Sherburne County Board of Commissioners

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County commissioners and department heads are establishing priorities for the next few years. They met in a wide-ranging, 2 1/2 hour workshop April 24 at the Elk River Library community room to drill down into a number of topics. The issues ranged from quality of life and economic vitality [...]

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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 stage with Sherburne [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Sherburne County commissioners began their 2013 schedule of business Jan. 8 each with an increase of 2 percent in their base salaries. Commissioners Rachel Leonard, Felix Schmiesing and Ewald Petersen voted for the raise Dec. 11, and were joined in a 4-1 majority decision by Larry Farber, who served through [...]

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My name is Bidal Duran Jr. I am writing this letter in support of re-electing Larry Farber. I have known Larry Farber for eight years now through his son Jake. I met Larry when he was a police officer for Fridley Police Department, before he retired. I have always wanted to become a police officer [...]

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John Riebel is the name of the man from Becker Township I will be voting for District 3 county commissioner on Nov. 6 and I hope you in Elk River Wards 2A and 2B will vote for John as well. Because John Riebel is from the Becker area, the majority of you probably haven’t had [...]

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On April 10, the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Sherburne County, calling upon all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and businesses to increase their participation in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in order to strengthen the community in [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Elk River City Council and Sherburne County Board of Commissioners held a joint meeting April 9 in a conference room at Elk River City Hall, their first such gathering since August 2010. The city and county officials caught up with one another on many issues after all that could [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners has finalized a redistricting map to be followed for the next 10 years, with changes approved for four of the five county districts. Most affected is District 3 (now represented by John Riebel of Becker Township) by retaining Becker and Orrock townships and the [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer After seeking advice from other county residents in renaming a park, particularly asking for help among some school communities in the Clear Lake area, the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners has selected Island View Park as a favorite choice for the land known previously as Mississippi West Park. The board [...]

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