Elk River will celebrate the opening of its newest park — Bailey Point Nature Preserve — on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The grand opening begins at 5 p.m. at the park, located at 1 Morton Ave. There will be a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a sign. Members of the Bailey family might attend. Elk [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor “Baby Face” Nelson. Alvin “Creepy” Karpis. John Dillinger. “Dapper” Don Hogan. Chad Lewis has studied these gangsters and others with ties to Minnesota and written about them in his book, “The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hotspots.” In a presentation July 11 at the Elk River Library, Lewis said gangsters [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor The second Tuesday of every month, food is available at Ruby’s Pantry in Elk River. Everyone who gets hungry qualifies. The cost is a $15 cash donation, according to Cassie Korin. She is the coordinator for the Ruby’s Pantry Elk River location and general manager of the Samaritan Way Thrift [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Brock Wood and Dan Anderson paddled through Elk River last week on their way to the Gulf of Mexico. Wood, a 19-year-old cancer survivor from Alexandria, is kayaking the length of the Mississippi to raise money for lymphoma research. Anderson hopes to make much of the trip with him. The [...]
Motorists on Highway 10 between 171st Avenue and Norfolk Avenue in Elk River — including through downtown — will encounter lane closures as crews begin drainage and pedestrian improvements. Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, both directions of Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane. The work is expected to be complete [...]
Kate Hansen, a member of the Sandhill Photography Club, took this photo on Sunday by the West Oaks Townhomes in Elk River. The townhomes are near Pinewood Golf Course.
by Joni Astrup Associate editor With the snip of a ribbon, Elk River opened a new destination playground at Orono Park on Tuesday, June 25. After a few speeches during the grand opening ceremony, Mayor John Dietz cut the ribbon and a flood of eager children raced into the new playground to try it out. [...]