Pinewood Golf Course

There was a huge void in our summer because we didn’t have the privilege of golfing at Pinewood. The course is a real gem and it’s tragic that our city council has failed to realize what it means to our community. Pinewood has been a family favorite of ours as well as many other families […]

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An appeal has prompted a Sept. 22 court date for the Pinewood Golf Course lawsuit to be delayed. At issue is the city of Elk River’s argument that the city has official immunity from a claim for damages by Paul and Pamela Krause, according to City Administrator Cal Portner. The Krauses sold Pinewood Golf Course […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A standing-room-only crowd upset about the closing of Pinewood Golf Course turned out Monday night to hear from the Elk River City Council. Peter Kimball had requested the meeting on behalf of people concerned about the closure of the nine-hole municipal golf course at 18150 Waco St., which the city […]

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The Elk River City Council will hold a work session meeting on Monday, June 16, at City Hall to respond to questions previously provided by residents interested in Pinewood Golf Course. The regular City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. or immediately following the Economic Development Authority meeting, whichever is later. The […]

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What a sad event to contemplate that Pinewood golf course will close. As a longtime resident of Elk River whose family roots go back to the late 1800s, I have seen many changes in my hometown over the years. Through some of these changes, we have lost historic sites that made our town uniquely attractive. […]

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The City Council and the mayor are making a mistake by closing Pinewood Golf Course. They are also reneging on a contract made by the Elk River City Council. City officials say the value of the land has decreased from the time the purchase was made. They say the city is losing $82,000 per year […]

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n Group plans golf-in at Pinewood to make use of city park closed off for golf business   by Jim Boyle Editor The Friends of Pinewood’s drive to save the municipal golf course hit the green this past week with the group’s leader submitting a litany of questions about the closed par 3 course mired […]

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A Friends of Pinewood Golf Course group will have an open meeting at the Elk River American Legion  at 6:30 p.m.  on May 20 to discuss the group’s  expected appearance before the Elk River City Council. About 50 people met this past week to begin organizing an effort to examine the closure Pinewood and get […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A group of people concerned about the closure of the city’s Pinewood Golf Course is pressing the Elk River City Council for some answers. Peter Kimball, spokesperson for the group, told the council Monday that the residents would like to submit a list of questions in advance and then meet […]

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