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After concussions, memory loss, football player becomes advocate for safety By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Street issues, including a public hearing on upcoming improvements, and an update on Fletcher Lane were on the Rogers City Council agenda. The council also recognized a public works employee who won a skills competition.   STREETS Following a public hearing, the council approved a resolution ordering the project [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER   With an eye toward meeting developers’ requests and working toward Metropolitan Council goals, the Rogers City Council created a new residential zoning district. According to Sheila Cartney, the city’s planner and Community Development coordinator, Rogers received two applications for a zoning text amendment to allow smaller and narrower lots [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   As Elk River Area School District principals and officials are planning for school to resume in about five weeks, they are asking the School Board to consider amending the pay scale for substitute teachers. The district’s current pay scale for those workers has been in place without changes since [...]

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There is one last weekend to catch SOAR Regional Arts’ “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!” This Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging mix of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock, this Old [...]

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Motorists may encounter slow traffic and delays as lane and shoulder closures occur on both directions of Interstate 94 between Hwy. 241 in St. Michael and Hwy. 101 in Rogers Monday, July 28. Both directions of I-94 will be intermittently reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours, while shoulder closures will occur during daytime [...]

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Filing for election begins Tuesday, July 29 and ends Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates that have filed may withdraw up until Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 [...]

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