Letters from readers

The Memorial Day weekend proved to be a difficult one in Elk River. Young Daisy Jo Holland was swept up by the Elk River and her short life ended just before her second birthday. Lost in this tragic event was the outstanding work by the Elk River Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies. They [...]

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The search for Daisy Jo Holland was among the largest and most comprehensive operations and investigations I have been a part of in over 30 years of law enforcement service. The time of day, weather conditions, holiday weekend and scope of the investigation created challenges that would tax all but the largest law enforcement agencies. [...]

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The family of Daisy Jo Holland wants to thank all who helped us in this difficult time. We want to thank Elk River Police and Rescue teams, the BCA, Sherburne County, the water rescue people and dive teams and all the other trained professionals who worked to find her. We thank Chaplain Tom for his [...]

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The German Heritage Festival committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the first German Heritage Festival an amazing success. Approximately 1,000 people of all ages gathered at Lions Park in Elk River to enjoy a wide variety of exciting German music performed by Command Performance, the Bavarian Musikmeisters and Northstar Boys Choir. [...]

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Now that spring is here we all want to make the most of our time outside. Traveling to the lake, going to a baseball game or just taking a drive with the windows down are some activities we enjoy doing this time of year. Please take the time to buckle up each and every time [...]

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(Editor’s note: The following statement was read into the record at Monday’s Elk River Area School Board meeting, and also submitted as a letter to the editor.) Thank you (Elk River Area School District) for clearly laying out the reasoning behind the cuts to the music program at Elk River High School. The data was [...]

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The Elk River community should be extremely proud of coach Mark Durand and the entire Stark Industries Robotics Team 3023. Over the past year and a half, Mr. Durand and his students have served as the FIRST robotics mentors for our rookie robotics team, Becker High School’s team 4607. Team 3023 has shared ideas, resources [...]

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The Elk River Youth Lacrosse Association would like to say thank you to everyone that supported our fundraiser over the last three weeks. A special thanks to the local businesses that offered coupon discounts in support of the fundraiser efforts as well. As a new association experiencing significant growth over the last three years, having [...]

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It’s no secret that the local American Legion in Elk River and its membership is aging.  Our membership is at 400, which is 148 below our all-time high years ago.  We continue to recruit new members, but the interest is not as high as it use to be.  I’m asking for all serviceman and women [...]

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