Sherburne County

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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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 Sheriff’s Office and the [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board took another step toward finding a new county administrator June 11 by approving an offer from David Drown Associates, based in Minneapolis, to lead a professional search. To find the right person for succeeding Brian Bensen, who will retire Aug. 1 after 14 years as the [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board welcomed Dan Bosshart, owner of Preferred Powder Coating, to a meeting June 4 and gave conditional approval for tax abatement that would aid his company on a move to Elk River. But the board must wait until a public hearing and action by the Elk River [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Affordable Care Act that was passed by Congress, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, is now just months away from adding county case files to health and human service offices across Minnesota and the nation. Sherburne County staff told the [...]

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The Sherburne County Substance Abuse Coalition has assembled a logo and slogan contest with $300 in cash prizes. Entry forms are available at area high schools in Sherburne County, and they are due on May 31. Among the participating high schools are Elk River, Zimmerman, Ivan Sand and Spectrum. The coalition is a group of [...]

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