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Becky Moritz has been named one of Finance and Commerce publication’s 2014 Top Women in Finance. She is vice president and commercial lender at The Bank of Elk River. Moritz has been in banking since she was 16, when the manager of the bank where her mother worked offered her a job. Moritz went on […]

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For the second time this year, Midwest Landscapes in Otsego has donated 20 trees to the city of Elk River. The trees most recently donated include maple, elm, locust and oak and were to be planted at Orono Park and the grounds behind City Hall. The trees are valued at $11,000. The Elk River City […]

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Elk River Municipal Utilities is sponsoring a residential holiday lighting contest. Participants must be in ERMU’s electric service territory to be eligible. The application form is available at www.elkriverutilities.com and must be completed and returned to the ERMU office at 13069 Orono Parkway by Dec. 5. There are five winner categories: •Grand Prize: $125 •First […]

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The Star News will run a list of holiday concerts and events on Saturday, Nov. 29. Submit event information for consideration by noon Wednesday, Nov. 19, by e-mailing associate.editor@ecm-inc.com or calling 763-241-3668.

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Minnesota Senate Republicans today elected Warren Limmer of Maple Grove to the role of Assistant Minority Leader.  Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) will once again serve as the Senate Republican Leader. “I am honored to have once again been chosen to help lead the Senate Republican Caucus,” said Senator Limmer. “Minnesotans are facing serious challenges, including […]

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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer After forming two years ago at the prompting and under the guidance of the Rogers Lions, the Otsego club keeps growing and doing more – like hosting its first big-deal community fundraiser. It’s holding what members hope will be the inaugural Fall Wine and Beer Tasting 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 […]

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• Bond referendum and operating levy pass with 58 percent support of electorate by Jim Boyle Editor Voters in the Elk River Area School District approved both a bond referendum for more than $98 million and an 10-year annual operating levy for nearly $6 million Tuesday at the polls. Both questions passed by 58 to 42 […]

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• First-term legislator excited to continue his work, especially with the House GOP taking control by Jim Boyle Editor Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, handily defeated Brenden Ellingboe, 24, of Elk River to win a second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He garnered nearly 69 percent of the vote, or 9,349 votes, compared to 4,279 […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Fire responded at 9:25 p.m. on Nov. 1 to 21216 Vernon St. for a grass fire that started from a recreational fire deemed to be too big and without a permit. Wind also contributed. Elk River Fire extinghuished the 25-acre fire and turned the matter over the Minnesota Department […]

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