Letters to the Editor
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Anderson has integrity
As you vote for your local school board please consider voting for Lisa Anderson. Lisa would be an excellent school board member as she has experience working collaboratively as an employee at Camp Shamineau.
She has been...
Lakewood dealing with COVID-19 surge
By Tim Rice
President & CEO
Lakewood Health System
Seven months ago, when COVID-19 was new to all of us, we were eager to do whatever we could to help: we followed the regulations from state and industry officials, stayed home whenever possible, made and...
Supreme Court judge is a good choice
The Constitution states that it’s the President’s prerogative to appoint a replacement to the Supreme Court when a vacancy occurs. In fact, three Supreme Court justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, were confirmed within 45 days after a vacancy (Sandra Day O...
Submission note: This letter was held one week in respect to the President’s health; hope he is doing well now.
Thank you, Jayme, for your comments regarding the profanity on many of the Trump signs. It is only one of so many things this president has emboldened people to do...
Time to reconsider wearing masks
By Mark Anderson
COVID-19 is expanding into our area in larger numbers. In the name of slowing the pandemic, we have to keep limiting large gatherings and wearing masks. In light of recent events, those who have refused to wear a mask must start...
Start of school, new process
for facilities question
By Shane Tappe
Staples-Motley Schools Superintendent
No doubt, the start of the 2020-21 school year was unlike anything we’ve seen at Staples-Motley Schools. COVID-19 has dramatically changed daily classroom routines, but we’re embracing the...
Setting a better example
This letter is in response to Jayme Carlson’s powerful letter in the Sept 23 issue of the Staples World. I totally agree with her statements about the obscene, vulgar and disrespectful messages we have seen and heard about the political candidates. I have seen the...
Disrespectful campaign practices
I know we are in a political season and with that we see political signs supporting different candidates. This year our political climate feels much different. This has been displayed by several billboards/signs/flags/shirts my family has seen on our highways,...
The art of giving political speeches
By Lee H. Hamilton
I was talking to a friend not long ago who was pretty down on politics in all its forms. “I actually find real enjoyment in politics,” I told him. He asked if I was nuts.
No, I said, there’s a lot of pleasure, even joy to be found in...
Data confirms that wages go further in rural Minnesota
By Mark Anderson
Wages are lower in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota, but costs are also lower. It has been a long disputed argument over whether city or rural residents are getting a better deal.
A study by the...