Elk River

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz describes himself as a “homegrown product.” He grew up in Elk River, as did his wife, Jayne, and their two daughters. “Next to my family, the city of Elk River is the most important thing in my life,” Dietz said during a candidate forum Saturday [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River City Council Member Paul Motin is being challenged by Jennifer Wagner in Ward 4. Both participated in a candidate forum Saturday at Elk River City Hall. The forum was sponsored by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elk River Citizens League. Wagner described herself as [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two candidates running for an open seat on the Elk River City Council squared off Saturday at a forum. Garrett Christianson and Jerry Olsen are running for the Ward 1 seat now held by Stewart Wilson. Wilson was appointed in February 2013 to serve out the term vacated by Nick [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Debbie Dorholt believes she had Lyme disease for about 15 years before finally getting diagnosed last year. Her suspicions were raised in 2013, when she was camping with her kids. A man at the lodge told her he thought she had Lyme disease after seeing her walk with difficulty and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sarah Holm, a senior at Spectrum High School in Elk River, has zeroed in on Lyme disease as the topic of her senior project. Holm said she has seen how damaging the disease can be and wants to raise awareness and improve education about it. Her best friend is a [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Conference championships are on the line for Rogers and Elk River in the final game of the regular season Wednesday evening while Zimmerman will likely be dueling for a second-place finish.   Blaine at Elk River The Elks, who’ve lost two straight after a 5-0 start, need a win over [...]

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Elk River lost its conference finale to Spring Lake Park in a close five-gamer at home Tuesday evening. The Panthers won 26-24, 16-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-13. Sidney Wentland knocked down 18 kills with just three errors in the loss. Kennedy Strain had nine kills, Gina Honek seven and Abi Scheid five. Ellie Engstrom served 24-for-24 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s quest to return to the state tournament after a one-year absence was derailed by Duluth East, for the second straight year, 4-3 on Saturday on the ERHS courts. The Elks finished 16-6 with the Section 7AA semifinal defeat. Duluth East, which beat the Elks in the finals [...]

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  The Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman swimmers placed fourth among seven teams while Rogers placed seventh but had three first-place entrants on Saturday at Section 8AA true-team in Elk River. The Elks’ two arch rivals battled for the state berth with Maple Grove outscoring St. Michael-Albertville 1137 to 1080. Elk River/Zimmerman senior Taylor Odegard won the 50 [...]

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