Crime

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Property crimes and traffic safety issues are ongoing concerns in Elk River, but the number of serious crimes against people remains “fairly low.” That’s according to Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe, who outlined his department’s performance measures and goals in an Aug. 5 budget work session with the City […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 19-year-old Elk River man was arrested for DWI after Elk River Police sorted through a situation in the 19700 block of Proctor Road. A citizen had heard the sound of squealing tires and what sounded like a crash and had called police about 1:46 p.m. Aug. 2. Officers located the […]

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Law enforcement cited 17,415 motorists for driving at illegal and unsafe speeds during a statewide speed enforcement campaign, July 6-21, according to preliminary reports from 328 law enforcement agencies. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety coordinated the campaign. Elk River Police issued 91 speeding tickets during the speed enforcement wave. Reporting […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Combine fire at Cargill starts grass fire At approximately 5 p.m. July 29, the Elk River Fire Department was dispatched to the 10300 block of 165th Avenue in Elk River for a combine on fire in a field. Upon arrival to Cargill’s Animal Nutrition Innovation Campus, fire crews encountered a fully involved John Deere combine and a […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Speakers, liquor stolen in home burglary A 41-year-old Elk River man reported to police that an unknown person or persons entered his residence in the 10000 block of 187th Avenue through a rear unsecured basement window and stole speakers and liquor. Police are investigating. The burglary happened between 10:30 p.m. July 20 and 9:20 a.m. July […]

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n Targets have included Caribou Coffee, Holiday, Walmart, Marcus Theater and Elk River Girl Scouts   by Jim Boyle Editor Con artists passing counterfeit money in Elk River have hit everything from a gas station and the town’s lone movie theater to two Caribou Coffee shops, Walmart and the hot dog stand at Coborn’s Superstore. […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 53-year-old Elk River man was warned at about 4 a.m. July 11 for riding a garden tractor on Highways 10 and 101. A patrol officer spotted the man on the ramp to Highway 101 from eastbound Highway 10. He was stopped in the Babcock Park parking lot. He told police […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A simple trip to Anoka Equine in Otsego for a teeth floating turned into quite a bit more when a truck hauling two registered quarter horses was involved in three-vehicle accident Monday, July 15, at the intersection of Highway 169 and School Street. Trisha Janu, 39, of Zimmerman, was northbound in […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Public awareness of the elder abuse “epidemic” is key to stopping it, Minnesota S.A.F.E. Elders Initiative officials insist. “It’s so important we get on top of it early,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said last month at a press conference in St. Paul. No one really knows how many […]

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