Bailey Point Nature Preserve
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A bench memorial in honor of Tom McNair will be installed in a riverfront setting at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. McNair was a local banker and Elk River Rotarian who died in 2012. The Elk River Rotary Club has donated $3,500 to the city to pay for [...]...Read More
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About a dozen members of the Bailey family have donated $20,000 to be used for improvements to Bailey Point Nature Preserve, the Elk River park that bears the family’s name. The City Council has acknowledged the contributions with a resolution. Bailey Point Nature Preserve is located at 1 Morton A...Read More
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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 conf...Read More
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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 [......Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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...Read More
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