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Fireworks will light up the night sky over Lions Park in Elk River on July 4. The fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m. and last about 20 minutes. There will be no other formal Fourth of July activities at the park this year. The city of Elk River is coordinating the fireworks after a [...]

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      Celebrate the Farmer’s Fourth of July at the Kelley Farm. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn and watch the spring lambs and calves prance about. Visitors can also join in 19th-century games such as town ball, the precursor to modern baseball, and participate in an oratory and debate from [...]

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From staff reports A dog died June 22 after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake between Becker and Clear Lake, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their [...]

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Living Waters Church in Elk River is hosting a 24-hour event to raise money for a new playground by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most people down a slide in 24 hours. The July 12 “slide-a-thon” will kick off with the first participant going down the slide at 10 a.m. The sliding will [...]

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Tri-Cap, a general public bus program, has replaced River Rider. Tri-Cap will provide dial-a-ride service on a limited basis to a wide variety of customers. The service is available from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday – Friday in Elk River.   It costs $1.25 per boarding to ride the bus in town and $3 [...]

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Beginning January 2014, Sherburne County began to offer the Coast2Coast Rx Card program, switching from the NaCo program from previous years. The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program has saved [...]

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Seven area churches have joined forces to provide the second annual Community Bible Camp this summer. The camp will run from 6-8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at Lion’s Park in Elk River. Registration is required at shinecbc.eventbrite.com or on the first day at the park. Last year the Bible camp attracted more than 500 children and [...]

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The Three Rivers Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 grants round. The deadline for completed applications is July 18. Applications are available online at www.trcommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships. Grant applications must show how an organization will improve the quality of life and strengthen communities in the Elk River Area School District. Successful grant applications will be [...]

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