Ellerston honored for volunteer service

Duane Ellerston, center, is the city of Oakdale's 2011 Volunteer of the Year. He was recognized by the city council last week for his dedication to the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society and other organizations in the community. Pictured from left are council members Paul Reinke and Lori Pulkrabek, Mayor Carmen Sarrack, Ellerston, and council members Kent Dotas and Stan Karwoski.