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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor New vendors selling granola, cheese, wild rice and micro greens will be at the Elk River Farmers Market this season. They join a list of returning favorites as the market opens its ninth season from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at 716 and 720 Main in downtown Elk [.....Read More
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Downtown Elk River’s Holiday Celebration will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at River’s Edge Commons Park at Main and Jackson during those hours. Bring a camera and take photos with Santa. The holiday movies “Merry Madagascar” and “Shrek the Halls...Read More
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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. ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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’ holida...Read More
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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 Connec...Read More
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