Letters from readers
Through my work at the county over the last 10 years, I am very aware of how Kathleen Heaney has helped the “underdog” even when up against powerful forces above the county level. She does not fear the difficult job that may lie ahead but perseveres to make right what is wrong. While striving fo...Read More
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As residents, business owners and parents of students of ISD 728 School District, we support re-electing Shane Steinbrecher for School Board. He has lived his whole life, graduated and is now raising his family within the school district. Shane and his wife are owners of a growing local business who...Read More
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I am amazed that your newspaper keeps glorifying balloon releases. It seems that there are a couple of releases a year, including the one at the Thumbs Up High 5K that happened last week. Balloons do not “go to heaven” as stated in this week’s article, but pop or lose helium and come back down...Read More
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For eight years as a city councilman for the city of Elk River, I had the opportunity to sit on the council with Larry Farber and to work with Larry on a number of city issues when he was the Sherburne County commissioner. I do know that Larry will look at all sides of the [...]...Read More
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When I ran for state representative in 2006 and again in 2008, my opponent was Tom Emmer. I made the choice not to engage in a mud-slinging campaign, hoping to win the seat with a positive campaign.  I lost by pretty much the same margins that other Democrats lose in this Republican voting district...Read More
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It saddens me when I see empty beer cans and bottles on the ground by our streets. These items, along with other pieces of garbage, indicate some people disregard the laws (open containers and littering) and they do not care how this behavior detracts from the beauty of our city. — David Thompson,...Read More
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