Weekly E-Newsletter - Summer

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 weekend!


City Hall Summer Hours:
(M-Th) 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(F) 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Local Option Sales Tax

Active Elk River - School Street Closure Starts Monday, Aug. 19

As utility work from Lion John Weicht Park to the new Multipurpose Facility progresses, a three-day closure of School Street is required to allow crews to continue stormwater pipe installation as quickly and efficiently as possible. Starting Monday, August 19, School Street will be closed from Proctor Avenue (County Road 1) to Jackson Street until Wednesday, August 21

This detour map will guide motorists to an alternate route during this closure, and all access will be maintained to residents, schools and businesses along School Street while this work is completed. Access to the Elk River High School parking lot will be available from the east using the main parking lot entrance at the Lions Park Drive stoplight. Utility work will be taking place west of the lot entrance.

Stay informed about all things Active Elk River by visiting Active Elk River's website.

ERFD Training at Lions Park

ERFD Uses Building at Lion John Weicht Park for Training Before Demo

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at an Elk River Fire Department (ERFD) training exercise that took place last week at Lion John Weicht Park.

Members of ERFD utilized the building on site, which is set for demolition soon as part of the Active Elk River project, to practice victim search and rescue, air management, large area searches, forceful entry and command. Deputy Fire Chief and Deputy Director of Emergency Management Aaron Surratt said this was an excellent training opportunity with a building of this type, especially considering Elk River is not within close proximity to a fire training facility.


HRA Housing Rehab Loan Program Informational Meeting

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Informational Meeting, Aug. 28

The City of Elk River has financing available for homeowners to make property improvements. The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program is designed to supplement existing loan programs available from Minnesota Housing Finance Authority (MHFA), Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), private lenders and other housing resources.


Eligible projects include most interior and exterior permanent improvements such as roofing, doors/windows, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, insulation, solar, garage, driveways, sidewalks/steps, painting, flooring, additions, and landscaping.


Join us to learn more about this loan opportunity:

Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway
No RSVP is required


Liquor Store Specials August 5 - 18

Employment Opportunities 

  • Arena Concession Stand Clerk - PT
  • Arena Worker/Ice Resurfacer - PT
  • Payroll Specialist - PT
  • Public Works Fall Seasonal Laborer - FT
To learn more about employment opportunities with the City of Elk River, please click here.
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