Sherburne County

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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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board has approved a low bid for rural intersection work that is scheduled for completion by late June. As part of the annual Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), with projects funded mostly through federal dollars, Sherburne County will add a right-turn lane on County Road 38 for [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Road construction season might not appear to be here, but many jurisdictions, including Sherburne County, are preparing by approving contractors for their summer jobs. The county board voted April 9 to award the year’s scheduled overlay projects to Knife River Corporation, which submitted the lowest of four bids at $5.18 [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Sherburne County 4-H is promoting a youth STEM workshop for Saturday, April 13, appealing to interests in science, technology, engineering and math. The event is open to all youth and is 9 a.m. to noon at the Sherburne County Government Center. Six available sessions will feature topics such as LEGO [...]

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