Archive | May 17, 2013

The Elk River American Legion will host its second annual smelt fry 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The event had been planned for May 14 but was pushed back due to the availability of smelt. There will be fish available as an alternative to smelt.  The Legion expects a good turnout as they have ordered [...]

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The Sherburne County Board has approved a bid from Knife River Corporation for work scheduled this August and September on County Road 74 in Livonia Township. The work entails reconstruction of the segment that follows 237th Avenue from Highway 169 to 108th Street, and mill and overlay for 108th Street north to County State-Aid Highway [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer The Otsego City Council considered plans to pave and improve drainage on several residential streets and agreed to receive state funding to implement a resident survey at its regular meeting on May 13. The city recently received a petition signed by the owners of six properties indicating their desire for [...]

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Thirty Elk River Area School District employees representing 827 years of service will be recognized at 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 20 at Westwood Elementary School (13651 4th Avenue South, Zimmerman, MN) The public is invited to attend the fifth annual retirement ceremony that will last one hour.

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A butterfly tour will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25, at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. Meet the guide at the Mahnomen Trail. For more information, go to www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne.

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Affordable Care Act that was passed by Congress, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, is now just months away from adding county case files to health and human service offices across Minnesota and the nation. Sherburne County staff told the [...]

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District 728 Community Education is offering several health-related classes in June in Elk River, including a new one aimed at helping reduce the chance of falling at home. That class, Personal Fall Prevention, runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the Handke Center. It is free. Here’s a sample of some of the other [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder had a frustrating afternoon in Mora, losing to the Mustangs 10-2 and 10-1 on Friday. In game two, Thunder pitchers issued 15 walks. “You can’t win at any level … walking 15 guys,” said coach Matt Krause. The coach noted that ZHS had fewer strikeouts than Mora in both games and hit [...]

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