Elk River
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Over the last 30 years, Sue Bergstrom has transformed her double city lot in Elk River into a garden paradise. And she did it all at minimal cost. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have beautiful surroundings,” Bergstrom said. She gets many of her plant...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, visited Elk River on Tuesday. She spent about an hour at Sportech, touring the company’s facility at 10800 175th Ave. and meeting with Sportech leaders and other business officials. It was all part of her “Growing Minnesota”...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Lt. Col. Jon Ostercamp paid tribute on Monday to the more than 1.2 million American men and women who have died in military conflicts. “Because of them, we are able to live in a free society,” he said. “Who knows what these men and women could have attained? We ...Read More
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Scott Holt and his son Caden, a Salk Middle School eighth-grader, won the Maddens Parent-Child Golf Tournament in Brainerd on Memorial Day weekend. Caden, a member of the ERHS junior varsity, shot 76 for low gross score. Scott and Caden’s net score of 69 won the title by one stroke. For winnin...Read More
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  Elk River’s Sam Gearou and Jordan Haack captured the Section 7AA doubles championship while teammate Josh Gearou also qualified for state as singles runner-up on Tuesday. Sam Gearou and Haack, seniors who normally play No. 2 and No. 3 singles, defeated Thomas Gillach and Blake Lizotte o...Read More
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Elk River got the No. 4 seed in Section 7AAA and will have a home game on Thursday, announced coach Ryan Holmgren. The Elks (10-10) will most likely face Chisago Lakes, the No. 5 seed, unless there’s an upset in the play-in games. Game time will be 4:30 p.m. The double-elimination tournament w...Read More
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  Elk River boys golf had a so-so season finale in the Northwest Suburban Conference on Thursday but finished the season in fifth place among 14 teams and had three all-conference players. The Elks shot 325 for seventh place at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids, with Jason Peterson at 79, Garrett Tur...Read More
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