Letters from readers
It was almost appropriate that I woke up Monday morning to the sound of rain falling outside my window. Our final performance for “Annie” was Sunday, and I woke up feeling a bit sad. I already miss the many great friends I made during the show. The hugs, laughter and high-fives we shared backsta...Read More
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What can be more American than the American flag, apple pie and garage sales? In the city of Elk River, the flag and pie are OK, but garage sales are another matter! They do not want the tax-paying residents of the city cluttering up the boulevards with unsightly signs. Not only are garage sales fun...Read More
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It has been on my heart to write for a few months concerning the next generation of sports and activity scheduling, and then two wonderful columns related to this matter appeared in the opinion section of the Star News. The first was a letter to dads on the fate of the next generation and the [...]...Read More
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On behalf of the city of Elk River and the Public Works and Parks Maintenance divisions, I wish to offer my most sincere thanks to The Bank of Elk River, Cub Foods, Von Hanson’s Meats, Steve’s Elk River Nursery and the Elk River Police Department Reserves, for their generous support of our Maint...Read More
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Two years ago at the Baldwin annual meeting, outgoing Chairman Jeff Holm made a passionate appeal for more road preservation money. The then just elected new Town Board Member Kim Good made a motion to increase taxes 25 percent, saying it was a “nice round number.” Taxpayers added $100,000 to th...Read More
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It is ridiculous that the City Council has expended so much time and attention on the issue of garage sale signs. Could that energy be spent on real issues like fixing pot holes or improving parks? It is acknowledged that even though the signs are sometimes in the right of way that it has not [...]...Read More
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I wanted to take a minute to thank all the children and their families as well as the 100+ volunteers that participated in the Community Bible Camp . I am completely blown away by your generosity.With a boys against girls challenge, these kids collected more then $3000 in change which will directly ...Read More
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I proudly served in the military for four years. I did this with a feeling of duty, honor, country. The biggest symbol for this duty is the American flag. This year, as in previous years, I see flags placed near ground level to celebrate an occasion. Unfortunately, these flags are soon forgotten and...Read More
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This is a response to Gwen Smith’s letter about garage sale signs. What are the city’s rules, laws, guidelines? I mean are there any? And why are they all of a sudden being enforced? It seems to be only enforced in certain areas and on certain days. What’s the point in taking them down, throwi...Read More
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