Elk River City Council

The general manager of Zylstra Harley-Davidson in Elk River is the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for September. Mike Matter was honored at Monday’s City Council meeting. His recent charitable and volunteer work includes: •Supported the Elk River Fourth of July celebration by sponsoring and organizing event cleanup. •Helped raise funds for [...]

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Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz presented the proclamation Monday to Marilyn Schroeder, of Elk River, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anoka Chapter. Sept. 17 was the 227th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is submitting three road projects to be considered for funding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The state has $25 million available statewide in Corridors of Commerce funding to pay for things like right of way acquisition, environmental studies and preliminary engineering. The primary intent is to prepare [...]

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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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