Elk River City Council

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Since the early 1990s, Dave Raymond has been promoting the arts and artists. His efforts were recognized Monday, when he was honored as Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for April. Raymond has been an active member of the Elk River Arts Alliance since its beginning and has been the organization’s chairman since 2007. His [...]

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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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