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• Things to get really exciting for five years with $1.25 million grant in hand that group has hunted for more than two years by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition recently announced the award of a five-year, $1.25 million Drug-Free Communities federal grant. The coalition was created two years ago through […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A recount has confirmed incumbent Ewald Petersen’s victory over Erv Danielowski in the race for the District 2 seat on the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners. Danielowski, who lost by 32 votes on election night, called for the recount and will pick up the tab for the cost of it. Danielowski’s […]

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• Development surges at Gateway North Business Park being developed by Duke Realty by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Big, new sprawling buildings and lots of construction activity grab drivers’ attention as they pass the Gateway North Business Center in Otsego. Duke Realty is filling the park nearly to capacity with three, new, build-to-suit lease deals closed […]

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There was a huge void in our summer because we didn’t have the privilege of golfing at Pinewood. The course is a real gem and it’s tragic that our city council has failed to realize what it means to our community. Pinewood has been a family favorite of ours as well as many other families […]

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  by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Two vehicles collided around 2:45 p.m. Nov. 21 at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and County Rd. 4 in Zimmerman. Multiple emergency responders and vehicles reported to the scene and closed a small portion of southbound 169 and eastbound 4 as they worked, routing traffic through Zimmerman to a […]

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• Eighth annual Thanksgiving Day meal all about making holiday special for community by Jim Boyle Editor Billie Evenson and Mary Richardson will each prepare two Thanksgiving Day meals this Thursday. The first they will do together and easily serve more than 250 people — with the help of the meal organizers and whole host of […]

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• Money will help weekly food program supplement donated fruits, vegetables and bread it regularly gets by Jim Boyle Editor Fresh Food, Fresh Faith of Central Lutheran Church in Elk River received a $5,000 grant. Thrivent Financial Foundation’s Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need grant was awarded the money based on its effectiveness in addressing […]

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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council talked at its Nov. 17 meeting about snow plowing and parking restrictions after Public Works Director Dave Horvath said the storm a week earlier had dumped 13 inches of snow and brought about 20 complaint calls. “It’s very hard for us to do a nice job […]

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