Temperature tops out at 102 but fireworks show does its best to steal the show back
The third annual Elk River Independence Day celebration will be remembered for record-setting heat, which kept many people away from Lions Park. The heat, however, didn’t keep people from making their way out to watch the fireworks. Lions Park filled in nicely between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, and thousands of others found a spot in a parking lot or field along School Street to catch the fireworks show. Those who came to the park earlier in the day were treated to a water slide and plenty of local talent and entertainment that started with an Elk River Idol contest and included performances by the Shane Martin as well as the Elk River High School Red White and Blue Alumni Band.