2012 A year in Photos

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 Judy and Jeff Syring travel all over to train their camera lens on wildlife. Here, they captured an elk. File photo by Jim Boyle
 Michele Darger, an occupational therapist, worked with Alan Sakry on hand, finger and arm movements during a March 14 therapy session.
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by Bruce Strand
 Don Johnson, 6, and Amber, 8 (last name not available), laughed as they tried to get aboard their steeds in the donkey races at the fair. In this particular race, Don and Charlie Brown were declared the winners with Amber and Sure Shot placing second.  Beau, an alpaca from Rum River Alpacas posed for the camera. File photo by Joni Astrup
 Elk River Fire Chief John Cunningham emerged from a fire at 421 Rush Ave. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the fire that resulted in arson charges against two men.
 File photo by Joni Astrup
 Elk River’s Extreme Motorpark (ERX) had its chance to join the list of hosts for the International Series of Champions (ISOC) event  this past March and came through with flying colors. Pro drivers Paul Bauerly (Ski-Doo), Dan Ebert (green Arctic Cat), Bobby LePage (Mystic Polaris) and Johan Lidman (Polaris) bounce around a turn at ERX during heat races last Saturday.
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 Joshua Peterson and Katelyn Carlson laced up for their wedding at the Elk River Ice Arena. File photo by Joni Astrup
 Elk River Mayor John Dietz and his wife, Jayne, looked over their Hunger Challenge shopping list while buying groceries at Coborn’s in March.  Elk River High School homecoming queen candidate Avery Person didn’t quite have her game face on during homecoming festivities but the ape she was with made up for it.
 File photo by Joni Astrup
 Brenda Geisler showed one of the newly banded peregrines to people gathered at Great River Energy. From left to right are Donald Hoskyns, William Hoskyns and Marilyn Hoskyns. Photo by Denise Lanthier
Denise Lanthier of Elk River penned that dawn laid new beginnings for American dreams as part of her winning entry in the Powered by Nature photography contest sponsored by the Sandhill Photography photo club.
Should Elk River's July 4 fireworks show be moved back to Lake Orono in 2016? Council members are weighing the pros and cons. File photo by Chris Leeseburg
 File photo by Joni Astrup
 Danielle Swanson smiled as she crossed the stage to pick up her diploma at Spectrum High School in Elk River.
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File photo by Joni Astrup Elk River’s Extreme Motorpark (ERX) had its chance to join the list of hosts for the International Series of Champions (ISOC) event this past March and came through with flying colors. Pro drivers Paul Bauerly (Ski-Doo), Dan Ebert (green Arctic Cat), Bobby LePage (Mystic Polaris) and Johan Lidman (Polaris) bounce around a turn at ERX during heat races last Saturday.

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