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• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a [...]

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I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, set for Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game. He, naturally, is looking forward to seeing his “buddies” he [...]

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• Lake Fremont crowd makes the most of Independence Day with annual boat parade   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Fourth of July boat parade on Lake Fremont in Zimmerman floated past crowds of waving friends and neighbors watching from the shore and other parts of the water. Dolores Geschwill said she and husband, Don, along [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joe Gonrowski’s two-run double was the game-winner and Austin Heuer’s hustle down the first-base line was equally important in a sixth-inning rally as Elk River Legion beat Totino-Grace 4-1 at home Tuesday evening. The Elks were stymied by Totino-Grace’s lanky right-hander Reggie Meyer, a Minnesota Gophers recruit, through five innings [...]

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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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