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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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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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