Elk River City Council

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new grant possibility has emerged for the city of Elk River to acquire the Houlton farm. The new player is The Trust for Public Land, which has grant funds available and has offered to seek approval to buy the farm and donate it to the city. The farm is [...]

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There are three candidates running for the Elk River City Council seat in Ward 4, which leads to a run-off in a primary vote. The candidates are Council Member Paul Motin, Denny Chuba and Jennifer Wagner. The top two finishers in the Aug. 12 primary election will be placed on the Nov. 4 general election [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A standing-room-only crowd upset about the closing of Pinewood Golf Course turned out Monday night to hear from the Elk River City Council. Peter Kimball had requested the meeting on behalf of people concerned about the closure of the nine-hole municipal golf course at 18150 Waco St., which the city [...]

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Joan Frick can be found volunteering everywhere from the Elk River Library to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Now she has been recognized for her efforts by being named the city’s Volunteer of the Month for June. She was honored at the June 16 Elk River City Council meeting. Here are her volunteer accomplishments: •Volunteers [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A developer is looking at converting proposed townhomes in Elk River to another use. Source Construction Capital in Plymouth had planned to build 48 more townhome units in the River Park development in Elk River. But now Chase Peterson of Source Capital said they would rather convert that land to [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A July 4 fireworks show will go on at Lions Park in Elk River, and now an effort is underway to pay for it. The city of Elk River is seeking donations to close about a $4,000 gap between the amount already in hand and the $15,000 cost of the [...]

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The Elk River City Council will hold a work session meeting on Monday, June 16, at City Hall to respond to questions previously provided by residents interested in Pinewood Golf Course. The regular City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. or immediately following the Economic Development Authority meeting, whichever is later. The [...]

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Two people have been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission. Andrew Crook and Thomas Petschl were appointed by the Elk River City Council. Crook is the manager of quality for UnitedHealth Group Inc. His term runs through Feb. 28, 2015. Petschel is retired. He worked in the construction industry, including as an electrical foreman [...]

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