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I read with much interest that Connexus Energy has a solar power farm. I believe Elk River gets its energy from Connexus. If this is the case, I would be interested in being part of this program. I would like to see Elk River Utilities participate in this program or a similar program. — Ed [...]

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I cannot imagine that I won’t be walking the halls of Twin Lakes Elementary School next year wearing my “reading corps red” and pulling kids from class to work on their reading skills. That’s what I do now as a Minnesota Reading Corps member: I read with kids every day using scientifically designed interventions to [...]

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Thank you Elk River for supporting the Boy Scouts and for turning out for the 11th Annual Leadership Breakfast April 24, 2014.  Kathleen Heaney, Sherburne County Attorney was our speaker. She recounted her experiences as a Scout mother and then told us of the values of Scouting: self discipline, leadership and community involvement. She made [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive.” The act is specific in detail and defines the context [...]

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Counterpoint: There’s still a public golf course in town “Nowhere else in Elk River … will you see a father bonding with a teenage son and an elderly grandmother and granddaughter laughing — while actually playing the same sport together.” I beg to differ! I actually see and experience this often in golf season at [...]

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First, I would like to say that I truly believe in our right to protest, and I have exercised that right at times in my life. But what Mr. Bondhus did, in my opinion, was a slap in the face of every veteran who has served to protect our right to protest. For the ones [...]

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Good health is the most basic human need and essential to success and prosperity. The idea that health care should be available to everyone at an affordable price seems easy to support. But achieving that has become a divisive issue in this country, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Before it went into [...]

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I have belonged to the Elk River community for my entire life. I attended elementary, middle school and high school here, and I am proud to remain an Elk River resident for many reasons. One of the main reasons why I remain an active part of this community is because this is where I was [...]

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