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Fifty years ago, families created suburban communities to escape the poverty of the cities. Back then, most suburban residents were young Caucasians. Today, the suburbs are comprised of a rich variety of racial diversity, including Caucasian, Latino, Hispanic, African-American and Somali residents. ...Read More
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When 11-year-old Mandi Simon, of Eagan, says “give,” amazing things happen for children in need. Mandi, who was adopted by Dina and Rich Simon at eight days old, is grateful for her “awesome parents.” Realizing how lucky she is, she wants to make the world a better place. Determined to...Read More
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Imagine being a 15-year-old on a heart-transplant waiting list for nearly two years. Instead of playing sports or being carefree with your friends, you are confined to a hospital room every day for six months — hooked up to sterile, cold, beeping machines. After days of waiting and hoping, the day...Read More
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Rather than trying to give us a lesson on the history of our nation, Ms. Driessen would do well to brush up on her American history. The “founding fathers” wrote a Constitution that deliberately prohibited the establishment of an official state religion or interference with the religious beliefs...Read More
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I would like to address a letter to the editor from Feb. 22 headlined “Days we live in are very trying for us.” The days we live in are unfortunately very discouraging. However, this does not mean we need to throw out people’s First Amendment rights, as the reader would suggest by saying, “i...Read More
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Why are illegal U-turns allowed on Main Street of Elk River? While I have my hair cut, at Ardy’s on Main on Saturday mornings, I witness two to four vehicles make illegal U-turns on Main Street. Cars are traveling west on Main Street and think nothing of making a U-turn into an available parking s...Read More
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