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Readers’ Views…The service you don’t see – a letter of appreciation

February 8, 2013 in Pine Journal

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Pro/con: Should congress stop funding National Public Radio?

August 24, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

No: Cutting NPR’s funding would be short-sighted
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Local view: SBA ready to help flood victims

August 3, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Homeowners affected by the Northland flash flood in June now have tangible options to get started on their rebuilding efforts. The decision by the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer low-interest disaster recovery loans in Douglas County and in all seven counties that surround it including Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties in Wisconsin and Carlton (including the Fond du Lac Reservation), Pine and St. Louis counties in Minnesota means that one of the biggest tools we’ve been waiting for is now available for homeowners, businesses and nonprofits affected by the flood.
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Reader’s view: Time once again to save Big Chester

May 31, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Five years ago Duluth’s parks department announced it was considering removing the historic Chester Park ski jumps and surrounding facilities. In a commentary for the News Tribune, I called for the city to not be too hasty in its decisions. Others wrote letters and still more showed up to a meeting of the parks board. Legendary Duluth ski jumper Jim A. Denney, along with his son Jim J., proposed a plan to save the jumps. The parks board passed it unanimously.
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Women gave lesson on the Golden Rule

April 30, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

On a recent weekend outing with my wife and grandchildren, we met 10 wonderful ladies from Duluth and Proctor who were having dinner while on a “girls’ weekend” near the Twin Cities. Continue Reading

Reader’s view: Love isn’t limited to heterosexual marriages

March 13, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

A recent letter attempted to justify that marriage is somehow meant to be between a man and a woman by claiming all children would so define marriage, if asked after remembering and describing their own conception and birth, which is absurd (“Children, if asked, would oppose gay marriage,” Feb. 19). It was ironic the writer considered political views of children to be a matter of nature and not nurture.
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Reader’s view: Recognition of suffering is proof God exists

March 12, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

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Reader’s View: Pro-life Republican favors Pawlenty for president

June 11, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

I’m a Republican, and I’m proud to be. I’m also pro-life, and I’m proud of that, too. Continue Reading

Reader’s View: Central alum unhappy about school closing

June 11, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

In response to the June 9 editorial, “So long, Central; may memories never fade,” and the News Tribune Opinion page’s call for memories of Duluth Central High School, I want to say that I graduated from the old Central High School, and I remember that when we were graduates, we were allowed to go up into the clock tower to the top. Continue Reading

Reader’s View: Warm memories of Central, back to 1948

June 11, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

My memories of Duluth Central High School go back more than 63 years to my 1948 graduation from the old building downtown. Continue Reading