downtown Elk River

by Jim Boyle Editor Jim Soderberg, the president of Soderberg Apartment Specialists in Brooklyn Park, ceremonially cut the ribbon for Granite Shores along Main Street Monday morning in downtown Elk River. Inside he announced plans to fill the first floor with retail businesses and residents — and fast. “I think this building didn’t have action [...]

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Two buildings in downtown Elk River were demolished this week. The Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority bought the buildings at 716 and 720 Main Street in 2006 intending to eventually demolish them for parking. They were razed now after engineering concerns surfaced about the stability of the roof of 720 Main. The demolition was [...]

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A number of baby animals will be in downtown Elk River on Saturday, Dec. 10, as part of downtown’s holiday celebration. There will be a be a baby camel, baby reindeer, baby bighorn sheep, baby ibex and a baby mule deer at the River’s Edge Commons Park with Santa, according to Wendy Simenson of Kemper [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The toy soldiers are back. For the third year, the Edward Jones toy soldiers will dance around during downtown Elk River’s annual holiday celebration. This year’s event runs from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Sandi Yeado and Penny Larrabee of the downtown Elk River Edward Jones office, and Yeado’s husband, [...]

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A task force that started working on a plan for downtown Elk River will begin meeting again. The group was put on hiatus in 2007 until a plan for Highway 10 through downtown Elk River was finished. That highway plan has been completed and the City Council has now given the go-ahead to reassemble the [...]

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