by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board has directed Administrator Brian Bensen to call Mary Rice, a Minneapolis attorney whom the county has hired for past personnel reviews, to have her attend the May 14 board meeting in a continuing evaluation of Bensen’s own performance. County officials are subject to annual review at [...]
From staff reports This week was a new beginning for many area elected officials as they took their oaths of office. Elk River council members Barb Burandt and Matt Westgaard were sworn in at the first council meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 7. Burandt is new to the council, having won the Ward 3 [...]
If I were to list all the things that Bruce has accomplished as our sheriff, the list would be longer than you want to read and I want to write. Bruce has already had several letters to the editor in this paper attesting to this and I am sure he will have several more all [...]
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.