Letters from readers
Can someone tell me what the big deal is to bring back the fireworks at Orono Park? I have lived in Elk River for almost 25 years. I get the tradition. When my daughter was little, we would go to Lake Orono for swimming, picnicking, the carnival and the great fireworks over the lake. We [...]...Read More
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Thursday, May 7, 2015, will be the 64th observance of the National Day of Prayer. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, National Day of Prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently settling the day as the first Th...Read More
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I would also like to address the billboard on Highway 10 on the edge of Elk River that Jolene Jorgensen so nicely brought to our attention. With her, I believe this is an appalling and embarrassing display in our community. Another letter writer, Joel Greenberg, called her letter “inflammatory” ...Read More
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I have been employed by an auto repair shop during the past year and have learned some valuable information about something called “repairables.” These are the cars that have been in accidents and later get sold at auctions and elsewhere. Some of them have been damaged so badly they can’t even...Read More
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This is my take on the letters written about the billboard referring to that “gays can be repaired with the right therapy” on Highway 10. I didn’t see the billboard, but from the letter written to Star News, I tend to side with those that want the billboard left up. Maybe it’s a wake-up call...Read More
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We would like to express our dismay at the content of the billboard on east Highway 10 that refers to reparative therapy, sometimes called conversion therapy. Conversion therapy purports to turn homosexual behavior into heterosexual behavior. This practice, which is not supported by a wide range of ...Read More
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