by Peter Bodley ECM Publishers Some 200 Minnesota National Guard soldiers were welcomed home from a yearlong Middle East deployment at ceremonies in the auditorium at Anoka Technical College June 13. The Guard members from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Headquarters Company and 2nd Battalion, ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The state of Minnesota has put money where its collective mouth has been of late on the topic of child protection services. The 2015 legislative session resulted in allocations totaling more than $104 million to support increases in child protection staff in the state’s countie...Read More
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Area legislators and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, (right) spoke at a legislative session wrap-up Wednesday in Elk River. Joining Kresha were Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake and Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River,  (left), as well as Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, and Sen. Warren Li...Read More
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ECM Sun Newspapers Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman all shot at the annual Minnesota Clay Target League state tournament in Alexandria June 11-16. The Elks finished 10th overall with 465 total points in Class 4A. Melissa Cross had the best female score for the Elks (88) and August Hillebregt (97) h...Read More
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by Jake Schroer ECM Sun Newspapers The Elk River Pioneers lost three games last week following a four-game win streak. Elk River battled Hamel on Wednesday for first place in the Central Ridge Baseball League. Eric Nyquist and Cory Kaminsky each had two hits and Joe Patterson drove in the lone run f...Read More
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by Britt Aamodt Contributing Writer Aaron Tafoya grew up in Ramsey. He grew up with a beat. The beat was as natural as his heartbeat and it came from his drums. Saturday, Tafoya will be in Elk River for ArtSoup, the regional community arts festival. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, [...]...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Dozens of K-9 officers and their dogs will descend on Elk River this weekend for the 2015 United States Police K-9 Association Region 12 K-9 Field Trials. The three-day event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, with public demonstrations on the Elk River High School varsi...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Elk River on Wednesday. He met with representatives from the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss business issues. Simon said after the meeting that most people associate his office with elections, but a majori...Read More
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by Jason Olson ECM Publishers Sam Gearou’s legacy at Elk River High School is one for the record books. The standout tennis player (alongside brother Josh Gearou) and now high school graduate went out with a bang. The brothers couldn’t have completed their stellar tennis careers any better than ...Read More
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Members of the 728 Cadets were recognized at the Rum River Festival in Princeton. The marching band and color guard, composed of students from the Elk River Area School District, won the parade’s contest among participating marching bands. There were about 100 units that paraded down the streets o...Read More
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