Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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• Mattamy Homes projects 50 homes a year on 156-acre plat by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council approved at its July 14 meeting a new Mattamy Homes housing development named Boulder Creek at a site south of 78th Street, north of 70th Street (Highway 37) and west of Quaday Avenue. The site, [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Big Lake Whitecaps  10-7 on Wednesday in Big Lake. The Pioneers (5-7) drew 14 walks in the seven-inning game, and nine of their 10 runs got aboard via walks. Big Lake, meanwhile, drew eight walks, for a total of 22 in the game. The [...]

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The Elk River Legion baseball team takes a 9-12 record into district playoffs after splitting two games this week to close the regular season. The Elks beat Champlin Park 5-2 on Tuesday in Champlin with Ben Johnson pitching a five-hitter with  seven strikeouts. Both runs were unearned. Riley Givens was 2-for-3 and Erik Nyquist was [...]

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There are three candidates running for the Elk River City Council seat in Ward 4, which leads to a run-off in a primary vote. The candidates are Council Member Paul Motin, Denny Chuba and Jennifer Wagner. The top two finishers in the Aug. 12 primary election will be placed on the Nov. 4 general election [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Seven ducklings that fell into a storm sewer were rescued last week by Elk River city officials and reunited with the mother duck. Mary Dare had discovered the trapped ducklings July 10 after seeing an adult duck near a storm sewer grate by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 326 4th [...]

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Work continues on the process of drafting an Elk River Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The plan is scheduled to be completed in October. A community open house is set for 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway. Parks and Recreation Director Michael Hecker said the open house will [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Eight years ago, Brenda Geisler got her first glimpse of a bird species that would come to play an important role in her life. The bird was a peregrine falcon. Geisler had never seen one before 2006, when the first one appeared at Great River Energy in Elk River, checking [...]

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