by Joni Astrup Associate editor Dr. Richard Rothaus will lead a public archaeological dig this month at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously June 3 to hire Rothaus, of Trefoil Cultural and Environmental in Sauk Rapids, to complete the archaeological survey. Rothaus is president of Trefoil and [...]
Sam Gearou and Josh Chuba of Elk River won twice in the doubles competition at the state Class AA tennis tournament on Thursday, reaching the semifinals at U of M Baseline Center. Geaour, a sophomore, and Chuba, a senior, beat Hopkins’ Andrew Novak and Andrew Rust 5-7, 6-3, 6-0, and Maple Grov’s Trevor Kleineschay and [...]
Elk River socked two more home runs in their second state tournament game Thursday, beating Forest Lake 9-3 to advance to the state championship game set for Friday in North Mankato. The Elks already led 4-1 when Michaela Bruns belted a solo homer in the fourth inning, and 6-3 when Jayme Langbehn broke the game [...]
Carrying the minority tag during the past session of the Minnesota Legislature didn’t bother eight-term Republican Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka. In fact, it drove him.
by Joni Astrup Associate editor For many in Ivan Sand Community High School’s Class of 2013, the road to graduation was paved with obstacles big and small. But they persevered and received their diplomas during the Elk River school’s graduation ceremony Tuesday, June 4. Six students shared their stories at commencement. They [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Sherburne County District Court Judge Robert Varco has died at age 68. He had been appointed by Gov. Jesse Ventura as a judge in 2000 and held the position until his death from urothelial cell kidney cancer on May 27. “I’ve worked with a lot of judges in my career, [...]
Elk River pulled out a 2-1 win over Orono in dramatic fashion in 7th inning at the state softball tournament Thursday morning in North Mankato. The Elks were trailing 1-0 going into the last of the 7th as Orono left-hander Samantha Hartman was working a two-hit shutout. However, Kathi Opsahl lead off the last of [...]
The Elk River Pioneers cruised past the Rogers Red Devils 7-1 in seven innings at home Wednesday evening, improving to 4-1 for the season. Josh Juntunen got the win, striking out 10 in four innings, allowing one run on a RBI double by Tyler Berg. Tucker Morrell loses with three hitless innings. Harley Thompson was [...]