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  Three-foot swells, a punishing storm, and wild weather changes couldn’t stop Scott Bonnema from executing his multi-species game plan to win the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament of Champions on Lake Vermilion on Sept. 4-5. “It’s an awesome feeling to win against a group of such talented veterans and hot new sticks,” said Bonnema, of [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can only [...]

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It’s official. Community Aid Elk River has won the Drive For Ur Community promotion, hosted by the Ford Motor Company. The Elk River food shelf was one of four finalists selected by Ford to battle for a 2014 Ford Transit Connect cargo van. Each organization had submitted a video detailing why they would a good [...]

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• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will impede Homecoming fund drive for high school scholarships by Jim Boyle Editor College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for [...]

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• Academic labs and ASAP program will offer students way to keep up with their studies in school by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School administrators and teachers are doubling up efforts to keep students from falling behind in their core classes. They have developed a two-pronged approach to reach students who are struggling with [...]

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The success of Community Aid Elk River is due largely to people’s willingness to come to the aid of others, be it donating canned goods, volunteering their time or helping the latest community food drive be a success. It’s always fun to see the community rise to the challenge during the March food drive when [...]

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Spectrum High School’s second annual Sting Swing Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, at Riverwood National Golf Club. The “Putts, pars and patterned pants” registration forms are available at: http://www.spectrumhighschool.org/for_students_parents/support_spectrum/sting_swing_golf_tournament. The school’s 2014 golf outing event sponsor, Twin Cities Commercial Roofing, is supporting the four-person scramble tournament. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with [...]

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Above: Elk River High School 2014 homecoming royalty includes seniors (from left to right) Blake Nordman, James Bounds, Claire O’Konek, Madyson St. Germain, Brittany Dietz, Samantha Hendricks, Gina Honek and Mitchell Weege. King candidates not pictured include Nolan Dwyer and Zach Ernst.  The Elk River High School homecoming pep fest and coronation will be Friday [...]

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