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A new home for the elderly is now open in Africa, thanks to an effort in Elk River. The first four people were scheduled to move into the Elder House on Dec. 6, according to the Rev. Sonja Dixon. Dixon and her husband, Dan, were among the nine people who traveled from Elk River to Tanzania [...]...Read More
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Downtown Elk River’s Holiday Celebration will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at River’s Edge Commons Park at Main and Jackson during those hours. Bring a camera and take photos with Santa. The holiday movies “Merry Madagascar” and “Shrek the Halls...Read More
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The deadline to donate to Gifts Anonymous is fast approaching. People have until Thursday, Dec. 18, to drop off new, unwrapped children’s gifts at donation sites throughout Elk River and Otsego, including the Star News at 506 Freeport Ave. Gifts Anonymous is designed to help area families who are ...Read More
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For 25 consecutive years, the city of Elk River has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate is a national award recognizing performance with the highest standards for preparation of government financial reports. It is presented by the Government...Read More
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A local animal rescue group has received a grant to support a spay and neuter initiative. Ruff Start Rescue received the $6,000 grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation. The funding will support the alteration of rescued dogs and the rescue’s feline community spay and neuter program. Low-income famil...Read More
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The Rogers Royals cruised past the Princeton Tigers 7-2 at home Tuesday evening. Trent Fredrickson tallied two goals and assisted on another for Rogers (3-2). Dustin Schoepke notched a goal and two assists. Vinny Billing, Tanner Voeller, Travis Limoseth and Branden Cecil delivered one goal each. Rya...Read More
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• Brad Rolfe’s last day after 33 years with the Elk River  Police Department will be Dec. 30 by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe has announced his retirement. His last day as chief will be Dec. 30. Rolfe, 57, who has been with the department for 33 years, said he has [...]...Read More
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• Local facility one of two chosen to manufacture medical cannabis by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Minnesota Department of Health announced Dec. 1 the two of 12 applicants it selected to be the state’s registered manufacturers of medical cannabis: Minnesota Medical Solutions will grow...Read More
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