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Meet the Folks Behind North Star News

Esther Peterson

Gretchen Staum

Ryan Bergeron
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

Gretchen Staum

Gretchen Staum is a staff writer and advertising representative for North Star News. She also writes a column each week entitled “Adventures in Parenting.”

Gretchen is from Newfolden, where she lives with her 7-year-old daughter, Meg.

Gretchen and Meg enjoy living on a farm in the woods, where Meg plays with her two cats, Mittens and Snowflake. They also enjoy traveling and reading as many books as they can find.

You can contact Gretchen at the North Star News either by calling 436-2157, or via email at

Ryan Bergeron

Ryan Bergeron is a reporter. Ryan grew up in Greenbush and is a graduate of UND.

You can contact Ryan at the North Star News via email at

North Star News

204 South Main Street
PO Box 158
Karlstad, MN 56732-0158
Phone (218) 436-2157
FAX (218) 436-3271

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