Opinion

To the Editor: I am writing this as a retired solider from the U.S. Army who has served two tours in the Middle East. Leadership qualities and integrity are very important to me in our civic leaders, and specifically in our upcoming election for a Maple Grove City Councilmember. Phil Leith has these qualities. Phil […]

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To the Editor: Congratulations to State Representative Mark Uglem who this last week received the prestigious National Federation of Independent Business award as a Guardian of Small Business. The NFIB is a group of 13,000 small business owners who scored Mark Uglem on ten important votes that opposed onerous tax increases on said small businesses. We […]

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To the Editor: Does the Dayton City Council support the people of their town, or businesses? I want to tell you about my experience. I learned last spring about a business coming to my neighborhood. I wrote letters to every member of the city council and hand delivered them to city hall. Now, you would […]

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To the Editor: November 4th is Election Day. Everyone is well aware of that. You can’t turn on the radio or the tv nor open your email without hearing a bombardment of ads: ads both for and against everything and everyone.  But, make no mistake about it, your vote does matter. Everyone is asking, no, […]

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To the Editor: This letter is to piggyback on the one written by Tim Erickson September 25 regarding the new West River Road (WRR) roundabout. We have been in Champlin since 1977 and have had more trouble than not getting onto WRR off of Winnetka. It is a dangerous intersection and there has never been any […]

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To the Editor: This election, we have the chance to elect a judge who brings extensive courtroom experience, who has taken time to understand and give back to her community, and whose legal background is a diverse as our county. I am writing to support Bridget Ann Sullivan’s candidacy for Hennepin County Judge in 4th District […]

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Local elections are important. They directly affect us where we live, raise our families, and call our home. Champlin’s future is bright with opportunites to create a greater sense of community, and development that will offer more establishments we can enjoy locally. Our lives are busy. We drive home past a flurry of election signs, […]

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To the Editor: $17 million dollars of your tax dollars are tied up in a project that is going no where (Mississippi Crossings). The requirement that each residents on the street is now paying for street lighting, generating more money for the city to spend elsewhere. And what is next? What else are they working on […]

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