Gun-rights advocate Tony Sheda of Wrenshall, whose letter is published on today’s page, is absolutely right: Guns cannot be sold legally over the Internet. At least not in the way we usually think of online shopping. You can’t just go to a website, plug in a credit card number and expect a box to land on your porch a couple weeks later with a gun inside.
The News Tribune published another anti-Second Amendment letter full of untruths.
A Feb. 27 letter suggested that extending background checks would reduce gun crime (Reader’s View: “It’s time to extend gun-sale background checks”).
Rep. Carly Melin and other leaders in our state government who support legalizing medical marijuana should be applauded.
While I enjoyed the front-page article on the cold winter we had (“BRRRRRR! Winter coldest in 139 years,” Feb. 28), I believe it to be inaccurate.
Leaders of Mining Truth, a group opposed to proposed copper-nickel mining, responded last month to a News Tribune report on PolyMet CEO Jon Cherry’s comments in Duluth regarding misinformation being used against the NorthMet Project.
More than 100 strong, they descended on D.C. yesterday to fight for the federal funds that are doing so much to clean up and to protect Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes as well as the communities and natural areas that surround them.
A Feb. 21 letter argued weather is not climate (“Cold weather doesn’t disprove climate change”). But climate is defined as “weather averaged over a period of time,” so the weather this year, by definition, must be included.
As a pediatrician, I’ve treated many children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Though not every condition is preventable, some are entirely treatable — if detected early.
Because of an editing error, a letter to the editor headlined, “DNR’s ‘coordination model’ isn’t applied equally,” (Sunday, Page C2) incorrectly stated a camp proposal for Deer Lake was buttressed with cherry-picked data and misleading information. The writer intended to charge that some people opposed to the camp have been supplied with cherry-picked data.
There’ll be pitfalls and there already are questions and concerns, but give Don Ness credit for being willing to go where few Duluth mayors have gone before; that’s to western Duluth and our city’s St. Louis River neighborhoods when talking about investment, potential, opportunity and the next big thing.
I urge Duluthians and all Minnesotans to support an electronic cigarette ban in public places until our trusted medical communities can complete conclusive clinical studies.
With people across our state in desperate need of propane, we must leave no stone unturned as we work to increase supply and lower costs. This is no time for families in Minnesota to go without heat.
When President Barack Obama raised the minimum wage by executive order, Republicans labeled him an imperialist, by definition a ruling emperor who exercises greater power than the law allows. Executive orders are granted in Article II, sections I and III of the Constitution to help the executive branch carry out mandated duties and take care that all laws are faithfully executed.
Amid the many articles I’ve read about our latest snowstorm and the return of the dreaded polar vortex, I was pleased to see an uplifting article about the Angels for a Cause fundraising event in Duluth (“Snow-angel event in Duluth aims to raise money to help homeless people,” Feb. 25).
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