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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Sunshine Depot in downtown Elk River has banned electronic cigarettes. “One of the reasons I jumped on the bandwagon is there’s not enough information about it,” owner Sue Anderson said. “There’s a lot of chemicals involved in them.” She’s also had c...Read More
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Student: Jack Hendrickson Parents: Jeff and Karin Hendrickson   List the activities you have participated in and tell of your proudest accomplishments: Football, hockey, lacrosse. Received a letter as a freshman in lacrosse, took third place in state for hockey in A Peewees. What is your favori...Read More
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Student: Jensen Zerban Parents: Jim and Ann Zerban   List the activities you have participated in and tell of your proudest accomplishments: Hockey, lacrosse. Getting to state for hockey and lacrosse, and getting drafted in the United States Hockey League. What is your favorite class and why? W...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Daddy O’s chili has been voted “The Best Chili” in a contest at the Elk River Activity Center. More than 50 people tasted chili from seven restaurants in Elk River, before choosing Daddy O’s as the winner. Jeff Krueger, owner of Daddy O’s, said the recipe ca...Read More
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The second annual Erich J. Kanne Memorial Archery shoot, in honor of an Elk River youth who died in a motorcycle accident, will be held Saturday, March 7, in Zimmerman. “He was a huge archery lover,” said Kari Kanne, his mother. “We have started 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation in his honor.” ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Girl Scouts turned out en masse Monday, Feb. 23, to ask members of the Elk River Area School Board to revisit their flier policy. Representatives of local Scouting programs and the Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts of America sai...Read More
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Lindsey Redepenning counted down the seconds to the start of the Juvenile Diabetes  Research Foundation One Walk For a World Without Type 1 Diabetes on Feb. 21 at the Mall of America. This was her seventh walk but one of the most special as she served as the Youth Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabet...Read More
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 by Jim Boyle Editor “Justin is out of prison.  That is all I know.  Thank God. Our prayers have been answered!” That’s the email Sue Kostanshek sent out late Tuesday night to the Star News after learning that her son, Justin Kapla, had been freed from a prison sentence in Mongolia. Kapla w...Read More
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