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A 46-year-old Big Lake man died July 7, three days after he suffered electrical shock while charging a boat battery as he stood in a shallow portion of Eagle Lake in Orrock Township. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Petersen was standing in about 20 inches of water on the Fourth of July […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Fair has been around for 124 years, and Marion Salzmann has been part of 61 of them. No. 62, which starts on Thursday, will be the Elk River woman’s last. Her contribution to the 125th anniversary celebration includes publishing a history book of the Sherburne County Fair and […]

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The National School Public Relations Association has announced the Elk River Area School District is the recipient of four national awards. Three of the four awards are the highest publications and electronic media recognitions bestowed upon educational public relation professionals throughout the nation. There were a total of 894 entries in this year’s contest. The […]

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Special to the Star News Lessons learned in the classroom are great but they can’t compete with seeing and experiencing those lessons in the real world. So was the case for 73 students, parents and teachers from Salk Middle School who spent four days of their summer vacation touring the museums, memorials and historic sites […]

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The city of Elk River is beginning the process of updating its 2004 comprehensive plan, and an open house is set from 4-7 p.m. July 24. The updated plan will guide future growth, redevelopment and improvements efforts. It will provide a framework used by city officials in making public policy, land use and many public […]

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Night to Unite will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Elk River and the deadline is approaching for neighborhoods to register to participate. The night is designed as a way for people to get to know their neighbors and prevent crime. Thirty-three neighborhood celebrations were held last year in Elk River. Neighborhood registration forms are […]

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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.

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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 exceed $1,000 per veteran. Applications are […]

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