Sherburne County
by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County is putting an economic development specialist in office at the Government Center in a move that officials expect actually will save the county several thousand dollars next year. County Assessor Dan Weber, who joined the county in Elk River in ear...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Amanda Larson, who was a key figure in the initial start-up of the Elk River YMCA, has a new job as the planner at Sherburne County Health and Human Services in Elk River. Her duties include contact with the Minnesota Legislature and managing the health and human serv...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County Board members voted 4-1 Oct. 15 to increase general salaries for all nonunion, nonelected employees by 1 percent next year. Commissioner Ewald Petersen voted against this measure that was moved by John Riebel and seconded by Bruce Anderson. Peters...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Vehicle-deer crashes spike in the fall, and nowhere in Minnesota are there more of them reported than in Sherburne County. Sherburne leads the state in the number of reported vehicle-deer collisions with 515 from 2010 to 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of ...Read More
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  Click here to read about roundabouts in Minnesota. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The finishing touches have been put on Elk River’s first roundabout. Located  at the intersection of Railroad Drive, Irving Avenue and Third Street near the old post office, the roundabout has been open but ...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer When elected officials, staff and the public of Sherburne County welcome Steve Taylor as their new county administrator Monday, Nov. 4, they will be greeting a native of Chicago whose father, too, was born in the Windy City and whose mother came from Stuttgart, Ge...Read More
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A Zimmerman man was injured Friday, Sept. 13, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 4 and 112th Street in Livonia Township. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, the accident occurred just after 3:00 p.m. Ignacio Ortigosa, 47 of Zimmerman, was trapped and uncon...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County commissioners have directed staff that when the board convenes Tuesday in Elk River, they want to read a levy proposal that includes no increase for 2014. The Sept. 10 meeting is the board’s last scheduled session before the state’s deadline f...Read More
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Board, however, split on expanding smoking prohibitions   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer When visiting Sherburne County’s government center to attend a court hearing, apply for a passport or complain to the County Board about taxes, guests to the campus in Elk River may not notice the sm...Read More
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