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To the Editor: School kids throughout Greater Minnesota are doing homework again. We're doing our homework at the Center for Rural Policy and Development, too. Providing Minnesota lawmakers with sound, research-driven education policy recommendations is a key mission of the center.
To the Editor: We recently accompanied the Red Wing Area Seniors on a bus trip to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, the home of the Kennedy clan. While flags were flying at half staff and loyal Democrats were extolling his virtues, our tour guide from Kennedy country gave us a review on the real Ted Kennedy, who those of us with vivid memories of 30 years ago remembered. Kennedy left a party on Chappaquiddick Island with a girl in his car to return to the mainland. He was drunk, missed the main road and took a back road used by ATVs.
To the Editor: Congratulations to Mr. Howe. It appears he is not a great believer in the weak mayor system of government. Way to go, John. Also, could the Port Authority have avoided financial difficulties by dealing honestly with the Falconers on the vineyard proposal? Dick Diercks Red Wing
To the Editor: It's amazing how worked up some people become over imaginary threats. Despite thorough debunking in the more reputable press, many still torment themselves over worries of "death panels" and "rationing," should health care reform become a reality in our country. At the same time, there are genuine threats under our noses of which we maintain a dangerous unawareness. Here's one that isn't hypothetical: The Harvard Medical School has released a new report finding that over 45,000 Americans die each year for lack of access to health care.
To the Editor: Listen up, people. We are being mesmerized by our president. The Democrats in Congress are going to try to ram this health care through even if they have to change the rules to get it done, even though the majority of the people in the country are opposed to what is being offered. Samuel MacKinney Hager City
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.