by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Candidates who are vying to represent parts of Elk River on the Sherburne County Board for the next four years met in City Council chambers early Oct. 6 to share where they stand on issues. Current incumbents Larry Farber and John Riebel were joined for the Elk River Area Citizens [...]
by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board on Sept. 11 will consider a preliminary tax levy for 2013 with no increase over 2012. “We were able to do a combination of some more cuts and some additional revenue to get it to zero,” County Administrator Brian Bensen told the Star News. Minnesota counties [...]
Here is a wrap-up of the election filings in the Elk River area. Filings for many area offices opened May 22 and closed June 5. Four people run for open Elk River City Council seat in Ward 3 Four people are running for an open Ward 3 seat on the Elk River City Council. They [...]
Former Sherburne County Sheriff Bruce Anderson of Elk River is running for the county board. Anderson filed for office Monday, June 4, in District 1. He is challenging the incumbent, Commissioner Larry Farber of Elk River. A race has also developed in District 3. Commissioner John Riebel of Becker is being challenged by Roland (Rollie) [...]
Three incumbents and one challenger have filed so far for three seats on the Sherburne County Board. Commissioner Rachel Leonard is being challenged by Wendy Kowalski in District 5. Commissioner Felix Schmiesing has filed in District 4 and Commissioner Larry Farber in District 1. Filings opened Tuesday, May 22, and close Tuesday, June 5.
by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Four of the brightest and most socially responsible graduating seniors from Elk River High School this spring visited the Sherburne County Board May 1 to report on their experience through T.I.E.S. (Together Inspiring Education and Success) in our Community. For the second consecutive year, the high school joined forces with [...]
by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board will open a public hearing at its 9 a.m. meeting April 3 on redistricting plans for the county commissioner districts, though residents should not expect any great change, said County Administrator Brian Bensen. The commissioners studied five or six options at a work session March 14, [...]
The Sherburne County Board has approved the distribution of $48,459 in state SCORE grant funds among applicants including the cities of Becker and Elk River, two scout troops, CLIMB Theatre and Sherburne County 4-H. Here are the local recipients: •The city of Elk River is receiving $18,000 in SCORE funds toward a project to introduce [...]