Elk River City Council

A comprehensive plan for the city of Elk River was approved Monday by the City Council. The plan is approximately 140 pages in length and is an update of the 2004 comprehensive plan. A hearing on the draft plan earlier this month attracted a crowd of people opposed to proposed road alignments running through two parks. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River is looking into coordinating the July 4 fireworks show this year. Mayor John Dietz said Jim Boyle, chair of the Elk River Independence Day Committee, is stepping aside as chair and no one else is willing to head the committee. “I told him somehow, some [...]

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Steve Tillmann has been honored for 30 years of service with the City of Elk River. He currently is the assistant liquor operations manager. He purchases all wine for the city’s two stores and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Northbound Liquor. Mayor John Dietz recognized him at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting.

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Three people have filed for Elk River city offices so far. The candidate filing period is May 20 to June 3. Those filing as of today are John Dietz, mayor; Garrett Christianson, council member Ward 1; and Paul Motin council member Ward 4. Dietz and Motin are incumbents. Christianson is running for the council seat now held by Stewart Wilson.

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Jennifer Wagner has announced she will run for the Ward 4 seat on the Elk River City Council. Paul Motin currently holds the seat. He announced in April he plans to run for re-election. Filings open May 20 and close June 3 for Ward 1 and Ward 3 seats as well as for Elk River [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A group of people concerned about the closure of the city’s Pinewood Golf Course is pressing the Elk River City Council for some answers. Peter Kimball, spokesperson for the group, told the council Monday that the residents would like to submit a list of questions in advance and then meet [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Garrett Christianson has announced he will run for the Elk River City Council seat in Ward 1. Council Member Stewart Wilson currently holds that seat. Wilson said last month that, at that point, he wasn’t planning to seek election. Christianson said he has an interest in city government and when [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two controversial proposed future road alignments running through two Elk River parks have been deleted from the city’s 137-page draft comprehensive plan. The Elk River City Council agreed Monday to erase the alignments. The Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission had opposed them, and the issue drew a crowd to [...]

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