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• Commissioners direct Taylor to look at what was done during previous  planning efforts  by Jim Boyle Editor The clamor for an expansion of the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River has percolated up to the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners again. This time it was Administrator Steve Taylor asking for some direction on [...]

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• There’s some good news, challenges for county to keep in mind as it budgets by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners held its first budget discussion of the year, which county Administrator Steve Taylor devised to get some direction. He started off with a slide showing where the commissioners have ended [...]

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• Forum on drug dubbed ‘emergency’ The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will host an emergency town hall meeting, aimed at keeping heroin out of its communities, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Grand Hall in the Center for Business Technology  at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. A panel [...]

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• Crane takes first in Elk River Peace essay contest; writers wrote on the hard topic of security sector reform   by Jim Boyle Editor Emma Crane has won the Chase Korte Peace Essay contest at Elk River High School, irrevocably connecting her to a rare category of writers. Crane and her older brother are [...]

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• Beckstrand-Schafer said the research and writing process helped prepare her and alter the way she takes in the world around her   by Jim Boyle Editor For Christen Beckstrand-Schafer, the experience of walking back into her former high school and speaking to students was rather surreal. The 2006 Elk River High School graduate doesn’t [...]

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• Lawmakers press for ability to use drug to counteract overdoses without fear of penalty Sen. Chris Eaton’s legislation to increase access to naloxone passed unanimously on April 8 in the Minnesota Senate. In doing so, lawmakers approved what has been termed “Steve’s Law” (Senate file 1900), which will permit a wider use of the [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows, waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and freshwater fishing could resume. It’s a way of life, and in Minnesota, sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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• Project costs more to replace and relocate but there are advantages by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council agreed at its April 7 meeting to take the next step toward replacing and moving sewer lift station No. 7 when it authorized the production of final engineering plans and specifications for the 2014 [...]

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