The Elk River City Council has approved a request to convert 36 proposed townhome units in the Kliever Lake Fields East development to 22 single-family lots. The building sizes and types will be similar to Kliever Lakes Field 4th Addition, which was approved in 2013 and converted 42 proposed townhome units into 21 detached single-family [...]

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Aaron Surratt has been hired as deputy chief of operations for the Elk River Fire Department. The position is a new one. The fire department’s 2013-2017 strategic plan included the creation of the position to oversee the department’s firefighting force, according to Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. The Elk River City Council approved hiring Surratt, [...]

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About a dozen members of the Bailey family have donated $20,000 to be used for improvements to Bailey Point Nature Preserve, the Elk River park that bears the family’s name. The City Council has acknowledged the contributions with a resolution. Bailey Point Nature Preserve is located at 1 Morton Ave., west of downtown Elk River [...]

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Dawn of Discovery child care center has been issued a permit to operate at 19280 Evans St. in Elk River. The Elk River City Council approved a conditional use permit to Jenna Swedberg of Dawn of Discovery on Aug. 18. Dawn of Discovery will occupy space previously used by another day care center. It will [...]

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Spectrum soccer was edged by Mayer Lutheran 2-1 Tuesday evening at Mayer. Danielle Hennies scored on a free kick outside the box early in the game. Defensively, Anna McGlone, Maddie Bursch, and Brynne Walk played the full 80 minutes, and senior Jess Kraus ran tirelessly on the wing, said coach Nicki Luehrs. The Sting (1-) [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers tennis team has played 15 dual meets already, and school hasn’t even started yet. The Royals have won 10 of those matches, including 4-3 over Maple Grove on Wednesday. That was their first home match after playing in five multiple-team events on the road. The Royals swept [...]

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Spectrum volleyball opened with a five-set loss to Brooklyn Center on Tuesday evening. The Centaurs prevailed 26-24, 21-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-5. Meghan Hays led the Sting attack with 11 kills. Freshman Setter Ellie Rogers contributed 6 kills, 4 aces and 19 assists. Maddie Hays had 8 assists. Defensively, Costy Dalla Valentina had 9 digs and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A 16-pound cabbage grown by Brian and Andrea Eggert, of Elk River, has taken top honors at the Minnesota State Fair. It won a blue ribbon in the largest cabbage contest. And the irony of it all is it was supposed to be a Brussels sprout. Brian had gone to [...]

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