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The Elk River Public Works’ maintenance facility will host a free open house from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. The event will include guided tours, equipment demonstrations, a chance to climb aboard and explore trucks and equipment, youth games, refreshments, door prizes and more....Read More
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Emergency Relief Grants are available for Sherburne County veterans from the State of Minnesota, Department of Veterans Affairs. Sherburne County is one of 18 counties to be eligible to receive Emergency Relief Grants to assist veterans affected by the storm on June 21, 2013. The grant is not to exc...Read More
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Nearly New, a boutique-style second-hand store in Zimmerman, will celebrate its grand opening 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The store will be a guest shop during Ladies on the Loose that day. Shoppers will have to stop in Nearly New to get a stamp to qualify for Ladies on the Loose prizes. [.....Read More
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Join District 728 Community Education, Sandhill Photography Club and downtown Elk River’s Pompeii Pizzeria as they present an evening of photography by local photographers. The event runs 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. It will include pizza, wine and beer tasting and live music. Cost is $19 per individ...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River Municipal Utilities, which feeds electricity to 9,300 metered customers through 44 square miles, has announced a new partnership that it will form in an effort to offer competitive rates and local control to customers for decades to come. After five year...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor After sifting through the impacts of a win-some, lose-some legislative session, the Elk River Area School Board approved on June 24 its 2013-14 budget. The budget has projected revenues of $126,531,519 and projected expenditures of $129,365,591, resulting in nearly $3 million in ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Fisherman rescues man struggling in river A late-night fishing trip for an Elk River couple to celebrate a birthday turned into a life-saving rescue mission.  Lloyd Anderson is believed to have fallen in the Mississippi River following a concert June 27 in the Rivers Edge Common...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police are investigating a June 27 motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Elk River man. Erich Kanne, a 2012 graduate of Elk River High School, had been traveling south in the 19400 block of Proctor Road in Elk River shortly before 10:30 p.m. when his 2...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer At the start of a holiday week’s recess from meetings and other business at the Capitol, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., came to Elk River early during a vacation in his state to see and learn more about what is still making this city “Energy City.” After sta...Read More
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Nancy Andersen of Elk River has received $50 in free fuel from Cenex’s Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community better. Andersen was nominated for founding Aussie Rescue of Minnesota, a group that rescues Australian shepherds and places them wit...Read More
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