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by Joni Astrup Associate editor An Elk River apartment building that was heavily damaged by a December fire is being razed to make way for a new building. Demolition of the building at 365 Evans Ave. in the Evans Meadows apartment complex began Monday. The building was built in 1989 and is owned by Bigos [...]

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n All safe after explosion rocked apartment complex, house fire in Rogers   by Aaron Brom ECM Sun Newspapers No injuries were reported after an auxiliary heating unit blew up outside of a Rogers apartment building Sunday, Jan. 5. The Rogers Fire and Rescue Department also responded to a house fire in southern Rogers the [...]

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Elk River Mayor John Dietz has publicly thanked the personnel — fire, police and public works — who responded when a fire swept through the Evans Meadows apartment building on Dec. 5. “It certainly was a tragedy, but it obviously could have been a lot worse,” Dietz said at Monday’s City Council meeting. “There was [...]

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Motorists and residents along County Road 4 and in the area may have wondered and worried about the large plume of thick black smoke from a residential area. Many drivers even pulled off of County Road 4 to check out what was a training session on structure fires. Zimmerman Fire burned down a building on [...]

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        Photos by Joni Astrup and Nicole Immerheiser   by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer It was a day like any other at the Isaacson’s home in Otsego. Ryan was at work, Brenda was working at home in the office in the basement of their house. The couple’s three children, 5-year-old twins Mason and [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Bradley Thomas Webber, an 18-year-old Otsego man, and Jordan Antonio Urena-Muro, a 20-year-old Elk River man, have been charged with first-degree burglary and arson in connection with the Sept. 6 fire that destroyed a home at 421 Rush Ave. in Elk River. The Elk River Police Department is seeking charges against [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A fund has been set up for a family that lost virtually everything in a house fire in Elk River. The Barbara Jones House Fire Relief Fund is open at M&I Bank in Rogers, located at 13798 Rogers Dr. Jones’ house at 18829 Zumbro St. in Elk River was destroyed [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A long-time resident of Guardian Angels was recognized Tuesday at a Noon to Unite gathering for her quick actions that quite possibly averted tragedy. Bonnie Backlund came to the aid of Russell Wellnitz when she was roused by the sound of a smoke alarm and stepped out into the hallway of [...]

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