Elk River

A workshop is scheduled for food service establishments and food manufacturers and processors to learn about new regulations to reduce sewer system overflows associated with fats, oils and grease used in daily operations. The workshop will run from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Elk River City Hall, Upper Town Conference Room, 13065 Orono Parkway. [...]

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On Sept. 16, Charter Communications transitioned its TV cable franchise to an all-digital format. The new digital format promises to provide enhanced services to subscribers; however, the switch resulted in the relocation of some channels. The city of Elk River cable channel (ERtV) has moved from channel 12 to channel 180. The area-wide community channel [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River lost the first two games but pulled out a harrowing five-game victory at Park Center on Tuesday evening, boosted by the hitting of Sidney Wentland and the serving of everyone. The Elks prevailed 27-29, 20-25, 25-18, 27-25, 17-15, their first conference win in five tries. Wendland’s 25th kill [...]

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  Elk River girls came within 38 seconds off beating a good Park Center team but wound up losing 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday evening at home. Maddie Heitzig ripped a 20-yard shot on the ground to pull the Pirates even as the clock dipped inside 40 seconds. In the second five-minute overtime, Katie Wang [...]

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Effective Oct. 1, the city of Elk River’s compost site drop-off hours will change to 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The compost site has experienced illegal dumping under the 24/7 accessibility, which has resulted in the decreased service hours. Use of the site is free for Sherburne County residents. The site is located near [...]

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The city of Elk River will host an open house on the Houlton Farm property acquisition from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 24, at Elk River City Hall Upper Town Conference Room, 13065 Orono Parkway. Topics covered will include: •How and when the city will acquire the property •Grant requirements for the property •A wildlife and [...]

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A car wash will be added to Ralphie’s Victory Lane at 13374 Highway 10 in Elk River. The Elk River City Council has approved a conditional use permit request by Brian Brehmer for the car wash. It will be built onto the east side of the building.

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can only [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor David Christensen doesn’t play a lot of golf these days, but makes his presence felt when he does. The former Elk and Division I golfer was the wire-to-wire leader in the Elk River Golf Club tournament Saturday and Sunday and claimed his third club title by five strokes with [...]

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