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by Kelly Johnson ECM Publishers A creative passion has burned inside Jessica Bretz since she was a very young girl. At 6, she was hand-sewing scraps of fabric together, making whatever happened to come together. Today Jessica is an accomplished quilter, sharing her knowledge and talents with other quilters and young sewers. Not long after [...]

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May is National Bike Safety Month Did you know helmets can reduce bike-related brain injuries by 88 percent, but only one out of five people actually wear them?   Plan Read the owner’s manual before operating your bicycle. Purchase certified helmets for each person in the household. Learn the rules of the road.   Prepare [...]

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More than 1,500 people attended Elk River High School’s Evening of the Arts, Thursday, April 28. The event offered more than 800 high school students the opportunity to display their talents, ranging from ethnic dances, jazz exhibitions, choir presentations and musicals to digital and video portfolios, poetry readings, art demonstrations, and displays of cultural artifacts. [...]

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Razor-sharp theft Elk River Police responded to a theft report on April 25 at Cub Foods. A 21-year-old female was cited for taking a four-pack of disposable razors valued at $11.64. The woman was cited.   Pole barn burglarized A 43-year-old Elk River male reported his pole barn at 13700 block of 196th Ave. was [...]

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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 [...]

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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 incentive and opportunity to raise $25,000 [...]

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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 her poster depicting her concept of water conservation in the Otsego [...]

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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 president with The Bank of Elk [...]

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The “unmasking” of Rogers 2011 Mardi Gras-themed prom was a burst of colors and fun for all who attended. A little more than 300 students paid the $65 or more ticket price to attend. The night started off with a traditional grand march in the gym and followed with party buses, limos and cars all [...]

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