Elk River Independence Day celebration

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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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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