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By Jim Boyle • Star News The Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed last week that Stephanie Shields’ death was a suicide. The Zimmerman woman drowned her two children in her home on Easter weekend and then committed suicide, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott. “As of today’s date, there’s nothing we have learned since [...]

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The Sherburne Country Mobile Home Park has been sold. The new owners, Kent and Leyvi Titcomb, of DeLand, Fla., plan to upgrade the mobile home park’s on-site septic system, pending the plan’s approval by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), according to the park’s new manager, Janell Whitcomb. The city of Princeton had once looked  [...]

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Precipitation and cooler weather was predicted for the area when Princeton Fire Chief Jim Roxbury spoke on Tuesday this week about the grass fire situation this season. But the risk of wild fires can change “day to day,” said Roxbury. His department put out two grass fires last Saturday afternoon. One call was at 2:20 [...]

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For five days in July 1953, Duane Broten lay wounded in the trenches on a Korean battlefield where he was held as a prisoner of war. On Sunday, the former Army sergeant from Princeton was recogonized for his heroics. Sixty years after being held captive in Korea, Sen. Al Franken pinned the Prisoner of War [...]

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Siemers-Hakes Veterans of Foreign Wars  Post 10794 in Milaca rejected the request by Princeton VFW Post 806 to be consolidated with the Milaca post. The Milaca post’s vote on April 10 to reject was unanimous, according to Milaca VFW Post Commander Dan Sandberg. He said that all 28 members present, including himself, voted to turn [...]

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Often during the year, when LaRayne Dahlberg, 93, of Princeton, gets together with her grown children Darlene Walburg and David Dahlberg, the three play stringed instruments and sing. One of those instruments is a tiple, a little bigger than a ukulele. It has 10 steel strings arranged in four sets, with the middle two sets [...]

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