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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Eight years ago, Brenda Geisler got her first glimpse of a bird species that would come to play an important role in her life. The bird was a peregrine falcon. Geisler had never seen one before 2006, when the first one appeared at Great River Energy in Elk River, checking [...]

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Sherburne History Center’s Autumn Lights Gala will run from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Carousell Works in Big Lake. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and raffles. In addition, the winning recipe in a township dessert recipe contest will be served. Tickets are $50 each and available at the Sherburne [...]

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Each summer, officials at the CAER food shelf in Elk River say there are local children who go hungry because they no longer have access to the free or reduced breakfasts and lunches available to them during the school year. This is the fifth year that CAER has worked to overcome this gap by offering [...]

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• Central high school would also see better security by Jim Boyle Editor As part of the $98 million bond referendum being put to District 728 voters this fall, Elk River High School could be expanded to include more gym space and greater security if voters pass the bond issue and its associated operating levy. Elk [...]

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• Former Elk River Lion was key figure in getting Boys and Girls Club, Lion’s Park Center built   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River City Council voted July 7 to rename Lions Park in memory of one special Elk River Lions volunteer who also built the park building. John Weicht, who was [...]

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• Fair opens July 17 with new history room; parade has been moved to Saturday by Jim Boyle Editor Irene Kostreba, of Elk River, remembers seeing Sherwin Linton perform decades ago at the Sherburne County Fair. She has a poster featuring the singer known for, among other things, his covers of Johnny Cash tunes. It [...]

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