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A special edition of Disney’s “Newsies” is available, and this one is just for seniors. The Elk River High School drama department will be performing “Newsies” March 21-23 at the Zabee Theater, but senior citizens can catch the show for free at a 4 p.m. matinee performance on March 20 reserv…

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City officials have tweaked the Woodland Trails Regional Park master plan to move the nature-based play area, nature center and picnic shelter, but have not designated a funding source to pay for the changes. The item was in front of the Elk River City Council March 4 for discussion and a vo…

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Every theatergoer knows the power of a good story and how it can transport the audience to another time and another place. It’s easy to focus on the actors that bring these stories to life, but what about the work that takes place behind the scenes?

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Local community members and business gathered on Feb. 28 at Rockwoods Grill to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sherburne County Area United Way.

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Among the transportation items being considered in the Minnesota Legislature this year is funding to begin the process of bringing the Northstar train system to St. Cloud.

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The field of possible candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 40. A selection panel of 23 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 168 candidates from across the state.

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Elk River Area Schools won’t be financially penalized for its winter-weather closures this year, but students will have to stay two days later than planned.

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Citing potential legal fallout, the Elk River City Council reversed its direction on a proposed residential treatment center, ignoring a resolution denying a conditional-use permit and then approving essentially the same permit that at one point was headed for defeat with a couple of added c…

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Members of the Harley Owners Group, based out of Zylstra’s Harley-Davidson in Elk River, took to the streets of Elk River recently to clean out fire hydrants from recent snowfalls, not including the one on Feb. 20. New Elk River Fire Chief Mark Dickinson took them around to hydrants in areas…

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With a message of love, 20 local faith leaders and church members convened at the Sherburne County Government Center on Valentine’s Eve to hold a vigil for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees being held in the Sherburne County Jail.

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NorthStar Arts will host auditions from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19 and 21 for the family classic “Annie” in the Elk River High School Little Theater, 900 School St. NW. Enter Door H off of Jackson Avenue for a chance to be part of the cast.

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After learning at the Jan. 22 Elk River City Council meeting that the municipally owned Pinewood Golf Course was out of the rough, council members took a collective sigh of relief.

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Subzero weather kept Shiver Elk River festivities from happening on the frozen shores of Lake Orono on Feb. 9, but that didn’t prevent plungers from continuing their efforts to raise money for the cause of their choice.

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Having had to call off three straight days of school due to a polar vortex that gripped the Elk River Area School District, Superintendent Dan Bittman understood the situation the Elk River Chamber of Commerce found itself in when the host of Shiver canceled event activities planned for Feb.…

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Elk River will apply for a federal grant that could fund part of the Twin Lakes Road and Yale Street extension project. If granted, the money will fund the extension of Twin Lakes Road from U.S. highways 10 and 169 along with a frontage road extension of Yale Street. The project is in the ci…