Archive | May 17, 2013

by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Alice Thibodeau had recently turned 50. She went with her daughter Jodi and two grandchildren to McDonald’s in Maple Grove. Her daughter looked at her and said, “Mom, is there something you’ve always wanted to do and never done? Something you haven’t told anybody about?” There was. Thibodeau had always [...]

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• Powered by Nature theme to include three categories and people’s choice award as well   The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest. Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice [...]

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Duncan Ashley Duncan announces the birth of her daughter, Ayla Lynn, Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fairview Northland Medical Center. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents are Shawn and Stacy Duncan of Becker. Great-grandmother is Debbi Deppa of Brainerd.

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Ratliff Stephen Ratliff and Minna Bue of Big Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Juniper Xyza, Friday, May 10, 2013, at Fairview Northland Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Patrick and Chris Bue of Minneapolis and James and Maureen Ratliff of Bethel, Pa. Great-grandparents are James and Dolores Ramerth of [...]

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Miller Alisha Landrus and Darin Miller of Elk River announce the birth of their son, Everett Allen, Friday, May 10, 2013, at Fairview Northland Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Larry and Sandy Landrus of Zimmerman and Kent and Dorothy Miller of Clearwater.

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Jacob’s Run Monday, May 27, 2013, 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. race begins. Fitness Evolution, 26275 Fremont Drive, Zimmerman. A 4-mile run/walk that is held in honor of Jacob Van Hoever who died in a car accident in 2001, at the age of 13. Proceeds benefit the Jacob Van Hoever Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides [...]

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Jayme Langbehn socked a triple and homer to lead a 15-hit attack as Elk River beat Champlin Park 10-1 on Thursday in Champlin. Langbehn was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Austyn Beese was 3-for-5 (two doubles, RBI), Michaela Bruns 2-for-3 (RBI),  Kathi Opsahl 2-for-4, Jess Neuman 2-for-4 (RBI), Sydney Person 2-for-4 (two runs, [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River’s newest parkland commonly known as Bailey Point is about to have an official name. The Elk River Park and Recreation Commission voted 4-1-1 on May 6 to name the park on the Elk and Mississippi rivers Bailey Point Nature Preserve. The group also believes when the park opens in [...]

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