Elk River’s VFW team had too high a hill to climb at the end, losing in the district finals to a talented Champlin Park team 10-0 on Tuesday evening at Anoka. “We won six elimination games in the tournament, including the last five in a row,” said coach Ryan Holmgren. “The kids gave everything they [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A fast-pitch softball team of mostly Rogers and Elk River athletes won a 16-and-under national tournament in Orlando, FL, last week. Xtreme98 beat Kentucky Pride 9-4 in the finals of the ESPN USSSA World Series 16A division on Saturday, after which they watched the telecast on ESPN-3. “We had [...]

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Rogers auto racer Andrew List achieved his first top-10 finish in open-wheel formula car racing July 20 at the Honda Indy Toronto during his first international racing weekend. He placed 10th among 23 starters.   List, 20, is a rookie in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Series Powered by Mazda, after doing well in karts [...]

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  The Northwest Diamonds 9U-A team won the Bronze division of multi-state North American Fast-pitch Association tournament July 24-27 in Bloomington. The team lost twice in pool play, which determined which teams compete in Gold, Silver and Bronze, then won nine of 10 game to place first. There were 78 teams in the three divisions [...]

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  The Fabulous Armadillos, playing classic rock, will perform Thursday in the next event of the Riverfront Concert Series. Their songs range from country to Motown to heavy metal to ’70s soft rock, and they “do them just like you remember,” their website states. The Thursday night concerts at 7 p.m. are free of charge.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor North Star Family Theatre, currently presenting “Shrek the Musical,” is the group previously known as Youth Theatre Workshop. The name change for the 12-year-old organization, which produced 26 shows as YTW, is a more accurate depiction of its expanded scope, said play director Eileen Anderson. “Although (YTW) was started with [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River VFW baseball is one win from the state tournament after winning five straight games in the losers bracket of the district tournament. The Elks, who lost to Champlin Park 10-0 in the first round of the final eight on Friday, outslugged the same team 16-15 in the [...]

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Candidates interested in serving on the Zimmerman City Council may file an affidavit for candidacy from July 29 until Aug. 12, and voters choose the next representatives Nov. 4. Up for re-election are Mayor Dave Earenfight and Councilmembers Tony Brisbin, Beth Merwin, and Karen Michels. Zimmerman City Council members are elected at large and serve [...]

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