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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Julie Will has several tons of used clothing, shoes, household goods and other items that she would like to get into the hands of people who need it, but she needs a space to work out of. Will’s free clothing exchange has been such a raving success it has outgrown [...Read More
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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman will host snowshoe hikes from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The refuge will provide adult and child size snowshoes for participants to use while they explore the refuge’s oak savanna and prairie habitat.  There will also be a bon-fire and refresh...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Ruff Start Rescue has a lot to bark about after raising more than $8,400 by participating in the fifth annual Shiver Elk River plunge. There were 70 plungers this year who raised money for 22 charities at the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event. There was also a ki...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Jamie Plantenberg-Selbitschka walked away with best costume honors at the Shiver Elk River plunge. Three days later, when asked about the event, she still seemed surprised at herself that she was able to jump into Lake Orono — no matter how good the cause. “I don’t jump int...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The second annual Plunging for Pennies jumps into action at noon Feb. 21 on Little Elk Lake and makes an extra-big splash as Zimmerman native Jim Rienstra returns from a 15,000-mile fundraising bicycle ride just in time to be the first jumper of the day. Event o...Read More
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A kick-off event for the 2015 Elk River Relay for Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St., Elk River. There will be a short program that will include a welcome, introductions and a PowerPoint presentation introducing the new event leader, Tammy Dull. Drop-...Read More
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