Shane Schminkey

by Jim Boyle Editor The Star News has given the distinction of Newsmaker of the Year to a group of individuals who stepped up with courage and honor in attempts to save the lives of others. This was the decision of Star News Editor Jim Boyle and Associate Editor Joni Astrup after they took time [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Shane Schminkey, a drywaller who grew up in Elk River and returned to his childhood home this past winter, still wonders what if things happened differently. What if his family kept its original plans to go camping this past weekend? What if he decided to stay inside his house this past [...]

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