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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 Minnesot...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 mo...Read More
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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) a...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit as a dreamer is alive and well in the hearts and artistic hands of at least four Elk River High School seniors. They were among nine semifinalists in the high school division to be recognized last month at the Minneapolis Convention Center for th...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A company that specializes in wayside horns to reduce train noise ran tests at six crossings in Elk River earlier this week. Wayside horns are mounted on poles at railroad crossings and directed at vehicles on the road so locomotives don’t have to sound their horns ...Read More
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  by Jim Boyle Editor Shiver Elk River, a community chill-a-bration put on by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, appears to be hitting its stride. The third annual event helped raise more than $12,000 for a record number of 19 different nonprofits. Last year’s event helped 17 groups, inc...Read More
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