Elk River Mayor John Dietz

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz describes himself as a “homegrown product.” He grew up in Elk River, as did his wife, Jayne, and their two daughters. “Next to my family, the city of Elk River is the most important thing in my life,” Dietz said during a candidate forum Saturday […]

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• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz plans to run for re-election this fall. Dietz made the announcement April 11, which was his 65th birthday. “This will probably be the last time I run. If I’m fortunate enough to be re-elected for another term, I think that eight years is enough as […]

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Elk River Mayor John Dietz’s monthly meeting at the Elk River American Legion has been cancelled for October. It was to be held Oct. 6 but will not be held due to a candidates forum scheduled for that day. The mayor’s next regularly-scheduled meeting at the Legion will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

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I thought it was interesting that John Dietz commented in last week’s edition of the Star News about incomplete coverage of the joint meeting regarding cooperation between the county and city. When it comes to reporting news of the county, school district and city, the Star is often like the Platte River, a mile wide […]

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I read with interest the story in Saturday’s Star News about last week’s meeting between the Sherburne County commissioners and the Elk River City Council. Your reporter that was at the meeting chose to focus on one comment I made about the status of the county fair. What he didn’t write about were all the […]

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To read about Jessica Stockamp’s shopping trip click here. To read about John Dietz’ shopping trip click here. It has been said that a lot can be gained by walking a mile in another person’s shoes. Well, some local community leaders have agreed to walk for a week in the shoes of families who have […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Annette Kuyper, the director of military outreach for the Minnesota Army National Guard, helped Elk River launch itself into the next phase of becoming a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community this past weekend. Kuyper was the keynote speaker at the Jan. 7 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon  community kickoff event, which was […]

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