Elk River City Council

Nine new probationary on-call firefighters have joined the Elk River Fire Department. The Elk River City Council approved their hiring Monday. They are: Jacob Collins, Garrett Erdman, Zachary Hoffman, Chad Kreuser, Joseph Libor, Sandy Meredith, Casey Neumann, Kenneth Smith and Brandon Vito. The new probationary firefighters will begin the Elk River Fire Academy, an in-house [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two four-year council seats are up for election in Elk River this fall. Council Member Paul Motin said he is running for re-election in Ward 4. In Ward 1, Council Member Stewart Wilson said, “At this juncture, I’m not planning to seek election.” Wilson was appointed to the City Council [...]

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Filing period to seek office opens May 20   Elk River mayor and the ward 1 and 4 council member seats are up for election this fall. All terms are for four years. Any eligible person may become a candidate by filing an affidavit of candidacy with the Elk River city clerk between May 20 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor During 2013, the city of Elk River opened a new park, repaired and reconstructed streets, saw more home building and set an attendance record at the downtown concert series. Those were just a few of the facts outlined in the city’s new 2013 annual report, which was presented to the [...]

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Michelle Masica has been recognized for 30 years of service to the city of Elk River. Police Chief Brad Rolfe said Masica was the city’s first community service officer. Her duties included parking enforcement, animal control and other work that ranged from painting the old creamery building that once housed city hall to sanding Sheetrock [...]

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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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