Elk River’s first sports event of the 2014-15 school year was a victory by the tennis team on Tuesday morning. The Elks, defending co-champion in the Northwest Suburban Conference, beat the Champlin Park Rebels 5-2 in Champlin. The Elks swept the singles points while Erin Hannegraaf and Dani Dokken pulled out a 7-5 third set [...]

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  The fifth annual Photography Exhibit is currently on display at the Elk River Area Arts Alliance, featuring the works of 21 photographers. A reception for the public to meet the photographers, with author Stan Tekiela on hand signing his books, will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery at [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There aren’t many golfers in the wrestling community but that doesn’t stop dozens of wrestlers, parents and boosters from turning out for the Elk River Wrestling Golf Extravaganza benefit tournament each year. “It’s an awesome event with a lot of people who don’t play golf coming out once a [...]

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  • Ridership reportedly down 8 percent from one year ago   by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners wants to know what the Metropolitan Council can do to help increase ridership on the Northstar Commuter Rail. Concerned about ridership trends in 2014, members had Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor fire off [...]

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  • $5 billion worth of maintenance and improvements being done across Pacific Northwest to Chicago   by Jim Boyle Editor BNSF Railway Company crews were in Elk River this week working to replace ties, an effort that is part of the rail line’s routine planned maintenance. “We continually invest in our physical infrastructure to keep [...]

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• Zimmerman teen’s love of horses, learning, photography will be quenched at State Fair by Jim Boyle Editor Anna Serbus, 17, of Zimmerman, has many passions, and she fuels most of them at state and county fairs through her involvement in 4-H programs. This year the member of Richochet Riders 4-H Club will have her photography [...]

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