Letters to the Editor
To the editor: In 1981, my father committed suicide. I was 8 years old at the time with four brothers and sisters. Though I recall little of the following two years, I still vividly remember my teenage years. My first thought of committing suicide was at 11. I didn’t have any plan, but I did [...]...Read More
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To the editor: Thank you, MaryAnn Passe, for her letter, “Lebanon Hills missed opportunity,” Jan. 9. The information she included was what I have been looking for over the past weeks. It was not what I had hoped for but what was expected, based on past articles and letters on the subject. Of the...Read More
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To the editor: Mother Nature’s most recent blast left plenty of snow and ice for all of us to battle. That means slippery surfaces, which can be dangerous and costly for homeowners, as well as for their visitors – including their letter carrier.  By clearing a path when the snow arrives, accide...Read More
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To the editor: I want to say thank you. Last week marked the end of my term representing Burnsville and Lakeville in the State Legislature, and I want to thank my constituents for letting me stand for them. Although we all become much more aware of the state government during the often contentious c...Read More
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To the editor: I recently had the pleasure of judging students at the District 2 DECA Conference in St. Paul. DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, but Burnsville High School has adapted the acronym to stand for Determination, Excellence, Creativity and Achievement. High school an...Read More
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To the editor: Intent on building its multi-million dollar hub for the Dakota County Greenway Trail System, the Dakota County Board has rendered the Lebanon Hills Citizen Panel almost meaningless. Tight control left the panel without the freedom to create a plan for Lebanon Hills Regional Park that ...Read More
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To the editor: The new Congress has yet to be seated and already U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, is under attack in letters to the editor from both the left (“Who will support workers?” Nancy Hall) and the right (“Kline’s decline” Jim Leebens) in the Dec. 25/26 editions. It seems to me...Read More
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