Opinion
Despite more restrictive requirements, the National School Lunch Program is very healthy and going strong. In fact, of the 2,100 public and nonprofit school sites in Minnesota, only two high schools, Wayzata and Byron, have dropped the mostly federally funded program. In Prior Lake, Janeen Peterson,...Read More
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Spring is now upon us, and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. It’s a good habit that many of us practice. Spring is also the time Minnesota legislators make decisions about our future, so it’s a good time to talk about good habits. We have a great opportunity this year in Minnesota...Read More
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Thank you to everyone who supported the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary poppy programs by donating money for a poppy on Elk River Poppy Day, May 8. Thank you to Elk River DECA for all the students’ help. Also, thank you to the stores and restaurants that allowed us to distribute poppies. Our vet...Read More
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The annual Elk River Spring Clean Up Day on April 25, 2015, was a record breaker, with a total of 467 vehicles; 150 more than in 2014. With all of the extra traffic, we had backups on Proctor Avenue for the duration of the event with southbound traffic just north of the Maintenance Facility entrance...Read More
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Your April 23 commentary on violence in society reminded me of an incident that occurred in White Bear Lake years ago when I was young. A little boy died, and it was chronicled in the book “A Death in White Bear.” He was adopted and abused by his adoptive mother, who was tried and convicted [......Read More
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Violence in society is such an important conversation. You captured the definition of violence in your April 23 editorial when you said, “violence steals opportunity and innocence from our children.” More importantly, it robs opportunity from us all. A happy life is one where we’re given oppor...Read More
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