Community

• 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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Of four seats up on the Elk River Area School Board, only one will be contested on the Nov. 4 ballot. Larry Farber, a former Elk River City Council member and Sherburne County commissioner, and incumbent Shane Steinbrecher filed for the District 1 seat on the Elk River Area School Board. District 1 includes part [...]

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Battle-tested candidates Jennifer Wagner and Paul Motin square off in the race for Ward 4 of the Elk River City Council. They were the top finishers in primary election in August. They beat out Dennis Chuba. Wagner came in first with 136 votes, followed by Motin with 89 and  Chuba with 82. Motin is the [...]

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Four people are running for two seats on the Elk River City Council. Incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald are being challenged by Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin. Otsego City Council members are elected at large and serve four-year terms. Below is information on each of the four candidates running. Paul Bolin Address: 14850 92nd [...]

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A hotly contested mayor’s race leads off the ballot in the city of Zimmerman. Three are running for mayor, including incumbent Dave Earenfeit, challenged by Dave Horvath and Jan Nicodemus. There’s more on these three candidates below. Meanwhile, incumbent Tony Brisbin will run unopposed for a four-year council seat. Incumbent Beth Merwin will run unopposed [...]

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Download coupon for 50% off one item – then head to your favorite Goodwill store and brew up an awesome costume for less. By Sarah Carlson Editor, Real Housewives of Minnesota Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to top last year’s Halloween costumes. I aim to be craftier, trendier – and most importantly, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Lucy Boeshans knows what it is like to downsize. She and her husband went through the process about three years ago, moving from a four-bedroom rambler on 3 acres in Zimmerman to a townhouse in Elk River. She said it was a very good move for them, saying that they [...]

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