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by Jim Boyle Editor The Three Rivers Community Foundation would like its next concert and fundraiser to be at the Handke Pit. They’re not alone, but organizers of this annual event, which has been held on the Elk River Golf Course in the past, have something on the other groups that have asked. Th...Read More
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(Editor’s note: The following story was published in the Princeton-Union Eagle and was prepared for the Star News. As we prepared to go to press, news  broke of Justin Kapla being freed. We have separate story with the few details that were available at press time, and  below is the story publis...Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Zimmerman native and Pedaling for Pennies founder James Rienstra said he’s recuperating after a whirlwind week that included the local Plunging for Pennies event Feb. 21, just two days after he flew in from a 573-day, 15,005-mile bike ride through 14 countries...Read More
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A woman who has volunteered at the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River for more than 40 years has been honored by the city. Jan Aust was honored Feb. 17 by the City Council as Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for February. Aust has served as president of the Guardian Angels Auxiliary for [....Read More
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by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer Friday the 13th marked a day of celebration as an enthusiastic group gathered at UMA Precision Machining in Zimmerman to celebrate a local first: a grant awarded for specialized job training that involves business, a community college and high school students. U...Read More
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An 11-year-old Elk River boy choked on an onion ring Feb. 21 at Daddy-Os Cafe in downtown Elk River, but thanks to his fast-acting grandfather nothing serious came of the incident. Elk River Police were alerted to the choking incident shortly before 6 p.m. that night by a 911 operator, but by the ti...Read More
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Community Aid Elk River has set a goal of raising $130,000 in food and cash donations during a month-long food drive in March. “Each year the number of people participating in our food programs increases,” said Carmen Pouliot, executive director of the CAER food shelf in Elk River. “Last year,...Read More
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Icy roads caused a series of crashes today in Sherburne County, including one that sent 36-year-old Kellie Carlson, of Princeton, to the hospitial with non-life threatening injuries. She had been heading south on Highway 169 in Baldwin Township shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 in a 2010 Hino st...Read More
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