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Republican Mike McFadden was not kidding around Tuesday night with an overwhelming primary election victory in his GOP bid for U.S. Senate. He rolled over opponent Jim Abeler of Anoka County with 71 percent of the votes. Abeler was a distant second with 15 percent of the votes. The victory squarely ...Read More
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Elk River will celebrate the opening of its newest park — Bailey Point Nature Preserve — on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The grand opening begins at 5 p.m. at the park, located at 1 Morton Ave. There will be a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a sign. Members of the Bailey family might attend. Elk [......Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor “Baby Face” Nelson. Alvin “Creepy” Karpis. John Dillinger. “Dapper” Don Hogan. Chad Lewis has studied these gangsters and others with ties to Minnesota and written about them in his book, “The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hotspots.” In a presentati...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The second Tuesday of every month, food is available at Ruby’s Pantry in Elk River. Everyone who gets hungry qualifies. The cost is a $15 cash donation, according to Cassie Korin. She is the coordinator for the Ruby’s Pantry Elk River location and general manager ...Read More
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Motorists on Highway 10 between 171st Avenue and Norfolk Avenue in Elk River — including through downtown —  will encounter lane closures as crews begin drainage and pedestrian improvements. Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, both directions of Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane. The w...Read More
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Kate Hansen, a member of the Sandhill Photography Club, took this photo on Sunday by the West Oaks Townhomes in Elk River. The townhomes are near Pinewood Golf Course.  ...Read More
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