Opinion
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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Thank you, Elk River, for the great turn-out for the 12th annual Elk River Boy Scout Leadership Breakfast. Over $5,000 was raised to support the Scouting program in the Central Minnesota Council. Dave Anderson was our speaker and he traced his history as a Scout and what it meant to his life’s dev...Read More
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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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In this week’s Star News, there was an article about expanding the park downtown to the tune of $2 million or so. I am sorry, but how can you justify this amount of money being spent on that small a portion of land. That is just ludicrous. There are far better ways to spend the [...]...Read More
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