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Not unlike most people, I spend a lot of time in my car driving hither and yon. Mostly, I cart my children to and from activities like baseball, gymnastics and swimming. Usually, I am thinking about important things, like what’s for dinner? Or what meeting or deadline is coming up? Mentally, I check things off [...]

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I find it interesting that our society has become more intrigued by moral issues in recent years, evidenced by the fact that 55 percent of adults discuss moral issues during a typical week. But a stunning outcome from a study by the Barna Group showed those under 25 are more than twice as likely as [...]

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In 2012 the city of Elk River was able to complete an organizational assessment and build a foundation for our future. After some organizational restructuring, the addition of key staff members, a thorough review and update to our personnel policies, we now have the pieces in place to prepare for the future of Elk River. [...]

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It’s late in the evening when the calm and dark Pacific sky is brought to life with bright light from flares, and silhouettes of Japanese soldiers approaching with the roar of “Banzai!” It was July of 1944 and it’s on Tinian Island where 19-year-old Marshall Harris of New Ulm, Minn. and the Marine Corps 2nd [...]

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