I write this letter with reflections on the recently approved bike trail through the Spring Lake Park Reserve just west of Hastings. This part of the trail will link Rosemount with Hastings and complete the bicycle path from St. Paul to Hastings.
In regards to the letter telling me churches must be persuaded to approve of the homosexual lifestyle, what do you mean?
I am amazed by how cruel some people can be sometimes. On Mother’s Day, for instance, a basketball stand and hoop were stolen from a person who has very little.
Many folks are concerned by news of the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations. This is a problem with an obvious solution—end the IRS! This isn’t as big a task as it seems—there is a bill in Congress right now that will do exactly this.
Tax revenues being collected by the state of late suggest restraint rather than over-the-top spending in these waning days of the 2013 session.
Personally, I do not approve of same-sex marriage. However, now that gay marriage is law in Minnesota, indicating that a majority of Minnesotans believe the gay lifestyle deserves all the legitimacy, respect and approval of the heterosexual lifestyle, what remains to be done?
Congratulations to Jeff Wynne and to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office for working with him so closely to ensure his programs get in front of inmates in Hastings.
The state legislature will soon vote on a bill that would expand the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. We hope our legislators will vote yes. We’ve been married for over 53 years. In that time together we have walked with one another through the ups and downs of life.
Certain experiences are game changers. Your life was going in one direction; suddenly it is going in another. Sometimes these experiences are thrust upon us and we get no choice. Other times, we have an opportunity presented to us that we should not let slip by.
It is truly shameful that our Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are supporting legal status for criminal Mexican illegals. At a time when unemployment among American teenagers is near a record high of 25 percent, extra income is badly needed at many Minnesota households. There are a variety of jobs that should be filled by unemployed teens, not Mexican illegals.
On Tuesday morning, we had the opportunity to tag along as Bill Clothier traveled across the new Hastings bridge, making him the first civilian to cross the big new structure.
Thank you to our family, friends and all who participated in the 4th Annual “Lanes for Life” fundraiser in memory of our daughter Lauren Marie.
The young people of Hastings are up to all kinds of great things in our community, and this week we shed a little bit of light on one such positive thing.
Alleged conservative John Kline has voted to take away more of our Fourth Amendment freedoms by voting to pass CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. CISPA encourages internet service providers to provide the government with your emails, browsing history and other personal information.
Remember when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said of federal health-care legislation, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”? She roundly was blasted, and rightly so, and still is being blasted, not only because she obviously hadn’t read the bill but because she didn’t seem to have an understanding of its impacts.