I found the Nov. 22 article about the woman accused of stealing nearly $800,000 worth of jewelry from Security Jewelers interesting. The accused allegedly stated to police she took merchandise to help pay her bills but then got greedy.
With all the stuff about pain medication abuse in the news, it’s getting almost impossible for people like me who honestly need medications for a better, less-painful life to get them. Doctors sometimes are scared to give them to their patients who need them for fear of losing their license, so people like me are left in such pain that our lives are reduced to sitting home in pain.
The News Tribune’s article about an upcoming deficit at the University of Minnesota Duluth was, overall, good. Indeed, it is important students not suffer from budget cuts. And as was pointed out by the union president, UMD’s chancellor comes from an academic background, which offers reason for hope.
Why do some people have to cause trouble and ruin everything that’s good in this world? I ask after reading the Nov. 20 letter, “Call it a holiday parade and celebrate the season.” There’s nothing wrong with the name. It has been called the Christmas City of the North Parade for more than five decades, which never has hurt anybody. Why would it need to change now?
Seriously?! “Sullied by big bucks”?! (This is in reference to the News Tribune’s Nov. 8 “Our View” editorial about the skydiving accident in Superior, which was headlined, “Miraculous story sullied by big bucks.”)
The Nov. 18 commentary (“Otto’s anti-mining vote ignores interests of northern Minnesota”) on Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s mineral-lease vote got it dead wrong. The real issues at stake are whether local communities should be consulted when mineral exploration occurs and whether the state should take private property to further exploration by foreign mining companies, as current law allows.
When I think of how different people are I can’t help but notice how far away we’ve strayed from “one nation under God, indivisible.” We have gone from what I call the Folgers Nation to the Keurig Nation, i.e., from everyone working together toward the betterment of our nation, like sharing a pot of coffee (Folgers), to people or groups being concerned only with their own issues and fighting to get their individual needs, like drinking their single-serving special blend (Keurig).
I found the News Tribune’s front-page story about the driving record of the pilot involved in the skydiving accident to be totally appalling and out-of-line (“Skydiving pilot in Superior accident had driving violations,” Nov. 8). What did the newspaper hope to gain from running this man’s driving record, which I consider personal information, all over the front page?
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