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Northstar Train Strikes Car With Infant Inside

An infant boy is unharmed after the car he was in was hit by a Northstar Commuter Rail line train in Elk River on Monday morning. According to Metro Transit officials, a car with a woman and infant inside sled onto train tracks at Proctor Avenue around 7 a.m. after the car came in to contact with another vehicle near the intersection. The woman was unable to move her car or retrieve her child, and exited before a northbound Northstar train hit the vehicle with the infant still inside.

02/17/2014

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Police: Elk River Home Invasion Wasn’t Random

Police say they believe a brazen Elk River home invasion that ended with a police chase through the northwest Twin Cities metro on Thursday was not random. Shortly after 9 a.m., Elk River Police were called to a possible home invasion on the 18500 block of Quinty Court.

02/14/2014

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2 Suspects ID’d In Elk River Home Invasion, Police Chase

Authorities said two suspects were arrested Thursday morning in connection with an Elk River home invasion that ended with a police chase through the northwest Twin Cities metro. Elk River Police were called at about 9:05 a.m. to a possible home invasion on the 18500 block of Quinty Court.

02/13/2014

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Disabled Freight Train Disrupts Northstar Commuter Service

Transit officials said buses had to be brought in Tuesday morning to replace rail service in the northwest metro after Northstar Commuter Rail Lines were disrupted due to a disabled freight train.

02/11/2014

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TCF Bank To Close 8 Cub Foods Branches

TCF Bank announced Wednesday that they will close eight branches locating inside Cub Foods stores by the end of March. According to a company spokesperson, the branches affected are located in Chanhassen, Elk River, Forest Lake, Hastings, Lakeville South, Mankato West, Northfield and Rogers. Chanhassen, Elk River and Forest Lake will still have free-standing TCF locations.

01/29/2014

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Hockey Day Celebrated Across Minnesota

The all-day celebration of Minnesota’s official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it’s a special venue with a lot of history. “You know, it’s kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It’s just a unique type of thing,” Dietz said.

01/18/2014

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Hockey Day Minnesota Celebrates Elk River’s Historic ‘Pit’

The act of embracing winter is what makes living in Minnesota bearable. And for many, it means standing alongside an outdoor hockey rink. Thousands of folks are doing just that in Elk River this week, site of the 2014 Hockey Day in Minnesota events. The city was chosen in large part due to the historic Handke Stadium, where organized hockey began in Elk River nearly 60 years ago.

01/15/2014

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100-Year-Old Hockey Stick Found In Otsego Farmhouse Attic

In the hockey crazy city of Elk River, site of the 2014 Hockey Day Minnesota, stories and relics of the games’ past are literally coming out of the woodwork. So, when an Otsego family discovered a handmade hockey stick hidden in the attic of an old farmhouse, the detective work began. The questions began: Who made it, where did he play and why did he love the game so much?

01/15/2014

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Elk River Schools Considering Cutting Gym, Focusing On Tech Classes

The issue of childhood obesity gets a lot of attention, and there are more efforts than ever to educate kids and their parents about ways to prevent it.

01/13/2014

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Fire Evacuates Apartment Building In Elk River

Fire crews responded to a large apartment fire that evacuated a complex in Elk River on Thursday morning. According to the Elk River Police and Fire Departments, the blaze happened at the apartment building on the 300 block of Evans Avenue.

12/05/2013

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Elk River Day Care Closes Abruptly, Doesn’t Tell All Parents

Parents are looking for a new daycare and employees are looking for work after a child care center closed out of the blue.

11/18/2013

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Elk River Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teenage Girl

A 30-year-old Elk River man will spend 30 years in prison after it was discovered that he engaged in a sexual act with a 7-year-old victim.

10/30/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: First Round Playoff Preview

The regular season in high school football is over, which means there are no more guarantees for anything anymore. We’re in the playoffs, where the ultimate goal is to survive, advance and hopefully win a championship.

10/22/2013

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Police: 2 Juveniles Arrested For Theft & Possibly Creating An Explosive Device

Elk River police have arrested two juveniles after they believe the duo was involved in burglary, theft and even possibly creating a homemade explosive device. According to sheriff Joel Brott, investigators observed one juvenile leave the residence in a car, which was later determined to be stolen.

10/18/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing “The Big 4”

It’s a huge week for many teams around the state in high school football. It still feels like things just got started, but the reality is there are just two weeks left in the regular season. Conference championships and seeds for the section playoffs are at stake for a lot of teams.

10/10/2013

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