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by Jim Boyle Editor Mother’s Day weekend was an extended family affair for one Elk River family. Lisa Whiting had taken May 8 off from her job as an operating room nurse to be with her oldest daughter, Melissa, when she was to deliver twins during a planned C-section. As it turns out, her second [...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Diana Weissenfluh’s garden has come a long way from its humble beginnings. “It was a cornfield when we built our house 37 years ago,” said Weissenfluh, who lives in Baldwin Township. Today, what began with a few individual flower beds has evolved into a landscap...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Over the last 30 years, Sue Bergstrom has transformed her double city lot in Elk River into a garden paradise. And she did it all at minimal cost. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have beautiful surroundings,” Bergstrom said. She gets many of her plant...Read More
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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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