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The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.

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The population of Elk River is approximately 16,447 (2000), 22974 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,887 (1990), 8080 (2010).

The amount of land area in Elk River is 110.492 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elk River is 44 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.037 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elk River to Washington DC is 980 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elk River is positioned 45.33 degrees north of the equator and 93.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Elk River elevation is 900 feet above sea level.
Elk River median income is $58,114 (2000).

The Elk River median home price is $144,800 (2000).

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Elk River location: 35 miles northwest of the St. Paul area on Highway 10. Nearby communities include Otsego, Albertville, Rogers, Zimmerman, St. Michael, Ramsey, Dayton and Big Lake. For directions to Elk River, please see this page

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Climate & Weather

Elk River average annual precipitation is 26 inches per year.
Elk River average annual snowfall is 49 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.
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Elk River history:

In 1849, the area now known as Elk River was just a little log cabin where the settlers did their bartering and trading of goods. Others started to move here, including Oliver H. Kelley, who began the organization known as the Grange in 1867.

Try this history page for Elk River. This history page from the city has good historical information.
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Elk River attractions:

Oliver H. Kelley Farm
a working farm of the mid 1800's era. Hands on opportunity to see what it was like back then. Please call ahead for hours of operation
15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-6896

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