• Powered by Nature theme to include three categories and people’s choice award as well The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest. Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River police and fire departments respond to hundreds of calls annually, but one of their favorite calls comes the first Tuesday in August every year. That’s when they are dispatched to neighborhood block parties for a chance to connect with residents about what’s going on in that particular neighborhood and [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River community will play host Tuesday to 38 Night to Unite parties, including one big one at Lions Park that the whole community is invited to attend. These neighborhood gathering are being held in communities across the state as part of Minnesota’s 29th Annual Night to Unite to give [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Independence Day Committee climbed another $1,000-plus closer to its goal of raising $25,000 for a Fourth of July program and fireworks show at Lions Park. Donations are still being sought from members of the community, local businesses and community organizations. There will be a pub crawl (see page [...]
by Nathan Warner Contributing writer More than 300 people came to the Memorial Day celebration at Lions Park in Elk River on Monday. The event honored the many sacrifices of the members of the United States armed forces on land, sea and in the air. Retired USAF Senior Master Sgt. Curt Swanson, commander of VFW [...]
Inspired by an article about World Book Night, a celebration of reading that began last year in Great Britain and has since spread to the United States and Germany, Ken Sinkler plans to hand out 20 books at Lions Park in Elk River this week. He will be at the park from 3 to 7 [...]
The citizen-led effort to bring about the third annual Independence Day Celebration at Lions Park will kick into a higher gear Saturday, May 19 with a spaghetti dinner and fundraiser at the Elk River American Legion. The event will go from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $4 for children and [...]
Elk River Parks and Recreation has moved the dog park from Lions Park to Orono Park, at 18599 Gary St. Pets are allowed to run off-leash in a fenced area, while socializing and exercising with other dogs and their owners.