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Reader's View: Duluth fortunate to have Larson as mayor

I was very moved by Mayor Emily Larson's Dec. 25 commentary in which she described traumatic events in October both for her family and her community (Mayor's View: "In times of political, other storms, remember what connects us").

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Denfeld’s 1947 boys basketball team is the only Denfeld basketball team to win a state title. The team’s head coach was Lloyd Holm. Team members were Rudy Monson, Larry Tessier, Paul Nace, Kenneth Sunnarborg, Eugene Norlander, Howard Tucker, Tony Skull, Jerry Walczak, Bruce Budge, Keith Stolen and student manager Bob Scott.

I was very moved by Mayor Emily Larson's Dec. 25 commentary in which she described traumatic events in October both for her family and her community (Mayor's View: "In times of political, other storms, remember what connects us").

I saved her column to read aloud to my husband when we had a moment to talk together. However, I got no further than the sixth paragraph, which began, "I gave a silent, honest prayer." At that point, I choked up and tears streamed down my cheeks. After a minute or two of trying, and utterly failing, to recover my composure, I finally managed to say, "I don't think I can read this to you anymore." My husband replied that he would read the column himself later. I will see that he does.

Duluth is so fortunate to have a mayor who has personally been through such an emotional fire and prevailed - and who is willing to share her inner life so fully with her constituents. She is a gifted writer and a gifted leader. Duluth is so lucky to have her in charge.

Elaine Miller

Hermantown

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