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To the Editor: Now, more than ever, it is the time that we should unite and take a stand and appeal to our representatives and senators on behalf of the senior population. The state of Minnesota has cut or not provided increases to the long-term care industry in four years. he lack of funding to skilled nursing facilities and assisted living has had a serious impact. Dedicated staff members work in health care because of compassion and their calling to help our most vulnerable population.
To the Editor: Have you forgotten the Newtown massacre and the innocence that was destroyed that horrible day in December last year? In five minutes, six teachers and administrators and 20 first-graders were slaughtered in Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, armed with an assault rifle and high capacity ammunition clips, shot his way into the school, gunned down whoever was in his way and proceeded to classrooms where he started the massacre of those dear little children.
To the Editor: 515. That's the number of Minnesota statutes that provide rights and assign responsibilities to couples based on marriage. 515 rights and responsibilities that same-sex couples, wishing to marry but currently unable to do so, are denied, even in this land of "liberty and justice for all" rhetoric. Civil unions? Despite the perhaps good intentions of those proposing them (Rep.
To the Editor: We thank everyone that came out to the MnDOT meeting at Urland Lutheran Church on April 11. There are many different ideas on how the intersection at Highway 52 and County 9 can be improved, but it's obvious to those of us that live in the area and travel the corridor frequently that the proposed reduced conflict intersection is not an acceptable alternative.
To the Editor: With economic, social and environmental cuts, many people are unable to cope with poverty, hunger, homelessness, physical and mental challenges of everyday living. MN ASAP -- Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project Resolution -- is designed to shift federal funding priorities from war to meeting the essential needs of everyone. St. Thomas University Professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer initiated this resolution. Minneapolis, St.
To the Editor: Congratulations to Tim Kelly on introducing his bill concerning civil unions. I have been outspoken against same-sex marriage, but I applaud and support this bill. The homosexual community has clearly felt slighted and even oppressed at not being able to share in the same privileges and protections that married couples do. This bill would end this inequity. It provides civil unions with the exact same rights as marriages. And yet this bill protects the name of marriage, reserving it between a man and a woman.
To the Editor: How's that preserve-y, enhance-y thing workin' for ya, city? Your empty words and no supportive action for citizens and volunteers make a mockery of your mission statement. Shame on the four City Council members who voted to take the Red Wing Municipal Golf Corp. off the March 25 agenda. Ralph Rauterkus made the motion, seconded by Mike Schultz and supported by Peggy Rehder and Marilyn Meinke, to remove the proposal for the three-year, 36-hole operation of the golf course from the agenda.
To the Editor: The March 23 editorial that appraised the status of proposed sand mine legislation was accurate though discouraging. Although it outlined that statewide action might not be successful, there was no obstacle to citizens and Goodhue County Board taking action to protect ourselves. I am reasonably certain that when County Board members ran for the office they did not anticipate the problems presented by silica sand mines -- airborne sand causing cancer, loud noise from dynamiting, truck traffic, poisoned water and dust.
To the Editor: I attended the Red Wing City council meeting last Monday, hoping to see an open and reasoned discussion about ways to keep Mississippi National Golf Links open this season and plans for its future. Along with 50 to 75 others attending this meeting, I hoped to see our City Council engaged and open to new proposals from Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation.
To the Editor: Almost 12 years ago my husband and I were married. When he asked me to marry him, no thoughts of legal or social ramifications of our marriage crossed my mind, I only thought about my love for him and how excited I was to be his wife. When we applied for our marriage license and went through the steps to make our commitment legally binding there was no great uproar. There were no questions about our future plans for procreation or debates about whether or not we would be fit parents.