Letters from readers

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, Otsego  

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Dave Horvath is retiring after many (in fact, 39 full-time and 3 part-time) years of dedicated service to the taxpayers and voters of Zimmerman. Dave’s vast knowledge of environmental pollution laws and regulations regarding storm water holding ponds; sanitary sewage flow; and his capability to make sure every citizen in the city has pure, clean […]

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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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