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At approximately 2:30 Friday morning, June 13, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailed in the City of Ramsey just west of Alpine Drive.  Fifteen empty box cars were involved in the derailment; no hazardous material was involved in the incident.  There were no injuries.  Because of the derailment, the City has closed Alpine […]

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Sixteen empty railroad cars derailed early Friday morning, June 13, in western Ramsey. Nobody was hurt, according to Ramsey Fire Chief Dean Kapler. He said the derailment happened after 2:15 a.m. between Jarvis Street and Alpine Drive as the train was heading east. The cause of the derailment is under investigation by Burlington Northern Santa […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A local effort to collect gifts for children kicks off Monday. Barrels where new, unwrapped presents can be deposited will be put out that day at locations in the Elk River, Otsego, Ramsey area. The deadline to donate is Dec. 19. Gifts Anonymous is designed to help area families who […]

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The call of the wild will echo through Ramsey as sports enthusiasts, anglers and hunting dogs from around the country gather at Armstrong Ranch Kennel for the 32nd annual Game Fair. The family friendly event, located at 8404 161st Ave. N.W., will run Aug. 9-11 and Aug 16-18. It is a great place to meet […]

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by Tammy Sakry ECM Publishers The jingling bells fill the air as families wander the Ramsey tree fields looking for just the right tree to take home. While the wagon rides are new this year, Hansen Tree Farm has been part of family holiday traditions for 60 years. When his father, Henry Hansen, purchase the […]

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McCurry A benefit for Helen McCurry will be Sunday, Dec. 16, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Serum’s, 213 Jackson St., Anoka. Helen was diagnosed with invasive mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland, high grade, stage 3. After undergoing major surgery at the University of Minnesota, a long process for recovery is to be […]

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by Tammy Sakry ECM Publishers For two years, a Ramsey woman has given up life in the United States for a Russian adventure. Katie Burns, 25, has been living and working in St. Petersburg. Her adventure started as a college student at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. She traveled to Russia as part of the American […]

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Cooper/Kucheska Brittany Cooper and Austin Kucheska were married Friday, Sept. 7 at the Fountains of Ramsey in Ramsey. Parents of the couple are Kip and Michelle Shefveland of Elk River, Cindy Kucheska of Ramsey and Tom Kucheska of St. Francis. Austin and Brittany are 2006 Elk River High School graduates. Brittany graduated from Argosy University […]

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by  Tammy Sakry Special to the Star News Two Ramsey trail projects got a financial boost last week. The city received a $100,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a trail from Central Park to Alpine Drive. The funds come from the 2012 local trail connections program, which is funded by […]

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