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by Joni Astrup Associate editor With the snip of a ribbon, Elk River opened a new destination playground at Orono Park on Tuesday, June 25. After a few speeches during the grand opening ceremony, Mayor John Dietz cut the ribbon and a flood of eager children raced into the new playground to try it ou...Read More
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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Sue Seeger was one of two women in the welding class at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College. This was the 1990s. She had left a job in business, she was over 30, and she was a student again. “My original idea was more businessy,” said Seeger. “I thought, well, ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Lt. Col. Lyle Bradley, a retired Marine combat pilot during WWII and Korea got choked up giving the Memorial Day address on Monday at Lion’s Park in Elk River. “I get sentimental about this airplane,” he said holding a replica model of the Corsair he flew. “I sat in one i...Read More
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“I wouldn’t take $1 million for my experiences over there (in Vietnam), but I wouldn’t give you a wooden nickel for five seconds more of them.” — Dave Granlund, 1967 Elk River High School graduate and Vietnam veteran by Jim Boyle Editor When Dave Granlund was drafted in April of 1969 by th...Read More
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A 56-year-old Brooklyn Park woman veered off Elk Lake Road (19500 block of County Road 1) and plowed through a fence at about 7:40 a.m. on May 6 in Elk River. A resident who lives in the 19000 block of Boston Street called on the accident. Police officers who arrived at the scene were puzzled [...]...Read More
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