Tony Sarsland

by Joni Astrup and Jim Boyle ECM Publishers The following individuals made news in 2012 and were deemed part of our Newsmakers of the Year. Bruce Anderson Bruce Anderson came out of retirement to win a seat on the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners in November. He beat the incumbent, Larry Farber. Anderson had served as […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A year ago, Elk River High School made a big push to find a football coach. Now the school will do the same to fill the boys hockey vacancy. “This is a big deal for Elk River High School, and the Elk River community,” acknowledged Michael Cunningham, activities director. “This […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School hockey coach Tony Sarsland has resigned, short-circuiting a closed meeting to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations made against him. The Elk River Area School Board was scheduled to go into a closed session on Monday night (April 9) for preliminary consideration of allegations, and […]

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by Bruce Strand Sports editor Tony Sarsland, one of the most prominent prep coaches in the state with 588 hockey wins at Elk River, abruptly resigned Friday, Feb. 10, under fire. Sarsland’s sudden departure, which got metro-wide coverage, comes as he is the subject of an investigation by the school district, according to Casey Mahon, […]

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  Feb. 16, 2012 STATEMENT REGARDING INVESTIGATION OF MR. TONY SARSLAND  Tony Sarsland is the Head Coach of the Elk River High School Boys Hockey Team. The District received complaints against Mr. Sarsland, so an investigation of the complaints was initiated by the District. The District placed Mr. Sarsland on paid administrative leave from his […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The first 12 minutes of Elk River’s post-Tony Sarsland era were the best stretch of hockey the Elks have played this season, a four-goal burst leading to a 5-3 upset of Maple Grove at home Saturday evening. And both captains were quick to credit their 27th-year, 588-win former coach, […]

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