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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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Students from across the Elk River Area School District will graduate this week. Ivan Sand Community High School, 1232 School Street, Elk River, will get things started with commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Zimmerman High School’s graduation is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in th...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Faculty and families gathered May 23 to honor the work and success of 46 graduating seniors from Spectrum High School, in Elk River, as the charter program for grades 6-12 winds down its seventh year. Amid music from the school’s Chamber Choir and a video shown ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A public archaeological dig will be held in June at Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. The city has received an $11,223 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig, which will be led by a professional archaeologist. It will run from 8 a.m.-5...Read More
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