July 4
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council decided Monday to continue to have the July 4 fireworks show at Lion John Weicht Park. The council considered but did not adopt a new Independence Day Fireworks Policy that spelled out the process for a group or organization to host the fire...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Having a July 4 fireworks show over Lake Orono rather than Lions Park would cost an extra $10,532. That’s the estimate Elk River city officials have come up with, as City Council members consider whether to move the fireworks from Lion John Weicht Park to Orono Park...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor There’s a possibility that Elk River’s July 4 fireworks will return to Lake Orono in 2016. The fireworks have been launched over Lions Park — now known as Lion John Weicht Park — since 2011. But prior to that, the fireworks had been exploding over Lake Orono f...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A July 4 fireworks show will go on at Lions Park in Elk River, and now an effort is underway to pay for it. The city of Elk River is seeking donations to close about a $4,000 gap between the amount already in hand and the $15,000 cost of the [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River is looking into coordinating the July 4 fireworks show this year. Mayor John Dietz said Jim Boyle, chair of the Elk River Independence Day Committee, is stepping aside as chair and no one else is willing to head the committee. “I told him someh...Read More
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