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On Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Central Lutheran Church of Elk River will be hosting an open gathering of song and prayer for Christians to renew themselves and seek God’s will and strength to be witnesses to the Lord and for refocusing the hearts of the nation. “After the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, [...]

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“We are excited to have a full-day, all-day, every-day program for all kindergarten students this year,” Hassan Elementary School Principal Heidi Adamson-Baer said. District 728 elementary schools were able to offer a modified all-day program for all students; however, it did not include instructional time with specialists. “In addition to music, art and physical education, [...]

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• Retirements offer chance for three administrators to lead local schools   by Jim Boyle Editor Three new elementary school principals in the Elk River Area School District welcomed students back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Karen Maschler took over for retiring Dave Hauer at Meadow-vale Elemen-tary School, Justin Sperling took over for retiring Donna [...]

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• Middle school principals high on some of the plans for change, initiatives   by Jim Boyle Editor District 728 middle schools have been infused with some new blood, thanks in part but not limited to the new addition of a coding program and an exploratory world languages course. The middle school principals at Salk, VandenBerge, [...]

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More than 9 million tons of garbage has not ended up in a landfill, thanks to a project that started 25 years ago along the Mississippi River in Elk River. On Wednesday, Great River Energy celebrated 25 years of operation of the Elk River Resource Recovery Project. Over the course of a year, the project [...]

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Area farmers markets will continue to operate into the fall season. Here’s a rundown: •Elk River Farmers Market: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 2 in downtown Elk River at Park Plaza on Main. •Nowthen Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 25 at the corner of Viking Boulevard and Nowthen Boulevard. [...]

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