Elk River’s town-team baseball season ended with two straight losses to Isanti in a best-of-3 series in the North Star League playoffs. The Pioneers ended with a 7-13 ledger after falling to the Redbirds 16-2 on Friday in Isanti and 7-5 on Saturday at home.   Isanti 16, Pioneers 2 Wyatt Soderquist knocked in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Suzie Spitzenberger didn’t start drawing until she was in her 50′s but it didn’t take long for her to get pretty good at presenting her two favorite subjects: birds and Bobby. “I started drawing birds five years ago, just to relax,” said Spitzenberg, a lifelong bird-watcher who has a [...]

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Sometimes we read an article and what we have read really does not sink in until later on; therefore, I am quoting so I have the correct information so you are able to form your own opinion. On Feb. 18 “the driver of a vehicle ignored flashing lights and a railroad stop arm at the [...]

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Have you noticed that reporting and reaction to crashes caused by impaired drivers on our roadways has become nonchalant? Has it become socially acceptable and we expect to hear about fatalities and significant injuries due to crashes caused by impaired drivers? Crashes that are 100 percent preventable. Not many things in life are 100 percent [...]

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I plead for everyone to use common sense. What is common sense? I believe it is thinking out the result of our actions before we act. Let us not be selfish and just think of the thrill we get from our actions. Our parents, friends and many others are affected by what we do. What [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Ten new members of the Elk River High School Sports Hall of Game have been announced by activities director Mike Cunningham. The group will be introduced at homecoming and honored at a banquet at Elk River Golf Club after the football game. The inductees are as follows.   Lynn Milless [...]

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• Decisions needed on Ward 4 Elk River City Council, House District 30 B and in the Sixth District of the U.S. Congress   by Jim Boyle Editor Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Elk River and elsewhere as voters pare the number of candidates in local, state and federal races. [...]

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