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The United States Marine Corps announced that Adam Paris of Rogers High School was selected for and attended the 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American Program Battles Won Academy in the District of Columbia.

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Go back to the 50's when drive-in theaters were all the rage. Join Otsego Parks and Recreation in the Prairie Center parking lot in the comfort of your car as they bring you Mary Poppins Returns (2019) on Friday, July 19 beginning at 8:45 p.m. The inflatable screen will be set up and you can…

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A districtwide project to repave parking lots can go ahead now that Elk River Area Public Schools has a contractor for the work. The school board awarded a $304,140.85 contract to Allied Pavement Company of Maple Grove on Monday night. The district sought to repave several parking lots acros…

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6TH GRADE TERM 4 A HONOR ROLL Henry Amundson, Grant Anderson, Morgan Anderson, Brooke Babst, Sydney Bailey, Tayson Balgaard, Amanda Barnacle, Lauren Barnacle, Jackson Best, Dawson Bicknese, Marly Borchardt, Tyler Brown, AlecZander Burton, Maya Carriker, Katherine Christiansen, Kennedy Clemen…

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The decisions at the Elk River Area School Board’s May 20 special school board meeting were a foregone conclusion, as board members approved budgets for next year that include a total of $10.2 million in cuts.

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Third graders in Mary Jo Matchinsky’s class at Otsego Elementary have forged a relationship with a bear in Montana that is teaching them lessons about honesty, kindness, loyalty and other virtues.

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If you have kids, chances are you probably belong to a playgroup or two, and you’re probably eager to get to the local parks now that the weather has finally warmed. If you’re a dog owner living in Otsego, there’s a playgroup for you and your pet — and a park specifically for you too.

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Results of a random sample scientific phone survey of the community conducted earlier this month showed strong support for the Elk River Area School District in terms of educational quality, staff, academic programs and financial management.

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6TH GRADE TERM 3 A HONOR ROLL Henry Amundson, Grant Anderson, Brooke Babst, Sydney Bailey, Amanda Barnacle, Lauren Barnacle, Dawson Bicknese, Tyler Brown, AlecZander Burton, Maya Carriker, Katherine Christiansen, Kennedy Clements, Samantha Curtis, Logan Dolan, Micah Dols, Meredith Dusosky, A…

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Motorists will be required to use hands-free devices to talk on the phone while driving on Minnesota roads starting Aug. 1 under a bill that Gov. Tim Walz signed Friday to crack down on the growing problem of distracted driving.

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The city of Albertville is proposing to construct a new lift station and 5.5-mile pipe to begin discharging treated wastewater to the Mississippi River. The city’s wastewater treatment facility currently discharges to Hunters Lake (also known as Mud Lake).

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Fire departments in Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Albertville have a new agreement for dispatch services. According to Elk River city documents, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office will automatically dispatch those fire departments regardless of location. The Elk River City Council adopted th…

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Minnesotans pride themselves on their winter resiliency, but 2019 has been the “Never-ending Story” of misery – complete with a Polar Vortex in January and the most February snow in recorded history. But, as the inevitable spring thaw comes, there are legitimate concerns being voiced that th…

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The fourth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for Community Aid Elk River on March 5 at the Holiday Inn in Otsego raised nearly $2,000 and satisfied a group of local volunteers interested in helping out their community.

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Rogers High School student Abbi Northius was awarded a $2,300 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Scholarship, along with her Gold Key Award. The scholarship is for the MCAD 2019 Pre-College Summer Session and will cover tuition, room and board, use of facilities and art supplies.

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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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City funds and budgeting concerns dominated much of the Feb. 25 Otsego City Council meeting, with agenda items such as street improvement projects and the shared cost of a pedestrian bridge at Otsego Waterfront East where Riverview Landing is located warranting lengthy discussion.

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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.