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by Jim Boyle Editor Cindy Lovelette began dealing with anxiety at the age of 12, and she couldn’t shake it until about five years ago. That’s after she learned the root of all anxiety is how you think and what you tell yourself. Up to that point she either did her best to fight through [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River community played host Tuesday to 38 Night to Unite parties, including one at the ECFE Nature Explore Center at the Handke Family Center. More than 75 people turned out for that first-time event as part of the  annual Night to Unite  event. “We had nature, art tables, bike [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In any Demolition Derby you’ve got few apprehensive first-timers muttering “What have I gotten myself into?” mixed in with veterans who’ve been duking it out in auto’s for years. Two of those rookies, Peggy Brende of Anoka and Joe Bean of Elk River, were among the victors in the [...]

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by Leslie Toth ECM Publishers Motorists attempting to take Highway 169 north from Highway 23 Tuesday morning were directed to turn around by deputies and Milaca city employees following the discovery of an explosive device. Around 10 a.m., Doug Halvorson of Thrivent Financial said he and the other employees at Maple Ridge Mall, Dairy Queen, [...]

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The third annual Elk River Independence Day program at Lions Park will start off with some “flare” with the event’s first Elk River Idol contest. Of course, it will end with a fireworks display cascading over the heart of Elk River. This year’s program will run from 5 to 10 p.m., leading into the fireworks [...]

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