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Driving a hard bargain for taxes
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June 23, 2016
Reader Opinion submissions
We welcome letters to the editor on topics of public interest. Your letter should be clear and concise. Letters exceeding 350 words will not be considered. Letters may be edited for grammar, clarity, length and style. Submit letters preferably by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax...
June 23, 2016 - 12:01am
June 22, 2016
Letter: The most mismanaged session ever
Here we go again! In a letter to the editor by Rep. Dave Baker and Sen. Lyle Koenen, they call for "immediate action" by Gov. Dayton so that "important bills can be corrected, adjusted properly, and executed with the governor's signature to do what is best for our citizens."
June 22, 2016 - 3:32am
September 2, 2015
Offer prayers of support for Carter
I was in seventh grade when Jimmy Carter first ran for president. We even had an unofficial campaign slogan going around: Vote for Ford, get bored. Vote for Carter, get smarter. By 1980, however, not too many people felt smarter with Carter. He was soundly defeated by Ronald Reagan....
September 2, 2015 - 5:06am
September 1, 2015
Letter: Is anyone being held responsible?
Why is it that we see the beheadings and torture of Christians and other non-believers of radical Islam in the Middle East on almost a daily basis and we see nor hear nothing from this administration? What we are seeing is the result of President Obama’s and former Secretary of...
September 1, 2015 - 5:35am
Letter: A well-known verse for repentance
As we drove through Glenwood our attention was brought to a yard sign that read 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again.’’ This...
September 1, 2015 - 5:32am
May 29, 2015
State infrastructure come first
I’m writing in support of Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan as well as the other initiatives he ran on and was re-elected. During the Ventura and Pawlenty terms of governor, there were several income tax cuts made that were unsustainable which resulted in years of budget deficits. Minnesotans...
May 29, 2015 - 3:08pm
May 18, 2015
Letter: Recall Ron campaign isn’t personal
A recent letter alludes to the group organizing the recall of Willmar City Councilman Ron Christianson as being vindictive. This is not about being vindictive or vengeful. This is about process. We have a process as to how city governance is supposed to work. When Councilman Ron...
May 18, 2015 - 6:00am
May 15, 2015
Letter: ‘Yes” on community investment
Returning today from a trip through four rural states, I was reminded of an observation I have often made. In rural areas such as ours, it is remarkably consistent that the health and vitality of a city can be gauged by its investment in education. Rural cities with healthy investments...
May 15, 2015 - 8:49am
April 28, 2015
Letter: Willert is a fine superintendent choice
I am writing this letter to the editor because I care deeply about both the Willmar and Brainerd school districts. I was born and raised in Willmar, so that will always be home to me. For almost 20 years, I was employed by the Willmar Public Schools. I am fairly familiar with your...
April 28, 2015 - 6:00am
Letter: An apt editorial cartoon
Thank you for your very appropriate Earth Week cartoon in the Friday, April 24, issue. It made me visualize vast displays in every general merchandiser's retail outlet. I haven't counted the products or even measured the size of display but there surely is enough to kill everything...
April 28, 2015 - 4:58am
April 27, 2015
Letter: Heed citizens on railroad safety
The "Crude By Rail Emergency Response Training" article is good to see and let's hope we never have to put the training in effect.
April 27, 2015 - 6:53am
Letter: Listening to long-term care issues
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the following legislators who met with me, fellow caregivers, residents and other senior care providers at the LeadingAge Minnesota's Regional Town Hall Forum that was held April 2 at Avera Marshall Medical Center. The legislators...
April 27, 2015 - 6:52am
April 25, 2015
Letter: This student wants your 'yes' vote
Dear voters of Willmar: I am a Willmar citizen who is in fourth grade and when I go to Gifted and Talented class we have to go to the lunchroom so we have to yell to hear each other. We also have shorter class times so we don't have enough time to practice for the special part...
April 25, 2015 - 6:40am
April 20, 2015
Letter: Vote no on Benson referendum
With regard to the proposed May 12 Benson Public School bond referendum, this letter contains information that should be of interest to all Benson school district registered voters who are homeowners, business owners and/or agricultural landowners. According to information obtained...
April 20, 2015 - 5:11am
April 6, 2015
Letter: Freeloading from UHF system
I attended a meeting last week to find out more about the UHF Television System in Willmar. The meeting wasn't what I expected. Actually it was their annual meeting and I still learned some things that I really didn't want to know. The UHF system is a voluntary contribution television...
April 6, 2015 - 4:04am