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by Mindy Mateuszczyk A four-alarm fire broke out Thursday afternoon in Dayton, drawing crews from a dozen fire departments. Eyewitness reports said the fire was ablaze around 3 p.m. on Dayton resident Adrian Dahlheimer’s property on North Diamond Lake Road, just north of Zanzibar Lane. Dahlheimer ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The city of Elk River is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks. Mayor John Dietz suggested the idea after reading about how the city of Wayzata is using volunteers to help out after staffing cuts. A formal volunteer program within the city of Elk River ...Read More
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        Photos by Joni Astrup and Nicole Immerheiser   by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer It was a day like any other at the Isaacson’s home in Otsego. Ryan was at work, Brenda was working at home in the office in the basement of their house. The couple’s ...Read More
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The Minnesota School of Business held its Take a Walk in Her Shoes event Thursday, despite the weather, to show support of sexual assault awareness. April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All proceeds from the one-mile walk will go to Rivers of Hope, a local nonprofit advo...Read More
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by Bruce Strand Sports editor Nine marathoners from the Star News area ran at the Boston Marathon when the century-old classic race was rocked by two terrorist bombs Monday, leaving three dead and more than 170 injured, many critically. First-time Boston qualifiers Amy Visci, 38, and Katie Eberley, ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A sweeping change is being made to the way the city of Elk River covers the cost of maintaining its nearly 150 miles of streets. The Elk River City Council voted 4-0 Monday, April 15, to implement a franchise fee that will eliminate the need to assess property owners ...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Surpassing expectations, more than 500 runners braved the rain Saturday morning to run in the third annual Bubba-Baseball 5K Run.  The run came close on the heels of Easter Sunday’s tragedy at the Shields house in Zimmerman, where it is believed Stephanie Shie...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Zimmerman churches banded together this past Saturday for a candlelight vigil to pray for family, friends and the community in the wake of the tragic deaths of Stephanie, Nolan and Josie Shields. This was the decision of the church community after a couple of neighbors came forwa...Read More
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