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For 37 years the Elk River Community Theatre has produced and presented live theatre for our community. Thousands of staff, board members, volunteers and actors have worked tens of thousands of hours to make this possible. Approximately, 100,000 audience members have attended these shows. Throughout its history, ERCT has maintained the highest artistic standards equal [...]

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In response to the article entitled, “Theater group likened to sinking ship called Titanic,” I highly disagree. I have never seen any Elk River Community Theatre’s productions as “poor judgment.” I have participated in many productions by a similar group, Youth Theatre Workshop, which has a lot of the same volunteers and directors. Youth Theatre [...]

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It is sad to see that bigotry toward minorities still goes on, this time against that small portion of our society who were born to love someone of their same sex, and want the same civil rights, and the dignity of the same marriage, as the majority of us enjoy. I wish the best for [...]

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Marriage is a wonderful institution. The United States is a nation built on equality. Put those two together and there is no patriotic reason to be against same-sex marriage. A compelling argument stating that somehow same-sex marriage damages the institution has not yet been made, anywhere or anyplace. The same-sex couples I know actually are [...]

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The power of an idea and a commitment to a mission could bring baseball to Benin, Africa, badly in need of giving poor young people something constructive to do. (Benin is a small French-speaking country of 8 million people, sandwiched between Nigeria and Ghana.) Two men who are involved in the Robbinsdale Little League program [...]

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Downtown Elk River has a lot going for it, despite a poorly timed revitalization project. One of its best and brightest rising stars is about to vanish, unfortunately, if city leaders — elected, appointed and otherwise — don’t pull back on the controls and look at the bigger picture. The Elk River Housing and Redevelopment [...]

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Those that overdosed on television news coverage leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9-11 may have missed out on a tremendous opportunity to remember, reflect and look to the future — all while standing shoulder to shoulder with members of the Elk River community. There were many that by the eve of the anniversary [...]

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Leading up to and in the wake of the Hassan Township Annual Meeting in which Hassan electors voted for a zero tax levy, there has been a great deal of false information circulated about what a zero levy means moving forward. Specifically, in the most recent letter to the editor, Al Krinke reiterated several inaccurate [...]

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