Elk River fire fighters
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Steve and Nate Dittbenner once  helped deliver a baby in the back of an ambulance when they were unable to get to the hospital in time. It’s one of the memorable moments for the father and son, who are Elk River firefighters and EMTs with the Elk River Ambulance Se...Read More
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by Kate Kramer Staff intern Harry Kreuser and his son, Dan Kreuser, worked together at the Elk River fire station for about five years before Harry retired, and their commitment to serving the community only strengthened their father-son bond. When Harry talked with his family about becoming a firef...Read More
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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Paul Smith’s family has a combined 83 years of service with the Elk River Fire Department. He is retired now, and grandson Ryan Lore has moved away, but two sons and a son-in-law still remain active with the department. Jeff Smith is the senior member of the family now w...Read More
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