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• Rotary Club adds private tasting room, more space for food vendors to spread out by Jim Boyle Editor The 10th annual Taste of Elk River is about to be served by the Elk River Rotary. The great Elk River get-together for adults 21 years of age and older will run 5-9 p.m. on May 14 [...]...Read More
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Three Rivers Community Foundation is sponsoring a free Crowdfunding and Grant Writing Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 14. The event will be at First National Bank of Elk River, downstairs training room, 812 Main St., Elk River. Crowdfunding is a tool to seek and secure financial contribut...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor This year’s Taste of Elk River, set for May 14, will benefit a new drop-in resource center for homeless youth called Open Doors For Youth. The center opened March 16 in an suite of offices at 544 Third St. in Elk River. It serves youth ages 16-21 primarily from thro...Read More
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On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers from Elk River and across the country will be collecting food for families in need. The National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” event is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The drive has delivered more than one billion pou...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River’s organics recycling program is undergoing a change. Beginning July 1, the city will switch to the Blue Bag Organics program. Residents will no longer put compost in a separate cart for curbside pick-up. Rather, the organic materials will be put in compost...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Having a July 4 fireworks show over Lake Orono rather than Lions Park would cost an extra $10,532. That’s the estimate Elk River city officials have come up with, as City Council members consider whether to move the fireworks from Lion John Weicht Park to Orono Park...Read More
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe will be closing the Main Street crossing in Elk River for rail replacement, according to the city of Elk River. The crossing will be closed for repair on Monday, May 18. The intersection will be closed all day, the city reported on its website....Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police are investigating a motorcycle versus minivan accident that sent the motorcyclist and his passenger to separate hospitals. Melissa Moore, a 46-year-old Lake Elmo woman who was the passenger on the motorcycle, was taken by air ambulance to North Memorial Medical C...Read More
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by Eric Hagen Ramsey residents or anyone else who would have needed to drive to post offices in Anoka or Elk River to mail or pick up a large package or to buy stamps can now go to a new postal service location in the Coborn’s grocery store in Ramsey. “This is good news,” said [...]...Read More
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• Five-member math team bring differences together to score third place at Moody’s and win $10,000 award by Jim Boyle Editor A team of five Elk River High School mathematicians’ decision to risk spending an entire Saturday writing a paper — that wasn’t assigned to them for a school projec...Read More
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