November is a busy and important month. We want to take this opportunity on the 93rd annual American Education Week (Nov. 17-21) to recognize the important role of great public schools in the lives of our nation’s 50 million K-12 students. We thank the educators – current, retired and those studying to be – who […]

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The folks gathered around the Elk River Area School District’s board room table on election night with a glass bowl at the center of it to collect handwritten predictions. They weren’t on the success or failure of the school bond and levy referendums, which were approved with flying colors. It wasn’t even the race between […]

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Peter Stanley, St. Scholastica senior center from Rogers, was named UMAC Lineman of the Year, and was placed on the all-UMAC first team for the third time. Stanley anchors an offensive line that helped the Saints rack up 42 points and 417 yards per game. He has started 41 consecutive games. Another Rogers product, junior […]

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Erin Ness, Bethel freshman from Elk River, was named MIAC Player of Week on Nov. 4 after assisting on the game-winning goal in overtime against Gustavus Adolphus and scoring twice in a win over St. Catherine’s. Those were the midfielder’s first points of the season and helped the Royals qualify for MIAC playoffs for the […]

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  by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Two vehicles collided around 2:45 p.m. Nov. 21 at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and County Rd. 4 in Zimmerman. Multiple emergency responders and vehicles reported to the scene and closed a small portion of southbound 169 and eastbound 4 as they worked, routing traffic through Zimmerman to a […]

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• Eighth annual Thanksgiving Day meal all about making holiday special for community by Jim Boyle Editor Billie Evenson and Mary Richardson will each prepare two Thanksgiving Day meals this Thursday. The first they will do together and easily serve more than 250 people — with the help of the meal organizers and whole host of […]

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• Money will help weekly food program supplement donated fruits, vegetables and bread it regularly gets by Jim Boyle Editor Fresh Food, Fresh Faith of Central Lutheran Church in Elk River received a $5,000 grant. Thrivent Financial Foundation’s Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need grant was awarded the money based on its effectiveness in addressing […]

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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Zimmerman City Council talked at its Nov. 17 meeting about snow plowing and parking restrictions after Public Works Director Dave Horvath said the storm a week earlier had dumped 13 inches of snow and brought about 20 complaint calls. “It’s very hard for us to do a nice job […]

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