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A new trailer aimed at attracting tomorrow’s transportation-related workforce is not quite finished, but the state department that bought it and equipped it with the help of one industry partner after another is not waiting to roll it out.

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On a brisk, winter day with temperatures topping out at 16 degrees, the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Shiver Elk River on Feb. 10. The event is designed to bring the community together for a full day of family-friendly winter events headlined by the Shiver Plung…

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced the opening of more than 220 sites — including several in the Elk River area — offering free tax assistance for those filing income tax and property tax refund returns.

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Sparky Stensaas, an author, naturalist, photographer and publisher, will give a presentation on the diverse nature photography opportunities at northern Minnesota’s Sax-Zim Bog on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Photography Club meeting.

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Do you have physical or financial problems, or has the fact that you are not quite as spry as you used to be kept you from completing painting or other needed home improvement projects?

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The eighth annual Shiver Elk River, a community celebration organized by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, is ready to send chills up and down its participants’ spines.

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Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, and Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, will host two listening sessions in Rogers and Dayton next month. They will be previewing the upcoming 2018 legislative session, which opens Feb. 20, and gather input and ideas from area residents.

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George Kline suffers as much as anyone and more than most when the Minnesota Vikings lose on Sunday, especially when it’s in the playoffs of one of the Purple and Gold’s better seasons.

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Precinct caucuses are coming up Tuesday, Feb. 6. Caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates and set goals and values (called party platforms), according to the Minnesota Secreta…

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The 4th Annual Career Exploration Fair will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 at Handke Center in Elk River. Register at ISD 728 Community Education.

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Elk River High School is hosting Elk River Elimination presented by American Wrestling Federation on Saturday, Jan 20 at 7 p.m. The wrestling show is considered the “biggest wrestling show in the Midwest,” featuring wrestler Tony Denucci.

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The city of Elk River is seeking people interested in serving on city advisory commissions. There are openings on the Arena Commission, Energy City Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and Utilities Commission.

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Soldier’s Wish, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to active duty military and veterans, saved Christmas for one family on a recent trip to Elk River.

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A 38-acre former wildlife management area in Nowthen has sold for the minimum bid of $122,600, according to Amy Schwarz, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources land sales coordinator.

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Otsego native Rebecca Nienow gets ready to introduce her son Connor to his grandfather Sgt. First Class Gary Leshovsky at the homecoming of the 257th Military Police Company on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the community center in Monticello. Leshovsky was among about 125 soldiers returned home fro…

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The baked goods at the 2017 Laestadian Lutheran Church of Elk River’s Scandinavian Celebration were sweeter than usual.

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The Elk River Fire Department launched Operation: Fill A Fire Truck Toy Drive this year and reported the outpouring of support from the community was incredible.