Opinion

Once gone — never to return. Is this the fate of our beautiful, historic, unique, beneficial, irreplaceable Pinewood Golf Course? In response to “the closing,” a younger fellow from Elk River replied: “When I was a kid, my mom would drop me off at Pinewood, and I would play golf all day for $10. It [...]

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When did Elk River and Big Lake become a train yard for Burlington Northern? We have lived very near the crossing of County Road 35 and Zebulon for 35 years. We knew we were near a crossing and would have train noise when we bought our home. But now, not only has the train traffic [...]

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Tanner James Pap, of Lino Lakes, was hoping to counsel others on the dangers of drug abuse. Instead, he died from a heroin overdose as a student at the University of Minnesota in 2012. He was 21. Nick Moore, of Fridley, a 25-year-old bioengineering student at the University of Minnesota, died of a heroin overdose [...]

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As a 35 year resident of Elk River, I am very upset with the closing of Pinewood Golf Course. My wife has now retired and planned on learning the game of golf and I had told her Pinewood is the place to learn. In the past I have taken all three of my grandsons to [...]

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As you may know, the committee that has put on the Fourth of July event the last few years has disbanded. The city of Elk River has stepped in to try to fill some of the void. It means that, yes, there will be fireworks on the Fourth. They will be fired off from the [...]

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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, on May 9. Also 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 [...]

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What a sad event to contemplate that Pinewood golf course will close. As a longtime resident of Elk River whose family roots go back to the late 1800s, I have seen many changes in my hometown over the years. Through some of these changes, we have lost historic sites that made our town uniquely attractive. [...]

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