(Editor’s note: The following statement was read into the record at Monday’s Elk River Area School Board meeting, and also submitted as a letter to the editor.) Thank you (Elk River Area School District) for clearly laying out the reasoning behind the cuts to the music program at Elk River High School. The data was [...]
The Elk River community should be extremely proud of coach Mark Durand and the entire Stark Industries Robotics Team 3023. Over the past year and a half, Mr. Durand and his students have served as the FIRST robotics mentors for our rookie robotics team, Becker High School’s team 4607. Team 3023 has shared ideas, resources [...]
The Elk River Youth Lacrosse Association would like to say thank you to everyone that supported our fundraiser over the last three weeks. A special thanks to the local businesses that offered coupon discounts in support of the fundraiser efforts as well. As a new association experiencing significant growth over the last three years, having [...]
It’s no secret that the local American Legion in Elk River and its membership is aging. Our membership is at 400, which is 148 below our all-time high years ago. We continue to recruit new members, but the interest is not as high as it use to be. I’m asking for all serviceman and women [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor Efforts to bring about the fourth annual Elk River Independence Day Celebration at Lions Park have begun. To help do it, the Elk River Independence Day Committee has latched onto the Powered by Nature branding effort, with members of the citizen-led Elk River Independence Day Committee agreeing that “Elk River is [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The suspect in a Oct. 29, 2012, armed robbery of the BP gas station in Elk River has plead guilty to the crime. Zachary Tyler Owens, 21, who previously worked for the gas station and lived less than a mile from it, entered his plea to aggravated robbery in the first [...]
Kaylynn Hanson escorted by Daniel Lucas were among the couples to participate in Elk River High School’s 2013 prom, which started off with the traditional grand march at the school before heading to International Market Square in Minneapolis for dinner and a dance.
by Paul Rignell Contributing writer After starting to review Administrator Brian Bensen’s work in open session May 7 on his request, the Sherburne County Board continued their review behind doors in closed session with Bensen present May 14. When those talks ended, only Commissioner Rachel Leonard, who is chairing the board meetings in 2013, gave [...]