Communities - Elk River

City of Elk River

Economic Development Director
City of Elk River website

City Population: 22, 974 (2010 Census)
Population Growth Rate: +39.69% (2000-2010)

School District: 728
Number of Schools: 13
Number of Students: 12,483

Major Transportation Routes: US Hwy 169, US Hwy 10, MN Hwy 101

City Services: Police, Fire, Refuse (Contract with private handlers)

Top Employers: Great River Energy, WalMart, Menards, Cornerstone Auto Resource, Crystal Distribution Inc. Coborns, Cretex, Tescom, Guardian Angels, Cub Foods, E & O Tool & Plastics, Metal Craft, Sportech

Chamber of Commerce 763-441-3110

Elk River Community Guide

Elk River Area School District ISD 728 encompasses a total of 17 schools. Currently the district has nine elementary schools. There are also four junior high schools, three senior high schools, and one community school within the district. The district's extensive community education program also offers social, educational and recreational activities for all ages. For more information call 763-241-3400, or visit

24 churches within the City of Elk River serve a wide variety of denominations.

Medical Services:
Seven Family Practice Clinics - Two Urgent Care Centers Dentists, chiropractors and other health care specialists have practices within the community.

Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton 763-389-1313
Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids 763-236-6000
Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital in Monticello 763-295-2945

Mail Services:
First Class Post Office and Express Service available.

Financial Institutions:
First National Bank of Elk River 763-441-2200
TCF 612-823-2265
The Bank of Elk River 763-441-1000
US Bank 763-241-1632
Wells Fargo 612-667-4646

Elk River Star News (weekly)
Minneapolis Star Tribune (daily)
St. Paul Pioneer Press (daily)

Utilities and Services:
Elk River Municipal Utilities 763-441-2020

Elk River Municipal Utilities 763-441-2020
Connexus Energy 612-323-2600
SunPower 800-SunPower

Natural Gas:
CenterPoint Energy/Minnegasco 763-372-4727

Sanitary Sewer:
Elk River Municipal Utilities 763-441-2020

Telecommunications: (Telephone, Cable, Internet)
CenturyLink Communications Residential: 800-244-1111; Business: 800-603-6000
Exede Satellite Internet
Hughes Net
Windstream Communications 866-445-5880

Refuse and Recycling:
Elk River Municipal Utilities 763-441-2020

Home Security:

Elk River boasts an available and productive workforce which helps make this area a leader in job creation. Employment opportunities continue to keep pace with significant population growth. This is due in part to a diverse group of businesses and industries located in Elk River. The city and numerous local lenders provide financing to new and expanding businesses. Programs may include industrial revenue bonds, tax increment financing, supplemental micro loans, tax abatement, venture capital funds, as well as full service community banking opportunities.

Most significantly, for a community of its size, Elk River enjoys one of the lowest overall tax rates in the entire state of Minnesota. As part of Elk River's commitment to retain this low tax rate and a high quality of life, the City Council recently adopted a Growth Management Plan and an Economic Strategic Development Plan. Proper planning ensures that growth initiatives are effectively implemented and managed. This is Elk River's commitment to creating better jobs, providing quality housing options, and producing more opportunities for everyone.

Economic Development Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Dan Weber
           Assistant County Admin
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-3007
Fax: 763-765-3002
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