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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Join the fun at Elk RiverFest

Mark your calendars for Elk RiverFest on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in beautiful downtown Elk River. Main Street is the place to be from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. with activities for the entire family! The little ones will like the activities in the kids area plus mi...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Caution - Lake Orono Water Quality

The bi-weekly water quality testing at Lake Orono has indicated an elevated level of E.coli bacteria. Swallowing the water puts users at risk for illness. The city has placed caution signs at Orono Beach, which will be removed when water testing results r...

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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 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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