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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Ryan Thompson grew up on a farm in Nowthen, and farming is in his blood. He took over his grandfather’s vegetable farming business after Wally Thompson died and today, he and his wife, Becky, grow produce on 15 acres of land in Nowthen. “I enjoy doing it,” he sa...Read More
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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Sue Seeger was one of two women in the welding class at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College. This was the 1990s. She had left a job in business, she was over 30, and she was a student again. “My original idea was more businessy,” said Seeger. “I thought, well, ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Lt. Col. Lyle Bradley, a retired Marine combat pilot during WWII and Korea got choked up giving the Memorial Day address on Monday at Lion’s Park in Elk River. “I get sentimental about this airplane,” he said holding a replica model of the Corsair he flew. “I sat in one i...Read More
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Students from across the Elk River Area School District will graduate this week. Ivan Sand Community High School, 1232 School Street, Elk River, will get things started with commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Zimmerman High School’s graduation is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in th...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Faculty and families gathered May 23 to honor the work and success of 46 graduating seniors from Spectrum High School, in Elk River, as the charter program for grades 6-12 winds down its seventh year. Amid music from the school’s Chamber Choir and a video shown ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A public archaeological dig will be held in June at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The city has received an $11,223 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig, which will be led by a professional archaeologist. It will run from 8 a.m.-5...Read More
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