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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Lane Reduction Eastbound School St.

A small portion of the southbound lane of eastbound School Street is now closed through Sunday, October 20. The closure spans from the western driveway of Central Lutheran Church to just east of Lions Park Drive to accommodate concrete curb installation. ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Active Elk River Update - Lion John Weicht Park Renderings

Check out the updated renderings of the improvements and additions currently underway at Lion John Weicht Park by CLICKING HERE. Enhancements to this park are some of many that make up the Active Elk River plan and include two fast-pitch softball fields, ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Proper Uses of William H. Houlton Conservation Area

William H. Houlton Conservation Area (WHHCA) is one of Elk River’s most precious outdoor amenities. This 338-acre natural oasis was purchased from the Houlton family in 2014 by The Trust for Public Land, which works to protect, enhance and resto...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

169 Redefine Informational Open House, Oct. 29

You’re invited to join staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), City of Elk River and Sherburne County, on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Elk River City Hall (1306...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Harmful Impacts of Feeding/Attracting Deer

As of September 1, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has expanded the areas in which deer feeding/attracting is prohibited, however Sherburne County is currently not included in the banned areas. That being said, Parks and Recreation Com...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Generous Farmers Market Vendors Aid Local Food Shelf

The 2019 Elk River Farmers Market has come to an end, but we’d be remiss to go without mentioning the generosity demonstrated by many of our vendors throughout the season. Each week following the market, a representative from Community Aid Elk R...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Where Does Sweeping Debris End Up?

From spring until fall Elk River Public Works crews are routinely running street sweepers through the city, picking up hazards to roads and waterways like sand, salt, leaves, grass clippings, litter and more.

Have you ever wondered what happens to that mat...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Underground Utility Flag Identification Guide

Driving around town, you’ll likely pass a yard or two containing a rainbow of small flags that comes as a result of underground utility marking required before an excavation project can occur. Whether the project is a large one that involves mac...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Elk River Flag Runners Donate $4,400 to City

At the Monday, October 7 City Council meeting, the Elk River Flag Runners, represented in this photo by Michael Kaufmann, presented a donation of $4,400 to Mayor Dietz and Councilmember Wagner. The Flag Runners began raising money earlier this year to fun...
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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Elk River HRA Offers Rehabilitation Loans to Homeowners

The City of Elk River has financing available for homeowners to make property improvements. The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program is designed to supplement existing loan programs available from Minnesota Housing Finance Authority (MHFA), Center for Ener...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Curt Crane - Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Curt Crane, Elk River’s September Volunteer of the Month! Curt is very busy in our community, serving in multiple ways through various organizations and projects. Curt has taught English as a Second Language for the Adult Basi...

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