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Reader's View: DNT owes apology for mining cartoon

The editorial cartoon on the April 16 Opinion page of Dopey drinking water downstream from "7 Dwarfs Mine" was a vicious slap in the face to all Minnesotans — not just the thousands who owe their livelihoods to mining, but everyone, including our politicians who have helped make our state a leader in safe mining practices.

The cartoon also was a hurtful, shameful, and disrespectful put-down of special-needs kids and the challenges their families face every day.

I ask everyone, including subscribers and advertisers, to demand that the News Tribune publishes an apology.

Jim Beaty