Letters from readers

I spoke with my friend the other day and asked if she had seen the Senate debate that took place in Duluth on Oct. 1. She said she was so busy running the kids between practices and games that she hadn’t time to pay attention to politics. I think we all can admit to being [...]

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Does anyone else enjoy the pigeons by the old farm feed store in downtown? I think it is cruel to have boarded up their home on top of the feed store right before winter. They will freeze and die now that winter is coming. I would like to think the caring people of Elk River [...]

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Yes, it is time to rethink our new school lunch program. Having nutritional guidelines are great, but what good does it do when the kids either refuse to eat or throw it out?  How much money is going straight to the garbage bins? My daughter’s lunch account used to run short because she’d always buy [...]

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I am a current student Elk River High School and it has come to my attention that schools are wasting tons of food every day. Have you ever thought about how many kids throw away food every day during lunch? My school stopped using reusable trays and started using styrofoam trays. That is a complete [...]

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Once again I learn that the laws of physics and economics are mysteriously different between United States and Europe. Roundabouts are unsafe for concurrent use by semitrucks and cars? I must buy a plane ticket immediately and tour the European continent informing all the countries about their egregious mistake before there is widespread carnage! Oh [...]

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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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his year has flown by. The season for shoveling again is quickly approaching us. It seems like yesterday we were storing the snow gear away for the season, thus the reason for composing this letter and plea for donating to a worthy cause. The holidays are an important time for celebrating with family and friends, [...]

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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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