Kathleen Poate is one of five people being honored Oct. 27 by the Three Rivers Community Foundation. The other honorees are: •Linda Lee •Denny Chuba •Mike Dorvinen •Laurie Kerr by Jim Boyle Editor When Kathleen Poate first moved to the Rogers area in 1974, the list of conveniences included a 24-hour gas station, an elementary [...]
Paintings by local artists here capture autumn’s wondrous colors. Most can be seen at the Arts Alliance instructors’ show at the Main Street gallery.
Click here to see a list of local State Fair winners. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Julie Nathe of Elk River entered 23 items in the Minnesota State Fair this year and came home with a fistful of ribbons. Most of her entries were in the “Honey & Bee” category. While not a beekeeper [...]
James Rienstra rides from Zimmerman to Alaska for cancer research
by Nathan Warner Contributing writer “I couldn’t fathom quitting cocaine and it scared me to death to go without for just one day,” 41-year-old Jason Lee of Zimmerman said about his drug and alcohol habit that bound him to dangerous living for 27 years. “I decided I’d rather not live than go one day without [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Six-year-old Karolyn Barrett never missed an Elk River Relay For Life until last year. She had to skip the 2010 Relay because she had just been diagnosed with cancer herself. But she’ll be back again this year. Karolyn, of Ramsey, is the honorary chairperson of the 2011 Elk River Relay [...]
by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer School is out, and that means the risk for children missing meals increases dramatically because school meals aren’t readily available. Various organizations around Elk River have noticed that problem and are finding ways to combat growling stomachs of school-aged children during summer break. The Elk River Area School District has [...]
by Kelsey Bjorkman Special to the Star News June 12, 2011 It feels like it has been so much longer than a week since we started our trip last Sunday, June 5th. We have already entered our third state, climbed two mountains, and, as of today, the 12th, have biked a total of 446.6 miles. [...]