City of Elk River

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Seven ducklings that fell into a storm sewer were rescued last week by Elk River city officials and reunited with the mother duck. Mary Dare had discovered the trapped ducklings July 10 after seeing an adult duck near a storm sewer grate by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 326 4th [...]

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• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a [...]

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The City of Elk River is creating a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan and needs feedback. The master plan will guide the future of parks and recreation includingparks, trails, athletic programing, facilities, public art, funding and operations. The plan will help the city adapt to changing community needs and prioritize investments in park facilities [...]

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The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators has recognized the city of Elk River for an “Award of Merit” on the city’s website redesign. The city went through a website redesign in 2013.  The goals of the redesign were to make the website easy to navigate with clear information for residents and those looking to visit [...]

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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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The City of Elk River’s waste water treatment plant will begin jetting sewer lines the end of April as part of its routine maintenance. Jetting will occur throughout the city Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for approximately five months. Approximately one-half of the city’s sanitary sewer lines are cleaned each year [...]

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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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