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MILE Program Approves First Round of Startup Loans

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ST. PAUL – Four high-tech startup businesses in Minnesota, including three owned and operated by women, have been approved for interest-free loans totaling $196,000 under a...
Ribbon cut for Elk River Senior Living

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New facility provides for independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care options for seniors The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Elk River Senior...
Elk River economic development at a glance

Monday, November 26, 2018

The city of Elk River Economic Development Authority recognizes the availability of a skilled workforce is a critical component to economic vitality in the community....
Farm celebrates 100 years

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Elk River’s Wingard Farms is celebrating its 100th year. Descendants of the founder, Arthur Wingard, own and operate the farm today. The farm’s sprawling 30,580-square-foot potato...
Sportech named best in class manufacturer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Minnesota is home to more than 8,000 manufacturers, and this past September, Sportech Incorporated was recognized as one of the best in the state by...
Support Small Businesses on Nov. 24 and Beyond

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday that urges consumers to patronize small and independent businesses rather than online retailers or big box...
Spirit Award honors 2

Monday, November 19, 2018

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota recognized two local employees with the 2018 Spirit Award, which honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the...
Housing Solutions: No "One Size Fits All"

Friday, November 02, 2018

It's a wide-ranging plan to meet Minnesota's housing needs. Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a task force report that calls for construction of 300,000 homes in Minnesota...
More places to call home

Monday, October 29, 2018

New report highlights housing as single best investment for Minnesota's economy According to Governor Dayton’s recent report on housing, the single best investment we can make...
Housing program builds on dream

Friday, October 26, 2018

Thirteen years after arriving in the United States from Algeria, Soraya Belfodil says she has a dream. However, she doesn’t see it as a uniquely American...
US Foods brings eateries out to local farm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

About 250 people descended on Riverside Farms in Elk River on Tuesday for an event inspired by the local food movement. Sponsored by US Foods, it...
Wright, Sherburne in top 10 for growth

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wright and Sherburne are among the 10 fastest-growing counties in Minnesota, according to recently released data from the Census Bureau. Wright County added 9,589 residents between...
Engholm marks 30 years at Elk River ban

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sue Engholm, senior consumer lender, AVP, has celebrated 30 years of working at The Bank of Elk River. In 1988, Sue and her husband transitioned from...
Pine River State Bank celebrates 100 years

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Nowthen mayor issues proclamation to recognize business Pine River State Bank of Nowthen celebrated its 100th anniversary on Aug. 15. Nowthen Mayor Jeff Pilon signed a proclamation declaring...
Chamber doles out recognition at annual meeting

Monday, October 22, 2018

Organization honors charter members, volunteers and mix of new and outgoing board members The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce recognized charter members and outstanding volunteers,...
Farm pursues dream for event barn business

Monday, October 22, 2018

Carla and David Mertz plan to embark on making dreams into reality now that they’re reasonably sure Sherburne County will issue them an interim-use permit...
Innovation Voucher Award Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Financial Awards Give Small Businesses Access to Technical Assistance The Innovation Voucher Award Program provides $5,000 to $25,000 awards to help small businesses purchase technical assistance and services...
3 Percent

Monday, October 15, 2018

MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June...
What Realtors need to know about Millennials

Monday, October 08, 2018

And what mortgage lenders should tell them FACT: Nearly half of Millennials (now between the ages of 20 and 37) live in suburbs. FACT: New Home Inventory...
The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession, a new and different housing crisis has emerged. Back then, people were losing their homes as...
Minnesota solar market surges

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Minnesota’s solar market grew significantly in the first quarter, adding 105 megawatts of power, the fifth most among states during that time, according to data...
New Challenges to Preserving Affordable Housing

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than a million units of affordable housing could slip out of the requirements that keep them affordable. “The nation’s stock of both assisted and privately...
Anoka Tech has new automotive technology

Friday, July 27, 2018

College Automotive Technology program recently underwent some major changes, including new equipment and new partnerships. The Automotive Technology program, has a new virtual vehicle diagnostic lab,...
Housing Forum Addresses Needs in Minnesota

Friday, July 06, 2018

Governor's Housing Task Force Met with Northeastern Minnesota Housing Leaders DULUTH, Minn. – Experts say there is not enough housing for the growing workforce in Minnesota. Members...
Craft beer flowing since Aegir opened

Monday, June 25, 2018

Elk River’s first craft brewery off to good start as brothers look to make it a popular gathering spot Elk River’s first craft brewery has opened...
How Job Fairs Can Help Experienced Workers

Friday, June 22, 2018

Well-run live career fairs can be an important tool for the older job seeker who knows how to use them. Here are eight reasons they can be very productive...
ABRA named chamber Business of the Year

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Shop, Guardian Angels and Bredlow also walk away with awards for their efforts ABRA Auto Body & Glass in Elk River has been named the...
Bank of Elk River wins national award

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Award-winning video showcases city and local family who bought their dream home with the bank’s help The American Bankers Association announced the winners of the third...
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