Elk River High School

  By Bruce Strand, Arts editor Choosing that which you want to focus upon, then presenting it vividly, are keys to any art form, including photography. Such clarity and artistry are qualities of these photos taken by Elk River High School students. The Star News staff selected this dozen for your enjoyment from 27 student’s [...]

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• Elk River culinary artists win first at state contest for fifth time in eight years by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School culinary arts program brought home first place honors for the fifth time in eight years at state Monday after winning the 2014 Minnesota ProStart Invitational. Next, it’s on to nationals to [...]

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Elk River High School bands under the direction of John Rosner brought holiday cheer Monday with its concert “Winter Spectacular: A Ticket on the Polar Express!” Above is the horn section of the Red Elk Jazz Ensemble playing “Holiday Benny” Below is the clarinet section of the Concert Band playing “We Wish You a Merry [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Elk River art teacher Rana Nestrud wanted to help some of her talented drawing students reach the next level, and last summer at an art show in St. Cloud, she met just the fellow who could help. Willicey Tynes, a portrait painter and sculptor who grew up in The [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River-Zimmerman goalkeeper Cody Christ and scoring leader Storm Heyer have been named to the coaches association all-state team. Christ is among 22 players on the first team, and Heyer is among 22 players on the second team, in Class AA. Both are seniors in their third year as starters [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Successful local businesses will add to the pomp and circumstance of Minnesota Manufacturer’s Week in Elk River. Designed to showcase Minnesota’s diverse manufacturing industry, organizers of the weeklong event do it to increase legislative awareness of the importance in providing  high-wage, high-skill jobs for our communities and to drum up interest [...]

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