Elk River

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big hits by Ben Johnson, Riley Givens and Erik Nyquist helped Elk River Legion rally from a 4-0 deficit and defeat Buffalo 6-5 in their District 13 opener Tuesday evening. The Elks (10-12) will be back in action Wednesday against the St. Francis vs. Big Lake winner at 8 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One out away from an upset of a state-ranked team, the Elk River Pioneers couldn’t close the deal and lost to the Forest Lake Brewers 6-4 in an extra inning Tuesday evening. Jim Brown, the Pioneers’ 46-year-old lefty, took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning of a scheduled [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers cruised 17-3 over an erratic Albertville Villains team on Sunday evening in Albertville. The Pioneers had 13 hits while Albertville made seven errors and gave up 10 walks and four hit-by-pitch. Jordan Hollom and Andrew McMillan each went 3-for-5, with Hollom driving home three runs. Porter Morrell had two hits and [...]

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n Costs have risen in wake of Feb. 18 crash, but desire for quiet zones still great   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The city of Elk River will proceed with plans to earn “quiet zone” distinction from the Federal Railroad Administration along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, where an estimated 60 to 70 [...]

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• Despite coming up short on their Guinness Book of World Records bid, organizers were pleased with event The Living Waters Church 24-hour sliding marathon came up short by Guinness World Record Book standards, but the first-time event managed to raise more than $1,800 toward new playground equipment. Corrine Brewer, the Slide-a-thon coordinator, called the [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A 19-year-old Elk River woman reported that sometime before 1 a.m. July 10, someone stole the front license plate off her vehicle, which had been parked in the 1000 block of School Street. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office left her a voice mail saying that her plate used in a gas [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Big Lake Whitecaps  10-7 on Wednesday in Big Lake. The Pioneers (5-7) drew 14 walks in the seven-inning game, and nine of their 10 runs got aboard via walks. Big Lake, meanwhile, drew eight walks, for a total of 22 in the game. The [...]

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The Elk River Legion baseball team takes a 9-12 record into district playoffs after splitting two games this week to close the regular season. The Elks beat Champlin Park 5-2 on Tuesday in Champlin with Ben Johnson pitching a five-hitter with  seven strikeouts. Both runs were unearned. Riley Givens was 2-for-3 and Erik Nyquist was [...]

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