Elk River fire

• Home owner thankful for police, fire and to live in a caring community   by Jim Boyle Editor Unsuspecting passersby wouldn’t realize a majestic cedar log home at 9702 Viking Blvd. has been partially gutted by fire and further damaged by copious amounts of smoke and water. The 3,767-square-foot gated home, buil t in 2011 [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 53-year-old Elk River woman reported at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 13 a theft from motor vehicle that put the Elk River Area School District at risk. The complainant reported sometime between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. an unknown suspect or suspects broke the driver’s side rear passenger window while the vehicle was [...]

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Elk River Fire and at least five other area fire departments are battling an apartment blaze that broke out Thursday morning. Fire crews on the scene have not been able to confirm if everyone has made it out the Evans Meadows apartment building at 341 Evans Ave., but many residents have been evacuated and are [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The American Red Cross is assisting four adults and six children following a fire Monday night at a two-family house in the 600 block of Railroad Drive in Elk River. Elk River Police and Fire were called to the home, located in between the barber shop and a vacant former gas [...]

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The Wright County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a woman after she was found unresponsive on the side of the road near 94th Street and Parrish Avenue in Otsego. Authorities were called the scene on a report of a woman ejected from a vehicle. Wright County Sheriff’s deputies and Elk River firefighters arrived [...]

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  At approximately 5 p.m. July 29, the Elk River Fire Department was dispatched to the 10300 block of 165th Avenue in Elk River for a combine on fire in a field. Upon arrival to Cargill’s Animal Nutrition Innovation Campus, fire crews encountered a fully-involved combine and a grass fire starting on the site as [...]

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The Elk River Fire Department responded to a series of grass fires at 4:06 p.m. on May 14 in the area of 192nd Avenue and Ogden Street along the railroad tracks in eastern Elk River. The fires did not spread very far, but they were enough to stop train traffic through the area, including at [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 64-year-old St. Paul man was driving along Highway 10 in eastern Elk River Tuesday, May 1, when he began to see smoke and flames coming out from underneath the hood of his vehicle. When he tried to stop, his brakes did not work.  He then coasted to a stop on [...]

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