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To the Editor: Ted Seifert is not the county commissioner we want. He has danced around the frac sand mining issue, waiting for the election to pass so he doesn't have to answer to the people. He's a good politician, but he's not a good representative. The frac sand choice is pretty straightforward. Do we allow the oil companies to run over us like they have in Wisconsin or do we stand up for what is ours? Seifert's challenger, Paul Drotos, has made it clear he will protect the citizens, while safeguarding the God-given natural resources of this area.
To the Editor: In the mid 1990s our daughter let us know that she was a lesbian. It was terribly hard for her and hard for us. Her declaration left us confused and scared that society might mistreat her. We are no longer confused, but the fear that society might mistreat her is still very real. Our daughter is the same person she always has been. She works hard, loves life, and perseveres despite the laws that prohibit her from certain rights. She is not bitter; she respects others and contributes to society fully.
To the Editor: I am writing in support of the re-election of Kathryn Messerich to the office of District Judge for the 1st Judicial District and to urge voters to retain her in this position. I have known Judge Messerich for many years and had the privilege to serve with her on the district bench for nearly five years. She has earned not only the respect of those litigants and attorneys that have appeared before her but also that of her judicial peers. She has the background and legal experience that have enabled her to properly access and decide the cases that come before her.
To the Editor: In response to Ronald Stehr's letter from Oct. 12, my Bible states that the Bible was written by "human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit" and that we can never fully understand what happened in the world during the time when this work was written. Furthermore, the Bible has been translated to the point where the true words have been distorted so much that meaning has been either lost or reinterpreted to fit the needs of the interpreters.
To the Editor: Clean water is important, so keeping the Cannon River Watershed Partnership afloat during the last four difficult years is an important accomplishment. Survival budgets are never easy, but as vice chair of the board of directors, Paul Drotos helped to successfully manage one. During that process, when the CRWP needed to borrow money, the individual board members took on the risk.
To the Editor: Goodhue County is a rich and diverse environment envied by many and enjoyed by those who live here. I have yet to hear a visitor to the area mention anything but praise for the beauty of Goodhue County. I couldn't agree more. Frac sand mining threatens our county's reputation. Over a year ago a moratorium was placed on frac sand mining at the request of the citizens. A mining study committee was authorized. Between $70,000 to $90,000 of taxpayer money was spent to research the viability of frac sand mining in Goodhue County.
To the Editor: I would like to add my opinion to the mix of editorials, TV ads, etc. on the marriage amendment. Two females or two males equals a couple, a partnership, a union. They can love who they want, but please do not confuse their relationship with a marriage. A marriage unites one man and one woman and brings forth the next generation. When you vote, do so with your head and your heart and vote yes. Luverne C Peterman Zumbrota
To the Editor: Chris Hauschildt's recent letter (R-E, Oct. 24) asked some good questions. 1. How would installing solar panels over the old landfill be paid for? Red Wing is currently having solar panels installed at no cost to taxpayers in a public-private partnership. The county could seek a similar opportunity with the goal of creating new, non-tax revenues. 2. What is my position on the Red Wing incinerator? The county will not decide the fate of the incinerator.
To the Editor: A proposed constitutional amendment will require that voters present a government-approved picture identification when they vote. The exact language of the amendment will not appear on the ballot. If all you know is what the ballot text says, then this seems reasonable. However, if you know the complete text of the proposed amendment, then you might just scream and say: 'No way!' This happened to me. I read the full text of the proposed amendment which prompted me to do research.
To the Editor: John Howe is a very good person and an excellent state Senator. He works hard and prepares himself well. John not only has the right policy ideals and values for our district but he always has the best interest of Minnesota in sight. Over the past years I have seen many legislators serve Minnesota. John is amongst the best in that group. In caucus and on the Senate floor, as well as in the public, John has thoughts and ideas that make this state work for people. He is effective and thoughtful. Most importantly, John Howe is a leader who tries to bring people together.