Letters from readers

It has been on my heart to write for a few months concerning the next generation of sports and activity scheduling, and then two wonderful columns related to this matter appeared in the opinion section of the Star News. The first was a letter to dads on the fate of the next generation and the [...]

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On behalf of the city of Elk River and the Public Works and Parks Maintenance divisions, I wish to offer my most sincere thanks to The Bank of Elk River, Cub Foods, Von Hanson’s Meats, Steve’s Elk River Nursery and the Elk River Police Department Reserves, for their generous support of our Maintenance Facility Open [...]

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Two years ago at the Baldwin annual meeting, outgoing Chairman Jeff Holm made a passionate appeal for more road preservation money. The then just elected new Town Board Member Kim Good made a motion to increase taxes 25 percent, saying it was a “nice round number.” Taxpayers added $100,000 to the roads levy with the [...]

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It is ridiculous that the City Council has expended so much time and attention on the issue of garage sale signs. Could that energy be spent on real issues like fixing pot holes or improving parks? It is acknowledged that even though the signs are sometimes in the right of way that it has not [...]

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I wanted to take a minute to thank all the children and their families as well as the 100+ volunteers that participated in the Community Bible Camp . I am completely blown away by your generosity.With a boys against girls challenge, these kids collected more then $3000 in change which will directly help to change [...]

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I proudly served in the military for four years. I did this with a feeling of duty, honor, country. The biggest symbol for this duty is the American flag. This year, as in previous years, I see flags placed near ground level to celebrate an occasion. Unfortunately, these flags are soon forgotten and disgraced as [...]

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This is a response to Gwen Smith’s letter about garage sale signs. What are the city’s rules, laws, guidelines? I mean are there any? And why are they all of a sudden being enforced? It seems to be only enforced in certain areas and on certain days. What’s the point in taking them down, throwing [...]

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I would like to thank all friends and Wild fans who came out to support the Minnesota Wild Road Tour last Wednesday at the Ice Arena from 4 to 5:30. Thank you to the Elk River hockey community for getting the word out and the promotional advertisement for this event. My son is proud to [...]

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The 2013 archaeological dig at Bailey Point in Elk River was a huge success, thanks to the many sponsors and volunteers. The city of Elk River was fortunate to have received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to conduct the dig and fortunate to have the following organizations support the 2013 archaeological dig. The [...]

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