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Elk River Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Location of Elk River Minnesota


Population: 
 Elk River (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 4,098 6,785 11,143 16,447 22,974 +6,527 +39.69
Land Area (sq. mile) 39.80 43.15 42.66 42.66 42.66 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 102.96 157.24 261.20 385.55 538.54 +152.99 +39.68
Housing Units 1,228 2,193 3,887 5,782 8,542 +2,760 +47.73
Households -- 2,108 3,732 5,664 8,080 +2,416 +42.66
Persons Per Household -- 3.16 2.93 2.85 2.84 -0.01 -0.35

Geography:

Elk River is a city in and the county seat of Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States, about 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers. Elk River is located 33.2 miles northwest of Minneapolis and 37.4 miles southeast of St. Cloud. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.82 square miles (113.49 km2); 42.29 square miles (109.53 km2) is land and 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2) is water. The city's latitude and longitude are 45.313601° N and 93.5814° W. The elevation is 896 feet (273 m).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 22,974 people, 8,080 households, and 6,050 families residing in the city. The population density was 543.2 inhabitants per square mile (209.7/km2). There were 8,542 housing units at an average density of 202.0 per square mile (78.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 1.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 8,080 households of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

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History:  

The township was divided into ELK RIVER NORTH Township: T. 33N, R. 26W; and ELK RIVER SOUTH Township: T. 32N, R. 26W. The city of Elk River in sections 33 and 34 of Elk River North Township was incorporated as a village on February 19, 1881, and reincorporated on February 6, 1911. The first post office, 1851-67, was established while in Benton County and transferred to Orono; the second post office was at Elk River Station, 1866-76, and became Elk River. The business district developed on the north side of the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railroad tracks. The county seat was first established at Humboldt, now Big Lake village, as before noted, but its offices were removed in 1867 to Elk River village, then known, in distinction from Orono, as "the Lower Town."

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Street scene, Elk River Minnesota, 1910's
Street scene, Elk River Minnesota, 1910's
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Government:
City of Elk River
13065 Orono Parkway NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 635-1000
Fax: (763) 635-1090

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm


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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 John J. Dietz
13319 Riverview Drive
Elk River, MN 55330
  (763) 441-5783
City Administrator appointed Calvin Portner
13065 Orono Parkway NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Email (763) 635-1001
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Tina Allard
13065 Orono Parkway NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Email (763) 635-1003
Council Member - Ward 1 12/31/2022 Garrett Christianson
13414 179th Avenue NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Email (763) 300-2794
Council Member - Ward 2 12/31/2020 Matthew J. Westgaard
19417 Baldwin Circle NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Email (763) 241-0769
Council Member - Ward 3 12/31/2020 Nate Ovall
11025 192nd Court NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Email (763) 221-2296
Council Member - Ward 4 12/31/2022 Jennifer Wagner
18544 Quincy Court NW
Elk River, MN 55330
  (612) 741-1619

Post Office:
US Post Office
19120 Freeport Street
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-5297
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 241-9983

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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US Post Office

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Connexus Energy   (763) 323-2650
Electricity Elk River Municipal Utilities (763) 441-2020
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy   (800) 245-2377
Wastewater Elk River Municipal Utilities   (763) 441-2020
Water Elk River Municipal Utilities   (763) 441-2020
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Charter Communications (763) 441-3500

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Elk River Schools - ISD #728 Elementary & Secondary Schools 1,500
Sherburne County Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 619
Walmart Department Stores 435
Guardian Angels Senior Services Outpatient Care Centers 328
Emerson Electric - Tescom Indus. Valve Mfg. 205
Menards Building Material & Supplies Dealers 165
Cub Foods Grocery Stores 158
Coborn's Grocery Stores 154
E & O Tool and Plastics Resin, Synth. Rubber & Art. Synth. Fibers & Fil. Mfg. 128
Target Department Stores 125
Cretex Companies, Inc. Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing 110
Cornerstone Ford Automobile Dealers 110
The Bank of Elk River Monetary Authorities - Central Bank 107


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Oliver H. Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Road
Elk River, Minnesota
 

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Health Care:
Elk Ridge Health
14181 Business Center Drive NW Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 236-0414
Fax: (763) 236-8124
Web: www.allina.com

Elk Ridge Health is a state-of-the-art medical facility offering comprehensive health care in a convenient, accessible location. Elk Ridge Health houses Allina Medical Clinic (AMC) with primary care physicians (family practice, pediatrics), along with specialty physicians in general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, ear/nose/throat, orthopedics and urology. Surgical procedures such as biopsies, ear tubes, carpal-tunnel and knee surgeries are performed at the Mercy Same Day Surgery Center, as well as colonoscopies.

Allina

Elk Ridge Health, Elk River Minnesota

Fairview Northland Clinic
290 Main Street NW Suite 100 Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-5800
Fax: (763) 241-5835
Web: www.northland.fairview.org

Fairview Northland clinics offer a complete spectrum of primary care and specialty services, including: * Family medicine * Laboratory * Imaging * FAA physicals * Obstetrics * Pediatrics * Specialists in a wide range of areas for you and your family

Fairview
HealthPartners RiverWay Clinic
530 3rd Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (952) 967-7075
Web:  www.healthpartners.com

The RiverWay Elk River Clinic offers a wide range of medical services to meet your health care needs. This clinic has providers practicing Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and General Surgery. In addition, this clinic also offers on site lab, radiology and ultrasound and mammography services.

HealthPartners
North Memorial Health Plaza
800 Freeport Avenue N
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 257-8000
Web: www.northmemorial.com

Our sole mission is to help people however we can. Whether it's holding the hand of a five-year-old with a slight sprain, explaining a complicated procedure to a grandparent or helping you develop a proactive care schedule, we're here for you.

North Memorial

North Memorial Health Plaza, Elk River Minnesota


Schools:
Elk River Area School District
815 Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3400
Web: www.elkriver.k12.mn.us

We proudly serve more than 50,000 residents and approximately 13,000 neighborhood students (and 62,000 total student learners) in all or parts of Albertville, Dayton, Elk River, Otsego, Ramsey, Rogers, St. Michael, Zimmerman and the townships of Big Lake, Baldwin, Burns, Hassan, Livonia, Nowthen, Orrock and Stanford. We have nine elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and a secondary-level alternative school. We also have a Continuing Education Program that serves pre-schoolers to senior citizens.

Elk River High School
900 School Street
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3434
Elk River High School, Elk River Minnesota
Ivan Sand Community School
1232 School Street
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3530
Fax: (763) 241-3532
 
Salk Middle School
11970 Highland Road
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3455
 
VandenBerge Middle School
948 Proctor Road
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3450
 
Lincoln Elementary
600 School Street
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3480
 
Meadowvale Elementary
12701 Elk Lake Road
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3470
 
Otsego Elementary
8125 River Road NE
Otsego, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3494
 
Parker Elementary
500 School Street
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3500
 
Twin Lakes Elementary
10051 191 Avenue NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 274-7242
Twin Lakes Elementary School, Elk River Minnesota

Churches:
Abiding Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church
12943 193rd Avenue
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-9444

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
Alliance Community Church
829 School Street
Elk River MN 55330 
Phone: (763) 441-3368
Fax: (763) 441-1131
Web:
www.elkriveralliance.com

Pastor:  Rev. Paul Salfrank
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am & 10:45 am

 
Apostolic Revival Church
Burns Town Hall
Nowthen MN 
Phone: (763) 422-0150

Pastor:  Rev. Larry Malarz
Sunday Worship: 

 
Bible Baptist Church
16501 Highway 10
Elk River MN 55330 
Phone: (763) 486-8363
Web:
www.bible-baptistchurch.org

Pastor:  Doug Roman
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
Burns Evangelical Free Church
6437 Norris Lake Road
Burns Township, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 753-1718

Pastor:  Rev. John Yoder
Sunday Worship: 

 
Central Lutheran Church ELCA
1103 School Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2363
Web:
www.clcelkriver.org

Pastor:  Rev. Paul Johansson
Sunday Worship: 
          8:00 am - Traditional
          9:30 am - A Variety of Styles
        11:00 am - Contemporary

 
Christ Lutheran Church ELCA
15849 NE 90th Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-5097
F
ax: (763) 441-0601
Web:
www.christchurchotsego.org

Pastor:  Rev. Greg Pagh
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am & 10:30 am

 
Church of Hope Minnesota
Meeting at Meadowvale School Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 438-9717 
Web:
www.churchofhopemn.org

Pastor:  Rev. Danny Hodges
Sunday Worship:  n/a

Church of Hope Minnesota
Cornerstone Baptist Church
15300 County Road 35
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 263-7878

Pastor:  Rev. Gordon Langdon
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
Elk River Baptist Church
1800 8th Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2080
Web:
www.elkriverbaptistchurch.com

Pastor:  Rev. Wesley White
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

 
Elk River United Methodist Church
1304 Main Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2750
Web:
www.erumc.org

Pastor:  Rev. Phil Strom
Sunday Worship: 
          8:15 am - Traditional
          9:30 am - Traditional
        11:00 am - Contemporary

Elk River United Methodist Church, Elk River Minnesota
Emmanuel Lutheran Church LCMS
1506 Main Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2555

Pastor:  Rev. Terry Lee Grzybowski
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am & 10:30 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Elk River Minnesota
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
1326 4th Street
PO Box 65
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-5482
Web:
www.holytrinityelkriver.com

Pastor:  Rev. Richard Bormes
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Elk River Minnesota
Living Waters Church
21246 Meadowvale Road
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-9682
Web:
www.livingwaterschurch-er.org

Pastor:  Dave Weigel
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Living Waters Church, Elk River Minnesota
Lord of Glory Lutheran Church LCMS
19255 County Road 15
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 263-3090
Web:
www.lordofglorylutheran.org

Pastor:  Rev. Dean Mahlum
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am & 10:30 am

 
Nowthen Alliance Church
19653 Nowthen Blvd.
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 441-1600
Web:
www.nowthenalliance.org

Pastor:  Rev. Bob Morton
Sunday Worship:  10#0 am & 11:00 am

Nowthen Alliance Church, Nowthen Minnesota
Real Life Community Church
Meeting at Otsego Elementary School
8125 NE River Road
Otsego, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 633-7466
Web:
www.RealLifeOtsego.org

Pastor:  Rev. Jon Stoe
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
River of Life Evangelical Free
21695 Elk Lake Road
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-7527
Fax  (763) 441-6975
Web:
www.riveroflife-mn.org

Pastor:  Rev. David Johnson
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am & 10:45 am

River of Life Evangelical Free Church
St. Andrew Catholic Church
566 4th Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-1483
Fax: (763) 441-1485
Web:
www.saint-andrew.net

Pastor:  Fr. Joseph Korf
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm
Sunday Mass:  8:30 am & 10:30 am

 
St. John Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
9231 Viking Blvd.
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-3646
Web:
www.sjlcas.net 

Pastor:  Rev. Bill Pieper
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am & 10:30 am

St. John Lutheran Church, Elk River Minnesota
Solid Rock Church
11800 196th Avenue NW
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2816
Web:
www.srchurch.org

Pastor:  Dr. Bill Matthews
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am & 7:00 pm

 
Twin Lakes Christian Assemblies of God
18912 Twin Lakes Road NW
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-1111
Web:
www.twinlakeschristian.org

Pastor:  Rev. Percy Kallevig
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
Union Congregational United Church of Christ
1118 4th Street
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-1203

Pastor:  Rev. Dana Mann
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am & 10:45 am

Union Congregational United Church of Christ, Elk River Minnesota

Media:
Star News
506 Freeport Avenue NW Suite A Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-3500
Fax: (763) 441-6401
Web: www.erstarnews.com

The Star News is a free-distribution newspaper distributed to over 23,000 homes and businesses each Wednesday and the Star News Weekender is delivered to over 26,000 homes and businesses each Saturday

Elk River Star News

Motels:
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
17432 Highway 10 E
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-8554
Fax: (763) 441-5057
Web: www.americinn.com

Our Elk River hotel offers 41 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, featuring a wide variety of room types to make everyone comfortable. Our standard rooms with two Queen size beds or one King bed are also available with upgrades to include amenities such as jacuzzis, refrigerators and microwaves.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Elk River Minnesota
Comfort Suites
6440 Highway 10
Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 323-4800
Fax: (763) 323-0404
Web: www.comfortsuites.com

This Ramsey, MN hotel provides business travelers with additional conveniences like access to copy and fax services and a meeting room. All rooms contain refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, cable television, irons, ironing boards and hair dryers.

Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites, Ramsey Minnesota
Country Inn & Suites
18894 Dodge Street
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-6990
Toll Free: (800) 456-4000
Fax: 763 241-7301
Web: www.countryinns.com/elkrivermn

Each of the spacious guest rooms and suites feature a cozy country-style décor that makes guests feel right at home. Guest rooms offer complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet Access and local telephone calls, cable TV with HBO, coffeemakers, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards. Ideal for extended stays, one-bedroom suites also provide refrigerators, microwaves and sleeper sofas.

Country Inn & Suites
Country Inn & Suites, Elk River Minnesota
Elk Motel
13291 Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2552‎
 
Holiday Inn & Wild Woods Waterpark
9200 Quaday Avenue NE
Otsego, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 656-4400
Fax: (763) 656-4401
Web: www.hielkriver.com

Our Guest Rooms and Suites are well outfitted for business travelers, including a corporate quiet floor, spacious and private Corporate Business Center, heated indoor parking, and other business-essential amenities. With the largest indoor water park in the Elk River / Rogers / Maple Grove area, we invite families to relax and enjoy a break, whether they’re on vacation or just getting away for the weekend.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn & Wild Woods Waterpark, Elk River Minnesota

Kemethese Motel
17291 Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2424‎
 
Landmark Motel
1153 Main Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2592
 
Riverwood Inn and Conference Center
10990 95th Street NE
Otsego, MN 55362
Phone: (763) 441-6833
Toll Free: (800) 379-2647
Web: www.riverwoodinn.com

Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River, Riverwood offers a perfect atmosphere for your business meeting or your family function. Riverwood offers first-class accommodations and meeting facilities, Timothy's Restaurant and resort amenities such as canoeing, hiking trails, fly fishing, golf and snowshoeing.

Riverwood Inn and Conference Center
Riverwood Inn and Conference Center
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