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A fireworks show will begin at dusk Saturday, July 4, in Elk River. The fireworks will be shot off from Elk River High School with Lion John Weicht Park at 1104 Lions Park Drive being a popular viewing spot. There will be fireworks only this year. There will not be an event at Lions Park. [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A truck dealership broke ground Wednesday, June 17, in Elk River. GATR Truck Center plans to build a 46,000-square-foot truck dealership and maintenance facility on nearly 15 acres of land in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, located near Highway 10 and 171st Avenu...Read More
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by Peter Bodley ECM Publishers Some 200 Minnesota National Guard soldiers were welcomed home from a yearlong Middle East deployment at ceremonies in the auditorium at Anoka Technical College June 13. The Guard members from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Headquarters Company and 2nd Battalion, ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Elk River on Wednesday. He met with representatives from the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss business issues. Simon said after the meeting that most people associate his office with elections, but a majori...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Carolyn Anderson likes honey, but it’s the bees that she really finds interesting. “There’s just so much to learn and they’re so intricate. It’s amazing,” she said. For the last several years, Anderson has been keeping bees in hives near the Nowthen home t...Read More
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by Britt Aamodt Contributing Writer Her name was Sara Hartman. But family knew her as Sallie. Friday, June 12, Hartman died at the Elk River home she and husband Tom built on the land where they camped with their kids. She was 87. Hartman was born Sara Smith in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Dec. 30, 1...Read More
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Great River Family Promise, a homeless outreach, invites the community to Band Together to Beat Homelessness on Saturday, June 20 at Lion John Weicht Park. There will be a Community Idol contest, games and a sleep in the park where community members will decorate boxes (and cars) to sleep in overnit...Read More
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