Letters from readers
In response and support of the articles in the paper the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about this issue for a very long time and decided to put my thoughts in print. I am thankful to Don Heinzman, Jim Boyle, Carey Casey and Judy Mikkola for getting this ball rolling. If the readers have [...]...Read More
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There is nothing more important than keeping your family and friends safe. As a Toward Zero Deaths Safe Roads Coalition, we work closely in our community to ensure everyone makes safe driving decisions to avoid driving impaired. In 2008, Sherburne County began the C.R.A.S.H. — Collision Reduction ...Read More
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Citizens of Elk River, I congratulate you who have written letters to the editor concerning garage sale signs along the streets. It is comforting to know that you are affected by the removal of these signs. The City has every right to remove these signs if there is a complaint; however, the person w...Read More
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I am writing to express the sincere gratitude of my wife and I to Officers Joseph Zerwas and Ryan Franzen of the Rogers Police Department On Aug. 9 my wife and I were traveling through Rogers intending to visit nearby Rice Lake. While stationary at a red light at the intersection of South Diamond La...Read More
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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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