Elk River, Minnesota

What is Elk River, Minnesota known for?


business community

?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


water power

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). History The hardwood-forested hills in which Elk River is situated were pushed up by the last glacier that advanced across Minnesota. These hills are made up of coarse materials which is the reason gravel mining is so prevalent in Elk River, and also the reason much of the area is not considered good farmland. To the south of Elk River lies the prairie. This natural boundary between the prairie and woods was also a boundary between Indian nations. Two battles between the Dakota and Ojibwe took place where the Elk River meets the Mississippi in 1772 and 1773. Powered by rivers thumb right upright The Elk River Water Tower (File:2013-0326-ElkRiverWaterTower.jpg) was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (National Register of Historic Places listings in Minnesota#Sherburne County) in 2012. Zebulon Pike passed through the area on his 1805 exploration of the upper Mississippi River and named the Elk River after the herds of elk he saw in the area. David Fairbault built a trading post near the conjunction of the Elk and Mississippi Rivers 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


title athletic

Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) first All-Conference Team and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) West All-American in 1982, 1983 and 1984. Otto captained Bemidji State in 1983–84, leading the team to an undefeated record at 31–0 and a Division II national championship. He was recognized as the NCHA player of the year in 1984.


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


nearby made

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


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


style simple

was built in 1961, and old Highway 101 was extended north on old Highway 169 (''Jackson Avenue'') to the north end of the bypass.


arts community

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. ref>


main focus

moving to Elk River by that time were from Northern Europe. By 1870, Elk River swelled to a population of 2,050 and became the county seat in 1872. Around this same time, the railroads replaced the rivers as the main focus of transportation and the Lower Town (the present day historic downtown area) replaced Upper Town as the focus of commerce. The Orono Dam was destroyed by an ice storm in 1912, but hydropower gave a new incentive to dam the Elk River in 1915. This new dam created the four


great interest

?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

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).

Search by keywords:


Copyright (C) 2015-2017 PlacesKnownFor.com
Last modified: Tue Oct 10 05:56:30 EDT 2017