Mark your calendars for the 2019 Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Elk River Maintenance Facility, 19000 Proctor Road NW.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners approved on March 12 out-of-state travel for Chief Deputy Don Starry to attend training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, from July 8 to Sept. 13.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners approved on March 12 a health and human services social worker to attend the International Death, Grief and Bereavement conference in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
State Rep. Shane Mekeland, R-Clear Lake, has authored a bill to make certain that sections of Sand Dunes State Forest in Orrock Township will not be clear-cut prior to 2035.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners authorized a financial commitment between Sherburne County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation for improvements to the intersections of Sherburne County Road 13 at County Road 12, County Road 13 at Line Avenue, and County Road 4 at 10th …
The Otsego City Council and city staff met after the March 11 council meeting to discuss the findings from a study that analyzed both fire services within the city and what future emergency services needs might be.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners agreed on March 12 to enter into a contract with SEH Inc. to provide engineering and construction services on the Great Northern Trail between Elk River and Zimmerman.
The Otsego City Council approved on March 11 a resolution supporting state legislation that would authorize collection of infrastructure development fees.
Minnesotans pride themselves on their winter resiliency, but 2019 has been the “Never-ending Story” of misery – complete with a Polar Vortex in January and the most February snow in recorded history. But, as the inevitable spring thaw comes, there are legitimate concerns being voiced that th…
City officials have tweaked the Woodland Trails Regional Park master plan to move the nature-based play area, nature center and picnic shelter, but have not designated a funding source to pay for the changes. The item was in front of the Elk River City Council March 4 for discussion and a vo…
The Minnesota House on March 4 approved House File 80, a bill to convert bonding projects previously financed by Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources bonds to traditional general obligation bonds.
On Monday, the Minnesota House approved HF80, a bill to convert bonding projects previously financed by Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) bonds to traditional general obligation bonds.Included in the projects wasfunding for the Lake Orono dredging project in Elk River.
City funds and budgeting concerns dominated much of the Feb. 25 Otsego City Council meeting, with agenda items such as street improvement projects and the shared cost of a pedestrian bridge at Otsego Waterfront East where Riverview Landing is located warranting lengthy discussion.
Elk River voters have said yes, and now it’s up the Minnesota Legislature and the governor to give final approval for a local option sales tax to fund a host of park and recreation-type improvements totaling $35 million.
Citing potential legal fallout, the Elk River City Council reversed its direction on a proposed residential treatment center, ignoring a resolution denying a conditional-use permit and then approving essentially the same permit that at one point was headed for defeat with a couple of added c…
Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor announced today that he is retiring and that his last day working for the county will be June 21.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With snow falling steadily and the temperature well below freezing, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she’s joining the group of Democrats running for president and would take her campaign — and her Midwest sensibilities — directly to parts of the region Donald Trump won a…
Kenzie Phillips and Mark Lefebvre have been reappointed to the Elk River Watershed Joint Powers Board. Their terms will be effective from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners has appointed Bryan Lawrence and Lisa Nelson to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Lawrence will represent District 3 and Nelson will represent District 5. Their terms will last through December 2021.
Three projects improving rail service in the state were announced Jan. 4 by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners made a motion to submit a $2,500 grant application to the Initiative Foundation to assist in the funding of a research and policy consultant in the county’s ongoing efforts to expand Freight Rail Grant opportunities.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 22 approved the creation of a task force that will discuss, examine and recommend development-related activities.
The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 22 approved a $10,000 gift from Health Partners. The money will be used to promote early childhood development by supporting the work of Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, and home visiting.
In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 31 enforcement cases in 25 counties throughout Minnesota during the fourth quarter of 2018. Penalties from all 31 cases totaled just over $158,000. In all of 2018, the MPCA completed …