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Tell your legislators In its Dec. 15, 1995 Doe v. Gomez decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court gave our state the most permissive abortion policy in the nation. The court ruled that women have an absolute “right” to abortion. It also stated that taxpayers must pay for abortions performed on women...Read More
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On hypocrisy Communist China has the worst human rights record in the world, including forced abortions for their one child policy, and we have open trade with them supported by Republican politicians. Communist Vietnam killed over 58,000 Americans in the war, and yet both countries enjoy normalized...Read More
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Good things are happening During the week of Sept. 28, I was one of 25 people at Hosanna Lutheran Church who volunteered to help Pastor Linda Friesen. We were each given a $100 bill (donated by our stewardship committee) as part of a Kingdom Assignment. We were told that the money did not belong to...Read More
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Park cuts move us backward Thanks for your excellent article on the $1 million in budget cuts. Obviously, it’s hard to get the whole picture, and I’m only going from limited information, but it seems like a big step backwards. I was not one for the heavy debt put on by the YMCA and the new [......Read More
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Thank you, mayor A note of public thanks to Mayor Chris Johnson for the four years of progressive leadership he has provided to Forest Lake. While most of us were comfortably at home with our families, dedicated public servants like Mayor Johnson were spending endless hours working on the business o...Read More
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Beware of holiday commercialism Black Friday is almost here, but it is no longer the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. In its place is Thanksgiving Day, which once upon a time was about family and friends but now shares the stage with the opportunity to save 15 bucks on, well, any...Read More
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Tell them what to do Recently Scandia sent a letter asking for input involving road improvements. Folks, it’s time to wake up and tell our ridiculous government what we want before another assessment is pushed down our throats. Most citizens live on roads maintained by Scandia, and I feel we all s...Read More
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