Letters from readers
Thank you to everyone who supported the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary poppy programs by donating money for a poppy on Elk River Poppy Day, May 8. Thank you to Elk River DECA for all the students’ help. Also, thank you to the stores and restaurants that allowed us to distribute poppies. Our vet...Read More
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The annual Elk River Spring Clean Up Day on April 25, 2015, was a record breaker, with a total of 467 vehicles; 150 more than in 2014. With all of the extra traffic, we had backups on Proctor Avenue for the duration of the event with southbound traffic just north of the Maintenance Facility entrance...Read More
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Your April 23 commentary on violence in society reminded me of an incident that occurred in White Bear Lake years ago when I was young. A little boy died, and it was chronicled in the book “A Death in White Bear.” He was adopted and abused by his adoptive mother, who was tried and convicted [......Read More
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Violence in society is such an important conversation. You captured the definition of violence in your April 23 editorial when you said, “violence steals opportunity and innocence from our children.” More importantly, it robs opportunity from us all. A happy life is one where we’re given oppor...Read More
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Thank you, Elk River, for the great turn-out for the 12th annual Elk River Boy Scout Leadership Breakfast. Over $5,000 was raised to support the Scouting program in the Central Minnesota Council. Dave Anderson was our speaker and he traced his history as a Scout and what it meant to his life’s dev...Read More
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In this week’s Star News, there was an article about expanding the park downtown to the tune of $2 million or so. I am sorry, but how can you justify this amount of money being spent on that small a portion of land. That is just ludicrous. There are far better ways to spend the [...]...Read More
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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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