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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A bench memorial in honor of Tom McNair will be installed in a riverfront setting at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. McNair was a local banker and Elk River Rotarian who died in 2012. The Elk River Rotary Club has donated $3,500 to the city to pay for [...]

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Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz presented the proclamation Monday to Marilyn Schroeder, of Elk River, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anoka Chapter. Sept. 17 was the 227th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.

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On Sept. 16, Charter Communications transitioned its TV cable franchise to an all-digital format. The new digital format promises to provide enhanced services to subscribers; however, the switch resulted in the relocation of some channels. The city of Elk River cable channel (ERtV) has moved from channel 12 to channel 180. The area-wide community channel [...]

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The city of Elk River has officially accepted two commercial lots from Thomas and Sara Hartman. The lots total three acres in size and are located near Joplin Street and Highway 10, just west of Westbound Liquor. The Hartmans offered to give the lots to the city in exchange for the city paying the outstanding [...]

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The first-ever Wildlife Festival 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman on Oct. 4. Race start time is 9 a.m., with registration open from 7:30-9 a.m. Race fee is $18 until Sept. 25 and $20 after that date. The race is hosted by the Friends of Sherburne. Race signup [...]

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The Savers family of thrift stores has opened a new drop-off location in Elk River at 19112 Freeport St. The new Donation Drop Spot accepts donations from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Savers has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans of America and will pay that organization for every donation made. All donations will be sorted [...]

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office was called yesterday at 5:18 p.m. to a farming accident at 8523 State St, Clear Lake. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, deputier arrived to discover Brad Braun, 61, of Clear Lake, was pinned underneath a tractor that he had been operating on the family farm.  Brad Braun was deceased at the [...]

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  Three-foot swells, a punishing storm, and wild weather changes couldn’t stop Scott Bonnema from executing his multi-species game plan to win the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament of Champions on Lake Vermilion on Sept. 4-5. “It’s an awesome feeling to win against a group of such talented veterans and hot new sticks,” said Bonnema, of [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can only [...]

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