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The Bank of Elk River is hosting its 7th annual Free Breakfast Fridays during the month of April. Customers and the general public are invited to stop by between 7-9 a.m. at the School Street office for a complimentary breakfast. The School Street branch is located off of School Street next to Burge...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor To walk a mile in the shoes of Lindsey Redepenning, an 11-year-old Elk River girl with Type 1 diabetes, would be eye-opening for anyone without knowledge of the autoimmune disease. Thanks to all the walking and talking she did this year at her school, in front of corporate groups...Read More
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Elk River’s annual Spring Clean Up Day is set for Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Elk River Maintenance Facility, 19000 Proctor Rd. This event provides a one-stop drop off and ensures environmentally safe disposal. Items accepted for disposal include electronics, appliances, scr...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River City Council took time earlier this month to recognize a handful of city employees for their help in rescuing an Elk River family’s cat. An intense three-day search gathered the support of the community and came to a successful end thanks to city workers who were ...Read More
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The playground at Elk River’s Orono Park has been featured in the March issue of Parks and Recreation Business magazine. The publication goes to cities and parks and recreation agencies nationwide. Elk River Parks and Recreation Director Michael Hecker wrote the article, which is about designing t...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor It was while Jovan Palmieri was driving St. Paul fire trucks that he figured there had to be a safer way to back up the big rigs.   Drivers rely on spotters, who communicate with hand signals, flashlights or other means. “I was always worried about backing over...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Technology is impacting the way people use libraries. At the Great River Regional Library, a public library system with branches in 31 cities including Elk River, circulation of physical materials like books, magazines, DVDs and CDs is  declining and use of the digit...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Melinda Goetsch got hooked on audio books in 2003, when she’d listen to them on her car’s cassette player while driving to and from work appointments. The stories helped take her mind off the recent death of her dad. A dozen years later, Goetsch and her husband, J...Read More
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Back on March 1 a man reported the theft of $40 after he had paid a visit to an ATM and bought a few things at Wal-Mart. The man, 67, believed the money had fallen out of his pocket in the checkout line at the Elk River big box store, and video footage showing someone [...]...Read More
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