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• Project costs more to replace and relocate but there are advantages by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council agreed at its April 7 meeting to take the next step toward replacing and moving sewer lift station No. 7 when it authorized the production of final engineering plans and specifications for the 2014 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Great Bull Run is coming to Elk River. The event was to be held Saturday, May 10, at Elk River Extreme Motor Park, but the event organizers announced Thursday that they are rescheduling it to June 21. “Due to the abnormally cold winter throughout the country this year, we’ve [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A Rogers woman has written a children’s book about autism. Barbara Paschke is the author of “I Am Nathan … I Have Autism,” which is about her grandson, Nathan. Autism affects one in 68 children in the United States, said Paschke, who spoke Tuesday at the Elk River Activity Center. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In 1974, Debbie Smith decided to take a break from college and work for awhile. A girlfriend was a receptionist at The Bank of Elk River and told Smith the bank was hiring. Smith applied and clinched a job after being interviewed by Pat Dwyer. Four decades later, she’s still [...]

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The start of the three-season Monticello Interstate 94 reconstruction project will be delayed until April 14 because of recently discovered frost conditions, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reported Wednesday night. “We performed some small excavations on the project today (Wednesday) that resulted in finding enough frost in the ground to delay the project until [...]

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