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Click here to read about the challenges Highway 10 poses for one Elk River business. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Local leaders are turning up the heat to improve key corridors like Highway 10 and Highway 169 in Elk River and beyond. One of the people in the thick of it is Sherburne County Commissioner [...]

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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 owns 68 acres on the east side of North [...]

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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 was launched [...]

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The Bless Minnesota – Adopt Your Street in Prayer initiative is a non-profit, non-denominational, non-political Minnesota movement that is bringing together a broad representation of Christian denominations, congregations, ministries and every area of society with the goal to adopt every street in Minnesota in prayer. See a map of the streets already adopted and adopt [...]

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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 three children, 5-year-old twins Mason and [...]

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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 advocating to end family violence. Steve [...]

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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, 34, both of Elk River, friends and [...]

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