City of Elk River

by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River is required to contribute toward restoring and keeping a clean Mississippi River. The city has been bound by regulations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System since 2003. New obligations would be added with a revised permit that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will consider for approval late [...]

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The Sherburne County Board has approved the distribution of $48,459 in state SCORE grant funds among applicants including the cities of Becker and Elk River, two scout troops, CLIMB Theatre and Sherburne County 4-H. Here are the local recipients: •The city of Elk River is receiving $18,000 in SCORE funds toward a project to introduce [...]

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Elk River is seeking a grant to help pay for solar garbage and recycling containers. The units would be put out at several city parks and ball fields. Total cost for 10 stations is $64,200. The city is applying for a $48,150 grant from Sherburne County SCORE funds to cover 75 percent of the cost. [...]

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Jim Boyle, editor of the Star News, has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month. Mayor John Dietz recognized him at the Dec. 19 city council meeting for a variety of volunteer contributions including his work organizing and chairing Elk River’s Independence Day Committee.

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District will not be helping the city of Elk River renovate its ice arena. The Elk River Area School Board and Elk River City Council had discussed a possible partnership earlier this year at a joint meeting, but school board members agreed at one of their [...]

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In the Nov. 26 edition of the Star News I was given credit for a plan to use $250,000 from the landfill expansion fund to pay down the debt on the police and fire station. This action would lower our debt levy to our citizens, thus lowering the proposed increase to the 2012 tax rate [...]

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