Letters from readers

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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I would like the thank all the patriotic citizens who helped retire just under 1,000 flags with dignity on June 14 at Veteran’s Lake. The Elk River Legion Post 112 Honor Guard rifle salute to the flags was highlighted with the firing of an original Revolutionary War 6-pound cannon from the 1700s! The cannon is [...]

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I’ve meant to write this letter since June 8 when the parents, etc. got a preview of their (the marching band’s) performance in Rogers. I knew when I saw and heard them perform that night just how good they were. They are so precise and sharp looking in their all-black uniforms and having the rifles [...]

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I recently had a garage sale, which my family has done for over 40 years. I put a $30 ad in and paid money for nice signs. People who read the ads also look for signs as they are out and about. People at my sale who saw the ad said they did not see [...]

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The Morrison County Record (ECM) Editorial Board endorses “all-day-every-day kindergarten in Minnesota” (April 19 issue) and even pre-K for children 3-4 years of age. They quote several economists how such a program (of state-sponsored education) impacts the “return on investment.” However, is that what is best for the very young child? Certainly education is extremely [...]

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ECM’s recent editorial on a formula for education success offers a misguided and fatal solution. To get kids to at least grade-level reading by third grade, ECM actually advocates that others do the job that parents refuse to do. This never works. Having the gall to relegate parents as mere “partners in their child’s educational [...]

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I just wanted to thank the Elk River Elks softball team for an exciting season and a more exciting state tournament. We attended all the games to cheer our daughter Ali and the team on, and we could not be more proud of all of you. You all made the right plays, got the hits [...]

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