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Posted on: February 26, 2020

ERPD Adds Hybrid Utility Vehicles to Fleet

Over the next several months, the Elk River Police Department (ERPD) will have added six new hybrid utility SUVs as replacements to its vehicle fleet. Residents may have already noticed the first 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid SUV around town...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Active Elk River Improvements Update for YAC

The first of 36 light poles began going up at the Youth Athletic Complex on February 24, as part of the Active Elk River project. Each pole is anywhere from 60 to 80 feet tall and is equipped with six fixtures, which will illuminate four softball fields a...
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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed for the Season

It has been a great season (not to mention one of the longest Mother Nature has allowed in the past several years) for Elk River’s four outdoor skating rinks. As of February 25, all outdoor rinks are closed and Public Works crews will no longer ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Additional Early Voting Opportunities at Elk River City Hall

Early voting is still open for Elk River residents for the upcoming Presidential Nomination Primary Election. City Hall (13065 Orono Parkway) will be open additional hours on Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Monday, March 2 from ...
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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Energy City Insights – Smart Salting and Snow Removal

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes but did you know chloride contamination is a major concern for our water bodies? Salt and anti-icing agents help keep our roads and sidewalks free of ice and snow, but they also contaminate our lakes and streams. In f...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

ERFD Welcomes New Tender to Fleet

Recently, the Elk River Fire Department (ERFD) replaced the oldest vehicle in its fleet, 40-year old Tender 1, which began as a donated milk truck tank on a Ford truck chassis.

A tender is an important piece of fire equipment providing water storage capabi...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

What’s with the Hydrants in Plastic Bags?

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: February 19, 2020

Judy Thompson Recognized for Community Service

Please join us in congratulating Judy Thompson, for her recent recognition as Volunteer of the Month at the February 18 City Council meeting. Mayor John Dietz, who established this award program, selected Judy for her many contributions and commitment to ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Winter Walking at Woodland Trails

Join us for a series of magical moonlit walks at Woodland Trails Regional Park this winter. We’ll meet up from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9. This is the final walk in the series of moonlit adventures led by a trained park volunteer. Please ...

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