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Once gone — never to return. Is this the fate of our beautiful, historic, unique, beneficial, irreplaceable Pinewood Golf Course? In response to “the closing,” a younger fellow from Elk River replied: “When I was a kid, my mom would drop me off at Pinewood, and I would play golf all day for $10. It [...]

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When did Elk River and Big Lake become a train yard for Burlington Northern? We have lived very near the crossing of County Road 35 and Zebulon for 35 years. We knew we were near a crossing and would have train noise when we bought our home. But now, not only has the train traffic [...]

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Tanner James Pap, of Lino Lakes, was hoping to counsel others on the dangers of drug abuse. Instead, he died from a heroin overdose as a student at the University of Minnesota in 2012. He was 21. Nick Moore, of Fridley, a 25-year-old bioengineering student at the University of Minnesota, died of a heroin overdose [...]

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As a 35 year resident of Elk River, I am very upset with the closing of Pinewood Golf Course. My wife has now retired and planned on learning the game of golf and I had told her Pinewood is the place to learn. In the past I have taken all three of my grandsons to [...]

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A few days ago we told you about a bill regarding public access to critical data that was waiting for the governor’s signature. Senate File 1770 had already received unanimous support in the House and the Senate. Known as the Timberjay bill, it would require that all government contracts with private business be subject to [...]

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Eighteen-year-old David Greer is remarkable. He’s just earned a high school diploma and a four-year college degree. He may be the first Minnesotan to use Minnesota’s Post Secondary Enrollment Options law to pay all the costs of tuition, book and lab fees for a bachelor’s degree. The University of Minnesota recently awarded him a B.A. [...]

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Elk River Memorial Day crowd appreciated Thank you to all in attendance at the Memorial Day Program at Elk River Lions Park on May 26, 2014. The music and songs were inspirational; the scheduled speakers did a great job. The weather was great. The Boy Scouts posted the colors on the stage as well as [...]

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