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A HONOR ROLL Grade 6 Lisa Algaard, Anastasia Benassi, Haylee Bender, Kelly Blancett, Shelby Bray, Sidney Brenteson, Bailey Brown, Ella Burfeind, Leah Burney, Jacob DeMond, Emily Dopp, Ginger Downey, Cassandra Duthler, Adrienne Foell, Mason Gates, Katelyn Gramstad, Xavier Groth, Abram Harvey, Grace H...Read More
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•Elk River Fix-It Clinic set for April 18 by Joni Astrup Associate Editor When Judith Ettesvold first heard about Elk River hosting a Fix-It Clinic last fall, she instantly loved the idea. The Fix-It Clinic is a free event where Sherburne County residents can bring in broken household items and re...Read More
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About a dozen farm animals died in an April 2 barn fire in Elk River. Elk River Fire was dispatched at 3:51 p.m. that day to a report of a detached garage/shed fire in 22200 block of Jarvis Street, according to Elk River Fire Chief John Cunningham. Cunningham reported steady winds contributed to a f...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Linda Fife has taken to memorializing her daughter on her birthday and on major holidays. She and her neighbors, including many who used to take Laura Fife to dialysis appointments, gathered at her home in Elk River’s Elk Run Village neighborhood last fall, on what would have b...Read More
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by Eric Hagen ECM Publishers As Minnesota lawmakers discuss limiting law enforcement’s use of unmanned aircraft, the Andover fire chief made plans to use his personal drone when the next house fire or grass fire ignites. He got his chance this past weekend as a grass fire threatened homes in an Ot...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School sophomore Kailey Johnson dreams of becoming a chef and owning her own restaurant, and when given a chance wish upon a star, she asked to cook with Rachael Ray. The Minnesota chapter of Make-A-Wish delivered on her request as best they could this past week. J...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne County’s population has increased 3 percent since 2010, a modest rise compared to the rapid growth before the Great Recession. U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates released last week show that Sherburne’s population increased from 88,499 in 2010 t...Read More
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Fire has destroyed four homes, including two that were under construction along 59th Street in Otsego, according to Rogers Fire Chief Brad Feist. Fire crews began being dispatched to the homes and the area for grass fires on the afternoon of April 1. The Rogers Fire Department arrived to find the tw...Read More
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Women who want to take their fishing beyond the basics can learn from pro angler Mandy Uhrich in a class called Learn to Sport Fish, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Cabela’s in Rogers. “This class for women, taught by women, is a great way to learn how to catch more [...]...Read More
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The Bank of Elk River is hosting its 7th annual Free Breakfast Fridays during the month of April. Customers and the general public are invited to stop by between 7-9 a.m. at the School Street office for a complimentary breakfast. The School Street branch is located off of School Street next to Burge...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor To walk a mile in the shoes of Lindsey Redepenning, an 11-year-old Elk River girl with Type 1 diabetes, would be eye-opening for anyone without knowledge of the autoimmune disease. Thanks to all the walking and talking she did this year at her school, in front of corporate groups...Read More
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