downtown Elk River

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Some changes are in store for the Main Street and Parrish Avenue intersection in downtown Elk River. The city is looking at eliminating five parking spaces to make room for a right-turn lane for eastbound Main Street traffic wanting to turn south onto Parrish Avenue. The five parking spaces are […]

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The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) has rejected a loan request from a woman looking to open a coffee shop and fitness studio at Granite Shores in downtown Elk River. Kacey Bottineau, owner of Soul, had requested a $62,304 Energy Efficiency Improvement Program Micro Loan. The level of risk associated with the business plan […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Downtown Elk River saw some significant events unfold in 2012. Two key buildings were sold and are being revitalized, two other buildings were demolished and an enhanced parking lot built, and a long-range plan for the greater downtown area came to fruition. Plus, the city bought a piece of riverfront […]

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Click here to see the plan for the greater downtown Elk River area. by Joni Astrup Associate editor A long-range plan for a 432-acre area in and around downtown Elk River has passed the City Council on a 4-1 vote. Council members Jerry Gumphrey, Nick Zerwas and Matt Westgaard and Mayor John Dietz voted for the plan, […]

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“Light It Up, Elk River,” a tree-lighting ceremony, will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1, at River’s Edge Commons Park in downtown Elk River. A choir will perform and Mayor John Dietz will speak and light the tree. There also will be information about Elk River Municipal Utilities’ holiday lighting contest. Hot beverages and […]

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An open house on a proposed long-range plan for the greater downtown Elk River area will run from 4–7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway. The event is a chance for the public to view the proposed plan and offer comments. To see the plan, called the Mississippi Connections […]

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