Opinion

Let’s try this again – retirement, that is. In June 2007, I retired from the Star Tribune after almost 24 years with that newspaper. Six months later, I accepted a position with ECM Publishers as general manager in Dakota County. After four years managing Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune, ECM expanded by purchasing [...]

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This is a response to Gwen Smith’s letter about garage sale signs. What are the city’s rules, laws, guidelines? I mean are there any? And why are they all of a sudden being enforced? It seems to be only enforced in certain areas and on certain days. What’s the point in taking them down, throwing [...]

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I would like to thank all friends and Wild fans who came out to support the Minnesota Wild Road Tour last Wednesday at the Ice Arena from 4 to 5:30. Thank you to the Elk River hockey community for getting the word out and the promotional advertisement for this event. My son is proud to [...]

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A lot of focus has been put on elementary education to make sure kids have a solid foundation for learning. Then we turn our attention to high school, preparing students with the skills they need for college or the workforce. There is an important time in a child’s education – middle school – where there [...]

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Independence Day is right around the corner and it always leads me to recall some of the memorable ways that I have experienced this special day. One story that is at the top of the list involves me walking in on a burglary in progress happening at our small-town hardware store. I was too young [...]

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The 2013 archaeological dig at Bailey Point in Elk River was a huge success, thanks to the many sponsors and volunteers. The city of Elk River was fortunate to have received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig and fortunate to have the following organizations support the 2013 archaeological dig. The [...]

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I would like the thank all the patriotic citizens who helped retire just under 1,000 flags with dignity on June 14 at Veteran’s Lake. The Elk River Legion Post 112 Honor Guard rifle salute to the flags was highlighted with the firing of an original Revolutionary War 6-pound cannon from the 1700s! The cannon is [...]

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