by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Three horses named Hope, Gallant and Jojo have found a happy ending to their sad stories. The three are rescue horses that were trained by women from Nowthen. They all competed last weekend in the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse in St. Paul, which was put on by the [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River is moving ahead with the second phase of a business park near the Northstar train station. The 45-acre project will open up five lots for development in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, located near Highway 10 and 171st Avenue. Two of the lots — 6 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]