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A 17-year-old boy was cited for texting while driving  at about 11 p.m. on April 25. An officer spotted the driver while he was eastbound on School Street and crossing Highway 169. The driver told the officer he was looking at a text he had just gotten from his girlfriend, and then he “closed it ...Read More
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota announces that the Otto Bremer Foundation has approved a grant in the amount of $35,000. Of this amount, $10,000 is a “direct grant” and the additional $25,000 is granted on condition of a one-to-one match, providing Big Brothers Big Sisters with the...Read More
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An Earth Day poster contest sponsored by PeopleService Inc. attracted a large number of participants from the Otsego Elementary School’s fifth-grade class. Otsego Elementary students recently put the entries to a vote, and a winner was determined. Veronica Perevertaylo received the most votes for ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor As local Cub Scouts are busy planning their summer camp schedule and Boy Scouts are dusting off from their most recent excursion, a local banker and former Cub Scout is preparing his speech for the eighth annual Boy Scout Leadership Breakfast. Stewart Wilson, senior vice presiden...Read More
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More than 150 Salk Middle School students made history come alive March 1 and 2 with their history projects at the Salk Middle School History Day Judging and Celebration. The students participated by choosing a topic related to the annual theme, conducted extensive research and created a Web site, p...Read More
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Jana Hennen Burr, assistant superintendent of District 728, will speak about the state of the school district’s curriculum Wednesday, April 20 at noon in Perkins restaurant in Elk River. The talk is sponsored by the Elk River Citizens League, and is open free to the public. Luncheon orders will be...Read More
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The theme of the 2011 Gateway District Cub Scout Day Camp will be “Sea Adventures.” All registered Cub Scouts are welcome from Tiger Cubs to Webelos to attend the day camp at Camp Elk River, located at 10775 237th Ave. in Zimmerman. Scouts will take over the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley ...Read More
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Zimmerman High School and Rogers High School will kick off prom season today with grand marches at their respective schools. The Zimmerman Thunder are planning “Casino Royale,” according to prom adviser Susan Nelson. There are 260 students signed up for prom. Grand march will be at 4 p.m. Admiss...Read More
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Zimmerman sophomore Sylvia Michels earned a berth in the state speech contest by placing second in Section 5A last Saturday at Sauk Centre. Michaels performed a piece from “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath in the Serious Prose category. “She is really good,” noted Angie Bickman, speech club coa...Read More
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