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Letter about domestic tranquility and guns...


Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I agree with Yvonne Nyenhuis in her column on domestic tranqility and guns. The cost to taxpayers from gun violence of $229 billion is an ironic twist to those folks who hate paying taxes but love guns.

As Yvonne Nyenhuis does, I also have a personal gun story. I am a Sandy Hook grandma. My grandaughter was at her school on December 14, 2012, when her teacher heard gunfire and rushed the class to the fire station across the road. She was lucky. Twenty first-graders were killed in front of their classmates, who ran out but who will live with that terror all their lives. Also, six teachers and staff were killed.

Adam Lanza lived across the street from my granddaughter’s house. He used a high powered automatic weapon to kill that many kids and teachers in such a short time.

The NRA has supported no, promoted selling these weapons to non-military users. They don’t even want background checks.

What’s even more heart-breaking is that people in Sandy Hook, Conn. and Newtown keep getting notes, letters, and social media accounts saying that the shooting was a hoax, put on to take away guns.

When the second amendment was written, it took almost a minute to load a gun. Adam Lanza had a short six minutes to kill 26 people, not counting his mother.

This is not domestic traquility.

I urge everyone to keep speaking out about gun safety, especially around children, and to contact lawmakers to vote for gun safety.

Sandy Hook was not a hoax, even though a Google search of “Sandy Hook” has several of its first entries as “hoax”. The hoax idea just shows how insane some gun users and lovers are getting.

Sincerely,

Betty Beier

Wykoff, MN

Letter about follow up to commentary on “Insure domestic tranquility”...

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It has come to my attention – the parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was one of twelve people who were killed in the Aurora, Colo. mass shooting, were ordered by a judge in Colo. to pay $220,000 to the manufacturers who sold James Ho ..... 
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Letter about Greg Davids for and against land buffers..

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

. To the Editor, It is very confusing to a reader when Greg Davids states he is both AGAINST and FOR land buffers. Land buffers and clean water go hand in hand as buffers help protect our water sources. Therefore, any vote FOR or AGAINST land bu ..... 
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Letter about DOT...

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I just wanted to spend a brief moment to recognize some fine work within our state government. I recently had a very lengthy go around with the Minnesota DOT. Through no fault of my own, I found myself in a complicated situation a ..... 
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Letter about Rushford-Peterson school funding...

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thank you, thank you Stan Gudmundson!! Your article in the Winona Daily News on May 19 finally answers our one big question. That is..... “How in the world did the school’s superintendent and “powers that be” prove the floo ..... 
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Letter about clean water is a God given right...

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am heavily invested in Southeastern Minn. My family is here, my small business is here, and my farm is here. As a landowner, I strongly support landowner’s rights. But, there is a God given right to clean water. Our farmers d ..... 
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Letter about veterans...

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It is good to hear from our veterans, especially our local vets. Ron Scheevel wrote a great commentary (“Vietnam by an ‘old’ soldier”) on his thoughts and memories of the Vietnam War. We would love to hear more from these guy ..... 
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Letter about land buffers...

Sat, May 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Residents who were incorrectly concerned that I do not support land buffers can rest easier tonight. The Minn. legislature has approved a provision that builds on the successful example of counties and landowners that have used a v ..... 
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Letter about appalled at Greg Davids’ irresponsibility...

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a farmer, I would like to say I am in favor of the 50 foot setback along rivers and streams. We can argue about whether the setback should be 50 feet or 100 feet, but we cannot argue about the need to protect our water from pestic ..... 
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