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To the Editor: Let's not be disingenuous about the health care crisis in the United States. We have 47 million uninsured and no one knows how many underinsured, who could be instantly dropped by their insurers when they most need care. There are people all over this country who work hard at their jobs until they get sick, lose their health insurance, and suddenly face not only major illness but the financial stress of debt they can't possibly pay. Certainly we have neighbors in our communities living out this desperate scenario at this moment.
To the Editor: Greetings. This last weekend I hosted our second annual Classic Glastron Meet in Red Wing at the Island Campground and Marina. I'm aware that some photos were published in your paper (R-E, Aug. 25). We will be coming back to Red Wing next year, and we very much enjoyed the hospitality that your city and people offered us. Brian Bergstrom North St. Paul Brian Bergstrom is administrator for the Classic Glastron Owners Association's Minnesota and Wisconsin Chapter.
To the Editor: It is 10 p.m. on a cool Saturday evening just right for having the windows open to sleep. But no. We have to keep them closed due to a band playing across the river. No, we do not live down town. We live by the Red Wing Golf Course up on the hill. Is there anything the citizens of Red Wing can do to decrease the noise? We don't have to go there to hear the bands outdoors, all we have to do is sit in our back yards or have our windows open.
To the Editor: There is something disturbingly hypocritical about the Fargo/Moorhead Forum, which owns the Republican Eagle, preaching about Americans' failure to maintain interest in news about the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- to which we must now add, Pakistan -- while dismantling the R-E, a respected daily newspaper with a long history of awards for good journalism as well as photography, into a twice-weekly spread of local gossip and advertising. I am not consoled by knowing the print media everywhere, once called The Fourth Estate for their respected function of keeping
To the Editor: Red Wing Izaak Walton Conservation Club is proud to announce the success of our first Senior and Disabled Fishing Contest at Levee Park.
To the Editor: I heard on the national news that many people feel the government is picking on the wealthy, wanting to raise their taxes to help pay for health care. The Republicans are constantly trying to spread the fear that if the wealthy are taxed more, no matter how small, that hundreds if not thousands of jobs will be lost. It's just not true. It was true that back in the 1800s and early 1900s the wealthy were the job creators -- think Ford, Carnegie, DuPont, Duke.
To the Editor: When Minnesotans think of logging in our state, images of Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox and other tall tales of Minnesota lumberjack folklore come to mind. While Minnesota does indeed have a rich and colorful logging past, the industry today is still a very vital part of our economy. Commercial lumbering began in Minnesota in 1839, when businessmen from New England began setting up camps here to log our abundant supply of white pine.
To the Editor: Red Wing is grateful for the time and effort that volunteers have given this year. Individuals, families, service organizations, and businesses that volunteered are invited to a volunteer appreciation event at Colvill Park at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. A short program will be at 5 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. This past year, because of the cutbacks in city personnel and services, we have had over 100 volunteers come forward to help maintain the beauty of this community. Volunteerism has always been present to some degree within the city.
To the Editor: My cousin lives in Red Wing and she recently sent me an interesting article, "Red Wing's own 'Hoosiers'" story by Richard Johnson from the July 23 issue. She knew I would be interested since No. 29, the center on the championship team was my dad, Vernon Skogan. Mr. Johnson spelled Dad's name correctly, but it was misspelled in the caption under the photo. In fact, it has been misspelled for over 70 years. Dad was always trying to get it corrected but it never happened. I may be more sensitive now since he just passed away in April at the age of 93.
To the Editor: There has been a lot of negative press and activity by people opposed to wind energy. Sometimes myths and half-truths are presented. We have been proponents of alternate energy and sustainable energy for a long time. One of our present sources of energy is oil. Fossil fuels are not sustainable. They will run out and your grandchildren or great grandchildren may see the end of oil. Wise planning now can help avoid a lot of problems down the road. Wind, sun, hydrogen, ethanol and biofuel are some of the energy sources that will be used increasingly in the future.