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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 ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Andi Zwirner has been the face of the Otsego Elementary since it opened in 1995. The senior secretary still is, but now visitors to the school are being greeted by her or one of her colleagues in the school’s main office before they even enter the school. The main doors to [......Read More
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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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