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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.
Many within the community are familiar with the Business and Professional Women's Colloquium. It's one of the largest women's events in the area and this year the colloquium is celebrating 27 years ... 27 years of acknowledging the contributions of women to local businesses and our economy. As you might imagine, since the first colloquium in 1986 the business landscape has changed dramatically and with it the event has grown to encompass a wider scope of professional women. The "secretaries" and "administrative professionals" of the past are playing an event greater role.
To the Editor: Donating time and resources to United Way. That's what we all have in common. For almost a week, volunteers from Lake City and Red Wing joined forces in making recommendations to the United Way Board of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties on allocating donated funds for the basic-needs applicants.