To the editor, As a resident of Apple Valley, I'm pleased to know the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association has endorsed Rep. Phil Sterner in his candidacy for office in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This endorsement is given without reservation to those individuals the association feels are the best candidates to deal with crime and public safety issues in the legislature. The association has been in existence since 1922 and has a membership of more than 8,500 line police officers across the state of Minnesota.
To the editor, Recent letter writers have questioned why House candidate Kurt Bills would so warmly embrace the right-wing fringe endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus. I wonder too why the self-styled "Econ 101" candidate would welcome the endorsement of a group that wants to abolish all corporate and business taxes. Is this the foundation of Econ 101? If it is, it just doesn't add up. I'd like to know what exactly Bills has planned to compensate for the loss of these business taxes.
To the editor, I am writing to call attention to an incorrect statement by L.K. Woodruff in a July 29 letter to the editor titled, "Many factors to consider in important council vote." I would also like to call to task Town Pages newspaper for printing the gross misstatement by L.K. Woodruff. A most egregious error of fact ought not to be included in published opinions. L.K.
To the editor, As a non-profit, the Rosemount Area Athletic Association is constantly in search of alternative funding sources to help keep registration and equipment costs in check. As our participant numbers continue to climb, we need to find new partners and rely upon old partners to provide funding sources to keep our registration fees manageable and competitive with nearby programs. One of our oldest and most loyal partners, SKB Environmental, has once again contributed a sizeable sum to provide funding for equipment purchases for 10 of our programs.
To the editor, Rosemount is no longer a quiet little town of 8,000, out in the country. With our present population of 22,000 and growing, we are rapidly becoming a second tier suburb. This means much more thought and care are required when planning anything. And those in paid and elected positions need to have higher level and skills than required in the past, like: Knowing the transportation infrastructures Having either government or large corporation experience.
To the editor, As a long-time Minnesota high school speech and debate coach, I've lamented the contrived, over-controlled formats of modern political debates. Frankly, those so-called debates do more to muddy the issues than to clarify them. When House 37B candidate Kurt Bills showed up at my door a couple of evenings ago, he informed me that he's challenged Rep.
For much of this school year fourth graders in David Evenocheck's class at Shannon Park Elementary School have been writing to a man who doesn't exist. No, not Santa. The letters, written to a fictitious Civil War soldier named Matthew Adamson, are part handwriting lesson, part history lesson. And they resulted in a unique opportunity for the students. When SPES students visited the Minnesota History Center April 2 they got a private tour of the center's archives, including a Confederate battle flag Pvt.
Raymond Reinke, a former Rosemount mayor, died Oct. 1 in Clay County when the lawn tractor he was driving rolled over. Reinke served as mayor from 1972 to 1974. Reinke was born to Elmer and Martha (Grothe) Reinke on Dec. 5, 1934, in Rosemount. He graduated from Rosemount High School in 1953 and was drafted into the Army a short time later. Raymond married his wife, Jackie, on July 9, 1960. They lived in Rosemount until 1974, when they moved to Hawley. They raised three children, daughter Karen and sons Kevin and Dan. Reinke served as the business agent for Operating Engineers Local 49.