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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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Ideal Health, a chiropractic wellness center, has announced the addition of Dr. Nicole Dotson, a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist, to its office. Dotson graduated from Bastyr University after completing two concurrent degrees: a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is patient-focused and spends time listening to her [...]

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The Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge invite the public to join them at the groundbreaking for the new education building at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. The celebration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, rain or shine, at the facility site, south on Schoolhouse Road from Sherburne County Road 9, approximately 5.5 miles [...]

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Three Rivers Community Foundation is hosting its annual Concert on the Course event, featuring headliner Martin Zellar and the Hardways. The opening music will be provided by Josh Persian. The evening of music, food and beverages “on the course” will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 20, rain or shine, at the Elk River Golf Club, [...]

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The 29th annual Coats for Kids collection drive begins Sept. 15. Pilgrim Cleaners sponsors the annual project, accepting new and gently used coats, then cleaning them and distributing to various local charities to help families in need stay warm this winter. Pilgrim Cleaners has set a goal of 10,000 coats. Coats will be collected until [...]

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The Elk River Arena’s 17th annual fall arts and crafts show will be held this weekend, Sept. 13-14. The show runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The show is filled with 100 booths featuring handmade woodwork, pottery, soaps, candles, jewelry, yard art and more. There will also [...]

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• Each challenged three more people by Jim Boyle Editor Before tackling the latest budget discussions, members of the Elk River City Council did the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. They were all challenged by a fellow council member Paul Motin who had already made good on a challenge issued to him. Each council member [...]

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