Elk River City Council

A car wash will be added to Ralphie’s Victory Lane at 13374 Highway 10 in Elk River. The Elk River City Council has approved a conditional use permit request by Brian Brehmer for the car wash. It will be built onto the east side of the building.

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• Each challenged three more people by Jim Boyle Editor Before tackling the latest budget discussions, members of the Elk River City Council did the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. They were all challenged by a fellow council member Paul Motin who had already made good on a challenge issued to him. Each council member [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council has taken another step toward silencing train horns in the city, by determining how to pay the estimated $1.35 million cost of the “quiet zone” project. With the financing nailed down, Mayor John Dietz asked during Tuesday’s City Council meeting if quiet zones would be [...]

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The Elk River City Council has asked Fire Chief T. John Cunningham to research some issues related to signs in the public right of way and report back by Dec. 1. Signs are not allowed in the public right of way, which is the area approximately 10 feet from the curb into the yard. The [...]

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The late Tony Belanger has been honored as Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for August. For 30 years, Belanger was commander of the Elk River Color Guard, which includes the Legion and VFW. He conducted numerous funerals in the Elk River area, with 65 documented from 2012 to present. He ran flag retirement ceremonies [...]

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Last year the Elk River City Council, by consensus, maintained the previously existing ordinance prohibiting any type of sign placement in the city right of way. Since then city staff have implemented an education and awareness program to monitor ordinance compliance. The City Council will be discussing this ordinance at a work session that will [...]

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The Elk River City Council has approved a request to convert 36 proposed townhome units in the Kliever Lake Fields East development to 22 single-family lots. The building sizes and types will be similar to Kliever Lakes Field 4th Addition, which was approved in 2013 and converted 42 proposed townhome units into 21 detached single-family [...]

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Aaron Surratt has been hired as deputy chief of operations for the Elk River Fire Department. The position is a new one. The fire department’s 2013-2017 strategic plan included the creation of the position to oversee the department’s firefighting force, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. The Elk River City Council approved hiring Surratt, [...]

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About a dozen members of the Bailey family have donated $20,000 to be used for improvements to Bailey Point Nature Preserve, the Elk River park that bears the family’s name. The City Council has acknowledged the contributions with a resolution. Bailey Point Nature Preserve is located at 1 Morton Ave., west of downtown Elk River [...]

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