Elk River Independence Day celebration

• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Dan Hertsgaard, well-known for his years with WCCO Radio, will bring his interests, abilities and pride for community to the fourth annual Elk River Independence Day program at Lions Park. The Elk River man, who worked for WCCO from 1977 to 2002, has agreed to serve as the master of ceremonies, […]

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Matti Martin (pictured) and Ron Hustvedt collected small samples of sand at Utah Beach during their trip to Normandy, France. The pair will speak at this year’s Elk River Independence Day celebration at Lions Park in Elk River. The program will feature a number of other things including a salute to local law enforcement, firefighters […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor “We gave you our lives, now give them their meaning.” That’s but one of countless quotes reiterated, passages read, concrete inscriptions displayed and keynote messages delivered that Salk Middle School teacher Ron Hustvedt and former Salk Magnet student Matti Martin of Otsego have been trying to digest on their trip to […]

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Opening ceremonies 4-5 p.m. Emcee: Retired WCCO radio broadcaster Dan Hertsgaard of Elk River • A special salute to local law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency personnel by emcee Dan Hertsgaard • Speakers: Salk Middle School teacher Ron Hustvedt and Matti Martin of Otsego will talk about what Independence Day means to them after having […]

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Downtown bars have agreed to partner again to bring about a second annual pub crawl Saturday, June 29, for the benefit of the Elk River Independence Day celebration. The crawl will kick off with registration at 2:30 p.m. at the Elk River American Legion before making its way to Sunshine Depot, McCoy’s Pub and the […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor As the Elk River Independence Day Committee closes in on its fundraising goals, the program for the event is beginning to come into focus. About $2,500 is still needed to be raised, however, to solidify the group’s decision to order another $15,000 show. “We think the community will come through,” said […]

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Reading Frenzy Corner in downtown Elk River is sponsoring a writing contest on patriotic themes for kids and adults. Winners will be announced at the  Elk River Independence Day celebration. The deadline is June 29.  For contest rules and more information, visit www.readingfrenzymn.com or call 763-856-3726 or visit www.elkriver4th.com.

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by Jim Boyle Editor Efforts to bring about the fourth annual Elk River Independence Day Celebration at Lions Park have begun. To help do it, the Elk River Independence Day Committee has latched onto the Powered by Nature branding effort, with members of the citizen-led Elk River Independence Day Committee agreeing that “Elk River is […]

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