Mayor John Dietz
Elk River Mayor John Dietz has been visiting with area residents on the first Saturday of the month ever since he took office three years ago. The monthly get-together happens from 9 to 10  a.m. at the American Legion Club, 525 Railroad Dr., Elk River. Beginning in January Dietz will share the stag...Read More
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Click here to read more about The Hunger Challenge. Click here to read about Otsego Mayor Jessica Stockamp’s Hunger Challenge. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Armed with a shopping list and a weekly budget of $54.70, John and Jayne Dietz hit Coborn’s in Elk River late Friday afternoon. They ...Read More
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Click here to read about the other top newsmakers for 2011. by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River’s first hometown mayor in 73 years had a busy first year as mayor of the community he loves. When John Dietz wasn’t helping launch new initiatives like a volunteer recognition program or Beyond the Yellow R...Read More
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John Dietz, the mayor of Elk River, has been named Newsmaker of the Year for 2011, a distinction that’s open to all who made news this past  year. The list of candidates for 2011 included Cory Daniel Bell, who was sentenced to 345 months in prison for raping a woman and murdering her soul. He [.....Read More
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In the Nov. 26 edition of the Star News I was given credit for a plan to use $250,000 from the landfill expansion fund to pay down the debt on the police and fire station. This action would lower our debt levy to our citizens, thus lowering the proposed increase to the 2012 tax rate [...]...Read More
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