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Hwy 169 Redefine Project Elk River MN


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will convert Highway 169 to a freeway, removing all five stoplights from the Mississippi River north through Elk River.

The Highway 169 corridor is an important north-south arterial route in central Minnesota. This route connects Minnesota’s central lakes region and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area with the growing trade centers of Elk River, Zimmerman, and Princeton. The highway plays an important role in serving commuters and recreational users, and connecting economic centers in the state.

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Together Elk River Supports Local Businesses, Nonprofits, and Neighbors

ERACC is pleased to partner with the City of Elk River and the Elk River Economic Development Authority on a new community initiative, Together Elk River. This initiative is designed to encourage, engage, and support local businesses, nonprofits, and neighbors through challenging times. By partnering with the City and EDA, we hope to help our community adapt as new challenges are presented.

Click here to learn more about Together Elk River and how you can show your support as a business owner or resident.

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As part of the MN Ready Coalition, ERACC has partnered with over 50 chambers of commerce to urge Gov. Walz to allow our business community to reopen fully no later than June 19th.

By providing date certainty, our small businesses can make positive steps toward recovering from this pandemic, safely welcome back their customers and employees, and begin refueling our economy.

To ensure our voices are heard, we have sent a letter to Gov. Walz, written an op-ed for the Elk River Star News, and partnered with three local businesses to create a video message to the governor, which can be found here.

We are encouraging community members to join us by sending an email or calling local legislators and Gov. Walz. Click here for more information.

Framework 2030 Partnership Elk River MN


Framework 2030 combines technical research and analysis with multiple opportunities for people throughout the region to contribute ideas and provide feedback.

The Central Mississippi River Regional Planning Partnership has launched Framework 2030, the region’s first collaborative planning and economic development project. The Partner communities anticipate significant growth and through regional planning, will maintain a high quality of life for area residents, businesses, and visitors.

Click here to learn more about Framework 2030.

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