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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.
To the Editor: By now, your readers may well know that Goodhue County Public Heath Homecare department has received notice that the Goodhue County commissioners have made the decision that homecare services to the clients in Goodhue County will soon be phased out and are to be dissolved into some form of the private homecare sector. As caregivers, the home health aides/homemakers of the county would like to let our current clients, former clients, and families of clients know what a privilege and how proud we are to have been to have been a part of your lives.
To the Editor: Every day it seems more of the uninformed (or misinformed) are given the bully pulpit. Stop the fear mongering. The fact is that this country needs health care reform. We spend more, and get less, for our health care dollar than the rest of the developed world. The market isn't working; we need a public option. Just ask how many of those on Medicare or VA would be willing to give it up. Don't they know that's a public option? And that it's working pretty darned well. Get on the right side of this issue. Pat Carlson Stockholm
To the Editor: We had my son's first birthday party at Colvill Park pool. Friends and family from all over Minnesota attended. It was a wonderful day and the pool staff are great! All my friends and family loved the pool. Comments were, "WOW! I wish we had a pool like this in our town." Then they saw the playground and they were really amazed at the public park we had - all on the river. Over half of them have been back and brought their friends with for a day trip to Colvill Pool. We have such an amazing facility.
To the Editor: Understandably the "Cash for Clunkers" program is wildly popular among new car dealers, carmakers and those consumers who have the ability to buy a new vehicle.
To the Editor: What are the boundaries of the current wind energy projects under development in the Goodhue area? How close will they place their turbines to non-participating people's houses? When will they tell you that they are putting up a 400-foot tall wind turbine next to your house? Why don't they notify people that they plan to possibly put a 400-foot turbine next to your house? Why don't the county commissioners have anything to say about set backs? Who is protecting the rights of people who don't want to live inside of a industrial scale wind generating facility?
To the Editor: During the 2009 Legislative Session, Allied Charities of Minnesota pushed an initiative that would have created electronic bingo gaming in Minnesota for licensed charitable gambling organizations.
To the Editor: This letter is in reference to the story in the Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, Republican Eagle regarding the "Indian Name" t-shirts being sold. I wonder why Mr. Shaked wasn't charged with a hate crime. He knew the shirts with the racist sayings were offensive to the Aglala Sioux Tribe, Ms. Blue Bird and her family and all of the rest of the Native Americans. How could he not know like he stated, give me a break. That statement by him alone is a slap in the face to anyone with intellect. He simply didn't care. All he cared about was the money.