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It’s official. Community Aid Elk River has won the Drive For Ur Community promotion, hosted by the Ford Motor Company. The Elk River food shelf was one of four finalists selected by Ford to battle for a 2014 Ford Transit Connect cargo van. Each organization had submitted a video detailing why they would a good [...]

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• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will impede Homecoming fund drive for high school scholarships by Jim Boyle Editor College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for [...]

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• Academic labs and ASAP program will offer students way to keep up with their studies in school by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School administrators and teachers are doubling up efforts to keep students from falling behind in their core classes. They have developed a two-pronged approach to reach students who are struggling with [...]

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The success of Community Aid Elk River is due largely to people’s willingness to come to the aid of others, be it donating canned goods, volunteering their time or helping the latest community food drive be a success. It’s always fun to see the community rise to the challenge during the March food drive when [...]

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Spectrum High School’s second annual Sting Swing Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, at Riverwood National Golf Club. The “Putts, pars and patterned pants” registration forms are available at: http://www.spectrumhighschool.org/for_students_parents/support_spectrum/sting_swing_golf_tournament. The school’s 2014 golf outing event sponsor, Twin Cities Commercial Roofing, is supporting the four-person scramble tournament. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with [...]

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Above: Elk River High School 2014 homecoming royalty includes seniors (from left to right) Blake Nordman, James Bounds, Claire O’Konek, Madyson St. Germain, Brittany Dietz, Samantha Hendricks, Gina Honek and Mitchell Weege. King candidates not pictured include Nolan Dwyer and Zach Ernst.  The Elk River High School homecoming pep fest and coronation will be Friday [...]

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• With Minnesota No. 1 in the nation, District 728 officials are quite proud The Elk River Area School District class of 2014 composite ACT score was 23.1, a 0.3 jump from the previous year. That 23.1 figure far outpaced the nation average of 21.1 and also beat the state of Minnesota’s 22.9 composite score. Minnesota’s [...]

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• Marketing students to put on charity golf event for Muscular       Dystrophy Association by Jim Boyle Editor The 2014-15 school year started early for high school seniors Alex Stelk and Weston Kolles. They are two Elk River High School DECA members taking the advanced marketing class that works on a host of chapter [...]

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Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1-13 years. Many times, death and injuries can be prevented by proper use and installation of car seats, boosters and seat belts. Research shows, however, that eight out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly. Sherburne County Health and Human Services and Cornerstone Auto have [...]

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