To recognize and reflect on the important role that agriculture plays in people’s daily lives, the USDA Ag Service Center in Big Lake Township will celebrate Ag Week on Tuesday, March 25, through Thursday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Each of the three agencies, (Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District, [...]
At a cost far less than the expense of owning a boat, members of Your Boat Club have convenient access to the boats of their choice and can enjoy unlimited boating for a full year. Your Boat Club’s armada consists of over 80 pontoon, fishing and runabout boats at varying sizes, each available at specific lakes during the boating season.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Four University of Minnesota engineering students are pooling their talents to design a new skate park for Elk River. Civil engineering students Jason Tschida of Woodbury, Alexandra Miller of Rochester, Lydia Larson of Plymouth and Abdiwali Osman, an American citizen who is originally from Somalia, are designing the skate park as [...]
Esmeralda Langbehn has been named Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for March. She volunteers in the first and third grade classes at Meadowvale Elementary and with Troops 14278, 13952 and 11030/11547. Langbehn also does volunteer work with Elk River High School softball and basketball booster clubs and with the high school’s year end committee. [...]
Michael Hecker, Elk River’s parks and recreation director, has been featured in the “Up on Play” publication. In the question and answer format, Hecker talks about his career, some of his favorite parks and recreation initiatives and changes in the field. In other park-related news, Elk River’s new destination playground at Orono Park is pictured [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Great River Regional Library’s digital collection — e-books and downloadable audiobooks — is seeing a surge in popularity. Checkouts of those items increased 81 percent from 2012 to 2013 across the GRRL system, which consists of 32 libraries including the one in Elk River. There were 111,257 checkouts of GRRL’s [...]