Opinion
It is fairly evident that Pat Roles doesn’t believe in a middle-ground approach when it comes to managing the timber wolf in the state of Minnesota based on the first sentence of her letter to the editor. Instead of relying on scientific data collected by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resour...Read More
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Recently I’ve heard and read some of the most powerful student essays I’ve encountered over more than 45 years of work with young people. Students presented them at a statewide conference attracting almost 300 students sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs. Quietly, with...Read More
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People have nearly eliminated America’s native gray wolves during the last century by poisoning them, catching them in painful traps and shooting them. Today, only about 5,000 remain, on just 5 percent of their historical territory. An argument cited by those in opposition of continued federal pro...Read More
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I would extend an invitation to everyone in our community to attend the Memorial Day program, at Lions Park, on Monday. The program begins at 10 a.m. Memorial Day and honors and remembers those whose lives were sacrificed in service to our nation in the many wars and conflicts in our county’s hist...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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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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