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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Trick or treat in downtown Elk River from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. There also will be a pumpkin roll at 5 p.m. that day. Both events are sponsored by the Downtown River’s Edge Business Association.

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A long-time Guardian Angels volunteer has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for October. Jane Houlton has been extensively involved with Guardian Angels and currently still serves on the board of directors – and has been for more than 25 years – and the Fundraising Committee. She also is the [...]

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The Elk Pride Craft Bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Elk River High School, 900 School St. The staff at Elk River High School organize the bazaar, which will feature more than 100 vendors offering a large variety of handcrafted items. This year the high school occupational foods [...]

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One year to the date after their groundbreaking ceremony in 2013, Preferred Powder Coating and the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate both Minnesota Manufacturing Week and the opening of Preferred Powder Coating’s new 100,000-square-foot facility in Elk River. The company moved to Elk River from Rogers after nearly a [...]

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