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by Jim Boyle Editor Downtown Elk River just got busier on Thursday nights. Reading Frenzy and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance kicked off their town picnic and author grilling schedule that fed right into the Downtown Concert Series sponsored by The Bank of Elk River each year. The first band was Arch Allies, a [...]

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An Elk River woman died in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn Park June 1. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Louise Moyer, 63, of Elk River, was riding on a motorcycle driven by Leroy Moyer, 72, of Elk River. The motorcycle was going north on Highway 169 near 63rd Avenue in Brooklyn Park shortly before [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Lt. Col. Lyle Bradley, a retired Marine combat pilot during WWII and Korea got choked up giving the Memorial Day address on Monday at Lion’s Park in Elk River. “I get sentimental about this airplane,” he said holding a replica model of the Corsair he flew. “I sat in one in [...]

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Students from across the Elk River Area School District will graduate this week. Ivan Sand Community High School, 1232 School Street, Elk River, will get things started with commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Zimmerman High School’s graduation is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium at  the school at [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Faculty and families gathered May 23 to honor the work and success of 46 graduating seniors from Spectrum High School, in Elk River, as the charter program for grades 6-12 winds down its seventh year. Amid music from the school’s Chamber Choir and a video shown by seniors on the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A public archaeological dig will be held in June at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The city has received an $11,223 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig, which will be led by a professional archaeologist. It will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14-16 [...]

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He’s not the only one with longevity at the club; there’s another six with 60 years in by Joni Astrup Associate editor For 60 years, Ervin Primus of Elk River has been a member of the American Legion. He joined after serving in the U.S. Army in the 1950s. “I just figured it was such [...]

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