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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 Al...Read More
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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.  ...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 Sheri...Read More
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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 sa...Read More
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