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by Jim Boyle Editor A 28-year-old Columbus man was apprehended after leading police on a chase. The motorist was a suspect in a gas drive-off that was reported at 7:11 a.m. Aug. 2 at the SuperAmerica on 193rd Avenue in Elk River, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. An officer located the suspect […]

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At least 12 people were killed on Minnesota roads since Feb. 28, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). Since Jan.1, 51 people have died on Minnesota roads, two more than this time last year, but nine fewer (60) than 2012. The recent fatalities include three Carlton College students who […]

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Elk River Police are looking for a man who burglarized a home and allegedly assaulted two people before leaving the residence, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz. The victims were a 24-year-old Elk River woman and a 28 year old Elk River man. “This was not a random incident,” Kluntz said. “The female […]

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Elk River Police are investigating a theft at Game Stop in Elk River. A 31-year-old Cambridge man called Nov. 17 to report  the crime. He told police three males were in the store in the 18000 block of Zane Street and took at least two boxes of merchandise according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob […]

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• Seat belt, safety seat use helped save Travis, Layton Kolles lives by Tim Hennigar ECM Publishers A Monticello father and son injured by another driver in a July high-speed chase have received a unique safety recognition from the Minnesota State Patrol. Travis and Layton Kolles were seriously injured in a car accident July 22 […]

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Elk River Police helped bring an end to a police chase that started 15 miles and three cities away when a crotch rocket-type motorcycle blew by a Champlin police officer at 100-plus mph, according to the first in a series of calls to coordinating dispatchers. An officer for the Champlin Police Department spotted the speeding […]

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A 21-year-old Dayton man has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Hennepin County Court. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the fatal pedestrian crash that took place on May 25 this year in Rogers. An accident reconstruction report indicates the driver of the vehicle, Benjamin Witte, was traveling southbound on […]

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  n Two 15-year-old boys fled from police but were apprehended in Coon Rapids   by Jim Boyle Editor Two teenagers were taken to a juvenile detention center after being arrested Oct. 18 by Elk River Police in connection with an investigation conducted by the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, investigators […]

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