Opinion
One of the blessings of my life has been to learn from some wise, courageous people. June 19 and 20, I had the opportunity to discuss one of them, the late John Nason. I knew him as the president of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. I graduated in 1970 and attended the recent 45th class [.....Read More
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This is the story of an organization called Bridging and Fran Heitzman, its founder who developed it into the largest nonprofit furniture bank in North America. The project is so simple, any community can do it, but it takes a special kind of leadership and persistence to make it happen. Bridging, w...Read More
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In the three plus years that my wife and I have lived in Elk River, we have greatly appreciated this city and we look forward to completing our retirement years here. I would like to comment upon two things that have bothered me. 1. We own lake shore property on Lake Orono, in the section [...]...Read More
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This is in regard to the front page of the Star News on June 13. Dog killer to be sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend’s dog “Draco.” It was a very cruel, vicious death. People stood outside the government center holding signs asking for justice. Where is the justice for the babies who a...Read More
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On June 16 I came upon what appeared to be an accident involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle. There were several cars stopped to help the cyclist until emergency personnel arrived. I am not sure if the cyclist had a helmet on at the time of the accident or the extent of that individual’s [...]...Read More
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Every community can cut down the number of drunken drivers through a Safe Cab program that works in Isanti County. Thanks to an initiative by Isanti County Judge James Dehn, the number of drunken driving arrests has been cut in that county by 67 percent from 2006 to 2014, according to Dehn. The coun...Read More
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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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