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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, Minnesota’s economy continues to make solid gains. State Economist Laura Kalambokidis said in many ways Minnesota’s economy is outperforming other states and national averages, particularly when it comes to the pace at which Minnesota recovered from the recession. Kalambokidis spoke April 16 [...]

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The 11th annual Elk River Boy Scout Leadership Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Elk River American Legion. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney will be the featured speaker at the free event. Call Jim Acers with questions at 763-441-6818.

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Peregrine falcons have returned to a nesting box high above Great River Energy in Elk River. As of April 16 four eggs had been laid, according to GRE’s website. The same pair as last year is using the nesting box. The adult male is Sawatzke H/34 and the adult female is Mary Ellen 11/X. Sawatzke [...]

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A complimentary fund development workshop co-hosted by Three Rivers Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation is set for Friday, April 25. “Grassroots Fund-raising: Simple Strategies to Build (and Keep) Your Base of Supporters” will be presented by Katrina Pierson of HBH Consultants. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the workshop running from 9-11:30 a.m. at [...]

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The Zimmerman High School prom April 12 featured 222 students amid a fun-filled circus theme. Prom-goers started with the Grand March in the gym – transformed with decorations of twinkling lights, flowing banners, a carousel and a red carpet. Afterward, they traveled to the Northern Lights Ballroom and Banquet Center in Pease for appetizers, dinner, [...]

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• ‘Boarder’ Goetz, 31, incarcerated since  2006 on two Hennepin County convictions by Jim Boyle Editor An inmate at the Sherburne County Jail has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. John Allen Goetz, 31, is accused of touching the private parts of a 18- or 19-year-old cell mate while sharing cell No. [...]

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• Gable extradited from Chicago to be arraigned in Sherburne County Tenth District Court by Jim Boyle Editor Anthony Marterell Gable, the suspect in the Oct. 22, 2013, armed robbery of an Elk River T-Mobile store, has been extradited from Chicago to Elk River and made his first court appearance April 11. According to a [...]

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