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It was so fun to read the story about Doris Anderson and Town and Country. I have many good memories of that store. In fact, I still have my graduation, engagement and honeymoon dresses from there. My favorite memory is the time I got a call from the shop that there was an “anonymous” gift [...]

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I love the purity of precinct caucuses. People with little or no experience in political activism can come and have a voice. More seasoned political activists come alongside them to help them learn the process. There are straw polls, and everyone gets a vote. There are resolutions, and everyone gets a chance to make them. [...]

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Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites are the first choice for information. [...]

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Letter writer called out of line Last week’s letter by the Rogers writer who unloaded his venom of unreasonable anger about taxes and government on Don Heinzman was way out of line. If anyone has written extensively over many years in support of reasonable progress in the Elk River area, has chaired and attended countless [...]

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I have an analogy for you: Technology is like a paper towel – it does its job very well but is only useful for a short amount of time. It serves its purpose almost too quickly, making the only next logical step being to grab a new one; that cycle is never-ending. The only difference [...]

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I have belonged to the Elk River community for my entire life. I attended elementary, middle school and high school here, and I am proud to remain an Elk River resident for many reasons. One of the main reasons why I remain an active part of this community is because this is where I was [...]

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 Reader questions $65,000 for a sign consultant When people are struggling to get through this down economy, I find it interesting that Elk River City Council is considering hiring a consulting firm for $65,000 to study and make recommendations on signage that lays out a 25- to 50-year plan. If the consulting firm costs $65,000, [...]

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The year 2013 brought good news for education. The Minnesota Legislature approved additional funds for early childhood education and for all-day kindergarten. Eighty-six percent of local school levies were approved. Money borrowed from school districts during poor economic times have been repaid. The ECM Editorial Board, in a series of editorials last year, advocated these [...]

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