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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Orono Beach Warning for Friday, June 23

Per the city's testing procedure, the water quality at Orono Beach is impaired. Swallowing the lake water puts users at risk for illness. The city will remove the caution signs when the water testing results return to normal levels.  Read on...
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Highway 10 Elk River - Lake Orono Bridge Reconstruction Project

An open house is scheduled on Wednesday, June 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Elk River City Hall, at 13065 Orono Parkway NW.  View the Highway 10 project layouts, learn about traffic impacts, and meet with project staff. Work begins July 6, 20...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

July 4th Fireworks in Elk River

Fireworks will be set off at sunset and can viewed from Lions John Weicht Park and the surrounding area.  Find a comfortable spot and enjoy show.  No other vendors or events are planned.   Rain-out date is evening of  ...Read on...
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Solar Power Hour

Solar Power Hour_thumb.jpg Held at the Elk river Public Library Wednesday, June 28 6:30 p.m. Learn about solar energy options available to Minnesota residents, including residential solar, community solar, and solar for your business.  We'll cover financial considerations...Read on... More Information
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Storm Damage Debris Clean Up

We are asking Elk River residents to be cautious and safe while cleaning-up storm damage from this past weekend. City crews are out in full-force cleaning up the damage that is on city property and in the city right-of-way; the priority is ensuring that a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

An Increasing Challenge for Wastewater Systems: Wipes

You may have noticed that an extensive new market for personal hygiene products has sprung up over the last ten years.  Walk down the aisle of your local super market or drug store and you might be surprised by the variety and volume of "dis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

The German Difference: Minnesota and German Cities Partner on Smart Climate Solutions

When German immigrants began coming to Minnesota in the mid-1800s, they brought more than brats and beer with them. They also introduced a wide range of progressive ideas to the region—in agriculture, government, community, religion, and family ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

2017 Night to Unite

Come join the celebration!  Neighborhood registrations are now underway for this year's Night to Unite. Register your block party with the police department by July 21, to ensure police department participation at your event.  For more i...Read on...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

City of Elk River, a St.Thomas Partner, Wins Award for Innovation in Communities

One of the University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) partners, the city of Elk River, Minnesota, received the 2017 Outstanding City Partner Award from the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Network.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

New Elk River’s Recycle Coach™ App puts Recycling/Garbage Collection Information on Your Smartphone

Easy-to-find information when and where you want it!  If you are one of the growing numbers who have a smartphone or tablet, you can download Elk River’s new app that puts garbage, recycling, contact information details, and more at you...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City Beautification Award Program

The city will be awarding two businesses each month from May-October in the following categories:

  1. Businesses that have made substantial improvements to the exterior of their buildings and/or landscape.

  2. Businesses that consistently maintain their p...
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Award Information and Application
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Elk River Police Citizens Academy Fosters Faith, Trust, Understanding

"We love our jobs. We love this community and we want to help folks have a better understanding of what law enforcement is." ~ Linda Canton, Elk River Crime Prevention Specialist

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