Kellie Lawson, Fanaka Ndege and Gianna Arthur got the top awards in the Sherburne County Fair Talent Contest on Saturday, while Morgan Bianchi earned second- and third-place finishes for dancing. The Open Division winner was Lawless, 17, of Cannon Falls, singing “Don’t Put Dirt on Me Yet,” a Hayden Penettiere song. She said she [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The second annual Forever Young Fun Run in memory of Kelsey Daulton will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at Meadowvale Elementary. Daulton, who was an Elk soccer star, “lived a spirited 19 years and accomplished many things on and off the field,” said her mother, Kathy, but also “struggled with [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dave Conley, who headed six state tournament and 15 conference champion teams in a 21-year tenure, has retired as Elk River boys golf coach. “I’ve had a lot of great players here, so it would be hard for a coach to screw them up,” Conley reflected, modestly, about his coaching [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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n Costs have risen in wake of Feb. 18 crash, but desire for quiet zones still great   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The city of Elk River will proceed with plans to earn “quiet zone” distinction from the Federal Railroad Administration along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, where an estimated 60 to 70 [...]

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• Despite coming up short on their Guinness Book of World Records bid, organizers were pleased with event The Living Waters Church 24-hour sliding marathon came up short by Guinness World Record Book standards, but the first-time event managed to raise more than $1,800 toward new playground equipment. Corrine Brewer, the Slide-a-thon coordinator, called the [...]

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