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Fire has destroyed a house in Elk River. Firefighters from Elk River and four other departments battled the blaze late Tuesday night, April 30. Elk River Fire Chief T. John Cunningham said the fire was heavily involved on the back side of the house when they arrived. Due to the heavy winds, the fire spread […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor For the last eight years, supporters of the historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River have been working to get state funding for a $9.857 million revitalization project. The funding has been in several bonding bills over the last few years, and passed both the Minnesota House and Senate three […]

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  Elk River Police are investigating a crash from over the weekend in which a car veered off Highway 10 Saturday night and crashed into the former Elk Motel. Tracks can be seen leading up to the end unit of the apartment complex, where the vehicle struck a vacant apartment. The car came down an […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 6, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church for Stephanie (Miscowiec) Shields, a 35-year-old Zimmerman mother and her two children, Nolan, 7, and Josephine, 6. Shields and her two children were found dead in their home on Easter morning. Stephanie Shields’ death has been preliminarily […]

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by Jim Boyle and Nathan Warner Star News The Elk River Area School District’s crisis response team has been thrust into action again this year. This time it’s to prepare for the return of students and staff from spring break at Zimmerman Elementary School. Siblings Nolan and Josephine Shields will not be coming back to […]

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According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott the investigation into the deaths of three individuals located in a residence in the city of Zimmerman is proceeding. The scene was processed by the BCA crime lab and investigators from both the Sherburne County Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and the BCA continue to gather information in order […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Spring’s slow arrival is affecting everything from golf to the debut of Zimmerman’s new track. Zimmerman Middle-High School Activities Director Jaime Hilyar said they hoped to be on the school’s new nine-lane track by now, but this week it was still buried under close to two feet of snow. The […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann visited the State Capitol on Monday, March 18, to advocate for two north metro transportation projects. Flanked by a semi-circle of Republican legislators and local leaders, Bachmann pushed for funding lane additions on Interstate 94 — a business-life artery, said one business leader — […]

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