Sherburne County

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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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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