Elko and New Market explore potential merger

By Patrick Fisher

The possibility of merging two communities into one brought members of the Elko and New Market city councils together on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at New Market Area Hall.

The two councils are serving as the steering committee to study the issues of a potential merger of the two communities. Rusty Fifield of Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc. of Minneapolis, led the meeting with the councils and city staff from both cities, as the group went over several items.

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