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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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n Costs have risen in wake of Feb. 18 crash, but desire for quiet zones still great   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The city of Elk River will proceed with plans to earn “quiet zone” distinction from the Federal Railroad Administration along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, where an estimated 60 to 70 [...]

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• Despite coming up short on their Guinness Book of World Records bid, organizers were pleased with event The Living Waters Church 24-hour sliding marathon came up short by Guinness World Record Book standards, but the first-time event managed to raise more than $1,800 toward new playground equipment. Corrine Brewer, the Slide-a-thon coordinator, called the [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 19-year-old Elk River woman reported that sometime before 1 a.m. July 10, someone stole the front license plate off her vehicle, which had been parked in the 1000 block of School Street. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office left her a voice mail saying that her plate used in a gas [...]

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Alert drivers improve safety on the road The tragic death recently of a mother bicycling with her two young children in Rock County is a horrifying reminder that distracted driving is a growing problem in this state. According to the criminal complaint, the driver admitted to taking his eyes off the road to check his [...]

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Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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• Mattamy Homes projects 50 homes a year on 156-acre plat by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved at its July 14 meeting a new Mattamy Homes housing development named Boulder Creek at a site south of 78th Street, north of 70th Street (Highway 37) and west of Quaday Avenue. The site, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Seven ducklings that fell into a storm sewer were rescued last week by Elk River city officials and reunited with the mother duck. Mary Dare had discovered the trapped ducklings July 10 after seeing an adult duck near a storm sewer grate by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 326 4th [...]

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