Elk River boasts a productive workforce that 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.

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 the Elk River schools website.


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 & 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

  • Municipal
  • Elk River Municipal Utilities – 763-441-2020

Telecommunications (Telephone, Cable, Internet)

Refuse & Recycling

  • Elk River Municipal Utilities – 763-441-2020

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