by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two four-year council seats are up for election in Elk River this fall. Council Member Paul Motin said he is running for re-election in Ward 4. In Ward 1, Council Member Stewart Wilson said, “At this juncture, I’m not planning to seek election.” Wilson was appointed to the City Council [...]

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Filing period to seek office opens May 20   Elk River mayor and the ward 1 and 4 council member seats are up for election this fall. All terms are for four years. Any eligible person may become a candidate by filing an affidavit of candidacy with the Elk River city clerk between May 20 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Community Aid Elk River’s March food drive raised a record-setting $130,940. “Last year, we set a goal of $125,000 (in food and cash donations) and we weren’t able to get there. This year, we set the same goal and this community just blew it away,” said Carmen Pouliot, CAER’s executive [...]

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The Spectrum Sting beat PACT 7-3 on Tuesday in the first-ever softball game on their new field at Spectrum Sports Complex. Meghan Schroeder struck out nine batters in pitching the win, and Elizabeth Hackbarth notched two runs and five stolen bases. The Sting (1-1) will host North Lakes Academy on Saturday, 11 a.m.

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  The Spectrum baseball team scored six runs in the fifth inning and beat Cambridge Christian 11-4 on Tuesday in Cambridge. Hitting leaders were Ryan Pribnow 2-for-4 (double, two runs), Thomas Ogren 2-for-5 (double, RBI), Tristen Rosby 2-for-4 (RBI) and Connor Hansen 1-for-3 (double, two RBI). John Brand pitched four innings, allowing one hit and [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder notched their first-ever win over Little Falls 4-2 at home on Tuesday behind solid pitching from Zach Nolan and Mitch Mossman. This is the third year the two teams have been Granite Ridge Conference rivals. The Thunder were 0-4 previously against the Flyers, who have been strong in baseball. “The kids were [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor After six straight conference championships, the Rogers boys golf team are not the favorite in the 2014 season, in their coach’s opinion. Still, the Royals won their 38th straight Mississippi 8 meet Tuesday, scoring 319 at Becker, with Dylan Kline low shooter for the day with 76. Following were Buffalo [...]

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Two straight days outside in the cold have netted the Elk River girl golfers one conference win. The Elks opened with a 170 to 202 win over Osseo on Tuesday at Anoka, led by Morgan Bleyhl with 39 and Samantha Lindeen with 40. Other counters were  Alexa Filipiak with 45 and Grace O’Konek with 46. [...]

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