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 Tourist Camp that [...]

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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 Alan Hoebelheinrich farm in [...]

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An archaeological dig continues this weekend at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The dig ran from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14-16 and will go again June 21-23. The public is invited to participate; call Elk River City Hall at 763-635-1068 to register. Tours are held at 3 p.m. daily. Bailey Point is located [...]

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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 survey. Rothaus is president of Trefoil and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Bailey Point Nature Preserve has been approved as the official name for Elk River’s latest park. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously May 20 to approve the name. The 23-acre parcel was acquired by the city last November. It is located west of downtown, where the Mississippi and Elk [...]

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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 opens in [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor An archaeological dig is tentatively planned for this summer at Elk River’s newest park, Bailey Point, and the public would be invited to participate in it. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 22, to apply for a grant to the Minnesota Historical Society for funding to conduct [...]

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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 city bought a piece of riverfront [...]

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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 researched those battles and other [...]

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