Elk River

Work is underway on an $18 million expansion and upgrade to Elk River’s wastewater treatment plant. The project will increase the facility’s capacity for average wet weather flow from 2.2 million gallons to 4.54 millions gallons per day, according to Matt Stevens, chief wastewater operator. The project will also increase the plant’s ability to meet […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Local organizers are working to open a resource center for homeless youth in Elk River early next year. Called Open Doors for Youth, the drop-in center will be open 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be for youth ages 16-21 primarily from throughout the Elk River Area School District. […]

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Shae McLean and Raelyn Korinek each delivered three goals as Elk River-Zimmerman coasted 11-0 over North Metro Stars at home Tuesday evening. The Elks (3-1) have scored 20 consecutive goals in three wins. Previously they beat Totino-Grace 7-0 and Forest Lake 4-1 when they had the last two goals. “The girls know it’s going to […]

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The Elk River Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the 1400 block of Main Street in Elk River. A detached garage was fully engulfed. All occupants were able to safely evacuate the structure. The cause remains under investigation. Mutual aid assistance was received from Big Lake and Zimmerman.

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Abbie Canton led with four points as Elk River-Zimmerman cruised 7-0 over Totino-Grace on Saturday. At Parade Ice Gardens in Minneapolis, Canton scored the Elks’ first and fourth goals in the first period, and assisted on a goal by Julia Miller. She had another assist in the third period. Canton, senior forward who has led […]

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• Taylor will bring  recommendation for a 10-year lease based on Task Force vote by Jim Boyle Editor Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor will recommend the Sherburne County Fair be given a new lease on life in Elk River. At least that was the conclusion of a future planning task force that he headed up with […]

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Faith in Action recently took part in its 11th annual Rake the Town event on Saturday, Nov. 1, and organizers are calling it a “great success.” There were 36 groups, totaling more than 485 volunteers, who helped rake lawns for the elderly and disabled in several  communities, as well as helped with the free meal […]

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  Senior teammates Jessica Young and Taylor Odegard each moved up a few notches in the final races of their respective careers, at the state swimming meet, Saturday evening. Young, of Rogers, swam her third straight personal best, 5:08.11, in the 500 freestyle consolation finals, to grab 11th place in Class AA at the University […]

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