Weekly E-Newsletter - Winter

Dear Subscriber:

Thank you for signing up to receive the City of Elk River's weekly E-Newsletter! Here is everything you need to know about this past week, as well as news and information about upcoming projects, events, and more. Have a great week!

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

Pet Microchip Survey

ERPD Pet Microchip Survey

The Elk River Police Department wants to hear from you! 

If you could have your pet microchipped for a discounted fee at ERPD's Pet Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 4 would you attend?

Click here to answer this poll question on ERPD's Facebook page.


Winter in Elk River

Snow Event Remains in Effect

Although the snow has ended and our plow operators have been working tirelessly to get the roads clear, Public Works has made the decision to keep the Snow Event in effect through tomorrow. Overnight street parking restrictions will remain in place between 2:00 and 6:00 a.m. to allow crews room to haul away snow piles that have accumulated throughout the week. Streets and Parks staff will be relocating excess snow in cul-de-sacs, along trails and sidewalks, and from roadway shoulders in an effort to make room for additional snowfall forecasted next week. Please be patient as it will take some time before all sidewalks and trails are fully accessible to the public. 


Trash Cart Placement

Trash Cart Placement and Plows

Some things function best when kept upright - trash carts are one such item. Even though the Snow Event is no longer in effect, plows will continue to be out in full force. Just a friendly reminder, if it’s your trash/recycling collection day, keep those cans on the end of your driveway not on the street. Garbage collection trucks are able to utilize the long arms they’re equipped with to empty your carts, and plow operators are able to do the most efficient clearing possible on your street! Win, win!


Mayor for the Day Essay Winners

'Mayor for a Day' Essay Winners

At Monday's City Council meeting, two special Elk River sixth grade students from VandenBerge Middle School, Breanna Bode and Avery Louder, were recognized following a statewide essay contest by the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC).

In late August, LMC put out a call for submissions in a “Mayor for a Day” student essay contest. Kids were challenged to think about the variety of services cities provide that make a community great (parks and recreation, street maintenance, police and fire service, etc.) and to write about how they’d enhance those programs/services if they were "Mayor for a Day." City staff partnered with ISD 728 to get the word out about this creative and fun essay contest, which ultimately drew more than 450 entries from students across Minnesota.

Of those 450 submissions, three essays were published in the January/February 2019 Minnesota Cities magazine and three honorable mentions were recognized. We are very proud of both Breanna and Avery! Click here to read the article.



Liquor Store Specials February 4 - 17

Employment Opportunities 

  • Assistant City Engineer (FT)
  • Liquor Store Clerk (PT)

To learn more about employment opportunities with the City of Elk River, please click here.
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