Opinion

To the editor: I read Mrs. Selton (nee) Bowman’s commentary on the Metropolitan Council. While there are few things that she and I will or can agree on, her characterization of the Metropolitan Council and concern for how cities could operate without its efforts is interesting. From my perspective, cities would plan more efficiently and [...]

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To the editor: I just read the story of the council deciding to go ahead with the 60/40 plan of property assessment on everyone concerning the Mill and Overlay for the street project started 20 years ago. Does the council and city engineer understand that we in the north part of the city do not [...]

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To the Editor: Wow. More bars and bars in public parks. This is really thinking outside the box. I am hoping that those candidates who came around before the last election to tell me they were rational thinking people will now step forward and prove their rational decision-making skills. I can’t think of anything that [...]

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To the editor: I’d like to thank editorialist Christiaan Tarbox for his ridiculous anti-gun rant (“Guns do kill people. Now lets talk about it,” printed June 19). He’s on a very shaky soapbox. It reminded me that there are a lot of hysterical 2nd Amendment haters out there. It also inspired me to double-check my [...]

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To the Editor:   In Minnesota, homes provide more than shelter for our families. Homes provide the tax base for vital public services such as schools and roads – the bedrock of our communities. Homeownership continues to be associated with civic involvement, charitable participation and better outcomes in school. Simply, homeownership creates stronger communities. Purchasing [...]

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