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To the Editor: We can't remember another time when Red Wing has been so fortunate to have three accomplished women join us for a community discussion on women, leadership and a little bit of politics. The three women -- Pat Anderson, former state auditor, R-Dellwood, Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County Attorney, DFL-White Bear Lake, and Margaret Anderson Kelliher, speaker of the House, DFL-Minneapolis, will lead our conversation on the successes they have had, as well as the challenges they continue to face. Time will be given for general questions and answers.
To the Editor: The time may be here for Red Wing City Council and citizens to make serious decisions regarding future fiscal security. We are within the top 10 Minnesota cities suffering from home foreclosures. We appear to be a top heavy in administrators, managers, etc. The Port Authority is deep in the red and needs to borrow money from the city coffers.
To the Editor: Rick Joyner is a South Carolina evangelical with a large church and a larger web-based ministry. He is "pastor on the Internet" who derives his spiritual authority from a claim to have been transported to heaven for an extended conversation with Jesus on health care. Upon returning to earth he produced eight "National Health Scare Bulletins" webcasts that also are available in transcript form.
To the Editor: The Republican Party of Minnesota put up billboards attacking state legislators that do not agree with their views (R-E, Aug. 27). One has been aimed at Sen. Steve Murphy from Red Wing for his vote to invest more money in our transportation infrastructure.
To the Editor: Jason Jech and 10 volunteers from the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center and Kathy Bjorklund and 13 4-H Willing Welchers participated in our watershed-wide river cleanup on the Cannon River. In canoes, the ELC crews pulled about 40 bags of garbage from the Highway 61 Bridge to the Back Channel Bridge in Wisconsin. The 4-H'ers pulled about 150 pounds of garbage from Trout Brook to the Welch Village. Their efforts and those of our sponsors will help improve water quality and the aesthetic appeal of the Cannon River.
To the Editor: Many of the so-called uninsured have made that their personal choice simply because they don't want to spend their own money for insurance.
To the Editor: In response to Teresa Maples' letter "Public reaction runs like horror movie," there are some inaccuracies (R-E, Sept.
To the Editor: I am pleased to see that the Red Wing Police Department is holding another Citizens Academy from Oct. 6 through Nov. 17. I was fortunate to participate in the first academy several years ago. Participants are provided with a wealth of information about our local Police and Fire departments. Chief Tim Sletten and his officers devote a considerable amount of time and effort to make the sessions both informative and enjoyable. I commend Sletten and his staff for continuing to sponsor the Citizens Academy. I recommend it to all.
To the Editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the Red Wing Citizens Police Academy. This is a very comprehensive look into what goes on inside our Law Enforcement Center. There is a lot of classroom combined with getting to see different parts of the complex, such as intake and booking, the evidence room, the kitchen complex where all the meals are prepared for the detainees, you get to visit the Dispatch Center where all communication with the police vehicles is handled. It is amazing to see how the dispatch operators handle all the traffic and keep everything straight.
To the Editor: On Sept. 18 I attended a town hall meeting in Lakefield held by our 2nd Congressional District representative, John Kline. I went there hoping to hear his plan for health care reform. I heard none. I watched him throw the HR 3200 bill proposed by the Democrats onto the floor as he said, "We need to hit the reset button." However, I did hear Kline say there should be reform of our health care system, but little more. Expecting that, I went prepared to ask my questions of the congressman. A few of us raised our hands at first.