Elk River, Minnesota

What is Elk River, Minnesota known for?


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in the United States went online in 1960 as Great River Energy's (GRE) site in Elk River. It was meant only as a demonstration site and was dismantled after several successful years of operation. Powered by Energy City In the late 1980s, GRE's power plant was converted to burn refuse-derived fuel. This innovative source of energy was one factor that helped Elk River receive the designation of "Energy City" by the Minnesota Environmental Initiative in October 1997. As Energy


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shelters available for reservation. You can launch your boat to enjoy fishing, water skiing and jet skiing on the lake. River's Edge Commons Park Another gem of Elk River is the riverfront park in downtown Elk River, providing spectacular views of the Mississippi River, an amphitheater, splash fountain, and picnic gazebo. River's Edge Commons Park is the year-round hotspot for weddings, with the mighty Mississippi as a beautiful backdrop. In June, July, and August, free weekly evening concerts are a great way to relax and hear some wonderful local musical talent. Powered by Art Elk River has always been a town energized by its local artists, showcasing extremely talented residents. The Elk River Area Arts Alliance, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit organization that works with area businesses, government agencies, local schools, other arts organizations, and individual artists to provide quality arts experiences for area residents. The Arts Alliance is known for ArtSoup, Strings for Youth, and Arts in Harmony. They provide access to professional concerts, theater, dance, and visual arts experiences through Arts Explorations motor coach trips. The Arts Alliance also provides various workshops and have a family and arts center with attractive community gathering space, classrooms, studios, gallery. They are also able to offer professional concerts in a state-of-the-art theater at Elk River Area High School. Handke Pit Handke Pit Downtown Murals In 1991, K.S. "Bud" Houlton commissioned the painting of the first downtown mural. The mural, depicting the former buildings on the south side of Main Street circa 1960, captured the spirit when downtown was the center of the business community. Mr. Houlton had a great interest in local history, and created the mural as a gift to the community. Mr. Houlton's son, John, clearly remembers the businesses depicted in the painting. He stated the bakery and barber shop are still in operation today, but the business names have changed. The artist is Michael Russell. In 2001, the Three Rivers Community Theater applied for a grant to assist in providing monies towards the painting of a mural of an artistic and historical significance on the building adjacent to the River's Edge Park, located at the intersection of Main Street and Jackson Avenue. This effort to have a mural painted was inspired by numerous community members, business owners, and public entities interested in downtown beautification and continuing to recognize the arts community of Elk River. This project enhanced the social, cultural, and leisure of downtown Elk River. The desire was to draw attention to the Mississippi River for its beauty and solace as well as its historical significance to Elk River. Local artist Frank Gosiak created and painted the mural. UFO Activity Elk River has a notable history of unidentified-flying-object activity. http: www.trutv.com conspiracy paranormal ufo-places gallery.html http: www.thedigitalmarketing.org 2013 11 top-5-places-to-watch-ufos.html http: www.ufoevidence.org cases case730.htm Transportation The city of Elk River is a busy city when it comes to traffic, particularly on weekends in the summer and fall as vacationers and hunters head north to their cabins. U.S. Highways 10 (U.S. Route 10 in Minnesota) and 169 (U.S. Route 169 in Minnesota) have their northwest juncture in Elk River, with the two highways concurrent (Concurrency (road)) for 12 miles until Anoka (Anoka, Minnesota) to the southeast. U.S. 10 continues northwesterly toward St. Cloud (St. Cloud, Minnesota), and U.S. 169 continues due north toward Mille Lacs Lake from Elk River. Minnesota Highway 101 (Minnesota State Highway 101) has its northern terminus at the U.S. 10 U.S. 169 split in Elk River, and is a major route connecting these highways with Interstate 94 (Interstate 94 in Minnesota), seven miles to the south. Many residents of Elk River commute to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) daily for work; it is roughly a 40-mile drive to Minneapolis. Elk River Station (Elk River (Metro Transit station)) is served by the Northstar Commuter Rail line connecting the northwest suburbs and downtown Minneapolis; the line opened in November 2009. Paul Levy, Northstar set to roll, but how far?, ''Star Tribune'', December 11, 2007. For travel within the city, there is an on-demand bus service available called RiverRider.


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is located south of County Road 12 and is home to six miles of challenging mountain bike trails. Volunteers built and continue to maintain these trails, which travel through 80 acres of oak forest. Lions Park Lions Park is centrally located south of School Street. The park is 34 acres and includes six picnic shelters, a trail system, band shell, hockey rink, frisbee golf, and playground equipment. The buildings at Lions Park can be reserved for indoor activities such as weddings

shelters available for reservation. You can launch your boat to enjoy fishing, water skiing and jet skiing on the lake. River's Edge Commons Park Another gem of Elk River is the riverfront park in downtown Elk River, providing spectacular views of the Mississippi River, an amphitheater, splash fountain, and picnic gazebo. River's Edge Commons Park is the year-round hotspot for weddings, with the mighty Mississippi as a beautiful backdrop. In June, July, and August, free weekly evening


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in 1846, which he later sold to Pierre Bottineau. The two rivers and the Red River Trail, which passed nearby, made this area a good location for commerce. In 1851, Ard Godfrey, a native of Orono, Maine, saw the potential of the water power of the Elk River and built a dam and a sawmill. His dam created the first lobe of Lake Orono (called the Mill Pond), which extended from the present day dam to Orono Cemetery Point. In 1855, the area by the dam was platted and the town of Orono (known


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?subpage 32222 Handke Pit Downtown Murals In 1991, K.S. "Bud" Houlton commissioned the painting of the first downtown mural. The mural, depicting the former buildings on the south side of Main Street circa 1960, captured the spirit when downtown was the center of the business community. Mr. Houlton had a great interest in local history, and created the mural as a gift to the community. Mr. Houlton's son, John, clearly remembers the businesses depicted in the painting. He stated


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the bakery and barber shop are still in operation today, but the business names have changed. The artist is Michael Russell. In 2001, the Three Rivers Community Theater applied for a grant to assist in providing monies towards the painting of a mural of an artistic and historical significance on the building adjacent to the River's Edge Park, located at the intersection of Main Street and Jackson Avenue. This effort to have a mural painted was inspired by numerous community members, business


free weekly

shelters available for reservation. You can launch your boat to enjoy fishing, water skiing and jet skiing on the lake. River's Edge Commons Park Another gem of Elk River is the riverfront park in downtown Elk River, providing spectacular views of the Mississippi River, an amphitheater, splash fountain, and picnic gazebo. River's Edge Commons Park is the year-round hotspot for weddings, with the mighty Mississippi as a beautiful backdrop. In June, July, and August, free weekly evening


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concerts are a great way to relax and hear some wonderful local musical talent. Powered by Art Elk River has always been a town energized by its local artists, showcasing extremely talented residents. The Elk River Area Arts Alliance, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit organization that works with area businesses, government agencies, local schools, other arts organizations, and individual artists to provide quality arts experiences for area residents. The Arts Alliance is known for ArtSoup

Otto publisher Bemidji State University accessdate 2012-03-21 He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 1984, given to the top collegiate player in the United States. Otto scored over 200 points for Bemidji State, was the first player to have his jersey retired by the school


successful years

in the United States went online in 1960 as Great River Energy's (GRE) site in Elk River. It was meant only as a demonstration site and was dismantled after several successful years of operation. Powered by Energy City In the late 1980s, GRE's power plant was converted to burn refuse-derived fuel. This innovative source of energy was one factor that helped Elk River receive the designation of "Energy City" by the Minnesota Environmental Initiative in October 1997. As Energy


visual arts

, Strings for Youth, and Arts in Harmony. They provide access to professional concerts, theater, dance, and visual arts experiences through Arts Explorations motor coach trips. The Arts Alliance also provides various workshops and have a family and arts center with attractive community gathering space, classrooms, studios, gallery. They are also able to offer professional concerts in a state-of-the-art theater at Elk River Area High School. Handke Pit

Elk River, Minnesota

'''Elk River''' is a city in Sherburne County (Sherburne County, Minnesota), Minnesota, United States, about 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is situated at the confluence of the Mississippi (Mississippi River) and Elk (Elk River (Minnesota)) Rivers. The population was 22,974 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). It is the county seat. The city's population exceeded 20,000 as of 2005. Elk River, Minnesota (MN) Detailed Profile – relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, news, sex offenders U.S. Highways 10 (U.S. Route 10 in Minnesota) and 169 (U.S. Route 169 in Minnesota) and State Highway 101 (Minnesota State Highway 101) are three of the main routes in Elk River, and a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to downtown Minneapolis is located in the city. Elk River is located 33 miles northwest of Minneapolis; and 37 miles southeast of St. Cloud (St. Cloud, Minnesota).

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