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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...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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...Read More
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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....Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at about 4:30 p.m. July 4 while crossing Highway 169 at Main Street, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. A 33-year-old St. Paul woman had been northbound on Highway 169 approaching Main Street on a green light when she saw three bic...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Fisherman rescues man struggling in river A late-night fishing trip for an Elk River couple to celebrate a birthday turned into a life-saving rescue mission.  Lloyd Anderson is believed to have fallen in the Mississippi River following a concert June 27 in the Rivers Edge Common...Read More
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A 35-year-old St. Paul man who crashed his vehicle in Elk River and then allegedly tried to flee on foot was stopped by an off-duty Douglas County deputy near the scene, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. Three occupants of the vehicle were taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Coon R...Read More
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In an effort to bring awareness to distracted driving behaviors, such as texting while driving, and providing information to the public to decrease distracted driving in various forms, the Sherburne County Safe Roads Coalition sponsored a poster contest among our youth to develop imagery that could ...Read More
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