by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A 16-pound cabbage grown by Brian and Andrea Eggert, of Elk River, has taken top honors at the Minnesota State Fair. It won a blue ribbon in the largest cabbage contest. And the irony of it all is it was supposed to be a Brussels sprout. Brian had gone to [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Everybody’s ready for some real football, and it’s almost here. After two weeks of practices, and a Saturday of scrimmages, on the heels of summer team camps, District 728 teams will be kicking off the 2014 season Thursday evening, and not a moment too soon. “Today, you could see [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Madyson St. Germain delivered the lone goal as Elk River picked up its first victory, 1-0 over Totino-Grace, on Tuesday at home. It was the conference opener for the Elks (1-2) against a team making its debut in the Northwest Suburban. St. Germain, senior forward, scored midway through the [...]

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  The Rogers Royals scored in each half while its defense held firm to defeat the Moorhead Spuds 2-0 at home Tuesday. Miranda Anderson assisted on both goals. Heather Kilber punched in the rebound of a strong Anderson shot in the first half. Jenna Breseman ran past Anderson on a breakaway, got a lead pass [...]

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Section rival Moorhead handed the Rogers Royals a 1-0 loss, scoring with five minutes left, Tuesday in Rogers. “We controlled the ball most of the game, but we never got one in,” said Chris Miller, Royals coach. “We would string together a few passes and couldn’t make the last one.” Isaac Judisch scored the lone [...]

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Totino-Grace made an impressive debut in the Northwest Suburban with a 4-0 win over Elk River-Zimmerman on Tuesday in Elk River. “We are excited to be playing in a new conference and looking forward to new challenges and playing bigger schools,” said coach Bill Vance. The Eagles, handing the Elks their first loss in three [...]

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The Princeton Tigers handed Elk River tennis its first loss Tuesday as the Elks split a pair of matches against section rivals. The Elks (5-1) beat Forest Lake 7-0 before falling to Princeton 4-3, on Princeton’s courts. Princeton’s No. 1 player, Mary Claire Mayerchak, a state qualifier last year, was stationed at No. 1 doubles, [...]

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A Santiago couple escaped a burning house on Aug. 25 but not before one of them suffered severe burns, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. Sherburne County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 3:31 p.m. to the home at 16098 57th Street in St. in Santiago Township. They arrived to find the home on fire [...]

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