Elk River City Council

by Jim Boyle and Joni Astrup Star News staff The city-owned Pinewood Golf Course will not be opening this spring. The Elk River City Council made that decision by consensus in a work session March 17. It came after the City Council met in a closed session with legal counsel. The city is currently in [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Alcohol continues to be the “drug of choice” for area residents. But Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney said the good news is that Sherburne County is no longer one of the deadliest counties in the state when it comes to impaired driving That was one of several trends Heaney outlined [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A subcommittee of the Elk River Heritage Preservation Commission will be formed to explore options for the restoration of the historic water tower in downtown Elk River. The Elk River City Council approved the formation of the subcommittee in a 4-0 vote Monday. The water tower, located near Jackson Avenue [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council has amended a business subsidy agreement for The Bank of Elk River, reducing the amount of property tax abatement that the bank may receive. The amendment came after the bank was unable to fully meet job creation goals set out in the original agreement, as [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sportech will be adding a Customer Innovation Center to its operation, thanks in part to a city loan. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a $111,155 forgivable loan for the business, which produces aftermarket products for sporting vehicles. Sportech will use the money to help construct [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council has agreed to settle the issue of deferred water and sewer assessments on the Houlton Farm by reducing the amount the owners owe by $120,000. Under the plan, the city would recoup that money by renting out crop land at the farm. The Conservation Fund [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor “I think it was one of the greatest community events ever held in the city of Elk River.” That’s how Mayor John Dietz summed up Hockey Day Minnesota 2014, which drew thousands of people to the Handke Pit on Saturday, including Gov. Mark Dayton and Craig Leipold, owner of the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new restaurant plans to open near Walmart in Elk River. Noodles & Company will locate at 18130 Zane St. in the end unit of a multi-tenant building, according to Hunter Development Group in Arvada, Co. Noodles & Company is a “fast-casual” restaurant serving noodles, sandwiches, salads and soups inspired [...]

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