Sherburne County

A Zimmerman man was injured Friday, Sept. 13, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 4 and 112th Street in Livonia Township. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, the accident occurred just after 3:00 p.m. Ignacio Ortigosa, 47 of Zimmerman, was trapped and unconscious in his vehicle following the crash. He […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Sherburne County commissioners have directed staff that when the board convenes Tuesday in Elk River, they want to read a levy proposal that includes no increase for 2014. The Sept. 10 meeting is the board’s last scheduled session before the state’s deadline for reporting preliminary levies. With further review of […]

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Board, however, split on expanding smoking prohibitions   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer When visiting Sherburne County’s government center to attend a court hearing, apply for a passport or complain to the County Board about taxes, guests to the campus in Elk River may not notice the smell of cigarettes near the building’s public entrances. […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Former Sherburne County Attorney Walter Kaminsky, of Elk River, has been appointed a district court judge by Gov. Mark Dayton. The governor’s office announced the appointment Wednesday. Kaminsky was one of three finalists for the position. He will be replacing the Honorable Robert B. Varco, who passed away earlier this […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Home foreclosures have declined in Sherburne County, Wright County and statewide, but are still far from pre-housing-crisis levels. There were 170 foreclosures in Sherburne County in the first half of 2013, compared to 294 the same time a year ago, according to a new report from the Minnesota Home Ownership […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The emerald ash borer, a beetle that has infested green, gray and black ash trees in its native Asia and around the globe, is in Minnesota. Last March the population was as close to Elk River as the city of Shoreview, in Ramsey County, according to resource conservationist Gina Hugo […]

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Emergency Relief Grants are available for Sherburne County veterans from the State of Minnesota, Department of Veterans Affairs. Sherburne County is one of 18 counties to be eligible to receive Emergency Relief Grants to assist veterans affected by the storm on June 21, 2013. The grant is not to exceed $1,000 per veteran. Applications are […]

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Thursdays in August, Sherburne County 4-H provides day camps for any youth that have completed grades K-7. Here’s the schedule: •Aug. 1: Nature-cize, Sand Dunes State Forest, Ann Lake, Zimmerman. Learn fun things about being outside and the benefits of being active. •Aug. 8: Furry, Scaly, Feathery – Awesome Animals, Sand Dunes State Forest, Ann […]

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