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• Increased load, state’s push to grow child protection efforts behind move by Jim Boyle Editor As winds of change blow at the state Capitol for a more proactive child protection system in the state, Sherburne County is adding another child protection investigator to deal with its already incre...Read More
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• Fire crews attack wildfires from land and in the air with prop planes, helicopter by Jim Boyle and Joel Stottrup ECM Publishers Fire crews in Rogers and Elk River have been pulling out all the stops in fighting recent wildland fires. Not only have they sought mutual aid of other fire departments...Read More
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The Elk River American Legion will host its annual smelt fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on April 14 at the downtown bar located at  525 Railroad Dr., Elk River. The dinner usually serves more than 400 people. The cost of the dinner this year will be $13. The Legion is just coming off a [...]...Read More
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Elk River Mayor John Dietz and SeniorCorps volunteer Jeanette Lange delivered Meals on Wheels this past week as part of National Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. They picked up the meals at Guardian Angels, where the food is prepared for the Catholic Charities-sponsored program and of...Read More
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The Elk River Lions will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 at Lion’s Park Center. In addition to delicious pancakes, members of the  North Star Family Theatre “Frozen Snow Queen” cast will be there to speak with children about the popular show....Read More
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• Sunday’s event will be 29th annual for Elk River Chamber The 29th annual Elk River Business Expo 2015 will be on Sunday, April 12. This year’s event will include a job fair and other new additions and looks to be fun for all ages. Among the more than 100 exhibitors, the expo and job fair [....Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer School District 728 partners with the cities of Elk River and Rogers and both Sherburne and Wright counties to bring the security of police presence into district buildings with appointed school liaison officers. The Elk River Area School Board members learned mor...Read More
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The Elk River baseball, conference co-champion last year, lost its opener to Champlin Park 4-3 on a run in the last of the seventh Wednesday in Champlin. Riley Johnson drilled a single through the hole to left with bases loaded and one out to break a 3-3 tie, following a single, sac bunt, single and...Read More
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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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