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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Oliver Kelley didn’t have a Christmas tree. For one thing, such trees didn’t grow in the area when the Kelleys first arrived in the mid-1800s, according to ReNee Hanson, an interpreter at the historic Kelley Farm in Elk River. And it wasn’t a tradition that the ...Read More
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• Group continues to train young riders, maintain trails in city by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer During its final, regular meeting of 2014 on Dec. 8, the Otsego City Council heard an update from the local snowmobile club. Otsego River Riders president Pat Hilden outlined the snowmobile club...Read More
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• Zimmerman rep gains speaker role after quick rise at Capitol in St. Paul by Rachel Kytonen ECM Sun Newspapers On Jan. 6, 2015, Kurt Daudt will begin serving in “the greatest honor” of his life. Daudt serves as representative for House District 31A – encompassing Bradford, Spencer Brook, S...Read More
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• Elk River High School Yellow Ribbon club unveils donation that comes courtesy of the first ever Thumbs Up High 5K event by Jim Boyle, Editor Two months after the first ever Thumbs Up High 5K in Elk River, event organizer Katie Shatusky cut a check to the Elk River Yellow Ribbon suicide preventi...Read More
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Taylor Hecker, of Otsego, has been assigned to the Cape Town South Africa Mission, and he joined more than 88,000 volunteer missionaries on Nov. 25 who currently serve Mormon missions worldwide. He also joined his brother Skyler Hecker, 21, who is currently serving a church mission in the Colorado D...Read More
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This Saturday, Dec. 13, every coin dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle will be doubled up to $25,000 by Thrivent Financial. “This kind of matching gift comes at a perfect time for us,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Twin Cities Commander. “With less than two weeks left in our red kettle campaig...Read More
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  by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The streets buzzed with activity Dec. 6 as the Zimmerman Chamber of Commerce held its annual Celebrate the Season event, as it does the first Saturday of December each year. People came out to visit with Santa, take a horse-drawn carriage ride and shop at...Read More
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A new home for the elderly is now open in Africa, thanks to an effort in Elk River. The first four people were scheduled to move into the Elder House on Dec. 6, according to the Rev. Sonja Dixon. Dixon and her husband, Dan, were among the nine people who traveled from Elk River to Tanzania [...]...Read More
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