Energy City

The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution of support of the Elk River Energy City Commission as an asset to the community. Elk River was named Energy City in 1997. The program is facing possible budget cuts as the Elk River City Council sets the city’s 2012 [...]

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Click here to read about Mayor John Dietz’s suggestions regarding Energy City’s budget. by Joni Astrup Associate editor About 40 members of  the Pullman Place Cooperative in Elk River have petitioned the City Council to retain the Energy City program, which is facing possible budget cuts. According to the petition, they believe the Energy City [...]

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Click here to read about a petition urging the Elk River City Council to save Energy City. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz proposed a combination of cuts and revenue from other sources that would save the Energy City program but eliminate the annual Energy Expo as a stand-alone event. Energy [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River’s “Energy City” initiative appears to be in the budget crosshairs. The proposed budget for Energy City in 2012 is $56,800. Mayor John Dietz said during a budget work session Monday, July 18 that he’s not sure if he can justify being Energy City and spending that kind of [...]

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Vance Zehringer has been re-elected chair of the Elk River Energy City Commission for 2011. John Setala has been re-elected the vice chair. Zehringer is an energy consultant to Elk River Municipal Utilities. Setala works for Great River Energy. Zehringer looks for the Energy City Commission to expand Project Conserve to businesses later this year. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Writer and television personality Ron Schara and his dog, Raven, will be one of the key attractions at the Elk River Energy Expo. The free Energy Expo will run from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Elk River High School, 900 School St. Schara will speak at 10 a.m. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Businesses looking to save money and conserve heard tips from several experts at a “Trim Your Waste Line” event. It was presented Jan. 27 by the city of Elk River’s Energy City program and held at Great River Energy in Elk River. Free service helps businesses conserve One hospital reduced [...]

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Elk River Energy City will present “Trim Your Waste Line” from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. The event is free and a chance for businesses to learn how to save money, reduce waste and conserve water. It will be held at Great River Energy, 17845 Highway 10, Elk River. RSVP to 763-635-1000.

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