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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Debbie Dorholt believes she had Lyme disease for about 15 years before finally getting diagnosed last year. Her suspicions were raised in 2013, when she was camping with her kids. A man at the lodge told her he thought she had Lyme disease after seeing her walk with difficulty and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sarah Holm, a senior at Spectrum High School in Elk River, has zeroed in on Lyme disease as the topic of her senior project. Holm said she has seen how damaging the disease can be and wants to raise awareness and improve education about it. Her best friend is a [...]

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I spoke with my friend the other day and asked if she had seen the Senate debate that took place in Duluth on Oct. 1. She said she was so busy running the kids between practices and games that she hadn’t time to pay attention to politics. I think we all can admit to being [...]

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A “Spooktacular” will run from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lions Park Center, 1104 Lions Park Dr., Elk River. Activities will include a costume contest, food, games, crafts, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more. Early bird registration by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, is $6 per child online at www.ElkRiverMN.gov or in person at Elk River Parks [...]

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Download coupon for 50% off one item – then head to your favorite Goodwill store and brew up an awesome costume for less. By Sarah Carlson Editor, Real Housewives of Minnesota Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to top last year’s Halloween costumes. I aim to be craftier, trendier – and most importantly, [...]

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(Editor’s note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.) by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Ten years ago this fall, Jody Schwab got a phone call that rocked her world. It was her doctor, telling her that she had breast cancer. “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ that’s like that moment you’ll never, ever forget,” Schwab said. “The [...]

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The first ever Thumbs Up High 5K Walk, Run, Bike and Blade will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Elk River. The Thumbs Up High 5K event was created to spread awareness about depression, mental health and suicide awareness. Registration is available at www.active.com (under Thumbs Up High 5K). It is [...]

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• Oct. 4 walk, run, bike and blade event to raise mental health, suicide awareness resonating in Elk River by Jim Boyle Editor The Thumbs Up High 5K – a walk, run, bike and in-line skate event for mental health and suicide awareness – is gaining traction. Nearly 300 people have signed up, including more than [...]

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