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Jon Ostercamp will be the featured speaker at Elk River’s Memorial Day celebration. Ostercamp is a colonel in the Minnesota National Guard and a teacher at Elk River High School. He plans to talk about the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, and the 1st Minnesota involvement as well as ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Peggy Moon has had a big year, filled with highs and lows, and both extremes will surface again this weekend. She will serve as the grand marshal in the Wild West Days parade today in her hometown of Zimmerman, and then on Monday her father’s name will be one of the [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor When volunteers began working to establish a local resource center for homeless youth, they were often asked if there are youth who are homeless in Elk River. They knew there were, and now the numbers are backing that up. Open Doors For Youth opened March 16 at 544 3r...Read More
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Arrow Companies recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Waterfront Commons III, the new 32,244-square-foot, two-story office building in Otsego that will serve as the corporate headquarters and Central Minnesota Region office for Accurate Home Care. “Arrow Companies is honored to be part of ...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Owner and operator of Select Home Care Services Annamarie Green said she started and continues the company because she cares. It started as a two-person business she ran from her den and moved about a month ago into a 1,200-square-foot office space at 12631 Frem...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor On the count of three, Girl Scouts with pink scissors snipped a ribbon May 3 during a grand opening ceremony for the first Little Free Library in an Elk River park. The library is a project of Troop 16132 and is located in Trott Brook Farms Park, 18300 Trott Brook [.....Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor When Kelsey Van Ordstrand went to Cuba two years ago, she said it was like stepping back in time. There were no McDonald’s restaurants and no Starbucks coffee shops. Old American cars from the 1950s — known as Yank Tanks — were common sights on the streets. The ...Read More
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• Tour of plant given by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Minnesota Medical Solutions CEO Kyle Kingsley, M.D., stood among thousands of marijuana plants during a May 5 media tour of the company’s remote-Otsego greenhouse. “It’s amazing to have the opportunity to serve patients,” he said...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Spectrum High School 2015 prom lived up to its moonlight paradise theme May 2 with warm temperatures, clear skies and a nearly full moon for a paddleboat ride on the Mississippi River. Spectrum began prom festivities with the grand march at school beginning ...Read More
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