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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Nominate an Elk River Business for the City Beautification Award

The City of Elk River strives to recognize businesses who go above and beyond to make their property shine. Every month from May to October, a different business is presented with the City Beautification Award, a public acknowledgment of appreciation to b...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Do you have a Pretty Pooch or Cute Cat? Enter Today

Enter your pet in the 2019 Night to Unite photo contest for a chance to win prizes from Chuck & Don’s and PetSmart! Three winners will be selected and announced on Tuesday, August 6 during Night to Unite. 

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

5 kW Solar Installation Construction Begins

You may notice some action on the east side of Elk River City Hall if you’re in the area this week! Today (Monday, June 17) Blue Horizon Energy crews mobilized to begin construction on a 5 kW solar installation funded through a Minnesota Municip...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Community Enhancement Starts at Your Own Home

Elk River residents take great pride in our neighborhoods and community, which is why your City Council has adopted a standard reflecting that pride which in turn promotes healthy, safe, and high-quality neighborhoods. A well-maintained property is a valu...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Stay Connected to 169 Redefine Project

Did you know on an average weekday vehicles from 76 of Minnesota's 87 counties travel the Hwy 169 corridor through Elk River? City officials, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and Sherburne County staff members are working closely with t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Resident Alert - Reported Cougar Sighting

The attached images of what appears to be a cougar were captured from a resident’s outdoor security camera recently. The resident lives on the west side of the city near the Mississippi River. Elk River Police have forwarded this information on ...
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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Solicitor Season is Underway

It’s the time of year where many solicitors start to knock on doors hoping to capture some new business. Elk River requires solicitors be licensed prior to engaging in door-to-door sales, with some exceptions including but not limited to registe...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Omnibus Tax Bill Signed by Governor Tim Walz

On Thursday, May 31, Governor Tim Walz signed the 2019 Omnibus Tax Bill into law, authorizing the City of Elk River to impose a local option sales tax of one-half of one percent (half-cent) to fund $35 million in bonding for recreation facilities, park en...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

New and Existing Organics Recycling Participants - Free Bin Offering!

The City of Elk River is proud to offer a free, organics recycling drop-off program! 

While supplies last, the City of Elk River is giving away a free recycling bin to new and existing customers. 

To qualify for a free bin, new customers m...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Only Rain in the Drain

Raise your hand if you’ve ever witnessed a neighbor or landscaping crew finish mowing a lawn by blowing grass clipping into the street? Heck, maybe you’ve done it yourself – but did you know anything that enters a storm drain...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Lake Orono Weekly Water Testing

Last year, the City of Elk River voluntarily began weekly E.coli (Escherichia coli) testing, as recommended by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at Lake Orono’s beach area. While this testing is not a state mandated requirement, the city fe...

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