The Rogers wrestlers beat longtime nemesis Monticello 36-29, winning the last three matches to pull it out, on Thursday evening. “Our record was 0-10 against them, and they haven’t been very close losses either,” said coach Chris Donnay. “We wrestled really well as a team....Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s fortunes at the Edina Holiday Classic did not improve Thursday evening as the Elks lost to Eden Prairie 6-3 in the opening round of games at Braemar Arena. The Elks, who went 18-6 last year but 0-3 at the Edina event, have another daunting task...Read More
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The Rogers Royals dominated the flow of the game but had to scramble from behind to defeat Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake 3-2 on Thursday evening in Monticello. Down 2-1 after two periods, the Royals snapped a three-game skid as Trent Fredrickson scored at 4:23 of the third and Sam Libke got the go...Read More
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  The Little Falls Flyers shut down the Zimmerman Thunder 65-37 on Thursday evening. With a gritty defense and a patient offense, the Flyers (4-2) were completely in control and nobody scored more than six points for the Thunder. Riley Loukinen scored 23 for the Flyers, including 17 in the firs...Read More
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Elk River Municipal Utilities has announced the winners of its Holiday Lighting Contest. •Grand prize: 15726 96th Circle, Otsego •First runner up: 925 York Ave., Elk River •Second runner up: 19676 Hudson Circle, Elk River •Most creative: 1839 Main St., Elk River •Best use of LED lighting: ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River will look internally for its next police chief. The Elk River City Council made that determination Monday. Police Chief Brad Rolfe is retiring Dec. 30. Mayor John Dietz and council members Paul Motin, Barb Burandt and Stewart Wilson all favored an internal p...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Oliver Kelley didn’t have a Christmas tree. For one thing, such trees didn’t grow in the area when the Kelleys first arrived in the mid-1800s, according to ReNee Hanson, an interpreter at the historic Kelley Farm in Elk River. And it wasn’t a tradition that the ...Read More
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