City of Elk River

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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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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