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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Know the Truth will be hosting two community forums with a focus on heroin use and addiction. These events are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about heroin and other illegal drugs that are being used in the community. The schedule is: •Wednesday, July [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 33-year-old Zimemrman man was injured and airlifted to a hospital Monday night when an aerial firework went off in his hand. Sherburne County Sheriff’s Deputies were called at 7:05 p.m. on July 7 to to 14338 289th Ave. in Zimmerman to provide medical assistance. Upon arrival, deputies found Jeffery Vane [...]

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• Mailbox bombs, theft from vehicles and other seasonal crimes reported A 42-year-old Elk River man reported June 26 that his mailbox in the 19000 block of Proctor Road was damaged from a chemical “bomb.” There were no suspects at time of the report. Vehicle tampered with on Auburn A 40-year-old Elk River woman reported [...]

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Wearing a uniform is a memorable part of the Scouting experience, yet many families cannot afford to purchase one. To help meet that challenge, Pilgrim Cleaners, with one of its locations in Elk River, is hosting its seventh annual communitywide used uniform collection campaign during the month of July. Northern Star Council appreciates all who [...]

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Seven area churches have joined forces to provide the second annual Community Bible Camp this summer. The camp will run from 6-8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at Lion’s Park in Elk River. Registration is required at shinecbc.eventbrite.com or on the first day at the park. Last year the Bible camp attracted more than 500 children and [...]

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The names of three students from Elk River will be forever etched on record in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sarah Merkling, Jenna Olawsky and Elizabeth Rumreich joined nearly 3,000 students from all over the world to participate in the annual National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C. Rep. Michelle Bacmann read their accomplishment into [...]

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Living Waters Church in Elk River is hosting a 24-hour event to raise money for a new playground by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most people down a slide in 24 hours. The July 12 “slide-a-thon” will kick off with the first participant going down the slide at 10 a.m. The sliding [...]

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Recently, I took a Community Education class on improvisation, Stevie Ray’s Improv for Everyone. Not surprisingly, I was the token old guy in the group. There were a couple of middle-agers, but most of my classmates were in their 20s and 30s. When instructor Carl Olson asked us, “Why did you sign up for this [...]

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