Elk River Independence Day celebration

by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Just a few months after winning the Minnesota Peace Essay contest, 17-year-old Renee Holzknecht of Elk River was named second-place winner nationally in Washington, D.C. for her 1,500-word essay, “Egypt, Iran, and Beyond: How New Media Is Their Voice and How That Voice Can Be Protected.” Her second-place essay is [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Denise Lanthier has won the Powered by Nature Photography Contest, which was held in conjunction with the Elk River Independence Day celebration on Wednesday. Her photo, snapped one early, foggy morning at a VandenBerge Middle School baseball field in Elk River, caught the attention of judges from the Sandhill Photography Club [...]

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Temperature tops out at 102 but fireworks show does its best to steal the show back The third annual Elk River Independence Day celebration will be remembered for record-setting heat, which kept many people away from Lions Park. The heat, however, didn’t keep people from making their way out to watch the fireworks. Lions Park [...]

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The third annual Elk River Independence Day program at Lions Park will start off with some “flare” with the event’s first Elk River Idol contest. Of course, it will end with a fireworks display cascading over the heart of Elk River. This year’s program will run from 5 to 10 p.m., leading into the fireworks [...]

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The Elk River-based Harley Owners Group (HOGs) will make an encore appearance at this year’s Elk River Independence Day celebration. The club collected a truckload of food for the CAER food shelf at last year’s event, but this year the group hopes to pack a trailer full for CAER. The dealership began collecting June 16 [...]

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Our story this week on a 12-year-old hitting a hole in one at Pinewood Golf Course is pretty cool, but that’s not the number that impressed me the most in reporting the story. It’s 236. There are 236 youth signed up for the Go for the Green instructional league at the municipal course. It’s a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Independence Day Committee climbed another $1,000-plus closer to its goal of raising $25,000 for a Fourth of July program and fireworks show at Lions Park. Donations are still being sought from members of the community, local businesses and community organizations. There will be a pub crawl (see page [...]

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