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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, visited Elk River on Tuesday. She spent about an hour at Sportech, touring the company’s facility at 10800 175th Ave. and meeting with Sportech leaders and other business officials. It was all part of her “Growing Minnesota”...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Lt. Col. Jon Ostercamp paid tribute on Monday to the more than 1.2 million American men and women who have died in military conflicts. “Because of them, we are able to live in a free society,” he said. “Who knows what these men and women could have attained? We ...Read More
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Hunter Enkhaus and Jenna Fromm attended Elk River High School’s grand march and prom together. The couple was inadvertently listed as the couple in a picture featured in the May 16 edition of the Star News. That couple pictured was Jack Kolar and Ali Krohn....Read More
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  The Spectrum yearbook has been named a 2015 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence for the second year in a row, announced staff advisor Jessica Kemnitz. “We have an amazing staff. I am incredibly proud of them and receiving this award shows their commitment and dedication to th...Read More
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  by Jim Boyle Editor Marge Bezek’s co-workers at Vision Transportation in Elk River left her speechless on Monday. “You don’t know me, but I’m never speechless,” she told the Star News two days after they welcomed her back to work after breast cancer surgery on April 23. “I’m sti...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Law enforcement at-large, the Elk River community and the family and friends of Todd and Blake Besser came together May 17 at Elk River High School to remember the slain father and son. Todd Besser, 49, an off-duty 16-year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, was remembere...Read More
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Jon Ostercamp will be the featured speaker at Elk River’s Memorial Day celebration. Ostercamp is a colonel in the Minnesota National Guard and a teacher at Elk River High School. He plans to talk about the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, and the 1st Minnesota involvement as well as ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Peggy Moon has had a big year, filled with highs and lows, and both extremes will surface again this weekend. She will serve as the grand marshal in the Wild West Days parade today in her hometown of Zimmerman, and then on Monday her father’s name will be one of the [...]...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor When volunteers began working to establish a local resource center for homeless youth, they were often asked if there are youth who are homeless in Elk River. They knew there were, and now the numbers are backing that up. Open Doors For Youth opened March 16 at 544 3r...Read More
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Arrow Companies recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Waterfront Commons III, the new 32,244-square-foot, two-story office building in Otsego that will serve as the corporate headquarters and Central Minnesota Region office for Accurate Home Care. “Arrow Companies is honored to be part of ...Read More
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