Letters from readers

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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I read with some disappointment that the School Board made a fiscal decision to cut back in the music program, based on demand. The interest from the student body on core music classes is not high enough to support the full-time funding of this position. That is sound financial management, and the board’s decision was [...]

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We are the parents of two children who are working very hard to be a part of both the band and the choir at the Elk River High School. Many of you may not know that they are unable to advance in band while staying in the choir. Last year there were six “combo” students. [...]

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Friday, May 10 is Poppy Day in Elk River.  That day you will see  Elk River Legion and Elk River- Rogers VFW members, along with Elk River High DECA students distributing poppies at local stores. All the money collected goes to veteran programs and programs for veterans’ families.  Please be generous and donate what you [...]

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Thank you Elk River for supporting the 10th Annual Boy Scout Leadership Breakfast held Thursday, April 25, at the American Legion. We had 88 in attendance, along with members of Troop 99, and their Scoutmasters. Our speaker was Jack Mowry,  of Metal Craft. Jack did a great job of relating his scouting experiences, his early [...]

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