by Jason Olson ECM Publishers Sam Gearou’s legacy at Elk River High School is one for the record books. The standout tennis player (alongside brother Josh Gearou) and now high school graduate went out with a bang. The brothers couldn’t have completed their stellar tennis careers any better than ...Read More
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Members of the 728 Cadets were recognized at the Rum River Festival in Princeton. The marching band and color guard, composed of students from the Elk River Area School District, won the parade’s contest among participating marching bands. There were about 100 units that paraded down the streets o...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Carolyn Anderson likes honey, but it’s the bees that she really finds interesting. “There’s just so much to learn and they’re so intricate. It’s amazing,” she said. For the last several years, Anderson has been keeping bees in hives near the Nowthen home t...Read More
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In the three plus years that my wife and I have lived in Elk River, we have greatly appreciated this city and we look forward to completing our retirement years here. I would like to comment upon two things that have bothered me. 1. We own lake shore property on Lake Orono, in the section [...]...Read More
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This is in regard to the front page of the Star News on June 13. Dog killer to be sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend’s dog “Draco.” It was a very cruel, vicious death. People stood outside the government center holding signs asking for justice. Where is the justice for the babies who a...Read More
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On June 16 I came upon what appeared to be an accident involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle. There were several cars stopped to help the cyclist until emergency personnel arrived. I am not sure if the cyclist had a helmet on at the time of the accident or the extent of that individual’s [...]...Read More
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