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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 Bruce Strand, Sports editor There was no boomerang to bring down the Elk River girls in the section semifinals Saturday. Facing a Rogers team they’d beaten in a close game 12 weeks ago, the Elks cruised this time 66-45 at St. Cloud State and advanced to the Section 8AAAA finals. “The kids played [...]

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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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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 Mark William Solintzky, a [...]

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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 by the Elk River American Legion [...]

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If you’re going to get beat in the state tournament, it’s probably best to go down with a clear-cut verdict. No question, St. Thomas Academy was the better team as they ended Elk River’s exhilarating, long-awaited playoff run with a 30-7 conquest on Friday night in Osseo. “We had to play an almost perfect game, [...]

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