After reading Washington Post writer Eugene Robinson’s commentary in the News Tribune (National View: “Verizon phone records being turned over to the federal government for their use and abuse,” June 9), I asked myself: When and why did this start?
Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut arrived on our shores in 1683, and his name has been synonymous with our area ever since. In 1857 Duluth became a city, and the name has served us well. Jacques Lipchitz’s statue of du Lhut proudly points to our city from the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The writer of the interesting June 10 letter, “Sovereignty of God not in atheists’ dictionary,” criticized a previous writer for quoting Scripture out of context, specifically a reference to burned branches in the gospel of John.
A while back the Duluth News Tribune had a prominent article (“Duluth has lowest gas prices in the state, at least for a day,” DNT April 26), about how gas prices in Duluth were the lowest in the state.
The events surrounding the death of Zachary Premo are extremely devastating and tragic. As a friend of his wife’s family, I was appalled and disappointed to read the June 12 article, “Duluth police identify man shot by officers Tuesday.”
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