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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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River Area School Board, at an upcoming meeting, will consider adding two “floating” custodial positions for districtwide work and substituting. Staff in virtually all district departments accrue paid time off for illness or vacation, and custodians who work in the district’s nearly 20 schools and other buildings are […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Parker Sturlaugson as Prof. Harold Hill and Olivia Hanson as Marion the librarian head the cast as Zimmerman High School presents “The Music Man” this weekend. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “This is a delightful musical for the whole family,” […]

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Work is underway on an $18 million expansion and upgrade to Elk River’s wastewater treatment plant. The project will increase the facility’s capacity for average wet weather flow from 2.2 million gallons to 4.54 millions gallons per day, according to Matt Stevens, chief wastewater operator. The project will also increase the plant’s ability to meet […]

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In an ironic twist of fortune, the Community Aid Elk River food shelf took possession of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect van it won in a nationwide contest at the same time its supporters were busy helping CAER raise more than $12,000, its highest donation level ever on “Give to the Max Day.” “This year […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Local organizers are working to open a resource center for homeless youth in Elk River early next year. Called Open Doors for Youth, the drop-in center will be open 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be for youth ages 16-21 primarily from throughout the Elk River Area School District. […]

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Eric Waldoch, of Elk River, started the CAER food shelf’s car repair program in 2003, and continues to faciliate it today. For that and several other volunteer efforts, Waldoch has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for November. He was honored at Monday’s City Council meeting. In addition to his […]

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