Election 2014

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz describes himself as a “homegrown product.” He grew up in Elk River, as did his wife, Jayne, and their two daughters. “Next to my family, the city of Elk River is the most important thing in my life,” Dietz said during a candidate forum Saturday [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River City Council Member Paul Motin is being challenged by Jennifer Wagner in Ward 4. Both participated in a candidate forum Saturday at Elk River City Hall. The forum was sponsored by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elk River Citizens League. Wagner described herself as [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two candidates running for an open seat on the Elk River City Council squared off Saturday at a forum. Garrett Christianson and Jerry Olsen are running for the Ward 1 seat now held by Stewart Wilson. Wilson was appointed in February 2013 to serve out the term vacated by Nick [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott credits a school guidance counselor for steering him into law enforcement. Brott was in high school in St. Cloud when he took an assessment test and met with the guidance counselor, who suggested criminal justice would be a good fit. That prompted Brott to check [...]

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Larry Farber, a former Elk River City Council member and Sherburne County commissioner, has filed for the District 1 seat on the Elk River Area School Board. That seat is currently held by Shane Steinbrecher. The others to have filed include Jamie Plantenberg-Selbitschka and incumbent Tony Walter for two available at-large seats. Jane Bunting has [...]

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Sherburne County will have at least two contested races this fall. Both Ewald Peterson and Felix Schmiessing filed for re-election to the County Board, and Erv Danielowski, of Big Lake, has filed for the District 2 seat held by Peterson. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen, Heaney, of Elk River, has filed for re-election, and Duwane Snyder, [...]

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Four people are now running for three Elk River city offices. Jennifer Wagner has officially joined the Ward 4 council race by filing for office at Elk River City Hall. She is running against Council Member Paul Motin. Filing earlier were Motin, Mayor John Dietz and Garrett Christianson, who is running for the council seat in [...]

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Three people have filed for Elk River city offices so far. The candidate filing period is May 20 to June 3. Those filing as of today are John Dietz, mayor; Garrett Christianson, council member Ward 1; and Paul Motin council member Ward 4. Dietz and Motin are incumbents. Christianson is running for the council seat now held by Stewart Wilson.

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Jennifer Wagner has announced she will run for the Ward 4 seat on the Elk River City Council. Paul Motin currently holds the seat. He announced in April he plans to run for re-election. Filings open May 20 and close June 3 for Ward 1 and Ward 3 seats as well as for Elk River [...]

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