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For the first four years of my time with ECM Publishers, I managed the company’s papers in Dakota County, where we competed for advertisers with the Sun Current weekly newspapers and other media, including the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. Last December, ECM’s board of directors approved the acquisition of the Sun papers, and my [...]

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This newspaper’s parent company, ECM Publishers Inc., is dedicated not only to publishing news about your community, but to giving thousands of dollars to make your community better. The company’s Community Affairs Council (CAC) and its nine local area councils comprised of ECM associates, have during the past 20 years given to community organizations and [...]

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Congratulations to Jim Boyle on winning the Elmer L. Andersen Community Service Award. The revival of the 4th of July celebration is a good example of how effective a leader Jim is. He saw the need for an event to bring the community together and quietly went to work. He contacted individuals, civic organizations and [...]

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Jim Boyle, editor of the Star News, has been awarded ECM Publishers’  Elmer L. Andersen Community Service Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant contributions of an associate to their communities and pay tribute to exceptional volunteer spirit. Boyle was recognized  Nov. 14 for  his efforts to make the community a better [...]

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Eleanor J. Andersen, of Arden Hills, Minnesota, passed away peacefully with family present in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 12, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Former Governor Elmer L. Andersen, and by her son, Anthony L. Andersen. She is survived by her son, Julian L. Andersen (Jamie) and her [...]

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