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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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Wearing a uniform is a memorable part of the Scouting experience, yet many families cannot afford to purchase one. To help meet that challenge, Pilgrim Cleaners, with one of its locations in Elk River, is hosting its seventh annual communitywide used uniform collection campaign during the month of July. Northern Star Council appreciates all who [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Greg Enkhaus is a chemical engineer who ran a successful business before selling it at age 48. Now he’s a regular at the Nowthen Farmers Market, where he sells jams, pickles, salsa, sauerkraut, Italian antipasto, black bean and corn salsa, and other products he makes in a venture he calls [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Almost everyone has seen footage of those thrill-seeking people in Pamplona, Spain, who run with the bulls through the narrow, paved streets in a festival every summer. Local folks were given the opportunity for the same adrenaline-boosting and admittedly dangerous adventure last Saturday, thanks to an enterprising company called [...]

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