Letters from readers
Last Saturday I attended memorial services for two Elk River citizens who were taken from us by cancer. Both Terri and Harlan were described as Christians who faced their cancers with grace and dignity, never asking, “Why me?” At Terri’s service, someone shared that many had prayed for Terri...Read More
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In the three plus years that my wife and I have lived in Elk River, we have greatly appreciated this city and we look forward to completing our retirement years here. I would like to comment upon two things that have bothered me. 1. We own lake shore property on Lake Orono, in the section [...]...Read More
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This is in regard to the front page of the Star News on June 13. Dog killer to be sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend’s dog “Draco.” It was a very cruel, vicious death. People stood outside the government center holding signs asking for justice. Where is the justice for the babies who a...Read More
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On June 16 I came upon what appeared to be an accident involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle. There were several cars stopped to help the cyclist until emergency personnel arrived. I am not sure if the cyclist had a helmet on at the time of the accident or the extent of that individual’s [...]...Read More
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There are times in your life when you realize how grateful you are for those that have helped you when you needed it most. They don’t ask for anything in return because they are friends and neighbors and we are all ready to help each other out. But with the passing of my father, Jay [...]...Read More
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I cannot believe that embarrassing billboard is still up, advertising “therapy” for being gay. The real people that need therapy is the people giving the therapy! Just another form of “brainwashing” if you ask me. — Shari Kraljic, Elk River  ...Read More
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Point us in the right direction: behind courthouse, behind Perkins, behind Coborn’s, off County Road 1, off County Road 33 and so on. Make sure your signs are big and all the same. I would like to come to your sale if I can find it. — Barb Campbell, Elk River...Read More
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I agree with last week’s letter writer regarding the extreme prices for gasoline. One thing I noticed was Princeton seems to always have gas prices lower than Zimmerman and Elk River! The reason, I suspect, is the fact that Princeton has two “Casey’s gas stations” within the city and they pr...Read More
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Today marks the 800 anniversary of the English Magna Carta. It deserves more than a cursory glance. The venerable document gave the world three classic principles that are central to all elected governments: The king is not above the law, citizens who are taxed must be represented, and all citizens...Read More
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I just finished reading yet another letter complaining about the trains in Elk River and must admit, I am tired of all the “whining.” If you don’t like or want the noise from the trains, don’t move to Elk River within earshot of the trains. It’s that simple. The trains were here long befor...Read More
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