Archive | January 19, 2012

Josh Turnquist led with 26 points as the Rogers Royals cruised 69-38 over the Andover Huskies on Thursday evening. The 6-7 senior notched four 3-point shots, seven rebounds and three blocked shorts. Michael Schreiber, 6-8 senior, added 20 points as the Royals (9-5) dominated the lanes. Guards Nick Runge and Sam Spilles sank six points […]

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Click here, northstar online, to see a graph of Northstar commuter rail ridership by station. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Ridership among daily commuters on the Northstar commuter rail was up 7 percent in 2011. Overall ridership declined 1 percent, however, primarily due to a freight train derailment near Fridley in mid-July which halted all […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A thriving Elk River company has exceeded its job creation goals that were set as part of a loan from the city of Elk River. Sportech received a $500,000 loan from the city in 2008 to help build the company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility at 10800 175th Ave. in the […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor It’s been a largely brown winter so far. As of Jan. 19, Elk River has seen just five inches of snow. Steve Ziemer of Elk River Municipal Utilities, who tracks precipitation, recorded two inches of snow in November, a trace in December and three inches in January. The fallout from […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers girls hockey team took a drubbing from North Wright County and had two senior captains injured Tuesday evening at home. NWC, the Mississippi 8 leader, beat the Royals 9-1, with Dani Sibley scoring three goals and Kaleigh Hamann two, at Rogers. Alicia Nelson, a forward with nine goals […]

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Ten volunteers from the community and the school district met this week to develop the tools to monitor and assess the annual progress of a new strategic plan for the Elk River Area School District. The volunteers met Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 17 and 18, at the Handke Center in Elk River. The 10 are […]

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Anytime Fitness is seeking participants for its seventh annual “Ultimate Body Meltdown” Weight Loss Challenge event. The challenge will start Jan. 27 and run through April 20. Participants will be accepted now through Jan. 27. The winners will be based on weight loss percentage, like those on  “The Biggest Loser.” The challenge is open to […]

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  Elk River Dance Team placed sixth in high kick, among 18 teams, at the Blaine Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21. They placed 13th in jazz. “We had a fun day and they danced well,” said coach Alyssa Sha. Rogers Dance Team placed 10th in jazz, and 11th in kick. From left to right, Haley […]

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