Elk River
A fireworks show will begin at dusk Saturday, July 4, in Elk River. The fireworks will be shot off from Elk River High School with Lion John Weicht Park at 1104 Lions Park Drive being a popular viewing spot. There will be fireworks only this year. There will not be an event at Lions Park. [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Soldiers at Minnesota’s Camp Ripley will soon get care packages, thanks to some local youth. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade participating in EdVenture Club–Summer spent the week leading up to July 4 preparing about 400 packages. EdVenture Club–Summ...Read More
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Family, friends and fellow officers gathered Wednesday as a tree was planted in memory of the late Elk River Police officer Todd Besser. Family members, including cousins of Todd Besser’s parents, contributed money for the tree, a sienna glen maple that measures 7 inches in diameter. The tree was ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two city boards are recommending that Houlton Farm in Elk River be formally named the William H. Houlton Conservation Area. The Elk River City Council is slated to make a final decision on the name July 6. Houlton was a pioneer settler and a prominent landowner, devel...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A lawsuit over Elk River’s Pinewood Golf Course may be headed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Court of Appeals in St. Paul heard an appeal in the case in March and issued a ruling June 22. Elk River City Administrator Cal Portner said the court did not...Read More
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ECM Sun Newspapers Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman all shot at the annual Minnesota Clay Target League state tournament in Alexandria June 11-16. The Elks finished 10th overall with 465 total points in Class 4A. Melissa Cross had the best female score for the Elks (88) and August Hillebregt (97) h...Read More
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by Jake Schroer ECM Sun Newspapers The Elk River Pioneers lost three games last week following a four-game win streak. Elk River battled Hamel on Wednesday for first place in the Central Ridge Baseball League. Eric Nyquist and Cory Kaminsky each had two hits and Joe Patterson drove in the lone run f...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Elk River on Wednesday. He met with representatives from the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss business issues. Simon said after the meeting that most people associate his office with elections, but a majori...Read More
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by Jason Olson ECM Publishers Sam Gearou’s legacy at Elk River High School is one for the record books. The standout tennis player (alongside brother Josh Gearou) and now high school graduate went out with a bang. The brothers couldn’t have completed their stellar tennis careers any better than ...Read More
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by Jake Schroer ECM Publishers The Elk River Pioneers defeated St. Michael 12-7 on June 10 thanks to a big offensive night from Eric Nyquist. Nyquist recorded three hits, walked three times, including once with the bases full, and drove in three runs on the evening. The Pioneers grabbed a 5-2 lead b...Read More
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