Letters to the Editor
To the editor: When our daughter, Grace Anderson came home from school and told us she invited the mayor to her graduation party, I said “What?” She said he had emailed all the Lakeville high school seniors and said he liked going to grad parties and if they would like him to come to theirs, [.....Read More
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To the editor: Gov. Mark Dayton, in his veto message on the education bill, stated that “some Republicans hate public schools.” No Republican, or Democrat for that matter, hates public schools. On the contrary, legislators are the public schools strongest advocates including state Rep. Roz Peter...Read More
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To the editor: I admire Gov. Mark Dayton’s tenacity regarding early care and childhood education, and I encourage our local representatives to reach out to their single-parent constituents for their input. Maybe if they better understood the devastating impact that inadequate child care has on sin...Read More
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To the editor: I do not know if Mark Ulfers is guilty of anything, but I cannot help questioning his firing as the Dakota County Community Development Agency director. If the allegations leveled against him were unfounded years ago I ask: “What has changed?”  These are serious allegations and M...Read More
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To the editor: It appears leaders in the Minnesota House of Representatives may finally be getting the message about the need to compromise with the Democratic governor. Recent news stories lead us to believe they may provide some needed funding for local school districts which they were reluctant a...Read More
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To the editor: We are writing with kudos to Mike Budde, owner of Culvers Restaurants in Apple Valley and Lakeville, and his wonderful staff. In addition to offering great food in a pleasant and clean atmosphere, he gives back so much to both Apple Valley and Lakeville communities. This includes – ...Read More
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To the editor: Whether we like it or not, our elected officials play a big role in our economy and the financial decisions many Minnesotans make.  Some of us have different beliefs about the role of government, but one thing we should all agree on is Minnesota’s elected officials should position ...Read More
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To the editor: For 13 years I have had the great honor of serving as the principal of Red Pine Elementary School and as I bid farewell I would be remiss by not thanking everyone in Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Rosemount and Coates for everything they have done to make Red Pine what it is [...]...Read More
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To the editor: Last January when lawmakers were asked about priorities in the Legislature with mixed leadership, DFL leaders talked about a need to reach across the aisle, and Republican spokespersons talked about infrastructure: roads and bridges and the need to repair these essential elements. Fou...Read More
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To the editor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statistics say that gas mowers represent 5 percent of U.S. air pollution. According to the EPA, a new gas-powered lawn mower produces volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxide emissions in one hour of operation as 11 new cars each being driven ...Read More
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To the editor: The legislative session ended Monday without funding for universal pre-K in their education bill. Republican legislators have been significant opponents of funding universal pre-K, and would rather increase funding for the questionably successful pre-K scholarship program. This increa...Read More
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