Elk River

  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor The tale of a princess whose lovely skin is so tender that she can’t sleep because there’s a pea under her stack of mattresses – now that’s a yarn you should be able to have some fun with. That’s what Elk River High School Theatre is counting on with [...]

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The Elk River tennis team picked up some impressive wins as they went 3-0 in the Eagan tournament on Saturday. The top-ranked Elks (10-0) turned back No. 8 ranked Mahtomedi 6-1, and rolled 7-0 over Winona and Eagan teams that have solid lineups, according to Elk coach Randy Ronning. Eagan lost by just 4-3 to [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When stirrup socks were worn by every baseball player for about a century, they ranked behind only neckties as items of apparel that surely will baffle archaeologists digging into our strata centuries from now. “What in the world were these things for?” the excavators will ask. Still, uniforms seemed incomplete [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Anna Pipenhagen started playing softball in fourth grade when her dad, Jon, taught her the basics of pitching, using oversized bat and ball toys, on her grandparents’ lawn. In grade school she was a little twerp, but very determined to make her mark as a pitcher. After an empowering growth [...]

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A benefit for Harold Wilkinson will be held 3-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Elk River American Legion. The event will include a taco bar and silent auction. On Dec. 23, 2013, an accidental fall caused a spinal cord injury that resulted in Wilkinson becoming a paraplegic. After a lengthy hospital stay, Wilkinson continues [...]

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Filing period to seek office opens May 20   Elk River mayor and the ward 1 and 4 council member seats are up for election this fall. All terms are for four years. Any eligible person may become a candidate by filing an affidavit of candidacy with the Elk River city clerk between May 20 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Community Aid Elk River’s March food drive raised a record-setting $130,940. “Last year, we set a goal of $125,000 (in food and cash donations) and we weren’t able to get there. This year, we set the same goal and this community just blew it away,” said Carmen Pouliot, CAER’s executive [...]

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Two straight days outside in the cold have netted the Elk River girl golfers one conference win. The Elks opened with a 170 to 202 win over Osseo on Tuesday at Anoka, led by Morgan Bleyhl with 39 and Samantha Lindeen with 40. Other counters were  Alexa Filipiak with 45 and Grace O’Konek with 46. [...]

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