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He’s the best Republican 6th Congressional District candidate because he’s a proven winner, insisted Sen. John Pederson. “I am the best candidate because I have the ability to get votes from Independents and fiscally conservative Democrats,” Pederson, of St. Cloud, said. Pederson recently entered the high-profile 6th District race, one shaken by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor An Otsego woman has had her granola recipe published in the latest issue of the “Taste of Home Simple & Delicious” magazine. Sabrina Olson’s Get-Up-and-Go Granola is featured in the August/September issue. “My family actually thinks it’s quite hilarious because I don’t cook much,” Olson said with a laugh. Olson, [...]

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Plans are in the works to place U.S. Postal Service drive-up mailboxes at two locations in Elk River to replace the one near the old post office at Railroad Drive and Third Street. That one was removed as a roundabout is being constructed at that intersection. The Elk River City Council has approved the placement [...]

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For the fifth consecutive year, the city of Elk River has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This national award recognizes the highest standards in governmental budgeting and represents a “significant achievement” for the city, according to the association. At the July 15 [...]

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Holly Mogler is the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for July. Her volunteer accomplishments include: •a member of the Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Council for four years •works with first grade teachers in the classroom at Meadowvale Elementary School in Elk River on testing, reading, art projects and other tasks •worked [...]

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A supervisor for E and O Tool in Elk River reported at 4:11 a.m. on July 12 that someone broke a window in the office area of the manufacturing business. The 35-year-old Princeton man told police that the business’ cleaning staff located the broken window, and that they found the doors leading outside were also [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer The Otsego City Council approved funding for the Otsego Prairie Center remodel and repurposing at the regular meeting on July 8. In 2012, Otsego moved most city offices to the public works building across the street and it became the new City Hall. Council members had a lot of ideas [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board voted July 9 to adopt a $10 wheelage tax on most vehicles for the coming registration year, as authorized by the state in 2013. John Menter, county public works director, told commissioners that approving the tax would allow staff to move up critical road and bridge [...]

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Theresa Samek, a 34-year-old Elk River woman, has won the grand prize in Reading Frenzy’s 4th of July essay contest. She wrote a short story titled, “That Sees Beyond the Years,” a creative futuristic story set in 2055 about a 93-year-old man who was on life support after a stroke. The piece was the winner [...]

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