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To the Editor: How can a budget fight cancer? In many ways. Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal released this week contains several major components on both sides of the equation that will help reduce and prevent cancer in future generations. Increasing the price of tobacco not only reduces smoking, but also helps prevent kids from starting. The science is so strong, we can even predict the number of children who won't start as a result of a 94 cent per pack increase (more than 22,000) and the five-year health care Medicaid costs savings to the state ($3 million).
To the Editor: Many observers from both inside and outside of Wabasha County have watched with bewilderment the last two years as the three-member majority of the Wabasha County Board, Commissioners Deb Roschen, Dave Harms and Merl Norman, made Wabasha County one of the laughingstocks of the state.
To the Editor: Rep. Tim Kelley nailed the current partisan power grab situation at the Capitol with his recent column about DFL committee assignments (R-E, Jan. 19). According to their own website, the DFL claims to represent "all" Minnesotans. Their actions speak very differently.
To the Editor: I hope the group working on the environmental study related to the proposed frac sand mine zoning will emphasize the amount of clean/fresh water that the mine will end up using per day/per month/ per year. This cannot be emphasized enough. According to the WI Department of Natural Resources, "Silica sand mining and processing ... expected average water use ranges from 420,500 gallons per day to 2 million gallons per day (292-380 gallons per minute)." We (all of humanity) are in a fresh water crisis.
To the Editor: Planned Parenthood affiliates serve as the nation's largest provider of publicly funded birth control for low-income women. Yes, clinics do some good things, but this letter is about the abortions performed. Abortion is legal since 1973, so it's up pregnant women to decide. Americans do not like to see little Americans killed. Legislators have tried to protect them. In Minnesota, Rep. Cliff Stearns demanded 13 years of financial records from all of the nearly 800 Planned Parenthood Centers.
To the Editor: The Red Wing Human Rights Commission is pleased to invite all Red Wing area residents to a Mark Luther King Jr. Day observance at the Goodhue County Justice Center at 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 21. The evening will begin with a video presentation of Dr. King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech delivered in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated. The speech is a compelling plea by King to all people of the world to continue the human rights revolution, not just in terms of speech, but in terms of action. Dr.
To the Editor: According to information compiled by Inter-Faith Peacemakers of Edina, U.S. military spending (2012-2013) will exceed the combined spending of all other countries in the world. The U.S. ranks No. 1 with an annual military budget of $686 billion, China is No .2 with $116 billion, France No. 3 with $61 billion, United Kingdom No. 4 with $57 billion, Russia No 5 with $53 billion, Canada No.
To the Editor: I read Nora Whitmore's letter (R-E, Jan. 5). This is my response and account of the facts. The dog referred to as pit bull is an American bulldog. Whitmore claimed she was charged by this dog. What is true is that when she saw the dog walking toward her she said, "Here, puppy." The owners initially grabbed the leash as they were fearful she might have a dog with her that would attack their dog.
To the editor: The Mayo Clinic Health System Auxiliary held its annual Lights of Love fundraiser in December. Many individuals and organizations, including hospital staff, contributed to the success of the celebration.
To the Editor: I was up on Coon Hill taking my daily walk. On my way back down I encountered an older couple with a pit bull. The dog took off running straight at me. They grabbed for the trailing leash and missed. I could see the fear and panic in the couple's faces as the dog charged at me. They tried to call it back, but the dog totally ignored the couple. Having had dogs all my life I knew that the first thing I needed to do was pull the black neoprene face cover off so the dog would know I was a person. Then I called the dog to me ... he quit the charge and came up to me.