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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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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 their contributions to [...]

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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 at the crossing. Robert [...]

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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, including one rallying around Alan [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Granite Shores, the luxury apartment community in downtown Elk River, has clinched a deal that will thrill art lovers and book lovers in one fell swoop. The Arts Alliance and Reading Frenzy Corner will open April 3 in a combined shop in the building’s northeast corner. Jim Soderberg, whose company [...]

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