by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Three horses named Hope, Gallant and Jojo have found a happy ending to their sad stories. The three are rescue horses that were trained by women from Nowthen. They all competed last weekend in the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse in St. Paul, which was put on by the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The city of Elk River is moving ahead with the second phase of a business park near the Northstar train station. The 45-acre project will open up five lots for development in the Nature’s Edge Business Center, located near Highway 10 and 171st Avenue. Two of the lots — 6 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A future roundabout proposed in eastern Elk River is drawing opposition from local trucking companies, and the city is reconsidering the matter. The roundabout is planned at the intersection of 171st Avenue and Twin Lakes Road, located between Highway 10 and the railroad tracks just south of the Northstar train [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers tennis team has a 17-6 record after beating St. Michael-Albertville 7-0, Annandale 5-2 and Buffalo 6-1 in the past week. The Royals are 6-1 in conference, with a 7-0 loss to Princeton on Sept. 9. Princeton is 18-1 overall and 7-0 in the Mississippi 8. The Royals had [...]

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The Spectrum Sting edged St. Croix Prep Academy 19-25, 25-21, 25-14, 23-25, 15-8 on the Lions’ court Monday. Maddie Hays and Ellie Rogers served fve aces each. At the net, Meghan Hays had eight kills and Ali Henkemeyer seven. Molly Mitchell made two timely blocks. Costy Dalla Valentia made 14 digs and Rogers had 10. [...]

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The Spectrum girls soccer team came out on top at Minneapolis Patrick Henry 1-0 on Tuesday night. Netting the goal for the Sting in the first half was Lorna Bechtel on a pass from Emily O’Connell. Though the team had multiple opportunities to score throughout the game, the score remained 1-0. The Sting (4-7-2) will [...]

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Using a young lineup against an opponent that won’t win many meets, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers beat Park Center 96-87 in the Pirates pool on Tuesday evening. “We will take our captains, and otherwise you’ll see a lot of new names,” said coach Luke Johnson during Monday’s practice. Among the youngsters getting some varsity action [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder, needing a payback win against Little Falls to keep pace in a tight, three-way conference race, had to settle for a 1-1 tie at home on Tuesday. “We hoped to control our destiny, and now we need somebody to beat them (Little Falls),” said coach Jeff [...]

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Elk River tennis clinched at least a share of the conference title with a 4-3 victory over Totino-Grace on Tuesday in Fridley. It was the second straight match where the Elks swept singles easily while losing the doubles points. They beat Centennial 4-3 on Thursday. Against Totino-Grace, eighth-grader Sydney Reiner filled in for Rebedah Morrison, [...]

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