opinion

Referring to the article in the June 2 edition, “Efforts for equality”: Our writer seems to feel that same-sex marriage personifies the most sacred family values. Whose values? His? Certainly not mine. He also seems to be inferring that perhaps states that are doing well during this recession are doing well because of the number [...]

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I would like to express my concern for recent activities by the City Council. There have been numerous cases in which the City Council has shown little regard for the city’s staff. Some of those members have not realized that they are there to represent their constituents, not to cast their own opinions without respect [...]

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I was reflecting back over the year with a driver the other day on the impalpable joys of transporting students to and from school. The joyful tears of the parent letting their student off to school the first day, who now greets you with a nod or an appreciative good morning wave. The student you [...]

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Planning for the third annual Elk River Independence Day celebration at Lions Park is coming along nicely. Admittedly, the fund drive for the fireworks display has a little ways to go if the citizen-led committee is going to be able to put on another $15,000 show, but I have faith in the people of this [...]

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A 12-year-old girl from Plymouth is half way to her goal of collecting a million gently used books for needy children. Already she and volunteers through their organization, Read Indeed, have collected 618,702 books. Maria Keller, a sixth-grader at Orono Middle School who loves to read, got the idea when her mother mentioned that some [...]

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