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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The first roundabout in Elk River is proposed to be built this summer. It is being considered for the intersection of Railroad Drive, Third Street and Irving Avenue, near the former public post office building. A “mini roundabout” is being proposed, which is desig...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Thirty years after going to work for the City of Elk River as street and park superintendent, Phil Hals has retired. He’s leaving with mixed emotions. “I’ve always liked this job and I liked coming to work and I liked the people I work with,” Hals said. He and...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Downtown Elk River saw some significant events unfold in 2012. Two key buildings were sold and are being revitalized, two other buildings were demolished and an enhanced parking lot built, and a long-range plan for the greater downtown area came to fruition. Plus, the...Read More
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Santa is comin’ to town on Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at River’s Edge Commons Park in downtown Elk River from noon–3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Accompanying them will be baby animals including reindeer, a camel, a bighorn sheep and a whitetail deer. Santa will be passing out gift ...Read More
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  by Joni Astrup Associate editor Through the years Bailey Point was the site of a golf course, a tourist camp and a high school football field. The county fair was also once located in the area and a battle between the Dakota and the Ojibwe was fought in the vicinity years ago. Now Bailey [......Read More
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by Tammy Sakry ECM Publishers John Sanders spotted something he didn’t even know was missing among the more 800 pieces of stolen property — the baseball he had signed by several 1961 New York Yankees baseball players. “I didn’t know it was missing until I saw it here,” Sanders said. When S...Read More
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A 35-year-old Washington, D.C., man was cited for inattentive driving after a two-vehicle crash at about 3:05 p.m. Nov. 16 in the area of Highway 169 and School Street. The Minnesota State Highway Patrol discovered that a passenger car driven by Brian Scott Zekus rear ended a pickup being driven by ...Read More
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Veterans with ties to Lincoln Elementary School in Elk River joined students and staff there on Monday for some cookies, coffee and much deserved recognition. They began their morning visiting with family and once the first bell rang they headed out into the 20-some degree weather for a flag-raising...Read More
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