Two photography events are coming up at Elk River Area Arts Alliance. Entry deadline is Friday, July 25, in each case. Both shows will be on display at the Arts Alliance gallery from Aug. 13 through Sept. 6. The Arts Alliance will host its fifth annual Photography Exhibit. This will include a reception for the [...]

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A Big Lake man was arrested Sunday following a six-hour standoff with law enforcement. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, deputies were called to the 17400 block of 165th Street in Big Lake Township shortly after 7 a.m. for a neighborhood dispute involving a 47-year-old man. Sheriff’s deputies encountered the man carrying his shotgun toward a [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers cruised 17-3 over an erratic Albertville Villains team on Sunday evening in Albertville. The Pioneers had 13 hits while Albertville made seven errors and gave up 10 walks and four hit-by-pitch. Jordan Hollom and Andrew McMillan each went 3-for-5, with Hollom driving home three runs. Porter Morrell had two hits and [...]

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  Kellie Lawson, Fanaka Ndege and Gianna Arthur got the top awards in the Sherburne County Fair Talent Contest on Saturday, while Morgan Bianchi earned second- and third-place finishes for dancing. The Open Division winner was Lawless, 17, of Cannon Falls, singing “Don’t Put Dirt on Me Yet,” a Hayden Penettiere song. She said she [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The second annual Forever Young Fun Run in memory of Kelsey Daulton will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at Meadowvale Elementary. Daulton, who was an Elk soccer star, “lived a spirited 19 years and accomplished many things on and off the field,” said her mother, Kathy, but also “struggled with [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dave Conley, who headed six state tournament and 15 conference champion teams in a 21-year tenure, has retired as Elk River boys golf coach. “I’ve had a lot of great players here, so it would be hard for a coach to screw them up,” Conley reflected, modestly, about his coaching [...]

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