Photographer Robert H. Jackson snapped the famous picture in 1963 of when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Amanda Larson, who was a key figure in the initial start-up of the Elk River YMCA, has a new job as the planner at Sherburne County Health and Human Services in Elk River. Her duties include contact with the Minnesota Legislature and managing the health and human services state and [...]
Results released Thursday, Nov. 7, revealed that Minnesota fourth-grade students recorded the best math scores in the country.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council appears open to at least considering becoming a financial partner in the purchase of the Houlton Farm for a park. At issue are deferred special assessments from a 1992 project that brought city sewer and water to the western area of Elk River. The Houlton [...]
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s sidelining of the Southwest Light Rail transit project drew different levels of concern from transportation officials and insiders.
Democrat Jim Read described his abrupt transformation with a bit of college humor.
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Former Elk River Fire Chief Bruce West has been named Minnesota’s next state fire marshal. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman announced that effective Dec. 4 West will replace State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl, who is retiring. West will also lead the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety. West, [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A senior housing project is on the drawing board in Elk River. Blackhawk Woods is an 84-unit one-level rental project that would serve residents ages 55 and older with low and moderate incomes. Plans show 49 one-bedroom and 35 two-bedroom townhomes with attached garages as well as a clubhouse activity [...]