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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Planning Commission Seeking New Member

Do you want a crocodile farm next to your home? Or a skyscraper in downtown? Should downtown allow for mixed zoning uses? What type of home business is your neighbor allowed to operate?

These are the types of request planning commissions can receive. They ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

'Nice Ice' Requires Certain Conditions

As the seasons begin the inevitable transition from fall to winter, many are already anxiously awaiting a popular cold-weather activity - outdoor skating! Elk River has four outdoor skating rinks: Handke Pit, Spectrum Athletic Fields, Mississippi Oaks Par...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Energy City Insights - ERMU Designated Smart Energy Provider

Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) was selected (for the second time) to receive a national designation by the American Public Power Association. Smart Energy Provider (SEP) recipients must demonstrate leadership in implementing smart energy practices, ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Hydrants Bagged for Winter Season

Winter in Minnesota can be tough - on people, pets, vehicles and even fire hydrants! You’ve likely noticed the red plastic bags around many of Elk River’s fire hydrants, and while one purpose is to make them more noticeable for emergen...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

'Mayor for a Day' Essay Contest

Calling all Minnesota students in grades fourth, fifth, and sixth – we’d love to hear what Elk River would be like if you were Mayor for the day! Cities provide a variety of services and programs that make our lives better, including p...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Volunteer of the Month - Keith Quammen

Please join the City of Elk River in congratulating Keith Quammen, for his recent recognition as Volunteer of the Month. Mayor John Dietz, who established this award program, selected Keith for his commitment to bettering the community. 

Keith is ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Operation: Fill a Fire Truck

It's that time of year again - Elk River firefighters and their families are on a mission to ensure youth in our area have at least one gift under the tree this holiday season!

New, unwrapped gifts for youth can be dropped off at the following loc...

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