by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Every step Tanner Beckerleg takes on the soccer field sends throbs of pain through his afflicted hips, but somehow that doesn’t stop the Elk River senior defender from excelling. “Tanner holds down the back line for us. He’s the last rung of defense and he makes a big difference in [...]

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The Rogers Royals, one of three state-ranked teams in the Section 6AAAAA tournament, were seeded third after a 7-1 regular season. The Royals will host No. 6 Willmar (3-5) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Willmar has lost four straight games in which they’ve led after three quarters each game but have been outscored 63-7 in [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder were seeded third in the Section 5AAAA football tournament after posting a 6-2 regular season record. The Thunder will host No. 6 Mound-Westonka (2-6) on Tuesday, 7 p.m., with the winner facing No. 2 Orono on Saturday, 3 p.m. in Orono. Thunder leaders include Austin May with 686 yards rushing and three [...]

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Elk River was seeded No. 7 among 12 teams in Section 7AAA volleyball after a 9-15 regular season. The Elks will host No. 10 Princeton (11-15) in the first round Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cambridge-Isanti (24-4) is the No. 1 seed. North Branch (17-5), a team the Elks beat 3-1 early in the season, is No. [...]

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• Candidates vie for open seat in the state’s 6th District by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The 6th District race will be featured this fall as it is Minnesota’s only U.S. House race in 2014 without an incumbent. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is retiring from the seat in Congress after serving four terms. Her district [...]

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by  Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Police responded to a business on Holt Street where an Elk River man, 47, called at 4:21 p.m. Oct. 12 to say he owned a permit to carry and that he might have lost a handgun from its holster while shopping. An officer helped the man retrace his steps at [...]

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• Utility companies launch effort to raise customer awareness by Jim Boyle Editor For the first time, 13 Minnesota utilities are joining forces to fight back against scams. Reports of phone and email billing scams targeting Minnesota utility customers are increasing at an alarming rate, representing thousands of dollars lost by customer victims. In an effort [...]

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Republican candidate Eric Lucero and DFL candidate Sharon Shimek are vying for the House 30B seat currently held by David FitzSimmons. FitzSimmons, a Republican legislator from Albertville, won the House 30B seat after redistricting in 2012. He did not, however, receive an endorsement from his party this year for a second term in St. Paul. [...]

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Nick Zerwas of Elk River is running for his second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30A. The Republican legislator is being challenged by Brenden Ellingboe, a DFL-endorsed candidate from Elk River. Both Zerwas and Ellingboe were sent a questionnaire by the Star News. Below are Zerwas’ answers. Ellingboe did not provide answers [...]

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