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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Paul Martin’s Olympic hockey experience was cut short by a hand injury last week, but otherwise it was an adventure for the Elk River native, along with eight relatives and a buddy who also made the trip to Sochi, Russia. “Yes, I had a blast. It was very exciting [...]

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by Aaron Brom ECM Sun Newspapers The Rogers High School administration suspended three-sport athlete and team captain Reid Sagehorn for comments he made on the social media site, Twitter. Sagehorn was suspended due to a comment attributed to him admitting that he kissed a teacher. That comment could be taken as a crime, whether it [...]

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Today, Governor Mark Dayton recognized the 19 Minnesota athletes preparing to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Governor Dayton issued a proclamation today declaring February 7, 2014, to be Minnesota Winter Olympians Day, and called on all Minnesotans to support our athletes at the Winter Games. “I am one of many Minnesotans, who grew [...]

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• A gallon of LP gas has gone up $2 per gallon, giving people chills with two months of winter left by Jim Boyle Editor Sara Shampine, of Becker, budgets $500 a month for propane during the winter months, but she nearly blew her entire winter budget at Christmastime when she paid more than $1,300 [...]

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The Star News will be publishing a bridal section in the Star News, and the news staff is looking for ideas on a couple to feature. Do you know a local couple who have an interesting story to tell, whether its how they met, what they had to overcome to marry or they have been [...]

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Annual gathering serves meals and heeping helpings of Christmas spirit by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Community Christmas Dinner turns 25 this year with the usual spread of more than 2,000 pounds of ham, turkey, chicken and sausage as well as mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, stuffing and just about everything else you could imagine. [...]

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