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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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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 flags representing all branches of the [...]

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot tell you how much I truly appreciate your honoring my request to publish the Honor Guards Memorial Day schedule for the cemetery visitations on the front page of the Star News. Wow! That was beautiful! You truly made our citizens aware of the day. Your paper does [...]

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I wanted to commend the people of Elk River for continuing to keep up the tradition of the Memorial Day Services. I was fortunate to attend on Monday and witnessed an unsung hero. It was a beautiful, albeit, warm day, full of wonderful sunshine. A young Boy Scout was sitting in attendance up on the [...]

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One of the first things that attracted me to Elk River was the beautiful little par 3 golf course called Pinewood. The fairways and large greens were so well taken care of and the schedule of events, instruction and opportunities for leagues for all ages was impressive. I have golfed many golf courses in my [...]

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I am so sad to think that Pinewood will close. This is an area that is used by so many of our residents. It is not only the seniors and the youth that use this wonderful golf course, but everyone that wants to enjoy a quick game of golf. I loved seeing young adults pulling [...]

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