Elk River Police Department

by Joni Astrup Associate editor For the last 34 and a half years, Elk River native Jeff Mordal has been a police officer in the town where he grew up. He retires Saturday, March 30 after a career that began quite by chance when he was just out of high school. One of his best [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Police calls were down in Elk River in 2012, but that doesn’t mean all was quiet on the home front. “Although our calls for service were down, we had some very interesting calls last year,” Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe said in his annual report to the City Council [...]

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Amy Berglund has been hired as a part-time Community Service Officer I with the Elk River Police Department. She currently is a police reserve officer. Her hiring as a CSO was approved Dec. 10 by the Elk River City Council. The police department is hiring two part-time CSOs to replace one full-time CSO position that [...]

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Elk River police officers were called to assist the Ramsey Police Department at an address just across the Elk River/Ramsey border at 10:19 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, after it was reported that there were two males impersonating FBI agents in the area. Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said the two males were dressed in [...]

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This past month I had to make the difficult decision to move from Minnesota to Pennsylvania to live with family. Through the past five-plus years I’ve been battling cancer, which has resulted in numerous other medical problems, but mainly living with one lung. My health continues to decline and the weather has taken its toll [...]

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Elk River business operators who sell alcohol can consider themselves warned. The Elk River Police Department has been awarded a grant to conduct alcohol compliance checks on all licensed retailers. Compliance checks are a tool to identify alcohol establishments that sell to underage youth. In the next few months officers will work with an underage [...]

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Elk River Police Officer Brian Boos receives the department’s Lifesaving Award. (Editor’s note: Scroll to the bottom of this story to click on a link to a video taken from the train.) by Joni Astrup Associate editor A police officer who pulled a suicidal woman from the train tracks seconds before a train would have [...]

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Joe Firkus has been sworn in as Elk River’s newest police officer. He comes to Elk River from the Becker Police Department, where he worked part-time for two years. Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe said there were more than 300 applicants for the job and Firkus emerged as the No. 1 candidate. “He’s well [...]

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