The North Suburban Concert Band, a non-audition community group, will start meeting every Monday evening on Sept. 8 at Coon Rapids Middle School, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. “We are looking for new members,” stated Eric Hagen, a board member for the band, in a press release. The conductor is John Rosner, director of instrumental music [...]

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  Maddy Sorenson, versatile Elk River musician, participated in the All-State Symphonic Band Week in early August at St. Olaf. The junior-to-be was chosen for the Minnesota Music Educators Association event after auditions last spring. Sorenson, who plays several instruments, primarily clarinet and baritone sax, has been a member of several pit orchestras for plays [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dale Sager, a longtime assistant coach, is the new head coach for Elk River girls hockey. Sager, 34, who assisted Joe Heasley for eight years, 2004-12, before becoming head coach at Centennial and Rogers one year each, was named Friday to succeed Heasley, who resigned in June. “We are excited [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Colton Buege captured his third consecutive Fox Hollow Golf Club championship Sunday while his brother McCabe ended a long time away from golf by placing third. Colton Buege, who qualified for the U.S. Amateur earlier this summer, shot 70-73—143, with Jason Cargill next at 146 and Mac Buege at 147. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor John Butler, former Elk golf standout seeking to re-start his golf career, emerged as Links at Northfork club champion this past weekend. Butler, 21, shot 70-73—143 to win by three strokes Saturday and Sunday. Dan Johnson was runner-up with 72-74—146 among 15 in the championship flight. “I had a good [...]

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The Elk River cross country teams each placed fifth among nine teams in the season-opening St. Cloud Apollo Invitational on Monday. The Andover girls and Wayzata boys were team champions. St. Cloud Tech’s Lauren Steinke and Wayzata’s Ian Elkin were individual winners on the flat course near Apollo High School and the Veterans Hospital. “We [...]

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• Zimmerman seat will go to the top write-in candidate   by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer An unusual election season will unfold in Zimmerman because, for the first time in at least 20 years, a write-in candidate stands to win a four-year term on the Zimmerman City Council. There are three open seats — one [...]

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