Elk River picked up its second conference win of the week, this one a lot more comfortably than the last one, downing Coon Rapids 25-16, 25-11, 25-13 on Thursday evening. The Elks edged Park Center 3-2 on Tuesday, are 2-4 in the NWSC and got back to .500 at 4-4 overall. The attack had 32 [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder beat St. John’s Prep 3-1 at home Thursday, with Abbie Canton making nine saves. Brooke Salo knocked in two unassisted goals, in the fifth and 37th minutes. Amanda Sahr scored in the second half with a good move on the goalie after taking a pass from Cami Bond that split the defense. [...]

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The Maple Grove Crimson handed Elk River a lopsided loss 5-0 on Thursday evening in Maple Grove. The Elks fell to 2-6 in conference and 2-8 overall but have been playing mostly close games. Breanna Johnson notched two goals for the Crimson (7-2 conference, 8-2-1 overall) and Dana Lethinen, Meredith Haakenson and Karen Schreinder one [...]

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Undefeated Maple Grove handed Elk River a 3-0 loss on Thursday in Maple Grove. Ben Zaver, Reid Diamond and Carson Thomas got the Crimson (11-0) on the board. The Elks (2-6 conference, 2-8 overall) will play at Rogers on Saturday, boys 11 a.m. and girls 1 p.m.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Park Center Pirates for many years have been the ideal homecoming opponent, a pushover for strong teams, and a good bet for the lone win of the season for struggling teams. But that’s not the case this year, and it will be a duel of two 3-0 teams when [...]

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The Elk River City Council has set a maximum property tax levy of $10 million for 2015, up 2.05 percent over this year. But the levy won’t be finalized until December and there’s a possibility the council will decide not to levy the full amount of $10,056,118. “I’m hoping that we can get it lower than [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor About half a million dollars a year is needed to pay for new stormwater requirements facing the city of Elk River, and Elk River City Council members have been considering how to cover that bill. Two options have emerged: Increase the property tax levy beginning in 2016 or establish a [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A bench memorial in honor of Tom McNair will be installed in a riverfront setting at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. McNair was a local banker and Elk River Rotarian who died in 2012. The Elk River Rotary Club has donated $3,500 to the city to pay for [...]

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