Letters to the Editor - Ramsey Co - Maplewood Review

Thu
17
Apr

Letter: ‘Real solutions being offered’

Representative Peter Fischer was a co-author on the bill that put the expensive and failing MNSure into place. The problems with MNSure are widely known: low enrollment numbers, an unbalanced mix of private plans and fully subsidized public plans, $26,000 in bonuses to executives prior to launch, the dissemination of 1600 private social security numbers, extremely long call center wait times and website inaccessibility.

Thu
06
Mar

Letter: 'Grateful in District 4'

Looking at  the legislative decisions we’ll be making this year, I’m grateful I’m in District 4.
I’ve appreciated having legislators with the same goals I do.

Thu
27
Feb

Letter: State leaders urged to support school counselors

I am a school counselor at Park High School, and I was happy to learn that Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Feb. 3-7  “School Counseling Week.”
Minnesota has one school counselor for every 792 students, ranking it 48th in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Wed
08
Jan

Letter: ‘A good team’

Once again we are starting a new year, with  new City Council leadership. I have ever confidence we have a good team in charge. I do thank Will for all he accomplished as Mayor during his four years. Maplewood Mall in particular has improved so much and I do appreciate the environmental  improvements there for watershed.

Sat
23
Nov

Letter: Thanks for compassion, comfort

The family of Kathleen DeMars would like to thank the North St. Paul EMTs for their prompt response to our emergency on Sept. 17.

Sat
23
Nov

Letter: ‘Extremely disappointed’

I was extremely disappointed in the Maplewood Election Results. Especially since Nora Slawik has no intention of bringing back the Citizens’ Forum. The Forum was started by Mayor Gary Bastian and continued through Mayors Bob Cardinal, George Rossbach, and Diana Longrie. Will changed the format and only held 3 of them before discontinuing. Nora says she wants to communicate with citizens -- what better way than the once a month Citizens’ Forum. They have been so successful in the past. Please bring the Citizens’ Forum back.

Thu
14
Nov

Letter: ‘Lot to be grateful for’

Election is over and we all have a lot to be grateful for with the results. We elected three very well qualified ladies to guide our City Government for the next four years. They will be open to citizen input on many issues as they keep us the growing thriving City, we have been the past four years.

Thu
31
Oct

Letter: ‘Head and shoulders above anyone else’

It is not unusual for people to ask me about the best candidates in a local election and this year is no exception. I thought I could save some people the call by writing this letter. My choice for Mayor is Nora Slawik. A lesson I learned early on is the importance of Maplewood’s relationship with the State and County. Nora’s legislative experience and friendships puts her head and shoulders above anyone else in representing Maplewood.

Thu
31
Oct

Letter: ‘Bring back citizen engagement’

We have a unique opportunity to bring back citizen engagement to Maplewood. By supporting Diana Longrie for Mayor and Rebecca Cave and Margaret Behrens for City Council on November 5, citizens will be able to approach their government.

Thu
31
Oct

Letter: ‘Did not vote on this subject’

Last week the Review featured an article about the Maplewood City election.  Each candidate was asked to answer questions and to say what she feels qualifies her for this elected office.
Diana Longrie stated that she had been “voted one of Maplewood’s most notable women by the Maplewood Historical Society.”

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