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A 32-year-old Corcoran man was taken to Mercy Hospital on Sept. 2 after a report of an electrocution at Great River Energy in Elk River. Elk River Police and Ambulance were called to the worksite shortly after 1 p.m. on a report of a man who had hit a power line with a dump truck.  [...]

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• Media specialists, teachers have been collaborating to prepare new curriculum by Jim Boyle Editor Elementary school students will have a new subject to learn this year. Technology and media literacy has been added across the board K-5, an addition made possible by shaving some time off specialist classes taught by gym, art and music [...]

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• No one injured in blaze that started in the kitchen of a Zimmerman family that wasn’t home   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Flames ignited just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in a Zimmerman home in the 26000 block of 150th Street. Fire Chief Ryan Maloney said a neighbor called after seeing smoke emanating [...]

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I am writing in response to the article in the Elk River Star News last week regarding the Elk River High School gymnasium upgrades and actions/tasks on the activities directors’ lists. I agree that the Elk River High School gymnasium upgrade looks fantastic, and the gym floor is great. However, it would be nice if [...]

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• First Community Connections Expo gives away 100-plus backpacks to kids and a caring spirit to people of all ages   by Jim Boyle Editor The first ever Elk River Community Connections Expo attracted 500 people, including one mother of four children who was brought to tears by the generosity of the event. She brought three [...]

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• Drainage corrections being added to city’s   tennis, basketball courts by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council moved quickly through its Aug. 25 meeting agenda, approving a $13,000 contract to fix drainage issues at Zimmer Farm and Beaudry Meadows parks and resurface the Zimmer tennis court. The city noted water infiltration and dirt [...]

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• Budget talks will resume on Sept. 8 and 15; final budget expected late 2014   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council Aug. 18 briefly discussed the preliminary 2015 budget included in their packet that night and slated for discussion at the Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 regular meetings. Final approval of the [...]

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