Elk River City Council

The Elk River City Council has approved a request to convert 36 proposed townhome units in the Kliever Lake Fields East development to 22 single-family lots. The building sizes and types will be similar to Kliever Lakes Field 4th Addition, which was approved in 2013 and converted 42 proposed townhome units into 21 detached single-family […]

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Aaron Surratt has been hired as deputy chief of operations for the Elk River Fire Department. The position is a new one. The fire department’s 2013-2017 strategic plan included the creation of the position to oversee the department’s firefighting force, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. The Elk River City Council approved hiring Surratt, […]

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About a dozen members of the Bailey family have donated $20,000 to be used for improvements to Bailey Point Nature Preserve, the Elk River park that bears the family’s name. The City Council has acknowledged the contributions with a resolution. Bailey Point Nature Preserve is located at 1 Morton Ave., west of downtown Elk River […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River may add a new weapon to the local war on drugs. Funding for a new drug task force detective is in the city’s preliminary budget for 2015. Council members heard more about the position during a budget work session Monday and expressed some support for it. But a […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Jennifer Wagner and Paul Motin were the top finishers in the Elk River City Council Ward 4 primary election on Tuesday, and now will face off in the Nov. 4 general election. Wagner came in first with 136 votes, followed by Motin with 89 and Dennis Chuba with 82. Motin […]

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Brian Balabon has been appointed to the Elk River Ice Arena Commission by the Elk River City Council. The term runs through Feb. 28, 2017. Balabon works in finance and accounting. Since moving to Elk River, he has volunteered to coach his children’s hockey, softball and T-ball teams. He also served as volunteer co-chairman for […]

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Unofficial primary election results for the Ward 4 Elk River City Council race show Jennifer Wagner with 130 votes, incumbent  Council Member Paul Motin with 84 and Dennis Chuba with 77, according to the city’s Web site. This does not include absentee ballots. The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.  

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new grant possibility has emerged for the city of Elk River to acquire the Houlton farm. The new player is The Trust for Public Land, which has grant funds available and has offered to seek approval to buy the farm and donate it to the city. The farm is […]

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There are three candidates running for the Elk River City Council seat in Ward 4, which leads to a run-off in a primary vote. The candidates are Council Member Paul Motin, Denny Chuba and Jennifer Wagner. The top two finishers in the Aug. 12 primary election will be placed on the Nov. 4 general election […]

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