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Meet the Folks Behind North Star News

Esther Peterson

Gretchen Staum

Dan Nordine

Dan Nordine, is managing editor of the North Star News, Dan has been in the newspaper business more than 40 years. He and wife Deb, who works as a mission support specialist with the U.S. Border patrol, have three grown children.
You can reach Dan by e-mail at

Esther Peterson

Esther Peterson serves on the North Star News as the accounts receivable representative and will be doing some composition and advertising sales for the paper.
Esther, who makes her home in Lake Bronson is no stranger to the newspaper business, nor is she all that new to the North Star News having worked at the newspaper in 2005-06. She also worked at the Kittson County Enterprise at Hallock.
“I love the work and the people that I meet everyday,“ Esther commented about her most recent position here. “There is a lot to be said about living and working in a small town.”
You can reach Esther by e-mail at

Smantha Lindgren

Smantha Lindgren was born and raised in Thief River Falls, and now resides on a farm near Karlstad with her husband Chad and their four children.?
    Samantha is the advertising representative for the North Star News. She is also be involved in some reporting and a good deal of photography.
    You can contact Samantha for at the North Star News either by calling 436-2157, or via email at

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