Opinion
There are times in your life when you realize how grateful you are for those that have helped you when you needed it most. They don’t ask for anything in return because they are friends and neighbors and we are all ready to help each other out. But with the passing of my father, Jay [...]...Read More
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I cannot believe that embarrassing billboard is still up, advertising “therapy” for being gay. The real people that need therapy is the people giving the therapy! Just another form of “brainwashing” if you ask me. — Shari Kraljic, Elk River  ...Read More
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Both sides of the aisle were in agreement when this year’s legislative session began that funding for transportation needs in Minnesota was a priority. As the session wore on, it was obvious that there were two widely varying philosophies for funding upgrades to the state’s roads and bridges. Bu...Read More
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Point us in the right direction: behind courthouse, behind Perkins, behind Coborn’s, off County Road 1, off County Road 33 and so on. Make sure your signs are big and all the same. I would like to come to your sale if I can find it. — Barb Campbell, Elk River...Read More
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Three Minnesota state legislators deeply involved in education issues shared frank, sometimes surprising, views in a panel discussion on June 2. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders had not made final decisions when panelists spoke or when this column was written. But panelists provided importan...Read More
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I agree with last week’s letter writer regarding the extreme prices for gasoline. One thing I noticed was Princeton seems to always have gas prices lower than Zimmerman and Elk River! The reason, I suspect, is the fact that Princeton has two “Casey’s gas stations” within the city and they pr...Read More
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Today marks the 800 anniversary of the English Magna Carta. It deserves more than a cursory glance. The venerable document gave the world three classic principles that are central to all elected governments: The king is not above the law, citizens who are taxed must be represented, and all citizens...Read More
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I just finished reading yet another letter complaining about the trains in Elk River and must admit, I am tired of all the “whining.” If you don’t like or want the noise from the trains, don’t move to Elk River within earshot of the trains. It’s that simple. The trains were here long befor...Read More
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Minnesota’s legislative leaders started 2015 with a pleasant conundrum: How to proceed through the biennial budget process knowing you’ve got a $2 billion surplus. Dozens of uses for those billions quickly surfaced – from big ticket items like Gov. Dayton’s pet project, universal preschool f...Read More
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