Elk River City Council

by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River may add a new weapon to the local war on drugs. Funding for a new drug task force detective is in the city’s preliminary budget for 2015. Council members heard more about the position during a budget work session Monday and expressed some support for it. But a [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Jennifer Wagner and Paul Motin were the top finishers in the Elk River City Council Ward 4 primary election on Tuesday, and now will face off in the Nov. 4 general election. Wagner came in first with 136 votes, followed by Motin with 89 and Dennis Chuba with 82. Motin [...]

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Brian Balabon has been appointed to the Elk River Ice Arena Commission by the Elk River City Council. The term runs through Feb. 28, 2017. Balabon works in finance and accounting. Since moving to Elk River, he has volunteered to coach his children’s hockey, softball and T-ball teams. He also served as volunteer co-chairman for [...]

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Unofficial primary election results for the Ward 4 Elk River City Council race show Jennifer Wagner with 130 votes, incumbent  Council Member Paul Motin with 84 and Dennis Chuba with 77, according to the city’s Web site. This does not include absentee ballots. The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.  

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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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