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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nature Play – Popping Up in Elk River this Summer

Nature playgrounds are a growing trend across the nation – and this summer Elk River will have new outdoor recreation opportunities “popping up” all over the city. Nature activities playgrounds offer a different type of exper...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Let’s Show Our Support and Recognition to Elk River Businesses!

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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Posted on: June 6, 2020

Only Rain in the Drains

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: June 4, 2020

Show your #TogetherElkRiver Support - Get Your Decal Today!

Together Elk River window clings and stickers are in, and we’d love to see these all over town - on vehicles, in business windows, and wherever else you’d like to make it clear you’re supporting this great community initiativ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Returns to Live, In-Person Meetings

A recent City Council decision was made to hold in-person meetings effecting Monday, June 1 at Elk River City Hall. With the lifting of Governor Walz’s stay-home order on May 18, city staff members have been working to prepare plans to safely co...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

'Together Elk River' Supports Local Businesses, Non-profits and Neighbors

There’s a lot of uncertainty in our world, but one thing is clear - our small business community needs our support now more than ever. Together Elk River is a community initiative to encourage, engage, and support local businesses, non-profits, ...
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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Summer Water Quality Testing at Lake Orono Begins

In 2018, 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 mandate, the city feels it is impo...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Energy City Insights - Earth Friendly Cleaning and Recycling Tips

As the weather turns warmer, many are working on cleaning projects and hoping to declutter and organize spaces, especially after being home more than normal this spring. While it is great to get rid of items and dispose of them properly, right now there a...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Elk RiverFest Indefinitely Postponed - Fireworks Remain on July 4

At the Monday, May 18 Elk River City Council meeting, a decision was made to indefinitely postpone Elk RiverFest planned for Saturday, July 4, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns with large group gatherings. Fireworks will continue as planned a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Great Northern Trail Closed for Wastewater Project Starting May 18

As part of the Great Northern Trail Sanitary Forcemain project, the Great Northern Trail will be closed starting Monday, May 18. Led by Waste Management, Inc. in cooperation with the City of Elk River, this project consists of the construction of a wastew...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Election Judges Needed - Paid, Part-Time Opportunities

Each election season, the City of Elk River offers paid, part-time employment opportunities for residents interested in serving the community by ensuring an efficient voting process on Election Day. The city is currently seeking election judges to work El...

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