by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Nate Prosser, the former Elk who skated for the Minnesota Wild the past five seasons, is now a member of the St. Louis Blues. The 28-year-old defenseman signed a one-year deal with the Blues on Monday, three weeks after the Wild elected to let him to go free agency [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big hits by Ben Johnson, Riley Givens and Erik Nyquist helped Elk River Legion rally from a 4-0 deficit and defeat Buffalo 6-5 in their District 13 opener Tuesday evening. The Elks (10-12) will be back in action Wednesday against the St. Francis vs. Big Lake winner at 8 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One out away from an upset of a state-ranked team, the Elk River Pioneers couldn’t close the deal and lost to Forest Lake 6-4 in an extra inning Tuesday evening. Jim Brown, the Pioneers’ 46-year-old right-hander, took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning of a scheduled seven-inning game [...]

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  Jerry Miller of Zimmerman and Chris Guimont of Elk River were among the winners in the Sherburne County Fair Demolition Derby on Sunday evening. Miller prevailed in the Full-Size class which had the biggest vehicles and the most entrants (13). Miller was the last one standing in his 1990 Ford. Kami Barthel of Annandale [...]

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  Music of the legendary Man in Black is the next attraction in the Riverfront Concert Series as the Johnny Cash tribute group “Church of Cash” performs on the Riverfront stage in Elk River on Thursday, 7 p.m. Jay Kalk, a Minnesota native who formed the group in Honolulu in 2010, is the voice of [...]

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Two photography events are coming up at Elk River Area Arts Alliance. Entry deadline is Friday, July 25, in each case. Both shows will be on display at the Arts Alliance gallery from Aug. 13 through Sept. 6. The Arts Alliance will host its fifth annual Photography Exhibit. This will include a reception for the [...]

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A Big Lake man was arrested Sunday following a six-hour standoff with law enforcement. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, deputies were called to the 17400 block of 165th Street in Big Lake Township shortly after 7 a.m. for a neighborhood dispute involving a 47-year-old man. Sheriff’s deputies encountered the man carrying his shotgun toward a [...]

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