Boston Marathon

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When Tina Ostroot ran her first Boston Marathon a year ago, she intended it to be her final 26-miler, having run marathons each decade since the late 1970’s. However, the terrorist bombs that killed three and injured hundreds last year changed her mind. “I went back because I felt like [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor While America was waking up to the news last Friday morning that one Boston Marathon bombing suspect was dead and the second was still on the loose, Kate Kramer was making sure her door to Boston University residence hall was locked. The 2007 Elk River High School graduate had gotten campus [...]

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by Bruce Strand Sports editor Nine marathoners from the Star News area ran at the Boston Marathon when the century-old classic race was rocked by two terrorist bombs Monday, leaving three dead and more than 170 injured, many critically. First-time Boston qualifiers Amy Visci, 38, and Katie Eberley, 34, both of Elk River, friends and [...]

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