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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Despite some public backlash, the Elk River City Council has agreed to continue enforcing an ordinance that prohibits signs in the right of way. The council wrestled with the matter in a work session July 15, before deciding by consensus to continue enforcing the ordinance but also begin an education […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor “Baby Face” Nelson. Alvin “Creepy” Karpis. John Dillinger. “Dapper” Don Hogan. Chad Lewis has studied these gangsters and others with ties to Minnesota and written about them in his book, “The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hotspots.” In a presentation July 11 at the Elk River Library, Lewis said gangsters […]

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A supervisor for E and O Tool in Elk River reported at 4:11 a.m. on July 12 that someone broke a window in the office area of the manufacturing business. The 35-year-old Princeton man told police that the business’ cleaning staff located the broken window, and that they found the doors leading outside were also […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Three Sherburne County youth have given a special hand to the organizers of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Sherburne County Fair in Elk River. Two of them will be among the people walking around the fairgrounds this week when the fair opens July 18 with commemorative lime green T-shirts that […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Fair has been around for 124 years, and Marion Salzmann has been part of 61 of them. No. 62, which starts on Thursday, will be the Elk River woman’s last. Her contribution to the 125th anniversary celebration includes publishing a history book of the Sherburne County Fair and […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The second Tuesday of every month, food is available at Ruby’s Pantry in Elk River. Everyone who gets hungry qualifies. The cost is a $15 cash donation, according to Cassie Korin. She is the coordinator for the Ruby’s Pantry Elk River location and general manager of the Samaritan Way Thrift […]

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Motorists on Highway 10 between 171st Avenue and Norfolk Avenue in Elk River — including through downtown —  will encounter lane closures as crews begin drainage and pedestrian improvements. Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, both directions of Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane. The work is expected to be complete […]

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Matti Martin (pictured) and Ron Hustvedt collected small samples of sand at Utah Beach during their trip to Normandy, France. The pair will speak at this year’s Elk River Independence Day celebration at Lions Park in Elk River. The program will feature a number of other things including a salute to local law enforcement, firefighters […]

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