Archive | May 20, 2011
Andersen Mary Agnes Andersen, 77, of Zimmerman, died Thursday, May 12, 2011. She was born on May 27, 1933, to William and Mary (Gallagher) Wilson of Zimmerman. On June 2, 1956, she married Nels C. Andersen. Together, they were charter members of the Zimmerman Evangelical Free Church, where Mrs. Ande...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River City Council gave Annie Deckert, the marketing and business development administrator for the city of Elk River, a huge vote of confidence. They decided Monday, May 16, to promote her outright to the director of economic development post vacated by Cathy Mehelich, w...Read More
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by Bob Grawey Staff writer “Gifted and determined.” That is how Spectrum High School Director Vanessta Spark describes the charter school’s third graduating class. It is also the biggest class at 66 graduates, compared to the first graduating class of 28 students. Of this year’s graduating c...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area Arts Alliance has made a conscious decision to support downtown restaurants and businesses at this year’s ArtSoup community arts festival. Food at the June 18 event will be limited to local fare, and these vendors have had booth fees waived and told they woul...Read More
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Elk River police attempted to stop a black Firebird in the 18800 block of Twin Lakes Road at about 10:25 p.m. on May 12. When an officer activated the lights on his squad the individual fled. The plate came back “impounded for alcohol.” Police pursued the vehicle for 11.1 miles before losing sig...Read More
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Elk River police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle case in which three firearms were stolen. A 22-year-old Ramsey man reported at about 9 p.m. on May 15 someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked at the Babcock Park boat launch. He had been fishing at the time of the theft. [......Read More
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On May 4, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of selling cocaine. John Joseph Daugherty of Elk River is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged Daugherty with the following felonies: ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Brian Gardner gave little thought to joining the Elk River American Legion when he moved to Lions Park Apartments in the mid-1990s. “I thought it was just a drinking establishment for old men,” he recalls. He himself was a recovered alcoholic, so the Legion had little appeal....Read More
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Mark Reitter, a retired United States Air Force major, will give the Memorial Day address on May 30 at the Lions Park bandshell. The program is set for  10 a.m., and it will include a presentation of awards from the American Legion Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Post 5518 and the Ameri...Read More
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Fannie Mae and the Minnesota Home Ownership Center are teaming together with housing counselors statewide to provide a new service for homeowners with Fannie Mae loans struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments, seeking loan modification or other resolutions. Lutheran Social Service Financia...Read More
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