by Joni Astrup Associate Editor With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, Minnesota’s economy continues to make solid gains. State Economist Laura Kalambokidis said in many ways Minnesota’s economy is outperforming other states and national averages, particularly when it comes to the pace at which Minnesota recovered from the recession. Kalambokidis spoke April 16 [...]

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The Elk River girls golf team placed fifth among seven in a meet at Hazeltine in Chaska on Monday. “We didn’t have a good meet,” said coach Dave Bleyhl. “The course was too long for the girls and it was cold and the wind was horrible.” The Elks totaled 435 as Morgan Bleyhl shot 98, [...]

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Elk River Police Officer David Windels has been promoted to patrol sergeant. Mayor John Dietz administered the oath of office to Windels at Monday’s City Council meeting. Windels is an eight-year veteran of the police department. Prior to that, he worked for the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Joseph Police Department. He has [...]

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Since the early 1990s, Dave Raymond has been promoting the arts and artists. His efforts were recognized Monday, when he was honored as Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for April. Raymond has been an active member of the Elk River Arts Alliance since its beginning and has been the organization’s chairman since 2007. His [...]

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Nine new probationary on-call firefighters have joined the Elk River Fire Department. The Elk River City Council approved their hiring Monday. They are: Jacob Collins, Garrett Erdman, Zachary Hoffman, Chad Kreuser, Joseph Libor, Sandy Meredith, Casey Neumann, Kenneth Smith and Brandon Vito. The new probationary firefighters will begin the Elk River Fire Academy, an in-house [...]

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For the 20th year in a row, Sherburne County has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award was presented to the county by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Auditor-Treasurer Diane Arnold and audit staff members Heather Lemieux, Letta Whittaker, Loraine Rupp, Cindy Bayles, Emily [...]

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Maria Loughlin of Rogers has signed with the Minnesota-Crookston basketball team after two seasons with Anoka-Ramsey, where she averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a sophomore. UMC coach Mike Roysland cited Loughlin as “a lefty who is great off the bounce” along with a “tremendous defender” and a player who brings energy [...]

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  Erik Nyquist crafted his second straight shutout, leading Elk River over Coon Rapids 4-0 on Monday. The senior right-hander tossed a four-hitter with two walks and seven strikeouts at Coon Rapids, backed by stout defense. His first outing was a 9-0, two-hit win at Centennial in the Elks opener. “Erik was the prototype of [...]

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