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July 28 fire has left Hicks searching through rubble   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Kris Hicks said their family of five is doing “all right” after a devastating fire on July 28 consumed their home at 24320 108th St. in Livonia Township. “We lost four dogs and a lizard,” he said, a particularly devastating [...]

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  • Profession still rooted in pride and service for those who answer the call   by Theresa Malloy ECM Publishers As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally Minnesota ranks 47th in fire [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 28-year-old Columbus man was apprehended after leading police on a chase. The motorist was a suspect in a gas drive-off that was reported at 7:11 a.m. Aug. 2 at the SuperAmerica on 193rd Avenue in Elk River, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. An officer located the suspect [...]

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• Gullickson, 67, faces charge of criminal vehicular homicide by Tim Hennagir ECM Sun Newspapers The Albertville woman who struck a former Monticello High School student on County Road 19 in Otsego last summer made her second appearance Monday in Wright County District Court. Linda Louise Gullickson, 67, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide while [...]

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• Weather cut the annual event short but didn’t dampen opening ceremonies   by Jim Boyle Editor Stormy weather brought an early end to the 2014 Elk River Relay for Life on Aug. 2, but the event still raised at least $39,154.49 for the American Cancer Society, with more donations still coming in. Elk River [...]

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• Family has vowed to get through journey together and it has two cancer survivors to show for their effort   by Jim Boyle Editor Children walking around the Elk River High School track for the survivor lap of the annual Elk River Relay for Life always break hearts. For those at this year’s relay on [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Efforts to turn the Houlton Farm in Elk River into a publicly owned conservation area are moving forward. Representatives from The Trust for Public Land and the city of Elk River met Tuesday with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council in St. Paul. The Council voted to add the farm to [...]

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  by Rachel Finkbeiner, Staff intern The search for new sports equipment will be a lot easier for local residents now that the Givens family has opened Elk River’s only premier sporting goods store, Geared Up Sports. The store located in former LaRose’s restaurant building, just off the parking lot for the movie theatre, was [...]

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