by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River police and fire departments respond to hundreds of calls annually, but one of their favorite calls comes the first Tuesday in August every year. That’s when they are dispatched to neighborhood block parties for a chance to connect with residents about what’s going on in that particular neighborhood and […]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Lightning struck two homes and is suspected of hitting a third during a storm Saturday morning, July 21, in Elk River. A fire broke out in two of the homes but did not cause major damage. “It was certainly a violent storm that came through and brought with it some […]
After 30 years, Kreuser ends a ‘good, long, run’ on the Elk River Fire Department by Joni Astrup Associate editor Sept. 20, 2008, is a day firefighter Dan Kreuser will never forget. That’s when a landmark fire broke out at the Lions Park Apartments in Elk River, and Kreuser was in charge of fighting it. […]
Attentive, caring, responsible, loyal and dedicated. Those were the words Steve Dittbenner used to describe his friend and fellow firefighter, Dan Kreuser, who was honored Monday, May 7, for 30 years of service with the Elk River Fire Department. Kreuser was recognized at the Elk River City Council meeting. Dittbenner said the Kreuser family name […]
An Elk River Fire Service Task Force will be appointed. Its primary goal is to develop a strategic plan for the Elk River Fire Department and to lay the foundation for meeting the community’s service needs with respect to fire/rescue capabilities and code enforcement/fire prevention, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. The Elk River […]
Anessa DeMers, an Elk River High School junior, took first place both locally and at district, and will soon find out how she fared at the state level competition at the V.F.W. 109th annual Midwinter Grand Banquet to be held at the Minneapolis Marriott on Jan. 21. “We think she has a real good shot […]
Elk River police and fire were called to a report of a possible house fire at 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 23 in the 19300 block of King Circle. Upon arrival they saw smoke coming from the chimney area. The Elk River Fire Department extinguished the fire and an Elk River Police Department chaplain was called […]
The Elk River Lions Club has donated $1,850 to the Elk River Fire Department. The money will be used to purchase an automated external defibrillator. The Elk River City Council has passed a resolution acknowledging the contribution.