The Zimmerman Thunder must slow down a pair of Orono offensive standouts to have a chance of upsetting the Spartans in their Section 5AAAA semifinal game. The No. 3 seeded Thunder (7-2) face No. 2 Orono (6-2) in Orono on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Thunder beat No. 6 Mound-Westonka 14-7 on Tuesday while Orono [...]

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The Spectrum cross country teams “showed great effort,” said coach Rick Peterson, at the Section 5A meet as the girls finished fifth and the boys 12th among 24 teams at Stone’s Throw Golf Club in Milaca. Annandale was girls champion and Mora was boys champion. Leading the Sting girls was freshman Elizabeth Hackbarth in 16th [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s bounce-back season in boys cross country has taken them all the way to the state meet, with section team and individual championships on their ledger. Lucas Trapp won a sprint to the finish line for the gold medal and led the Elk team to the top in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A playoff opener between two volleyball teams unlikely to advance past the second round nonetheless had some intrigue on Monday evening. It was a Spectrum team with an 18-7 record, but mostly against tiny schools, against a Zimmerman team that sputtered to a 5-21 mark, against a much stronger [...]

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  Rogers will have two boys in the state cross country meet after seniors Tyler Bethke and Caleb Burke earned their way through Section 5AA on Thursday. Bethke placed seventh in 16:26.3 and Burke was eighth in 16:33.1, both qualifying for state for the first time, at Anoka High School. The Royals placed fourth among [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Lucy Boeshans knows what it is like to downsize. She and her husband went through the process about three years ago, moving from a four-bedroom rambler on 3 acres in Zimmerman to a townhouse in Elk River. She said it was a very good move for them, saying that they [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor It’s back to the drawing board for the consultant working on sign designs for the city of Elk River. A majority of City Council members weren’t wild about either of the two options presented and decided Monday to meet with the consultant, Visual Communications, to come up with a third design option. [...]

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