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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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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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