Opinion

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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 Reader questions $65,000 for a sign consultant When people are struggling to get through this down economy, I find it interesting that Elk River City Council is considering hiring a consulting firm for $65,000 to study and make recommendations on signage that lays out a 25- to 50-year plan. If the consulting firm costs $65,000, [...]

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My purpose in writing is to express my concern regarding the recent news story on KSTP. As the current president of the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, as a professor who prepares teacher candidates in health and physical education, and as a concerned citizen, your proposed changes to the health and [...]

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I had the pleasure of manning a booth in recent weeks at first-time college and career fairs at both Rogers High School and Elk River High School. Each fair was run a little different, but both appeared to be successful on several fronts. Rogers High School held its fair during the school day and had [...]

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The Southwest Light Rail project, if built, will be the state’s most costly public works project ever. For around $1.4 billion, 15 miles of light rail track, tunnels, stations and bridges will be constructed across the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area, from Minneapolis, through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka, ending in Eden Prairie. Countless [...]

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United We Dance volunteers offered sincere thanks Many thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped with United We Dance on Sept. 14. The Sherburne County Area United Way’s event was an afternoon and evening of fun and entertainment in the rain, but we still were able to raise more than $7,000. The Teddy [...]

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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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