City of Elk River

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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The city of Elk River will conduct a number of tests on the outdoor warning siren system the week of March 11. The testing is to ensure full functionality in preparation for the tornado season. A full test of the system, in which all sites will sound, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 15. [...]

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Jeremy Barnhart has been promoted to Elk River community operations and development deputy director. He has worked as Elk River’s planning manager since May 2006. Barnhart, of Watertown, has a bachelor’s degree in community and regional planning from Iowa State University in Ames and a master of business administration degree from Hamline University in St. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Recycling in Elk River has increased dramatically after the implementation of a new single stream recycling program late last year. The switch was made Dec. 1. “Just in a couple of months we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the amount of recyclables that we have,” City Administrator Cal Portner said [...]

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Don Aarestad has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for February. His volunteer contributions include: •Served as the Elk River American Legion’s service officer for many years. •Served on the Elk River Legion’s Honor Guard unit. •Recipient of the Elk River Legion Americanism Award. •Member of the Silvertones senior singing [...]

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The city of Elk River has recently qualified for the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust’s (LMCIT) land use incentive, potentially saving the city up to $3,750 if there is a land use claim in the future. The Land Use Incentive program rewards LMCIT property/casualty member-cities having a number of elected and appointed officials who [...]

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Too few people take notice of decisions being made with their tax dollars. Most, myself included, have all they can do managing day-to-day  obligations, let alone spending three hours twice a month to see what the city of Elk River is up to. The recent $9.6 million spent on an “expanded city garage monolith” was [...]

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I address the concern of mine to the citizens of Elk River. Why do we have elections? In the past it was to elect a person to represent us. We are moving on now, but in my mind we are not moving forward. I really feel sorry for the present generation, for you have not [...]

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