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• Family has vowed to get through journey together and it has two cancer survivors to show for their effort   by Jim Boyle Editor Children walking around the Elk River High School track for the survivor lap of the annual Elk River Relay for Life always break hearts. For those at this year’s relay on [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Efforts to turn the Houlton Farm in Elk River into a publicly owned conservation area are moving forward. Representatives from The Trust for Public Land and the city of Elk River met Tuesday with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council in St. Paul. The Council voted to add the farm to [...]

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  by Rachel Finkbeiner, Staff intern The search for new sports equipment will be a lot easier for local residents now that the Givens family has opened Elk River’s only premier sporting goods store, Geared Up Sports. The store located in former LaRose’s restaurant building, just off the parking lot for the movie theatre, was [...]

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After four terms, Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Two Republican candidates hope to get a shot at the 6th Congressional District seat in the general election. Former state House representative and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer received the GOP nomination earlier this year and is [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Residents in Ward 4 of Elk River will go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 12, to pare the number of candidates from three to two. Incumbent Paul Motin is being challenged for re-election by Denny Chuba and Jennifer Wagner. The three squared off Saturday, July 26, at Elk River City Hall [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer New candidates are up this fall to become state representative from House District 30B, which includes areas of Otsego, St. Michael, Albertville, Hanover and Dayton. David FitzSimmons, a Republican legislator from Albertville, won the House 30B seat after redistricting in 2012. He did not, however, receive an endorsement from his [...]

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  The only local Minnesota House seat heading for a primary election this year is 35A, covering Anoka, Ramsey and part of Andover. After 16 years representing the district, Rep. Jim Abeler is not seeking re-election to the House, instead running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Al [...]

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Devin Wade Bennington, a 14-year-old Elk River boy, became Elk River Troop 111’s newest Eagle Scout. He enjoys track and field, riding horses, bowling and golf. He recently returned from a Boy Scouts of America Florida Sea Base High Adventure trip where he flew into the Bahamas with other Scouts and lived on a tall [...]

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