Elk River

  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor The Elk River speech team has captured its first section championship, led by pair of individual champions, announced coach Allison Harmer. “We’ve gone from about 20 students go over 40, and we’ve gone from consistently finishing seventh or eighth in the section to champions,” said Harmer, who’s been with [...]

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Elk River girls track won a six-team indoor meet Friday in the opening event of the Elks spring sports season. “We scored very well in just about every event,” said coach Brenda Holmgren. “Our shot and disc will be really strong this year, along with our distance runners.” The Elks scored 116, Armstrong 96, Hopkins [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A local program has seen some success recycling car seats. There were 290 car seats collected locally in 2013 — the equivalent of 2,610 pounds of trash, according to Mark Lees, community health coordinator for Sherburne County. Lees said they work with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to take apart [...]

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The first meeting of the Save the Water Tower Subcommittee will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Elk River City Hall. The group is a subcommittee of the Elk River Heritage Preservation Commission and will be looking at options for preserving the historic downtown water tower at Jackson Avenue and Fourth Street. The [...]

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Click here to read more about the 2014 Riverfront Concert Series. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Teenage country singer Brooke Lynn of Big Lake will take the stage in downtown Elk River this summer during the Riverfront Concert Series. She’s one of five new acts that have been booked, joining five returning ones to round [...]

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Elk River Mayor John Dietz volunteered Tuesday as part of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. He delivered Meals on Wheels with volunteer Louisette Guimont. Dietz said the day is  to honor all of the Elk River citizens who volunteer their time to make the city a better place for everyone. “Our city [...]

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