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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Jonathon Bianchi of Rogers was just 13 when he participated in his first archaeological dig in Elk River nearly a decade ago. He’d entertained thoughts of being an archaeologist ever since seeing an “Indiana Jones” movie at the age of 5. The public dig at the Alan Hoebelheinrich farm in […]

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Kate Hansen, a member of the Sandhill Photography Club, took this photo on Sunday by the West Oaks Townhomes in Elk River. The townhomes are near Pinewood Golf Course.  

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A sluggish townhome market in Elk River has prompted a developer to rethink plans for the Kliever Lake Fields housing development. Tim Pomerleau of Meadow Creek Builders has received permission from the Elk River City Council to build 21 smaller-lot, single-family homes on 6 acres at the southwest corner of […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor They rise early to bake up a storm, and by afternoon the women from Laestadian Lutheran Church of Elk River are ready to hit the local farmers markets. They will be selling their fresh baked goods, including a popular Finnish coffee bread called pulla, at the Nowthen and the Elk […]

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A 911 call on June 14 reporting that a Clear Lake Township man had shot his wife and was threatening to shoot himself led to a standoff between SWAT team members from Sherburne County, the Elk River Police Department and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department and the man. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and the […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Ryan Thompson grew up on a farm in Nowthen, and farming is in his blood. He took over his grandfather’s vegetable farming business after Wally Thompson died and today, he and his wife, Becky, grow produce on 15 acres of land in Nowthen. “I enjoy doing it,” he said. They […]

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District 728 Honor Students These graduates of the Elk River Area School District have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or above.   

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by Jim Boyle Editor Downtown Elk River just got busier on Thursday nights. Reading Frenzy and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance kicked off their town picnic and author grilling schedule that fed right into the Downtown Concert Series sponsored by The Bank of Elk River each year. The first band was Arch Allies, a […]

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