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Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St., Elk River, will again be hosting a Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. All are welcome to attend and no reservations are required. The dinner is free. Donations will be accepted but are not required. If you would like to arrange to pick [...]

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The 125th anniversary celebration of the  Sherburne County Fair opened Thursday to hot times and hot temperatures. The weather forecast calling for cooler temps over the weekend has fair organizers excited as they prepare for grandstand events like donkey races and the demolition derby on Sunday. This year at the fair there will be a [...]

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More than 300 children and 174 volunteers gathered at Lion’s Park in Elk River nightly this week for Community Bible Camp. Six area churches — River of Life, Central Lutheran Church, Church of Hope, Twin Lakes Christian and Glory of Christ Fellowship of Elk River as well as Christ Church in Otsego — collaborated to [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Highway 10 through Elk River will soon be restored to two lanes, but not soon enough for many motorists who are being delayed during this $6 million state-led reconstruction project. Friday, July 12, was particularly problematic. The highway was already down to one lane in each direction through east Elk River [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A simple trip to Anoka Equine in Otsego for a teeth floating turned into quite a bit more when a truck hauling two registered quarter horses was involved in three-vehicle accident Monday, July 15, at the intersection of Highway 169 and School Street. Trisha Janu, 39, of Zimmerman, was northbound in [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Public awareness of the elder abuse “epidemic” is key to stopping it, Minnesota S.A.F.E. Elders Initiative officials insist. “It’s so important we get on top of it early,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said last month at a press conference in St. Paul. No one really knows how many [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer This is a story Amy Cunningham likes to share with her students at Westwood Elementary in Zimmerman. When she was an adolescent, not much older than her students are, she wanted to be a slice of pepperoni pizza for Halloween. A neighbor girl dropped by to have Cunningham’s mom, who [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer As the heat index pushed 100 degrees at the Sherburne County Fair, 4-H youth tried to keep themselves cool and their animals cooler as livestock shows began July 18 at the 125th annual event in Elk River. Ruth Krisko, 12, of Becker, and her sister, Katie, 10, took turns in [...]

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