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Country band Maiden Dixie will open the 2015 Riverfront Concert Series on June 11 in downtown Elk River. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. at River’s Edge Commons Park. Click here for more information about the 2015 concert series line-up....Read More
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It is estimated that in 2015 more than 1.6 million Americans will hear the words, “You have cancer.” Last year more than 585,000 Americans lost their battle with cancer. If that number remains the same, over a million people in the nation will be cancer survivors this year. With the help of volu...Read More
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The Dave Anderson Athletic Complex was officially dedicated Monday. The Elk River City Council had voted in January to rename the Orono Athletic Complex after Anderson. The 12-acre site is located at 13300 Business Center Drive, near Orono Park, and has four lighted softball and baseball fields. Mon...Read More
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ECM Publishers, Inc. has announced that it will begin printing the St. Cloud Times newspaper at its print facility in Princeton, Minnesota, starting this August. The announcement was made earlier this week after Gannett Co., the parent company of the Times, also announced it would soon begin printin...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Spectrum High School held commencement exercises for its Class of 2015 on May 22 in the auditorium of the free, public, college-prep charter school in Elk River. Fifty-five students, including eight foreign exchange students from Italy, South Korea, Norway, Indonesia, Austria and...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Mother’s Day weekend was an extended family affair for one Elk River family. Lisa Whiting had taken May 8 off from her job as an operating room nurse to be with her oldest daughter, Melissa, when she was to deliver twins during a planned C-section. As it turns out, her second [...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Diana Weissenfluh’s garden has come a long way from its humble beginnings. “It was a cornfield when we built our house 37 years ago,” said Weissenfluh, who lives in Baldwin Township. Today, what began with a few individual flower beds has evolved into a landscap...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Over the last 30 years, Sue Bergstrom has transformed her double city lot in Elk River into a garden paradise. And she did it all at minimal cost. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have beautiful surroundings,” Bergstrom said. She gets many of her plant...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, visited Elk River on Tuesday. She spent about an hour at Sportech, touring the company’s facility at 10800 175th Ave. and meeting with Sportech leaders and other business officials. It was all part of her “Growing Minnesota”...Read More
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