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Letter about Forces of nature...


Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

The 2016 political season is showing nature in full force. On the right you have the forces of MY WAY ready to go to the mat. They want blood and they are showing their teeth. On the left we have seen a hard fought nomination showing how much we are going to need cooperation to continue to exist as a democracy.

International trade agreements have dogged the campaign on the left and incendiary rhetoric comes blasting out of the right. It’s hard to take sides when neither has much positive to offer. But there are bigger things at stake than the presidential election.

Lack of compromise and overwrought ideology has had Congress dead in the water for the last six years. It is time for Congress to get back to the business of keeping this country moving forward. It is even more important on a local level.

If every thinking person sits out the upcoming election because of poor presidential choices, our state and local elections will suffer. If we don’t get out to vote, state and local races will be decided by a very small number of votes which will not reflect the will of the people but instead the will of the ambitious. Don’t let your local and state representation be compromised by a bad choice of candidates for president.

The great thing about democracy is it allows discussion and it changes players every couple of years. Maybe that’s why we have survived as a country as long as we have. It’s time we all speak up and we all vote, otherwise we will no longer have a democracy.

Don Bell

Lanesboro, MN

Letter about partisan babbling...

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about partisan babbling... To the Editor, Allow me a moment to respond to Peggy Hanson’s latest partisan babbling. In her continued attempts to discredit our State Representative Greg Davids, she managed to cherry-pick one provision ou ..... 
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Letter about Davids and the cigarette excise tax cut...

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Our State Representative Greg Davids thinks that making cigarettes cheaper is a good idea. He wants to help big out- of-state tobacco companies at the expense of people’s health. His cigarette excise tax cut will cost Minnesotans ..... 
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Letter about where’s Jeremy?... To the Editor,

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Sen. Miller has missed another important day at the Capitol. Despite representing a college town and being the minority lead on the Senate Higher Education Committee, he missed Friday’s hearing of the higher education finance bill. The hearing was ..... 
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Letter about Lanesboro Concept Plan will open our eyes...

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Lanesboro Concept Plan will open our eyes... To the Editor, Lanesboro is a beautiful town with wonderful community assets. The new Concept Project will help open our eyes to all that we do have—and to what Lanesboro can become. We ..... 
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Letter about Lanesboro having a real grocery store...

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Lanesboro having a real grocery store... To the Editor, Three years ago, my husband and I moved from Minneapolis to Lanesboro with no regrets. We had our wedding at our farm, supported by local music and businesses, and recently left ..... 
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Letter about Lanesboro Concept Project a great idea!...

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Lanesboro Concept Project a great idea!... To the Editor, I serve on Lanesboro’s EDA. When we received the Lanesboro Concept Project proposal, we enthusiastically and unanimously supported it. There are presently many exciting possi ..... 
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Letter about working together for Lanesboro...

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I had the opportunity recently to hear Randall Arendt speak at Eagle Bluff. I enthusiastically support his upcoming work in Lanesboro to create a concept plan, and I’m optimistic about the opportunities this can create for our enti ..... 
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Letter about Lanesboro City Council...

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Lanesboro City Council... To the Editor, I had the privilege of attending the Feb. 1 city council meeting and have to pass on how impressed I was with the members’ competence and passion. A few years have passed since I’ve attend ..... 
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