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Candidates interested in serving on the Zimmerman City Council may file an affidavit for candidacy from July 29 until Aug. 12, and voters choose the next representatives Nov. 4. Up for re-election are Mayor Dave Earenfight and Councilmembers Tony Brisbin, Beth Merwin, and Karen Michels. Zimmerman City Council members are elected at large and serve [...]

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Election season kicks off in Otsego as the candidacy filing period opens for two City Council seats that expire at the end of 2014, those of Councilmembers Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald. Potential candidates may submit an affidavit for candidacy to the city between July 29 and Aug. 12. Voters will choose the next representatives [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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n Costs have risen in wake of Feb. 18 crash, but desire for quiet zones still great   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The city of Elk River will proceed with plans to earn “quiet zone” distinction from the Federal Railroad Administration along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, where an estimated 60 to 70 [...]

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• Despite coming up short on their Guinness Book of World Records bid, organizers were pleased with event The Living Waters Church 24-hour sliding marathon came up short by Guinness World Record Book standards, but the first-time event managed to raise more than $1,800 toward new playground equipment. Corrine Brewer, the Slide-a-thon coordinator, called the [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 19-year-old Elk River woman reported that sometime before 1 a.m. July 10, someone stole the front license plate off her vehicle, which had been parked in the 1000 block of School Street. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office left her a voice mail saying that her plate used in a gas [...]

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Alert drivers improve safety on the road The tragic death recently of a mother bicycling with her two young children in Rock County is a horrifying reminder that distracted driving is a growing problem in this state. According to the criminal complaint, the driver admitted to taking his eyes off the road to check his [...]

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Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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