Elk River Municipal Utilities

Do you like to put up big displays of holiday lighting outside your home? Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) is having a holiday lighting contest for people within its electric service territory. Applications are available at ERMU, 13069 Orono Parkway, Elk River, or online at www.elkriverutilities.com. Application deadline is Dec. 7. There are five categories: [...]

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Elk River Municipal Utilities is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the landfill gas-to-electricity production plant from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The public is invited to the Elk River Landfill for the celebration, which will highlight the production of enough renewable energy to supply the electricity for more than 19,000 average homes for [...]

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Elk River Municipal Utilities is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the landfill gas-to-electricity production plant from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The public is invited to the Elk River Landfill for the celebration, which will highlight the production of enough renewable energy to supply the electricity for more than 19,000 average homes for [...]

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Elk River Municipal Utilities is one of 176 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in [...]

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A diver moved along the top of of the Orono Dam. An inspection of the Orono Dam in Elk River was done this week. The routine inspection started Monday, Feb. 20 and finished the next day. It was done by Ayres and Associates from Eau Claire, Wis. There were four divers and they took turns [...]

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Elk River firefighters assisted Elk River Municipal Utilities in opening the gates at Orono Dam recently. Right: Firefighter Tristan Nicka and Captain Jeff Smith of the Elk River Fire Department sprayed water on the dam so the frozen gates could be opened. Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said firefighters helped dislodge the ice that forms [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River city officials have voted to beef up investment in an electrical transmission line proposed to run from South Dakota to near the Twin Cities. The Elk River Utilities Commission and the Elk River City Council, meeting jointly, both voted unanimously Monday, March 14 to increase the city’s investment [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) is exploring the possibility of increasing its ownership in an electrical transmission line proposed to run from South Dakota to southeast of the Twin Cities. ERMU sees it as a potential opportunity to hold down future electrical rates. ERMU entered into an agreement four years [...]

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