Bailey Point
by Joni Astrup Associate editor The Bailey Point archaeological dig held for six days in June in Elk River didn’t unearth a vast number of artifacts, but some items were found. Dr. Richard Rothaus, who led the dig, said they found some historical artifacts around the kitchen area of the Elk River ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Jonathon Bianchi of Rogers was just 13 when he participated in his first archaeological dig in Elk River nearly a decade ago. He’d entertained thoughts of being an archaeologist ever since seeing an “Indiana Jones” movie at the age of 5. The public dig at the Al...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Dr. Richard Rothaus will lead a public archaeological dig this month at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously June 3 to hire Rothaus, of Trefoil Cultural and Environmental in Sauk Rapids, to complete the archaeological...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River’s newest parkland commonly known as Bailey Point is about to have an official name. The Elk River Park and Recreation Commission voted 4-1-1 on May 6 to name the park on the Elk and Mississippi rivers Bailey Point Nature Preserve. The group also believes when the park...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Downtown Elk River saw some significant events unfold in 2012. Two key buildings were sold and are being revitalized, two other buildings were demolished and an enhanced parking lot built, and a long-range plan for the greater downtown area came to fruition. Plus, the...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Two hundred and forty years ago, the Ojibwe and Dakota clashed in two battles in the vicinity of Bailey Point — a boot-shaped peninsula that the city of Elk River recently acquired as a nature preserve-type park. Students from St. Cloud State University (SCSU) have ...Read More
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