Weekly E-Newsletter - Fall

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City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Active Elk River - The Plan

Traffic Counter Elk River

Traffic Counters Placed Around City

Have you noticed these black tubes across several city streets lately? They're traffic counters placed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation on state and county roadways every two years to verify that roadway's classification.

Here's how they work - vehicles run over the tube generating a small puff of air, which is then recorded by a counter (small box attached to one side of the tube), thus logging all vehicle traffic during the duration of time the tubes are present on the roadway. Fun fact, some traffic counters can even record the total time between vehicles traveling over the tube!


Active Elk River - Early Voting Graphic

Early Voting Now Through Nov. 5

If you aren't able to make it to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, don't worry! Early voting is available now through November 5! Early voting is available at the following locations:


Elk River City Hall - 13065 Orono Parkway
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Sherburne County Government Center - 13880 Business Center Drive NW, Elk River
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, October 27 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fall Clean Up Day

Save the Date - Fall Clean Up Day

Mark your calendars for the Fall Clean Up Day set for Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Elk River Maintenance Facility, located at 19000 Proctor Ave. This event is open to all Sherburne County residents (with proof of residency), and gives people the opportunity to properly recycle and dispose of unwanted household items for free, or at a discounted cost. 

Free items accepted during the cleanup include:  auto and household batteries, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, holiday strings of lights, handheld electronics, and scrap metal including bikes, grills, engines, lawn mowers, etc. Larger items like appliances, furniture, televisions, mattresses, and tires will be accepted for a fee ranging anywhere from $3.00 to $30.00 depending on the item(s). Participating residents have the option to print and complete an item drop-off form prior to the Clean Up Day, otherwise those forms will be available on site the day of the event. This form, along with a complete list of accepted items and associated fees are available here.  




GRE Energy Career Expo

GRE Energy Career Expo

On Thursday, October 11 stop by Great River Energy (17845 Hwy 10) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a free Energy Career Expo! Attendees will explore electrifying career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • System Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • System Operation
  • Line Technicians
  • Environmental
  • Generation
  • Human Resources
  • Relaying
Pre-registration is not required, however if you'd like to enter for your chance to win prizes at the event, please click here.

Elk River Liquor Store Specials

Liquor Store Specials Oct 1 - 14


Current Job Openings

  • Liquor Store Clerk (PT)
  • Recreation Program Lead (PT)
  • Recreation Program Assistant (PT)
  • Ice Arena Worker/Ice Resurfacer (PT)
  • Ice Arena Concessions (PT)
To learn more about any of these job opportunities with the City of Elk River, please click here.

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