Opinion
To the Editor: I want to thank the businesses and churches that allowed trees to be placed for people to choose tags from and shop for. The individuals, businesses, organizations, churches and service groups that gave generously with cash donations or collected toys. The individuals that provided fo...Read More
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To the Editor: If you are “pro-life,” I hope your activism goes beyond the lives of the unborn. I hope you become enraged when you hear about the senseless beatings and murders of LGBT people. I hope your heart breaks when police officers who have murdered unarmed people of color aren’t even i...Read More
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The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-13 state Legislature appropr...Read More
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To the Editor: Normally I enjoy reading the “Letters to the Editor” section each week, as I am a firm believer that we are each entitled to our opinions and have the right to express said opinions. However, I don’t think I have ever been so disappointed in John Q. Public as I was this [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Governor Dayton says that roads, bridges and education will be his priorities in 2015. The Republicans better agree to increase the gasoline tax and limit its expenditure to roads and bridges. While everyone agrees education is the best investment we can make, just throwing more taxpa...Read More
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To the Editor: I can understand that not everyone believed in the war on terrorism in Iraq but I don’t understand calling any member of our troops that served there a coward. These brave men and women went because our country called them to serve there. After watching “American Sniper,” I am a...Read More
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This week’s message is that you aren’t going to get out of this world alive. Maybe you knew that, but most of us ignore the implications. Last week, I was reminded of the risks we face simply by minding our own business. At the state newspaper convention, one of the luncheon speakers was former ...Read More
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To the Editor: I was surprised at the amount of money and property Byron Smith lost in the burglaries which happened at his home so I decided to go online and read about his conviction with the thought that he might not have deserved the sentence he got. Anyone who thinks that Byron Smith should [.....Read More
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The friendship of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and evangelist Billy Graham was just one of many unexpected things I learned about at a recent terrific Minnesota History Day celebration at a St. Paul high school. For people interested in youngsters, schools and learning with four or five hours to share...Read More
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