by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A lawsuit over Elk River’s Pinewood Golf Course may be headed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Court of Appeals in St. Paul heard an appeal in the case in March and issued a ruling June 22. Elk River City Administrator Cal Portner said the court did not...Read More
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Nate Kemper is the new lead pastor at Nowthen Alliance Church. He has more than 11 years of experience serving churches in the Twin Cities in a variety of roles including youth pastor and associate pastor. He most recently was associate pastor with Grace Fellowship Church in Brooklyn Park. Kemper ho...Read More
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Minnesotans have always known how important safe, reliable rail service is to our state’s economy. Farmers and businesses have come to depend upon rail as an indispensable method of moving Minnesota products across the state and to markets around the world. But in recent years, the large railroad ...Read More
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Special to the Star News Standing amongst a full military color guard inside the National World War II Memorial, three students from Salk Middle School participated in a special commemoration for the 71st anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, June 6. Rachel Ford, Madison Stout and Alexis Wagenfeld led t...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Falyce Sentyrz knows a thing or two about aging well. The Elk River woman celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14 but still maintains an active lifestyle. She golfs once a week, volunteers in the community, lives in her own home and drives a car. She plans to travel ...Read More
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A photo and essay contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade is underway at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. Entry forms can be found at exploresherburne.org. Categories are landscape and critters. Photos must be taken on the refuge in places open to the pub...Read More
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Last Saturday I attended memorial services for two Elk River citizens who were taken from us by cancer. Both Terri and Harlan were described as Christians who faced their cancers with grace and dignity, never asking, “Why me?” At Terri’s service, someone shared that many had prayed for Terri...Read More
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The body of a New London man was found in Big Lake Monday morning. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, Lee Gerhardson, 47, was located in the swimming area near Big Lake beach at 6:37 a.m. in approximately 10 feet of water by a city worker. Though the cause of death remains under inves...Read More
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A fireworks show will begin at dusk Saturday, July 4, in Elk River. The fireworks will be shot off from Elk River High School with Lion John Weicht Park at 1104 Lions Park Drive being a popular viewing spot. There will be fireworks only this year. There will not be an event at Lions Park. [...]...Read More
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One of the blessings of my life has been to learn from some wise, courageous people. June 19 and 20, I had the opportunity to discuss one of them, the late John Nason. I knew him as the president of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. I graduated in 1970 and attended the recent 45th class [.....Read More
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