Domestic abuse

• Domestic abuse victim tells her story before Rivers of Hope annual fundraiser (Editor’s note: This story was written by a reporter for the West Sherburne Tribune in Big Lake. Names in the article have been changed to ensure confidentiality.) by Aleah Stenberg Special to the Star News Kathleen used to live in fear. The verbal and physical abuse she endured as a victim of domestic violence included hitting, threats and made her scared to leave the house. Hiding her pain and [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Police Department has responded to more than 1,000 domestic disputes in the past five years. They have made 186 arrests for domestic assault, including 13 for felony domestic assault. But none of the assaults have resulted in death. Local law enforcement  hopes to keep it that way. Agencies [...]

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