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Posted on: July 9, 2020

GRE Elk River Facility Demolition Underway

Great River Energy’s (GRE) Elk River Energy Recovery Station has moved from the decommissioning phase to the demolition phase recently. In mid-June, the power plant’s main stack was taken down when crews mechanically demolished the top...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Pop Up Nature Play Area Moves to Ridgewood East Park

People loved the pop up nature activity area that was featured at Oak Savannah Park during the month of June, and now this growing trend in outdoor recreation has moved to Ridgewood East Park (19251 Highland Road) through July 20.

Nature activities offer a...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Maintenance Facility/Compost Site Access Road Repaving

As a part of the city’s 2020 Street Improvement Projects, crews will be working to resurface and widen the access road to the Maintenance Facility and Elk River Compost Site located at 19000 Proctor Road starting Wednesday, July 8. The area impa...
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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Together Elk River Coloring Challenge

As part of the Together Elk River campaign, a community initiative to encourage, engage, and support local businesses, non-profits, and neighbors in need through challenging times, we’re enlisting the help of parents and caretakers to get the li...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

CSAH 1 Project Begins Tuesday, July 7

Sherburne County will begin improvements to County State Aid Highway 1 (Proctor Avenue) on Tuesday, July 7 which will involve a full closure of both lanes in both directions from Highway 10 to the BNSF rail line located just south of School St. A detour r...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Apply Now for Fall 2020 Deer Herd Management Archery Hunt

As the metro area continues to expand, parks have become enclosed with roadways and developments, isolating deer populations. With the lack of sufficient natural predators, deer populations have increased beyond the carrying capacity of the land. In an ef...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Together Elk River Lawn Signs Available at City Liquor Stores

You may have started noticing Together Elk River window clings, stickers and yard signs around town - and if you want in on the action, stop by Northbound or Westbound Liquor Stores to grab your free lawn sign while supplies last!

Together Elk River is a c...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Virtual Lake Orono Shoreline Workshop, July 22

You’re invited to join the City of Elk River and the Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for the virtual Lake Orono Shoreline Workshop on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

On June 1st, City Council approved plans to move...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Congratulations Jim Schroeder - Volunteer of the Month

Join us in congratulating Jim Schroeder, Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month. Mayor John Dietz recognized Schroeder at the June 15 Elk River City Council meeting for his dedicated service to our community.

Schroeder has generously given of his tim...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Utility Relocation Project Underway Near Dam

The city is working in cooperation with Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) on the relocation of a sanitary force main line that currently runs through the site of ERMU’s future new field office and substation, located on Main Street just north...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Great Northern Trail Closure Extends to the North

Progress on the Great Northern Trail Sanitary Forcemain project is moving along nicely, and starting this week crews have transitioned from the southern-most portion of the trail near Meadowvale Elementary (which closed on May 18) north of CSAH 33 (County...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

City Beautification Award Needs Your Nominations

Local businesses are the heart of what makes our city special. They bring services and variety to the community while providing support and employment to its residents. Elk River businesses care about the people of Elk River. Many know their customers by ...

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