Through my work at the county over the last 10 years, I am very aware of how Kathleen Heaney has helped the “underdog” even when up against powerful forces above the county level. She does not fear the difficult job that may lie ahead but perseveres to make right what is wrong. While striving for [...]

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As residents, business owners and parents of students of ISD 728 School District, we support re-electing Shane Steinbrecher for School Board. He has lived his whole life, graduated and is now raising his family within the school district. Shane and his wife are owners of a growing local business who has been very active in [...]

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My decision to vote for County Attorney Kathleen Heaney is an easy one. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney leads and sets the tone of the office that serves the citizens of the county. From the criminal prosecution to child protection and County Board action, Kathleen has led her office from the front. Kathleen’s influence is [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Zac Syverson had to sit out most of the second half in Elk River’s 17-10 upset loss at Anoka two weeks ago when he pinched a nerve in his shoulder. His absence was glaring. “We missed him dramatically,” stated coach Steve Hamilton about the senior tackle and defensive end who [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Elk River vs. Rogers football always seems to be a surprise. The only solid prediction about Saturday’s duel in Elk River, 3 p.m., based on past results, is that it won’t be boring. The Elks, 6-2 and seeded second in a Section 6AAAAA field with three top-five [...]

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Elk River’s volleyball season ended with a quick 3-0 loss to North Branch, a team they beat early in the season, on Friday evening. The No. 2 seeded Vikings rolled 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 over the No. 7 Elks in the Section 7AAA second round in North Branch. The Vikings attack led by outside hitter Courtney [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor On a great day of racing for Craig Dollansky in August, tragic news clouded the occasion. The veteran World of Outlaws sprint car racer from Zimmerman placed fourth among 105 teams at Knoxville Nationals, regarded as the Super Bowl of this sport, in Iowa. But that was the same day [...]

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  The annual Halloween Concert at Elk River High School is slated for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Zabee Theatre.Once again, North Suburban Concert Band and Elk River High School Concert Band are teaming up for the free event. Performers will be in costumes and the audience is encouraged to do the same and [...]

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• Chamber board likes that business taxes would go down and there would be improvements across the school district by Jim Boyle Editor After hearing from Elk River Area School District officials and reviewing the property tax impact, the Elk River Area chamber of Commerce Board of Directors passed a resolution in favor of a “yes, [...]

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