Community

• Former gubernatorial candidate garners 76 percent of the vote on the first ballot   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer When Republican delegates from Minnesota’s 6th District met April 12 at Monticello High School, they were aware they were tasked with something new for the first time in eight years. The party’s delegates from St. Cloud and most of Stearns County, to the north and east [...]

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Elk River High School’s top-ranked student, Grant Tesdahl, was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Merit by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on April 12 at Monticello High School. Tesdahl was one of only 13 students in the Sixth District to earn the award. The Congressional Certificate of Merit is awarded each year to high school seniors that [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Community Aid Elk River’s March food drive raised a record-setting $130,940. “Last year, we set a goal of $125,000 (in food and cash donations) and we weren’t able to get there. This year, we set the same goal and this community just blew it away,” said Carmen Pouliot, CAER’s executive [...]

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• Commissioners direct Taylor to look at what was done during previous  planning efforts  by Jim Boyle Editor The clamor for an expansion of the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River has percolated up to the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners again. This time it was Administrator Steve Taylor asking for some direction on [...]

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• There’s some good news, challenges for county to keep in mind as it budgets by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners held its first budget discussion of the year, which county Administrator Steve Taylor devised to get some direction. He started off with a slide showing where the commissioners have ended [...]

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• Forum on drug dubbed ‘emergency’ The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will host an emergency town hall meeting, aimed at keeping heroin out of its communities, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Grand Hall in the Center for Business Technology  at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. A panel [...]

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• Crane takes first in Elk River Peace essay contest; writers wrote on the hard topic of security sector reform   by Jim Boyle Editor Emma Crane has won the Chase Korte Peace Essay contest at Elk River High School, irrevocably connecting her to a rare category of writers. Crane and her older brother are [...]

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