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The deadline to donate to Gifts Anonymous is fast approaching. People have until Thursday, Dec. 18, to drop off new, unwrapped children’s gifts at donation sites throughout Elk River and Otsego, including the Star News at 506 Freeport Ave. Gifts Anonymous is designed to help area families who are ...Read More
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For 25 consecutive years, the city of Elk River has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate is a national award recognizing performance with the highest standards for preparation of government financial reports. It is presented by the Government...Read More
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A local animal rescue group has received a grant to support a spay and neuter initiative. Ruff Start Rescue received the $6,000 grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation. The funding will support the alteration of rescued dogs and the rescue’s feline community spay and neuter program. Low-income famil...Read More
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The Rogers Royals cruised past the Princeton Tigers 7-2 at home Tuesday evening. Trent Fredrickson tallied two goals and assisted on another for Rogers (3-2). Dustin Schoepke notched a goal and two assists. Vinny Billing, Tanner Voeller, Travis Limoseth and Branden Cecil delivered one goal each. Rya...Read More
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• Brad Rolfe’s last day after 33 years with the Elk River  Police Department will be Dec. 30 by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe has announced his retirement. His last day as chief will be Dec. 30. Rolfe, 57, who has been with the department for 33 years, said he has [...]...Read More
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• Local facility one of two chosen to manufacture medical cannabis by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Minnesota Department of Health announced Dec. 1 the two of 12 applicants it selected to be the state’s registered manufacturers of medical cannabis: Minnesota Medical Solutions will grow...Read More
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• Reid Sagehorn’s attorney says they are responding to a motion to dismiss by Aaron Brom ECM Sun Newspapers The attorney for former Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn is reporting that Sagehorn’s lawsuits against the Elk River School District and Rogers Police Department have not been s...Read More
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Submitted photo It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas downtown Elk River Mayor John Dietz flipped the switch at a tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 2 at River’s Edge Commons Park in downtown Elk River. Area choirs sang and unwrapped toys and money were accepted for Gifts Anonymous.    ...Read More
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Ty Sunderman, the former funeral director for Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River, has been named the funeral director for Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home in Cambridge. He started in his new position Nov. 1 and has been in the funeral home business for 21 years. For the past 13 years he was employed a...Read More
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