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• First-time event brought in about $14,000 for suicide prevention, mental health awareness by Jim Boyle Editor Before they walked, ran, biked and in-line skated, participants in the first Thumbs Up High 5K stretched, moved around to stay warm, heard speakers and released 300 yellow balloons in River’s Edge Commons Park in downtown Elk River to [...]

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• Oct. 4 walk, run, bike and blade event to raise mental health, suicide awareness resonating in Elk River by Jim Boyle Editor The Thumbs Up High 5K – a walk, run, bike and in-line skate event for mental health and suicide awareness – is gaining traction. Nearly 300 people have signed up, including more than [...]

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n Head of national suicide prevention organization says people can be saved   by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Ten years ago, a local woman went into a bathroom at Kohl’s and saw a girl with long black hair at the sinks. She said to the girl, “You have really beautiful hair.” The girl burst into [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The first in a series of dinners planned for active military, reservists, National Guard members, veterans and their families was a success. The event, held Feb. 11, attracted 70 people to Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. The next dinner will be held March 11 at Living Waters Church  in Elk [...]

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