Archive | December 31, 2012

It’s just about the beginning of the New Year, and resolutions abound for many. Losing weight, exercising more frequently and eating more healthfully are common goals. What if you could do all of the above and save a few dollars at the same time? This January, consider the following strategies from TOPS Club Inc. (Take [...]

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Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead for a sober ride New Year’s Eve as Minnesota attempts to make it five years in a row with no drunk driving traffic deaths during the holiday, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In the last 10 years, there have been eight [...]

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While Washington has been teetering on the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a new book suggests better ways exist to manage the nation’s affairs. “The Parties Versus the People” by former Oklahoma Congressman Mickey Edwards points out that the Founding Fathers were generally opposed to political parties. They felt that factionalism would be the undoing of the [...]

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I am appalled by the recent decision by our school board. We had an initiative that was voted down by the people and our school board determines that they will ignore our vote and still initiate full-day kindergarten classes. I would like the board to explain why they even asked us to vote on the [...]

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Reading that the Elk River School District has chosen to go ahead with a $1.37 million all-day kindergarten program has me wondering. “Who do they think they are? Congress?” You are facing a $3.6 million budget deficit and you choose to add on another $1.37 million in new spending? This would be bad enough, but [...]

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Gun Free Zones Don’t Work — Killers and criminals don’t obey the law. These signs on our schools only invite killers and psychopaths and create a “killing zone” where no one is able to defend our children OR themselves. Israel in the 1970s had terrorists mass murder classrooms full of innocent children until their government [...]

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I attended the Elk River High School Christmas concert Dec. 20 and I was enjoying it very much. They had a great director and some very outstanding soloists. However, I have to say that there were some unfortunate disturbances during the concert. Some young people came in late and sat behind me and started whispering [...]

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Donated Christmas gifts stolen from car in garage  An Elk River officer was dispatched Dec. 21 to the 1000 block of School Street to meet a complainant in a parking garage to take a report of  theft of Christmas gifts from a vehicle. The complainant told police that she had locked the vehicle the previous [...]

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A: Yes, but with significant restrictions. As Elk River has become increasingly developed, it has become necessary to significantly regulate snowmobiling in the city.  In general, currently registered snowmobiles may be operated in the bottom or outer slope of the ditches of county roads and highways 10 and 169 except in the NO SNOWMOBILING areas [...]

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