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An Elk River woman died in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn Park June 1. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Louise Moyer, 63, of Elk River, was riding on a motorcycle driven by Leroy Moyer, 72, of Elk River. The motorcycle was going north on Highway 169 near 63rd Avenue in Brooklyn Park shortly before [...]

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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 the school’s gymnasium at  the school at [...]

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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 by seniors on the [...]

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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 p.m. June 14-16 [...]

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He’s not the only one with longevity at the club; there’s another six with 60 years in by Joni Astrup Associate editor For 60 years, Ervin Primus of Elk River has been a member of the American Legion. He joined after serving in the U.S. Army in the 1950s. “I just figured it was such [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Bailey Point Nature Preserve has been approved as the official name for Elk River’s latest park. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously May 20 to approve the name. The 23-acre parcel was acquired by the city last November. It is located west of downtown, where the Mississippi and Elk [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A consultant will be hired to delve deeper into the issue of how best to reduce train horn noise in Elk River. The Elk River City Council voted 4-1 May 20 to hire a quiet zone specialist at a cost estimated from $5,000 to $10,000. The specialist will evaluate the [...]

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