Opinion

In response and support of the articles in the paper the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about this issue for a very long time and decided to put my thoughts in print. I am thankful to Don Heinzman, Jim Boyle, Carey Casey and Judy Mikkola for getting this ball rolling. If the readers have [...]

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There is nothing more important than keeping your family and friends safe. As a Toward Zero Deaths Safe Roads Coalition, we work closely in our community to ensure everyone makes safe driving decisions to avoid driving impaired. In 2008, Sherburne County began the C.R.A.S.H. — Collision Reduction And Safe Highways program. Officers and deputies from [...]

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Citizens of Elk River, I congratulate you who have written letters to the editor concerning garage sale signs along the streets. It is comforting to know that you are affected by the removal of these signs. The City has every right to remove these signs if there is a complaint; however, the person who removes [...]

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I am writing to express the sincere gratitude of my wife and I to Officers Joseph Zerwas and Ryan Franzen of the Rogers Police Department On Aug. 9 my wife and I were traveling through Rogers intending to visit nearby Rice Lake. While stationary at a red light at the intersection of South Diamond Lake [...]

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The season for grade-school tackle football turns our attention to the value of that sport and the subject of concussions. Chances are that most kids grades two through eight playing tackle football won’t suffer a concussion, but the number of such cases is rising. One national study suggests that 90 percent of grade-school players will [...]

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As parents prepare to send their youngsters back to school this fall, shootings in schools may have them wondering if Minnesota school buildings are safe. Those in the know say school buildings are very safe, but while there are crisis plans in place in most buildings, there’s no guarantee that all schools will be free [...]

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It was almost appropriate that I woke up Monday morning to the sound of rain falling outside my window. Our final performance for “Annie” was Sunday, and I woke up feeling a bit sad. I already miss the many great friends I made during the show. The hugs, laughter and high-fives we shared backstage were [...]

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What can be more American than the American flag, apple pie and garage sales? In the city of Elk River, the flag and pie are OK, but garage sales are another matter! They do not want the tax-paying residents of the city cluttering up the boulevards with unsightly signs. Not only are garage sales fun, [...]

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