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I spoke with my friend the other day and asked if she had seen the Senate debate that took place in Duluth on Oct. 1. She said she was so busy running the kids between practices and games that she hadn’t time to pay attention to politics. I think we all can admit to being [...]

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There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has [...]

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Does anyone else enjoy the pigeons by the old farm feed store in downtown? I think it is cruel to have boarded up their home on top of the feed store right before winter. They will freeze and die now that winter is coming. I would like to think the caring people of Elk River [...]

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Yes, it is time to rethink our new school lunch program. Having nutritional guidelines are great, but what good does it do when the kids either refuse to eat or throw it out?  How much money is going straight to the garbage bins? My daughter’s lunch account used to run short because she’d always buy [...]

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I am a current student Elk River High School and it has come to my attention that schools are wasting tons of food every day. Have you ever thought about how many kids throw away food every day during lunch? My school stopped using reusable trays and started using styrofoam trays. That is a complete [...]

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Once again I learn that the laws of physics and economics are mysteriously different between United States and Europe. Roundabouts are unsafe for concurrent use by semitrucks and cars? I must buy a plane ticket immediately and tour the European continent informing all the countries about their egregious mistake before there is widespread carnage! Oh [...]

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The Sept. 13, 2014, Kelley Farm groundbreaking ceremony was awesome with the horse-powered threshing machines, the original house and the two oxen pulling the plow used in the groundbreaking ceremony. The $10.5 million dollar grant, awarded in the bonding bill passed by the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Dayton, was much needed for the [...]

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