Elk River City Council
The Dave Anderson Athletic Complex was officially dedicated Monday. The Elk River City Council had voted in January to rename the Orono Athletic Complex after Anderson. The 12-acre site is located at 13300 Business Center Drive, near Orono Park, and has four lighted softball and baseball fields. Mon...Read More
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An Elk River man who advocates for veterans’ issues has been named the city’s Volunteer of the Month for May. Ralph Donais was honored at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Donais is chairman of the United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota and appears  at the Capitol two to thre...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council decided Monday to continue to have the July 4 fireworks show at Lion John Weicht Park. The council considered but did not adopt a new Independence Day Fireworks Policy that spelled out the process for a group or organization to host the fire...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A company that plans to build a $3.9 million truck dealership in Elk River has been granted up to $546,814 in a property tax abatement from the city. The Elk River City Council approved the GATR abatement in a 5-0 vote Monday. GATR sells heavy-duty and medium-duty tru...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River’s organics recycling program is undergoing a change. Beginning July 1, the city will switch to the Blue Bag Organics program. Residents will no longer put compost in a separate cart for curbside pick-up. Rather, the organic materials will be put in compost...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor “This is the future of our department.” Those were Elk River Police Chief Ron Nierenhausen’s words as three new officers — Harley Lenart, Reid Ellanson and Colin Myhro — were sworn in Monday. Nierenhausen outlined their credentials before Mayor John Dietz ad...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Having a July 4 fireworks show over Lake Orono rather than Lions Park would cost an extra $10,532. That’s the estimate Elk River city officials have come up with, as City Council members consider whether to move the fireworks from Lion John Weicht Park to Orono Park...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River and Sportech have reached an agreement that appears to pave the way for a company expansion. The Elk River City Council has approved a purchase agreement for the contingent sale of two lots totaling 14 acres in the city’s Nature’s Edge Busine...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Justin Ege has been promoted to patrol sergeant in the Elk River Police Department in the latest advancement set in motion by the December retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. Ege took the oath of office during the April 6 Elk River City Council meeting. He replaces Darren...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor There’s a possibility that Elk River’s July 4 fireworks will return to Lake Orono in 2016. The fireworks have been launched over Lions Park — now known as Lion John Weicht Park — since 2011. But prior to that, the fireworks had been exploding over Lake Orono f...Read More
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