Rivers of Hope

 (Editor’s note: Nearly 40 people across the state have lost their lives to domestic violence this year, more than double the number of similar incidents reported last year. None of the deceased victims have been from the Elk River, but the Elk River Police Department mediates more than 200 domestic disputes every year and makes another 30 to 50-plus arrests for it annually. This series, which was born out of [...]

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(Editor’s note: Nearly 40 people across the state have lost their lives to domestic violence this year, more than double the number of similar incidents reported last year.  This series, which was born out of two tragic cases in Eden Prairie, will focus on levels of domestic violence, its psychological aspects and what can be done to help those abused behind closed doors.  The Star News will highlight a domestic violence lethality [...]

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More than 50 participants gathered at Minnesota School of Business Wednesday for the first annual Walk in Her Shoes event to raise awareness of sexual violence. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, every day in Minnesota seven people are raped and 11 others are victims of a sexual offense. Participants, including men, donned [...]

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