Crime

by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police continue to see motorists violate traffic laws at the Jackson Avenue and Highway 10 railroad crossing. Officers issued three citations for going on a red light at the problematic crossing on the afternoon of Sept. 7. A 61-year-old Elk River woman was cited for driving through a red [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Alicia Kish, a 43-year-old Elk River woman, was taken by helicopter at about 11 p.m. Sept. 1 to Hennepin County Medical Center for burn injuries suffered from an explosion at a recreational campfire at Wapiti Park. Police were called to the campground in the 18000 block of Troy Street at 10:55 [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A Santiago couple escaped a burning house on Aug. 25 but not before one of them suffered severe burns, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. Sherburne County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 3:31 p.m. to the home at 16098 57th St. SE. in Santiago Township. They arrived to find the [...]

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A Big Lake man was arrested Sunday following a six-hour standoff with law enforcement. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, deputies were called to the 17400 block of 165th Street in Big Lake Township shortly after 7 a.m. for a neighborhood dispute involving a 47-year-old man. Sheriff’s deputies encountered the man carrying his shotgun toward a [...]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers A 30-year career with the Minnesota State Patrol came to a close officially on July 1 for Sgt. Curt Mowers, of Brainerd. Mowers, 55, is well-known through many Minnesota newspapers, including those of ECM Publishers, for his traffic safety column, “Ask a Trooper.” Mowers has regularly answered questions of readers, [...]

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Know the Truth will be hosting two community forums with a focus on heroin use and addiction. These events are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about heroin and other illegal drugs that are being used in the community. The schedule is: •Wednesday, July [...]

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A 42-year-old Elk River man reported June 26 that his mailbox in the 19000 block of Proctor Road was damaged from a chemical “bomb.” There were no suspects at time of the report. Vehicle tampered with on Auburn A 40-year-old Elk River woman reported June 25 that her vehicle was tampered with in the 19000 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Three cars were stolen Tuesday night in Elk River. Two were taken from the same home in the 12000 block of 196th Circle. The third disappeared from a home in the 12300 block of 195th Lane. In all three instances, the keys were in the unlocked cars, which were parked [...]

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A suspicious call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service ended up being the latest money scam experienced by an Elk River resident. The victim said he bought a money pack (Green Dot card) after receiving a phone call from the “IRS.” The caller told him if he didn’t pay $1,300 there [...]

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