City of Elk River

In 2012 the city of Elk River was able to complete an organizational assessment and build a foundation for our future. After some organizational restructuring, the addition of key staff members, a thorough review and update to our personnel policies, we now have the pieces in place to prepare for the future of Elk River. [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River parks commissioners have not yet advised the city to tear down the skateboard park that has been in use at Lions Park since 2004. They did agree this week, however, to prohibit further use of the equipment this winter while they meet with area youth and other interested [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River Director of Economic Development Annie Deckert is leaving her job with the city of Elk River to become a self-employed consultant. Her new business is called The Decklan Group. It will be located in Elk River. Deckert said she will be doing things very similar to what she [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Youth Football has asked the city of Elk River to partner on a 100-yard playing field its league president says is “desperately” needed. Todd Raymakers, the president of the nonprofit organization focusing on youth development through the teaching of football fundamentals, made the plea for a lighted field to [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor In addition to Elk River stories in the top 10 stories of the year, here are some other city news highlights from 2012: •Elk River’s branding effort was pronounced “off to a blazing start” in April by the consultant who helped the city come up with its new Powered by [...]

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I like the synergy going on in the Elk River Area School District, and I think I know the root of it. There’s a realization in our down economy that we need each other. The Elk River Area School District needs the people, businesses, municipal units of government and community organizations. The organization reached out [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Excitement is building for Manufacturers Week, which has been proclaimed by the city of Elk River as Oct. 22–28. Four Elk River manufacturing businesses are working with Elk River High School and the city of Elk River to offer tours of their facilities, in addition to public tours of two of [...]

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Elk River City Engineer Justin Femrite will be the guest of Mayor John Dietz on Saturday, July 7, at the Elk River American Legion, 525 Railroad Dr. Dietz will hold his monthly discussion with question-and-answer opportunities at 9 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be available.

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