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• $98 million bond issue and $5.9 million operating levy would alleviate crowding, lower class sizes, equalize high schools, provide dedicated early childhood space by Jim Boyle Editor Voters in the Elk River Area School District will decide on a $98.03 million bond referendum, and a $5.9 million operating levy on Nov. 4. Here’s a [...]

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• Sherburne County Health and Human Services talk about getting disseminating good information by Amanda Larson Special to the Star News The recent publicity of Ebola in the United States has sparked concern with some Sherburne County residents and community leaders. As part of its efforts to provide community members with reliable information and resources, Sherburne [...]

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by Lisa Kaczke ECM Sun Newspapers Fairview has begun preparations at its clinics and hospitals in light of recent cases of Ebola in the United States. Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids from someone who has Ebola or from exposure to contaminated objects like needles. The virus can’t be spread via air, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Twenty-two households were helped during Elk River’s first Project Homeless Connect, an effort designed to help people who are homeless access services and resources. Among the people helped were a family with eight children and an elderly woman whose income hasn’t allowed her to find affordable housing, according to Joy [...]

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The number of Minnesota homes lost to foreclosure during the first half of 2014 shows continued improvement in the state’s housing market, according to a new Minnesota Homeownership Center report. There were 4,375 foreclosures in the first half of 2014, a decline of 36 percent from the same time period in 2013. Area counties also [...]

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“Re-use and Recycle: Going Green in Sherburne County” is a new publication by the Sherburne History Center. It includes a feature on Liberty Paper in Becker, as well as information about Elk River and its Energy City designation, the Sherburne County Municipal Recycling Board, the Elk River Area School District’s “green” efforts, the landfill gas [...]

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• Chamber board likes that business taxes would go down and there would be improvements across the school district by Jim Boyle Editor After hearing from Elk River Area School District officials and reviewing the property tax impact, the Elk River Area chamber of Commerce Board of Directors passed a resolution in favor of a “yes, [...]

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• Community for Kids tells voters how they will pay more if bond and levy fail by Jim Boyle Editor A citizen-led group aimed at getting a “yes, yes” vote on Nov. 4 for the Elk River Area School District bond and levy referendum has turned up its efforts. Community for Kids set up a phone [...]

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