elk River. Designed to showcase Minnesota’s diverse manufacturing industry, organizers of the weeklong event do it to increase legislative awareness of the importance in providing  high-wage, high-skill jobs for our communities and to drum up interest [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Liquor sales in Elk River have been “on fire”  in recent years as the economy has improved. Sales at Elk River’s two city-owned liquor stores were up 6 percent from 2011 to 2012 and increased 4.5 percent in the first eight months of 2013, according to Dave Potvin, who manages [...]

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The Elk River City Council has approved the hiring of Brian Beeman as the city’s economic development director. Four candidates were interviewed. Beeman most recently was the city administrator for the city of Melrose. He also was city administrator for the city of Sutton, Neb., a state trooper in Nebraska and a second lieutenant in [...]

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The city of Elk River’s Pavement Management Program was created to maximize the lifespan of city streets through cost efficient maintenance and rehabilitation. Today, more than 80 percent of city streets are in good to excellent condition, according to city officials. However, because many miles of streets were constructed in the same time period, the [...]

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The city of Elk River has launched a new website at www.ElkRiverMN.gov. The site features easier navigation, enhanced resources, a “How Do I?” section, event calendars, as well as options for public interaction. “The site was created with the user in mind, and was designed using the latest technology so that the website is compatible [...]

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