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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Indoor tailgate parties and highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials are always among the hype to crown the NFL’s newest champion, but for an Elk River church, it is also an opportunity to roll out Porn Sunday. At the mere mention of a church billing its Sunday services as Porn Sunday, [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Central Lutheran Church in Elk River is offering couples a free compatibility assessment that can be done at home. Couple Check Up is an online assessment that is private and secure and looks at areas of a couple’s relationship such as communication, [...]

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Highpoint Church in Rogers is having an open house Jan. 22–23 after major renovations to expand its sanctuary and children’s meeting spaces. Renovations include converting two former truck storage bays into a sanctuary with a platform, carpeting, painted walls and new lighting and sound equipment. An adjacent suite was also converted to house children’s ministry [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor An Elk River pastor has been charged in Sherburne County 10th District Court with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The Rev. William Neal Matthews, the pastor of Solid Rock Church and World Outreach Center, allegedly transferred money out of his mother-in-law’s account while acting as the 94-year-old woman’s power of [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer The Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Elk River will culminate several weeks of looking at and defining social injustice as it pertains to biblical justice with a Martin Luther King Jr. observance Sunday, Jan. 16. Various speakers, the Minneapolis Gospel Choir Ensemble, plus readings and an art gallery [...]

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