Elk River City Council

Eric Waldoch, of Elk River, started the CAER food shelf’s car repair program in 2003, and continues to faciliate it today. For that and several other volunteer efforts, Waldoch has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for November. He was honored at Monday’s City Council meeting. In addition to his […]

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A permit has been approved for a Japanese restaurant seeking to locate in Elk River. The City Council voted 5-0 Monday to approve a conditional use permit for Hajime Restaurant. The restaurant will be located in an existing multi-tenant building at 18850 Dodge St., just north of Perkins. There will be seating for 60.

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No recount will be held in the Elk River City Council Ward 1 race. Jerry Olsen won the contest, beating Garrett Christianson by 29 votes, 875 to 846, in the Nov. 4 election. A candidate could request a recount, at city expense, if the difference between the votes cast for him and the winning candidate […]

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The city of Elk River has received a “letter of interest” from one party interested in two new lots in the city’s Nature’s Edge Business Center. The lots are in the center’s second addition, which is on pace to open next spring. Jeremy Barnhart said the letter of interest has come before the streets are […]

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Frattalone Companies in St. Paul has been awarded a $137,445 bid to dredge stormwater ponds near the Orono Dam and at the northwest corner of Highland and Jackson in Elk River. In their current condition, the ponds are at or near their treatment effectiveness, according to City Engineer Justin Femrite. Frattalone will remove and dispose […]

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In a sign of the times, the Elk River City Council has reduced the required number of vehicle stacking spaces for bank drive-through lanes from five to two per lane. The change reflects an increase in on-line banking and direct deposit. City Planner Chris Leeseberg said 62 percent of people were banking on-line in 2011, […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A bench memorial to honor Lion Neil Anderson will be placed at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. Anderson died March 11. “At his passing, the club just felt that they wanted to recognize him in some way,” Lion Harold Gramstad said. Anderson was a long-time member of the […]

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For the second time this year, Midwest Landscapes in Otsego has donated 20 trees to the city of Elk River. The trees most recently donated include maple, elm, locust and oak and were to be planted at Orono Park and the grounds behind City Hall. The trees are valued at $11,000. The Elk River City […]

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Elk River City Administrator Cal Portner has had his performance review and “met or exceeded expectations,” according to Mayor John Dietz. The council held a closed meeting Oct. 20 to evaluate Portner’s job performance. The council is required by state law to summarize its conclusions at the next open council meeting. Dietz read a statement […]

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