Elk River City Council
Garrett Christianson has been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission by the City Council. He replaces Thomas Petschl, who has moved out of Elk River. Christianson will fill Petschl’s unexpired term, which runs until Feb. 28, 2017. Christianson, of Elk River, is an operations supervisor wit...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The old Saxon Motors site along east Highway 10 in Elk River may become a boat dealership, complete with a large new pond in front. Dave Markquart, owner of Skeeter Boat Center, is interested in moving his dealership from Ramsey to the old Saxon site at 17354 Zane St....Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River’s new business park is taking off, with three companies looking at locating or expanding there. All three companies are interested in lots in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, which is near Highway 10 and the Northstar commuter rail station. The Elk Riv...Read More
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Darren McKernan was sworn  in Monday as the Elk River Police Department’s new patrol captain. McKernan took the oath of office from Mayor John Dietz during the Elk River City Council meeting.  His 4-year-old son, Bode, and 7-year-old daughter, Ragen, then pinned on his badge. McKernan takes over...Read More
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The city of Elk River has a new economic development director. Amanda Othoudt was hired Monday by the Elk River City Council. She has been the city of Becker’s community development director since August 2012. Prior to that, she worked in private sector development. She will begin work in Elk Rive...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen already attends City Council meetings, but in the wake of a shooting at New Hope City Hall, the council has asked that an additional officer also be at the meetings. Now a uniformed officer sits at the back of the room, and the city is ...Read More
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The Elk River Police Department has been recognized as one of seven Minnesota “Outstanding Agencies” for promoting traffic safety.   The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized the Elk River department with the Outstanding Agency Award for its successful enforcement record and traf...Read More
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Eileen Stombaugh picks up litter daily on the west end of Elk River, to the tune of several tons a year. She also cleans up trash along the Great Northern Trail in Elk River. “I wish we had a lot more people like that who would take the time to pick up litter on public [...]...Read More
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Seven new on-call firefighters are joining the Elk River Fire Department. They are Trent Collins, Michael Kaden, Michael Kelleher, Philip Luitjens, Justin Ryti, Anthony Seibert and Kenneth Tietz. The Elk River City Council approved their hiring Monday. They now will begin the Elk River Fire Academy,...Read More
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