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Jennie Nelson, customer service manager at Elk River Municipal Utilities, has received the American Public Power Association’s Robert E. Roundtree Rising Star Award. The award was presented at the association’s national conference in Minneapolis. This award is a scholarship presented to future l...Read More
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The Elk River Public Library will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. All members of the community who have an interest in library services are invited to attend. The Elk River Public Library is a member of Great River Regional Library, which provides library services at 32 locati...Read More
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Now through July 31, Elk River Chuck & Don’s  is running a campaign to support service dogs for veterans. Customers can purchase a paper balloon and 100 percent of donations will go toward Helping Paws and PetsLoyal2Vets. The organizations train service dogs to further the independence of vet...Read More
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A fireworks show will begin at dusk Saturday, July 4, in Elk River. The fireworks will be shot off from Elk River High School with Lion John Weicht Park at 1104 Lions Park Drive being a popular viewing spot. There will be fireworks only this year. There will not be an event at Lions Park. [...]...Read More
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The Bank of Elk River celebrated its 130th anniversary last week with weeklong activities including food, giveaways, drawings and two customer appreciation lunches held at the Zimmerman and Elk River Main Street branches. More than 450 customers stopped by for free lunches and to participate in acti...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Soldiers at Minnesota’s Camp Ripley will soon get care packages, thanks to some local youth. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade participating in EdVenture Club–Summer spent the week leading up to July 4 preparing about 400 packages. EdVenture Club–Summ...Read More
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Family, friends and fellow officers gathered Wednesday as a tree was planted in memory of the late Elk River Police officer Todd Besser. Family members, including cousins of Todd Besser’s parents, contributed money for the tree, a sienna glen maple that measures 7 inches in diameter. The tree was ...Read More
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Nate Kemper is the new lead pastor at Nowthen Alliance Church. He has more than 11 years of experience serving churches in the Twin Cities in a variety of roles including youth pastor and associate pastor. He most recently was associate pastor with Grace Fellowship Church in Brooklyn Park. Kemper ho...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Falyce Sentyrz knows a thing or two about aging well. The Elk River woman celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14 but still maintains an active lifestyle. She golfs once a week, volunteers in the community, lives in her own home and drives a car. She plans to travel ...Read More
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A photo and essay contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade is underway at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. Entry forms can be found at exploresherburne.org. Categories are landscape and critters. Photos must be taken on the refuge in places open to the pub...Read More
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The body of a New London man was found in Big Lake Monday morning. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, Lee Gerhardson, 47, was located in the swimming area near Big Lake beach at 6:37 a.m. in approximately 10 feet of water by a city worker. Though the cause of death remains under inves...Read More
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