Elk River American Legion

Sixty-year members were honored by the Elk River American Legion Post 112 on March 11. Post 112 Commander Tom Kulkay presented the awards. Pictured, left to right, are: Tony Belanger, Donald Driessen, Howard Madsen, Commander Kulkay and Ken Gulbraa.  

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• Elk River American Legion to host the organization’s leader at Feb. 6 event Dan Dellinger, the National Commander of the American Legion, will spend four days in Minnesota, Feb. 4-7, visiting 12 Legion posts across the southern part of the state. He will be at the Elk River post for dinner on Feb. 6. […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Korean War veteran and Elk River native Russell Leighton will speak at a Veterans Day event sponsored by the Elk River American Legion. The dinner and ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 — the day after Veterans Day — at the Legion, 525 Railroad Dr. The public is […]

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The Elk River American Legion will host its second annual smelt fry 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The event had been planned for May 14 but was pushed back due to the availability of smelt. There will be fish available as an alternative to smelt. Last year’s first-time event attracted more than 400 people, and […]

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He’s not the only one with longevity at the club; there’s another six with 60 years in by Joni Astrup Associate editor For 60 years, Ervin Primus of Elk River has been a member of the American Legion. He joined after serving in the U.S. Army in the 1950s. “I just figured it was such […]

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The Elk River American Legion is hosting its second annual smelt fry from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. There will be fish available for those who are not fans of smelt. Last year’s first-time event attracted more than 400 people, and the Legion hopes to serve twice that many this year, according to Mike Beyer, […]

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I would like to thank everyone who attended the Veterans Day Dinner at the Elk River American Legion Tuesday, Nov. 13. It’s nice to get our community together to celebrate on special occasions, as I know it doesn’t come easy with work and family schedules to juggle around. I would also like to thank the […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Minnesota Army National Guard and the Elk River American Legion are partners in a world-record-setting venture. The two have joined forces on the largest thank-you card. The hope is to get 257,000 signatures on this 16-by-48-foot monstrosity in time for the return of the 257th Military Police Co. out of […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor  Mike Beyer lowers the average age in the room  just about every time he walks into the banquet hall or bar of the Elk River American Legion. In some ways he’d like to change that, but for now he’s happy that local veterans and the community still have a place to […]

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