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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
He’s run operation that includes 21 lift stations, 77 miles of pipeline and a wastewater treatment plant by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Since 1998, Gary Leirmoe has been quietly running the city of Elk River’s wastewater treatment system. It’s a vital, but low-profile, job. “We’re kind of out of sight and out of mind until [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Plans for a 52-unit apartment building next to the Northstar Commuter Rail station have been approved by the Elk River City Council. Duffy Development Co. in Minntonka is behind the project, called Coachman Ridge. The company also built The Depot at Elk River Station, a similar apartment complex located across [...]
Elk River Police Officer David Windels has been promoted to patrol sergeant. Mayor John Dietz administered the oath of office to Windels at Monday’s City Council meeting. Windels is an eight-year veteran of the police department. Prior to that, he worked for the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Joseph Police Department. He has [...]