Archive | May 20, 2011
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, g...Read More
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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...Read More
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I’ve always worn a seat belt, even before a law was passed requiring it. I feel naked when I don’t buckle up. But at the same time I resent the government telling me I have to wear one. I’m old enough to make my own decisions. I don’t need or want a governmental baby sitter. [...]...Read More
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It seems to be fashionable these days to spew venom upon teachers and public employees and the unions that represent them. I hear talk about “Cadillac health plans” and “higher wages than the private sector.” I ask that the readers be wary of repeating the opinions until they have verified t...Read More
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With all the concern over local jobs and the economy in communities, this is the time to shop local merchants and keep them in business. Local businesses are the lifeblood of the local community. Not only do they provide jobs and convenient shopping, they also pay taxes and are a leading force in th...Read More
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The Elk River Area Arts Alliance deserves applause for getting downtown restaurants on board for the 2011 installment of ArtSoup. The organization made a judgment call to waive the fees for these local vendors to sell food at the every-other-year event, and promised to limit those serving to downtow...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor There are more than 2,200 senior high school students taking world languages across the Elk River Area School District this year, and that number is expected to grow considerably once a new world language curriculum adoption takes root. “The students will be very excited about ...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer “Our overall goal for Zimmerman’s Wild West Days is to offer the community an amazing event that is as accepting, inclusive, and as accessible as possible,” says Bill Potrament, the president of the Zimmerman Civic Club. Wild West Days will launch this year...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer This year, Julie and Shorty Dorweiller will be the grand marshals of the parade, bringing home to Zimmerman more of the great tradition that defines the spectacle.  Julie and Shorty have a long history of announcing for rodeos and parades. Together, they started...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer The long-standing tradition of the Wild West Days Soapbox Derby will be sure to draw crowds this year with its original vehicle entries. The derby will be held Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the corner of Fremont Avenue and Main Street in downtown Zimmerman. There ...Read More
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