Preparing your child for the first week back to school takes more preparation than filling a back pack with pencils and paper. It means getting their sleep schedule adjusted to getting up earlier. For most children the time to start the transition to the new schedule is one to two weeks before school starts. Begin [...]

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Andrew Piehl, Rogers junior-to-be, placed seventh at 285 pounds in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman in the USA Wrestling nationals in Fargo held July 25-30. After qualifying by placing first at separate regionals, Piehl went 5-2 with three falls at nationals in Freestyle, and 4-3 in Greco-Roman. In each case, he was dropped into the lower [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers were humbled by first-place St. Michael 12-1 there Wednesday evening. Jared Dehmer struck out 13 Pioneers in the seven-inning rout by the leaders of the North Star League North Division. Blake Schirmers went 4-for-4 with two RBI’s and Alex Naasz 2-for-4 with four RBI’s. The Saints scored six runs each off [...]

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Elk River Police were called at 9:37 p.m. on July 29 to the Circle K gas station, 19696 Evans St., on a report of an armed robbery. An individual came into the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount [...]

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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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