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A sample of some of the holiday happenings in the Elk River area. Saturday, Nov. 30: • “In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)”: Elk River Community Theatre presents this Christmas comedy. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. [...]

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  • Move from Puebla, Mexico, to Rogers and Elk River causes Cuanalo to shoot with camera lens wide open   by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer In fall, Nelly Cuanalo photographs colored leaves and burnished fields. Wintertime, she bounds outside to capture snowflakes, snow banks, piles of snow on top of trash can lids and [...]

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by Debbie Griffin ECM Publishers  More than a dozen young people between Princeton and Zimmerman zip their go-karts around a dirt track during the Friday nights of summer to the cheer and applause of their fan clubs. One local family agrees that win, lose or wipeout, the young go-kart drivers and their families have a [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing Writer It’s a Wednesday night in Big Lake at the Friendly Buffalo. The bar and restaurant hums with midweek, after-work conversation. A ball game plays on the big screen TV. But the real action is through the other door on the left, in the banquet hall, where lights are strung from [...]

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n Tom and Marvel Cornish volunteer to their heart’s content by Britt Aamodt Contributing Writer They are the couple that holds hands. For Tom and Marvel Cornish, this is their second marriage. After they both lost spouses, they met through their sons, and now they walk hand in hand around Elk River, on errands and [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Cars burn rubber in Amanda Milbrandt’s family. When she was 3, her mom, Marti Carroll, placed third in a demolition derby. “Just me and my little Pinto,” said Marti Carroll of her bang-up finish. The daughter still has the photograph of them posing at the derby. Today, nearly 30 years [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Students at Spectrum High School in Elk River have a new bike rack, and it’s not just any old bike rack. Brett Henkemeyer has fashioned an elaborate and artistic bike rack made of components that look like oversized school supplies for his senior project at Spectrum. The 10-foot-long bike rack [...]

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by Tammy Sakry ECM Publishers The jingling bells fill the air as families wander the Ramsey tree fields looking for just the right tree to take home. While the wagon rides are new this year, Hansen Tree Farm has been part of family holiday traditions for 60 years. When his father, Henry Hansen, purchase the [...]

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