by Joni Astrup Associate Editor When volunteers began working to establish a local resource center for homeless youth, they were often asked if there are youth who are homeless in Elk River. They knew there were, and now the numbers are backing that up. Open Doors For Youth opened March 16 at 544 3r...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River City Council decided Monday to continue to have the July 4 fireworks show at Lion John Weicht Park. The council considered but did not adopt a new Independence Day Fireworks Policy that spelled out the process for a group or organization to host the fire...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A company that plans to build a $3.9 million truck dealership in Elk River has been granted up to $546,814 in a property tax abatement from the city. The Elk River City Council approved the GATR abatement in a 5-0 vote Monday. GATR sells heavy-duty and medium-duty tru...Read More
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The Rogers girls placed sixth and the boys 10th among 10 schools in the Mississippi 8 Conference track meet on Tuesday at Chisago Lakes. Top Royal finish was Samantha Orth placing third in girls high jump with a 5-0 leap. Heather Kilber placed fourth in both 100 hurdles (16.72) and 300 hurdles (49.6...Read More
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  Ben Johnson pitched six strong innings as the Elk River Elks beat the Princeton Tigers 3-1 in a night game Tuesday in Princeton. Johnson struck out five and gave up five hits, two walks and one unearned run. Austin Heuer pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. Andy Vail was 3-for-4 for the ...Read More
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  Elk River opened its bid for a ninth straight state trip in tennis with a 7-0 victory over St. Francis at home on Tuesday. And now the Elks will have a chance to win a section championship at home for the first time. Elk River will host the rest of the sectionals, including singles [...]...Read More
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The Zimmerman baseball team lost its regular-season finale to Foley 6-1 on Tuesday and will take an 8-11 mark into sectionals on Friday. The Thunder had won three straight but got just four hits against Foley. Pitching were Zach Nolan, Mack Riley, Mitchell Mossman and Devin Quigley. Section 5AA star...Read More
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The Rogers Royals lost their regular-season finale to Becker 5-4 on Monday, giving up three runs in the last of the seventh on a two-run single that tied the game and a throwing error that sent home the go-ahead run. Rogers used five pitchers: Mitch Spilles, Austin Greiner, Tony Tuttle, Shawn Waterc...Read More
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Five Elk River athletes scored points in the first day of the Northwest Suburban Conference track meet on Monday in Irondale. In finals held Monday, eighth-grader Annica Carr placed third in the 3200 with 12:04 and senior Ali Manthey was seventh in 12:18. Manthey ran in the slow heat but “ran ...Read More
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