Archive | May 20, 2011

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 sight of the [...]

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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. [...]

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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: •Controlled Substance Crime, Second Degree- Sale •Controlled Substance Crime, Third [...]

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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. He’s now the commander [...]

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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 American Legion Post [...]

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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 Financial Counseling Service, the largest statewide provider of foreclosure prevention counseling in Minnesota, [...]

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The Elk River City Council has renewed its support of a citizen-led effort to assemble an  annual Independence Day celebration at Lions Park. Council members and Elk River Mayor John Dietz authorized up to $5,000 to cover program-related expenses, including police supervision, portable bathrooms, garbage service and entertainment. The Elk River Independence Day Committee’s next [...]

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The Minnesota School of Business is hosting its first military resource fair for active duty members, veterans, spouses and children of military members from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 31 at the Elk River campus. Representatives from the Sherburne County Veteran Services, Family Assistance Centers, VA Healthcare, Mental Health Center, recruiting officers and [...]

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