Elk River Economic Development Authority

A 1.3-acre lot in Elk River’s Northstar Business Park is being sold to enable a growing company to build a parking lot for approximately 100 vehicles. The Elk River Economic Development Authority approved the sale of the lot for $114,127 to Scatman Holdings, LLC. Scatman Holdings is the property ownership arm of Professional Service Bureau. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A future roundabout proposed in eastern Elk River is drawing opposition from local trucking companies, and the city is reconsidering the matter. The roundabout is planned at the intersection of 171st Avenue and Twin Lakes Road, located between Highway 10 and the railroad tracks just south of the Northstar train [...]

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Twenty-two people have expressed interest in producing a piece of public art reflecting the city of Elk River’s Powered by Nature brand. The 22 registrants include local artists, as well as artists from the metro area and outstate, according to Economic Development Specialist Colleen Eddy. Mediums vary from fiberglass, steel and metal to stone and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two commercial lots along Highway 10 have been donated to the city of Elk River. The lots are located near Joplin Street, just west of Westbound Liquor. The two 1.5-acre parcels have a total taxable market value of $261,400. Tom Hartman offered to give the lots to the city in [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is moving ahead with soliciting proposals for a piece of public art reflecting the city’s Powered by Nature brand. The Elk River Economic Development Authority voted 6-0 Monday to move forward with the sculpture competition. The city is looking for a solar-powered clock, fountain, tree, sculpture or other [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor City officials are toying with the idea of launching a sculpture competition as the grand finale to Elk River’s Powered by Nature branding effort. The Elk River Economic Development Authority showed interest in the idea at a meeting earlier this month, but has not yet given the go-ahead to proceed. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River approved $2 million in public sector investments in local businesses in 2013, according to the Elk River Economic Development Authority’s year-end report. That investment is resulting in 30 new jobs, $8 million in private investment attracted, $6 million in taxable value added and 139,350 square [...]

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Dan Tveite has been re-elected president of the Elk River Economic Development Authority for 2014. Other officers were also re-elected at the EDA’s Jan. 21 meeting. They are Pat Dwyer, vice president; Matt Westgaard, treasurer; Paul Motin, secretary; and Bryan Provo, assistant treasurer.

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor An uptick in interest from industrial prospects is prompting the city of Elk River to consider expanding a business park three years earlier than planned. Phase II of the Nature’s Edge Business Center was scheduled for 2017, but the city is looking at moving that up to 2014. Brian Beeman, [...]

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