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Three years ago, after years of recognizing a need for mentoring in the region, Sherburne County Health and Human Services was awarded nearly half a million dollars from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs to develop the Mentors Inspiring Success Program. The goal of this program is to work with children at risk […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Amanda Larson, who was a key figure in the initial start-up of the Elk River YMCA, has a new job as the planner at Sherburne County Health and Human Services in Elk River. Her duties include contact with the Minnesota Legislature and managing the health and human services state and […]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer The YMCA has a presence in more than 120 countries. Last week, the Elk River chapter hosted nine members from the German YMCAs in the area around Luedenscheid. The teens and two leaders stayed with host families in Elk River, Zimmerman and Otsego. The student exchange has taken place every […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Fresh off two big events, the wheels are already turning at the Elk River YMCA for more fitness events open to the community. The Elk River YMCA hosted its annual Cycle-a-thon this past Saturday. One hundred cyclers came together and rode for 100 minutes to raise money for Y-Partners, a fundraising […]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Not too long ago Nate Kostohryz, 11, had a science project. It’s one of those rites of passage for school kids, the inevitable, dreaded science project. The coolest idea, a paper-mache volcano spewing bicarbonate soda and vinegar, was unavailable. “The teacher said we couldn’t do it because too many people […]

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The Elk River YMCA will celebrate YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, that encourages kids to get moving and learning and families to live healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys and kick-starts […]

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The city of Elk River is taking advantage of rock-bottom interest rates and a strong credit rating to save about $1 million in interest costs related to bonds issued in 2007 to finance construction of the YMCA. The city’s Economic Development Authority has agreed to redeem $9.2 million of the 2007 bonds when allowed to […]

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One hundred cyclists came together Saturday at the Elk River YMCA to raise money for YPartners. The goal was 100 cyclists, 10 teams, 100 minutes apiece and $10,000. “We fell a little short of our goal, but we did raise almost $7,000,” said Molly Hanson, the executive director of the Elk River YMCA. That money […]

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Alan Sakry once remarked in an interview for a Business Almanac story that if you take care of your clients they will take care of you. It wasn’t a line he picked up at some business or marketing conference. He lived it — both his business and personal life. He could judge the legitimacy of […]

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