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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor 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 [...]

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Krystal Van Norman and Jake Knopick were crowned Elk River High School Homecoming King and Queen Friday afternoon at a pep fest. Others in the running for queen were Marissa Alexy, Anna Weeks, Avery Person and Rebecca Lieser. Other king candidates were Nelson Valdez, Nick Bandescu and Fanaka Ndege. Elk River High School has a [...]

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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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