Test your knowledge of the greater Elk River area by identifying these photos. See the answers below. Answers 1. A grainery, built in 1885, at Henry’s Woods Park. This 52-acre forested park is located on Brockton Lane just north of County Road 81 in Rogers. The forest is one of the best-preserved remnants of deciduous [...]
•Click here to read more about Olympian Chas Betts. by Joni Astrup Associate editor When Chas Betts wrestles at the Olympics on Aug. 6, his sister, Melissa Roelike of St. Michael, will be there cheering him on. And in Elk River there will be some cheering going on as well. For the past 10 years, [...]
Temperature tops out at 102 but fireworks show does its best to steal the show back The third annual Elk River Independence Day celebration will be remembered for record-setting heat, which kept many people away from Lions Park. The heat, however, didn’t keep people from making their way out to watch the fireworks. Lions Park [...]
Organizers, Elk River Area Arts Alliance, make event annual.
by Jim Boyle Editor The organizers of the Taste of Elk River feel like they’re back on solid ground after last week’s successful installment of the annual event. Numbers may have been down, but the fun was up at the seventh annual event. “It was really fun,” said Nicole Rasmussen, the co-chair of the event [...]
by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer April 26, a student waited at the exit of Elk River High School. As people left, she asked them to give her one word — just one — to summarize their experience at the school. The responses went something like this: “Great,” “Perfect,” “Awesome” and “Unbelievable.” Contrary to what high [...]
by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Devon Amundson worked a career in retail management before becoming a mother, welcoming a daughter, Kallyn, and son, Kaden, into the world with her husband, Mike. A few years later, after Kallyn had entered first grade, Devon found her next career without needing to leave their Elk River home, by [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor Retired Minnesota North Star player and general manager Lou Nanne paid a special visit Feb. 27 to the best and brightest students Elk River Youth Hockey has to offer. Nearly 300 skaters with a B average or better along with their parents and coaches packed into the Elk River High School [...]