Elk River Municipal Utilities

Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) is offering a scholarship program in conjunction with Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA). Called the Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award, it is open to high school seniors who are customers or have a legal guardian who is a customer of ERMU. Students are required to submit a 500- to 700-word [...]

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Winners have been announced in Elk River Municipal Utilities’ first holiday lighting contest. •First place: Pat Martie, 21114 Highway 169, Elk River •Runner-up: Jesse and Crystal Johnson, 19465 Albany Court N.W., Elk River •Second runner-up: Ernie and Mary Hoffman, 15726 96th Circle, Otsego •Most creative: Becky Butler and Josh Larson, 1414 Fifth St. N.W., Elk [...]

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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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