Letter to the editor

When did Elk River and Big Lake become a train yard for Burlington Northern? We have lived very near the crossing of County Road 35 and Zebulon for 35 years. We knew we were near a crossing and would have train noise when we bought our home. But now, not only has the train traffic [...]

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Thank you to all in attendance at the Memorial Day Program at Elk River Lions Park on May 26, 2014. The music and songs were inspirational; the scheduled speakers did a great job. The weather was great. The Boy Scouts posted the colors on the stage as well as flags representing all branches of the [...]

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot tell you how much I truly appreciate your honoring my request to publish the Honor Guards Memorial Day schedule for the cemetery visitations on the front page of the Star News. Wow! That was beautiful! You truly made our citizens aware of the day. Your paper does [...]

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I wanted to commend the people of Elk River for continuing to keep up the tradition of the Memorial Day Services. I was fortunate to attend on Monday and witnessed an unsung hero. It was a beautiful, albeit, warm day, full of wonderful sunshine. A young Boy Scout was sitting in attendance up on the [...]

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One of the first things that attracted me to Elk River was the beautiful little par 3 golf course called Pinewood. The fairways and large greens were so well taken care of and the schedule of events, instruction and opportunities for leagues for all ages was impressive. I have golfed many golf courses in my [...]

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I am so sad to think that Pinewood will close. This is an area that is used by so many of our residents. It is not only the seniors and the youth that use this wonderful golf course, but everyone that wants to enjoy a quick game of golf. I loved seeing young adults pulling [...]

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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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