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Agendas and Meeting Materials

Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Feb 5
City Council - Feb 5

2018 Rate Changes

Trash and recycling rates have increased for 2018 and your bill will look a little different. Read on

Temporary traffic changes at Highway 10/Joplin Street in Elk River

Motorists in Elk River may encounter delays near the Highway 10/Joplin Street intersection when lanes at the intersection intermittently close, and the signal system is temporarily put into four-way stop mode, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The lane closures and four-way stop will occur as needed from sunrise to sunset, Feb. 6-8, while crews install a new, permanent signal system at the intersection.

Motorists approaching the Highway 10/Joplin Street work zone should watch for stop and go traffic, slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary.

The new signal system and traffic changes are part of the 2017-2018 New Lake Orono Bridge project in Elk River. When complete in fall 2018, the project will replace the 75-year-old Highway 10 bridge spanning Lake Orono with a new, modern bridge; resurface Highway 10 between Joplin Street NW and Xenia Ave NW; improve the Highway 10/Joplin Street/185th Avenue intersection; construct a new trail between Gary Street NW and Simonet Drive NW; install new drainage infrastructure and make other improvements.

For more detailed project information, or to sign up to have project email updates sent directly to your inbox, visit the Highway 10 Lake Orono Bridge website at

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, check

Hard to Believe! Precinct Caucuses are Coming Soon!

Precinct caucuses will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at locations set by the parties.

What are Precinct Caucuses?
Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms). In 2018, one part of precinct caucuses will be a preference ballot for the candidates you want your political party to support for Governor.

Caucus Locations

Current Job Openings

Winter Seasonal Laborer - Street Maintenance
Park Maintenance Worker
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Railroad crossing sign

Quiet Zone Update

All of the needed improvements are now in place and the final paperwork has been submitted to certify the Elk River Quiet Zone! While you now see the signs at the crossings that say “No Train Horn”, the whistles are still blowing and will continue until our improvements are certified. Provided all improvements are approved by the BNSF and Federal Railroad Administration, the train horns should stop blowing by the end of February! Thank you for all your patience through this lengthy process.

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