Elk River City Council
Merle and Diane Buchan have been recognized for their volunteer work in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz presented them with the Volunteer of the Month award at Monday’s City Council meeting. Merle is a volunteer at Guardian Angels and the  Meals on Wheels program. He is known as “Mr. Fixit” at Gu...Read More
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Elk River Baseball has donated $1,250 worth of aglime to the city. The material will be used to groom baseball fields. The Elk River City Council passed a resolution Monday acknowledging the contribution and thanking the group for the donation....Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River City Council members are weighing whether the city should impose stricter regulations on electronic cigarettes. Mayor John Dietz would like the city to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in all locations where tobacco is currently banned under the Minnesota Cl...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor With Pinewood Golf Course still tied up in litigation, Elk River City Administrator Cal Portner said it’s “highly unlikely” the course will reopen for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Court of Appeals in St. Paul heard an appeal in the case on March 25 and has 90 ...Read More
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Academy Elk River has received permission from the city to relocate to a larger facility in the light industrial district. The Elk River City Council has approved a conditional use permit for the business, which offers martial arts programs for people of all ages and abilities. Academy Elk River is ...Read More
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Garrett Christianson has been appointed to the Elk River Planning Commission by the City Council. He replaces Thomas Petschl, who has moved out of Elk River. Christianson will fill Petschl’s unexpired term, which runs until Feb. 28, 2017. Christianson, of Elk River, is an operations supervisor wit...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The old Saxon Motors site along east Highway 10 in Elk River may become a boat dealership, complete with a large new pond in front. Dave Markquart, owner of Skeeter Boat Center, is interested in moving his dealership from Ramsey to the old Saxon site at 17354 Zane St....Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River’s new business park is taking off, with three companies looking at locating or expanding there. All three companies are interested in lots in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, which is near Highway 10 and the Northstar commuter rail station. The Elk Riv...Read More
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Darren McKernan was sworn  in Monday as the Elk River Police Department’s new patrol captain. McKernan took the oath of office from Mayor John Dietz during the Elk River City Council meeting.  His 4-year-old son, Bode, and 7-year-old daughter, Ragen, then pinned on his badge. McKernan takes over...Read More
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The city of Elk River has a new economic development director. Amanda Othoudt was hired Monday by the Elk River City Council. She has been the city of Becker’s community development director since August 2012. Prior to that, she worked in private sector development. She will begin work in Elk Rive...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen already attends City Council meetings, but in the wake of a shooting at New Hope City Hall, the council has asked that an additional officer also be at the meetings. Now a uniformed officer sits at the back of the room, and the city is ...Read More
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