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Governor Dayton should be applauded for considering using part of the budget surplus to assist Minnesotans in need. I wonder though, if he and other politicians realize what actually happens when … more
After reading Greenwood Twp. Supervisor Gene Baland’s Dec. 5 “There was no violation of the Open Meeting Law” letter to the editor, I am saddened by his attempt to confuse the issue of the new … more
I was felling trees and cutting firewood over the Thanksgiving weekend. I can’t put my finger on it, but for some reason, climbing trees and using a chainsaw makes me think of how lucky we are to … more
In many states it is referred to as the Sunshine Law, but in Minnesota it is known as the Open Meeting Law.  In Greenwood Township it seems as though our supervisors either have an arrogance or … more
This letter is in response to a letter written last week by Lee Peterson that needs correction. He wrote that I violated the Open Meeting Law. That is not true, (as are other statements in his … more
Waves on the surface can come from winds, moving boats or forces from below. The Republican “wave” election may be more a conservative response to forces beneath the surface than a sign of actual … more
I am writing this letter on Election Day 2014. Once again I made the minimal effort to go the Beatty Town Hall and exercise my “right to vote”. Actually I fulfilled my solemn responsibility to … more
For the first time in American history, we have a generation predicted to fare worse than its predecessor. College tuition is the highest it’s ever been. In era of stagnant wages and one where a … more
To hear Tom Rukavina’s supporters tell it, his experience in the Legislature puts him head and shoulders above the competition in the race for St. Louis County Commissioner. But how effective was … more
This letter is in response to Angie Sleen’s letter to the editor on Oct. 17. Item #1- Where she states that Tom Rukavina did nothing for LTV during the closing of the plant. I was one of the … more
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