Letters to the Editor - South-West Review

Mon
14
Oct

Letter: “On the Road Again'

I wanted to thank the organizer, the vendors and spectators of this year’s “On the Road Again” in South St. Paul. What a great turnout despite the cloudy and misty skies.

Sun
29
Sep

Letter: Tax levy

The front-page story in the Sept. 15 issue headlined “Growing tax capacity to bolster IGH budget in 2014” leaves the impression that rising property values is a painless way to expand the budget.

Sun
25
Aug

Letter: healthcare

In his column, “How do ACA reforms affect you?” (printed Aug. 18), Mike Rothman, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, is doing his job of informing the public on the upcoming “ObamaCare” mandates. These insurance mandates (benefits), are known as essential health benefits (EHB).

Sun
25
Aug

Letter: 'What should the State do when it collects more revenue than anticipated?'

I applaud Gloria Welp for the letter to the editor she wrote last week, even though she disagreed with a vote I took. She raised an important issue, one that was vigorously debated at the State Capitol this spring.

Thu
18
Jul

Letter: From the 2013 Kaposia Days President

Water pollution is an increasingly serious problem affecting our communities, but who is the culprit behind this dilemma? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 72 percent of all toxic water pollution in the country comes from coal-fired power plants, making those plants the No. 1 source. Across the country, plants are disposing of toxic metals including arsenic, selenium, and mercury into our waterways. As a result, our drinking water, fishing areas, rivers and streams are becoming highly contaminated. These chemicals are very dangerous. Research has shown that exposure to these chemicals can lead to birth defects, cancer and even death. Therefore, limiting these pollutants will help clean our rivers and save lives.

Thu
11
Jul

Letter: 'Support for the EPA'

Water pollution is an increasingly serious problem affecting our communities, but who is the culprit behind this dilemma? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 72 percent of all toxic water pollution in the country comes from coal-fired power plants, making those plants the No. 1 source. Across the country, plants are disposing of toxic metals including arsenic, selenium, and mercury into our waterways. As a result, our drinking water, fishing areas, rivers and streams are becoming highly contaminated. These chemicals are very dangerous. Research has shown that exposure to these chemicals can lead to birth defects, cancer and even death. Therefore, limiting these pollutants will help clean our rivers and save lives.

Fri
24
May

Letter: Voting yes

On May 21, the South St. Paul school district will have a special election vote on a proposed building bond. I am writing to encourage residents to vote yes on this bond.

Mon
20
May

Letter: School bond will keep SSP competitive

On May 21, the South St. Paul school district will have a special election vote on a proposed building bond. I am writing to encourage residents to vote yes on this bond.

Mon
13
May

Letter: School bond will keep SSP competitive

We now live in a world where some of our citizens locally compete for jobs both nationally and internationally. At the local level should we fear this competition? We do need to at least prepare for this competition.

Mon
22
Apr

Letter: Minnesota leads

To the editor:

Last month, Minnesota passed one of the best health insurance exchanges in the country and continues to lead the way when it comes to health care.

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