From the Editor
The Star News is interested in hearing from its readers on matters of local interest. If you have something that you would like to praise or something that you think needs to change, write us a letter and we’ll consider publishing it. Now may be the time, before the local election season heats up ...Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
The Elk River area is on the run, and that’s a good thing. It was the Elk River YMCA that offered the most recent 5K Run and Walk. The best thing about it and several other 5K events that have surfaced in the last year or two is the number of young families with young [...]...Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
Our story this week on a 12-year-old hitting a hole in one at Pinewood Golf Course is pretty cool, but that’s not the number that impressed me the most in reporting the story. It’s 236. There are 236 youth signed up for the Go for the Green instructional league at the municipal course. It’s a ...Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
Alan Sakry once remarked in an interview for a Business Almanac story that if you take care of your clients they will take care of you. It wasn’t a line he picked up at some business or marketing conference. He lived it — both his business and personal life. He could judge the legitimacy of [......Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
It was a high school hockey game at an arena in a town where there has been high school hockey for more than 30 years. A hometown player scored a classic breakaway goal to tie the game for his team. He got a loud round of applause from the crowd. Then the local goalie made [...]...Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
The same District 728 Community Education staff who stepped up into new roles after $300,000 was cut from the department’s budget two years ago deserves to have the Elk River Area School District step up for them now. The $117,000 price tag may seem costly, but that’s only because the district a...Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
John Dietz, the mayor of Elk River, has been named Newsmaker of the Year for 2011, a distinction that’s open to all who made news this past  year. The list of candidates for 2011 included Cory Daniel Bell, who was sentenced to 345 months in prison for raping a woman and murdering her soul. He [.....Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
If a firefighter in Cambridge, Mass. died in the line of duty today, like a lot of states there is a distinguished memorial to recognize his or her sacrifice. When a Cambridge, Minn. firefighter died in the line of duty earlier this year during a May 23 training exercise, there was no such place to ...Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
Elk River lost its fight to land a VA clinic here, but I am happy to report the community’s resolve to meet the needs of service members and their families is as strong as ever. Elk River didn’t retreat from  its efforts to help those who have served — and sacrificed. The community of Elk [.....Read More
facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow