Elk River City Council
          by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Thirteen people have been appointed or reappointed to Elk River boards and commissions by the City Council. All terms are for three years, except for the Library Board. New appointees, pictured here, include Britt Aamodt, Garrett Chr...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County Attorney Kathy Heaney calls it her soapbox. She climbed up on it Monday, during an Elk River City Council meeting, where she urged people to properly dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs. “We do know that prescription drugs are a gateway dru...Read More
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Two veteran firefighters have retired from the Elk River Fire Department. Bob Pearson retired after 30 years and Duane Smith after 25 years. They were recognized at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said it’s been a privilege to work with such dedicated indiv...Read More
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Elk River City Council members have given their blessing to a draft design for new entrance signs to the city. During a work session Monday, the council indicated support for a vertical gateway sign that incorporates stone, the elk from the city’s logo and the words of the city’s brand, Powered ...Read More
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The City of Elk River’s annual report is going the way of the dinosaur. City Administrator Cal Portner said communication has changed with the use of social media, and people have become accustomed to “real time” information. The city has seven Facebook pages alone, as well as a YouTube channe...Read More
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A $200,000 Jobs Incentive Microloan has been approved for Coin-Tainer Co./Stonesthrow Properties. Both the Elk River Economic Development Authority and the Elk River City Council approved the loan Tuesday. Stonesthrow plans to use the money to assist with the contract for deed financing of a buildin...Read More
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Two former Elk River City Council members have been appointed to city committees. Stewart Wilson and Paul Motin were both appointed to the positions on Tuesday. They finished their council terms the end of the year. Motin was appointed by the Elk River Economic Development Authority to a subcommitte...Read More
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Don and Donna Bouley have been named Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for January. Each week, they both serve as volunteer bailiffs at the Sherburne County Government Center and as Elk River Library volunteers. Additionally, Don volunteers with Meals on Wheels and Donna machine embroiders pillow...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a final send-off after a 33-year career with the Elk River Police Department, Brad Rolfe was recognized Monday with a day in his honor. The Elk River City Council proclaimed Jan. 5 as Bradley Rolfe Day. Rolfe retired as police chief on Dec. 30. He had been police c...Read More
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