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• Previous Elk River victim knows it will likely be a long road  ahead for Fyten; it took him 13 months to get his tax return   by Jim Boyle Editor When Rick Fyten hit the send button to file his 2013 tax return last month he got an error code. When the 44-year-old Elk [...]

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The first meeting of the Save the Water Tower Subcommittee will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Elk River City Hall. The group is a subcommittee of the Elk River Heritage Preservation Commission and will be looking at options for preserving the historic downtown water tower at Jackson Avenue and Fourth Street. The [...]

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Elk River Mayor John Dietz volunteered Tuesday as part of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. He delivered Meals on Wheels with volunteer Louisette Guimont. Dietz said the day is  to honor all of the Elk River citizens who volunteer their time to make the city a better place for everyone. “Our city [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor As the excitement surrounding Hockey Day Minnesota slowly melts away, another burst of it could be felt last week when organizers were honored at an event. It was announced there could be as much as $130,000 leftover after final expenses are dealt with this spring. That money will likely be used [...]

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The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce’s Expo 2014 promises something for everyone. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Elk River High School and offers activities, food, prizes and more than 100 business exhibits. Activities for all ages include Community Education kids activities, Home Depot build-it workshop (ages [...]

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Darlene Antinozzi, a volunteer at Guardian Angels Senior Housing in Zimmerman, was recently honored as 2014 Volunteer of the Year by Aging Services of Minnesota. Antinozzi has been volunteering for 14 years at the Pine Tree/Pine Cone buildings of Guardian Angels Senior Housing, where her many activities include gardening, sewing, dining, musical entertainment and decorating [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Joe turned to the Community Aid Elk River food shelf about a year and a half ago when he couldn’t keep up with mounting medical bills. His wife had Parkinson’s disease and, as it got worse, the hospital bills piled up. By the time he sought help from CAER, they [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor It’s last call for people interested in being a vendor at this summer’s Elk River Farmers Market. Karen Wingard, who coordinates the market for the city, said 22 of the 34 spots are filled and several more are anticipated to fill soon. That leaves only a handful, as the space [...]

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