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by Jim Boyle Editor The organizers of the Taste of Elk River feel like they’re back on solid ground after last week’s successful installment of the annual event. Numbers may have been down, but the fun was up at the seventh annual event. “It was really fun,” said Nicole Rasmussen, the co-chair of the event [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer April 26, a student waited at the exit of Elk River High School. As people left, she asked them to give her one word — just one — to summarize their experience at the school. The responses went something like this: “Great,” “Perfect,” “Awesome” and “Unbelievable.” Contrary to what high [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Devon Amundson worked a career in retail management before becoming a mother, welcoming a daughter, Kallyn, and son, Kaden, into the world with her husband, Mike. A few years later, after Kallyn had entered first grade, Devon found her next career without needing to leave their Elk River home, by [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Retired Minnesota North Star player and general manager Lou Nanne paid a special visit Feb. 27 to the best and brightest students Elk River Youth Hockey has to offer. Nearly 300 skaters with a B average or better along with their parents and coaches packed into the Elk River High School [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Spectrum High School teacher Sharon Hall lost her grandpa Florian Nalezny to a heart condition, for all practical purposes in January 2001. He suffered a stroke while having triple bypass heart surgery. “He was never the same after that,” she told the Star News. He died in less than a month [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Bob and Corrine Jones both have celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary, but not with each other. These two love birds have only been together for the last decade. They will celebrate their 10th anniversary in August. They were Elk River neighbors in the 1960s and most of the 1970s. Bob, now [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Robert Koehler and Virginia Shapley graduated from Elk River High School in 1949. They were not high school sweethearts. They barely knew each other. But something clicked when the widow Virginia Barnier and widower Koehler connected at their 55-year class reunion in the summer of 2004. “I knew him, but he [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Girl Scout Camp Elk River helped kick off what will be a yearlong celebration of Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary. More than 200 area scouts from 24 troops took a “Step Back in Time” at the winter encampment in Zimmerman that was designed to bring the girls back to the early days [...]

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