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Wearing a uniform is a memorable part of the Scouting experience, yet many families cannot afford to purchase one. To help meet that challenge, Pilgrim Cleaners, with one of its locations in Elk River, is hosting its seventh annual communitywide used uniform collection campaign during the month of July. Northern Star Council appreciates all who [...]

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Seven area churches have joined forces to provide the second annual Community Bible Camp this summer. The camp will run from 6-8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at Lion’s Park in Elk River. Registration is required at shinecbc.eventbrite.com or on the first day at the park. Last year the Bible camp attracted more than 500 children and [...]

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The names of three students from Elk River will be forever etched on record in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sarah Merkling, Jenna Olawsky and Elizabeth Rumreich joined nearly 3,000 students from all over the world to participate in the annual National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C. Rep. Michelle Bacmann read their accomplishment into [...]

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Living Waters Church in Elk River is hosting a 24-hour event to raise money for a new playground by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most people down a slide in 24 hours. The July 12 “slide-a-thon” will kick off with the first participant going down the slide at 10 a.m. The sliding [...]

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Recently, I took a Community Education class on improvisation, Stevie Ray’s Improv for Everyone. Not surprisingly, I was the token old guy in the group. There were a couple of middle-agers, but most of my classmates were in their 20s and 30s. When instructor Carl Olson asked us, “Why did you sign up for this [...]

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Fireworks will light up the night sky over Lions Park in Elk River on July 4. The fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m. and last about 20 minutes. There will be no other formal Fourth of July activities at the park this year. The city of Elk River is coordinating the fireworks after a [...]

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      Celebrate the Farmer’s Fourth of July at the Kelley Farm. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn and watch the spring lambs and calves prance about. Visitors can also join in 19th-century games such as town ball, the precursor to modern baseball, and participate in an oratory and debate from [...]

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From staff reports A dog died June 22 after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake between Becker and Clear Lake, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their [...]

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