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Letter about Thanksgiving


Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Thanksgiving

To the Editor,

Thanksgiving prayer. It’s a powerful tool we can bring to heal the fractious bickering that threatens to break our nation apart. Not the kind of prayer that pleads for “my” side to win. Not the request, “Oh, God, please make the government do this or that.” The prayer that’s needed is more like, “Dear Father of us all, show us the goodness and wisdom and courage in each other.” Not so easy when one is taking a very strong stand one way or another on an important issue. But that healthy respect for the way God’s characteristics manifest themselves in every one of us can open avenues and solutions to what might seem an impossible quandary. How does this work? I like to hearken back to that powerful statement of being in Genesis 1, that God created us in His image, with dominion over the creeping things, and the assurance from Malachi, that we all have one Father. So we have God-given dominion over contentiousness, greed, fear, self-righteousness and dishonesty that would creep into and undermine the decision-making process. We can ask God to give us the strength to see Him at work, to seek out and cherish and use His gifts of wisdom, honor, respect, benevolence, inspiration, intuition, attention to detail. The mental activity of affirming those qualities in prayer frees up the possibility for those traits to manifest themselves, even becoming a catalyst for a shift in consciousness. It takes work, but it’s a worthwhile tool to bring to the decision making table. In her profound work on spiritual healing, Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy puts it like this, “One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man.” This Thanksgiving time is an opportunity to be thankful for those gifts and to discover their power.

Sandra Webb

Lanesboro, MN

Letter about Pubic hearing for Industrial Sand Mining ordinance

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Fillmore County’s draft ordinance for frac sand mining will have a public hearing on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Room of the Courthouse in Preston. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fra ..... 
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Letter about Marriage Amendment...

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I came out in high school in Decorah, Iowa. I was terrified, because I had been bullied and called a fag since elementary school, accusations which I always denied. I had a teacher who had been in a relationship with his husband for ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Let Grandma & Grandpa Vote! The Voter ID amendment would make voting difficult for many of our seniors. For those who live in a Care Center or do not drive, getting the photo ID with current address means bringing a birth certific ..... 
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Letter about marraige amendment

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Do You Know The Facts behind the Proposed Amendment Change? Same sex marriage is illegal in the state of Minnesota and will remain so regardless of the outcome of the election. “The Marriage Amendment” is NOT about making same- ..... 
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Letter about marriage amendment

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I wonder how we would vote, if given the chance today, to end slavery, or to give women the right to vote, or whether to integrate the Little Rock High School in 1957. Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight Eisenhower showed the ..... 
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Letter about frac mining

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Frac Sand: What is the benefit/impact to Fillmore County? I have followed the discussion of frac sand mining ordinances over the past six months. Frac sand supporters have touted that jobs will be created to support this industry. It ..... 
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Letter about Tschumper

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I was reminded this weekend that our communities in Southeast Minnesota have come a long way since that day in August 2007 when eighteen inches of rain fell in our corner of the State. My neighbor recalled that our State Representati ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Voter ID A Simple Thing? The Voter Restriction Amendment is not a simple thing at all. It changes Minnesota’s election process which currently works. Local governments would need to raise property taxes to pay for it because it w ..... 
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