Elk River is a city in Sherburne County, about 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers. U.S. Highways 10 and 169 as well as state Highway 101 are three of the main routes in and out of the city for commuters. Elk River is also home to one of the Northstar Commuter Rail line stops which brings Elk River residents to downtown Minneapolis.