Bailey Point Nature Preserve

by Joni Astrup Associate editor Bailey Point Nature Preserve, Elk River’s newest park, is officially open. Mayor John Dietz and Musz Bailey, accompanied by her son Tim, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Aug. 14 at the park entrance. The park is located at 1 Morton Ave., west of downtown at the confluence of the [...]

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Elk River will celebrate the opening of its newest park — Bailey Point Nature Preserve — on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The grand opening begins at 5 p.m. at the park, located at 1 Morton Ave. There will be a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a sign. Members of the Bailey family might attend. Elk [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River’s Bailey Point Nature Preserve is quiet and serene, a little oasis on the banks of the Elk and Mississippi, where bald eagles nest high in a cottonwood tree. But under that peaceful veneer hides a lively past. “This piece of land has been used by people for a [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A public archaeological dig will be held in June at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The city has received an $11,223 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig, which will be led by a professional archaeologist. It will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14-16 [...]

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