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Twenty-two people have expressed interest in producing a piece of public art reflecting the city of Elk River’s Powered by Nature brand. The 22 registrants include local artists, as well as artists from the metro area and outstate, according to Economic Development Specialist Colleen Eddy. Mediums vary from fiberglass, steel and metal to stone and […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is moving ahead with soliciting proposals for a piece of public art reflecting the city’s Powered by Nature brand. The Elk River Economic Development Authority voted 6-0 Monday to move forward with the sculpture competition. The city is looking for a solar-powered clock, fountain, tree, sculpture or other […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor City officials are toying with the idea of launching a sculpture competition as the grand finale to Elk River’s Powered by Nature branding effort. The Elk River Economic Development Authority showed interest in the idea at a meeting earlier this month, but has not yet given the go-ahead to proceed. […]

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Elk River’s brand, Powered by Nature, will be displayed prominently on a water tower in the city. The Freeport Avenue water tower located along the west side of Highway 169, north of School Street, will be repainted this spring and the logo will be added at that time. The water tower will be painted the […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor In addition to Elk River stories in the top 10 stories of the year, here are some other city news highlights from 2012: •Elk River’s branding effort was pronounced “off to a blazing start” in April by the consultant who helped the city come up with its new Powered by […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Winners of the Sandhill Photography Club’s Powered by Nature-themed Independence Day photo contest were recognized Monday by the Elk River Economic Development Authority. The EDA awarded the top three finishers with Chamber Bucks for their accomplishments and help in promoting the city. EDA President Dan Tviete thanked the participants and the […]

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A billboard promoting Elk River and the Powered by Nature brand will go up along northbound Highway 169 between Elk River and Zimmerman starting July 1. Clay Wilfahrt, Elk River’s assistant director of economic development, said the billboard is aimed at capturing the attention of people heading north to enjoy the outdoors. The billboard will […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Your favorite photo that you snapped in Elk River this past year that highlights why you love it here so much could be worth money. Or maybe it’s one you take this weekend as you consider why this community energizes you that puts a $100 in your back pocket. The Sandhill […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA), which has contributed to the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s ArtSoup community arts festival in the past, found it difficult Monday to deal with a request for $2,000 for this year’s event. It decided against a straight up contribution and went with a plan […]

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