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I'm not sure if everything Douglas Harvey Peterson said in his letter is factual (Sun Tribune Jan. 5, 2013) but I do know the story was out that about 50 years ago when 3M was looking for a place to build, Morris was a likely spot, but the rumor goes that a greedy landowner wanted too much money for the land, and 3M built in Alexandria.
It is hard to fight ignorance, I know that is a harsh word but that is what this gun ban stuff seems to be. First what is an "assault rifle"? The word comes from WWII when the first of the smaller automatic rifles came into being and were dubbed "assault rifles" to differentiate it from the standard military rifles and machine guns. It seems the media loved the terrible connotation so in their chance to stir-up their anti-gun hysteria what could be better?
If everyone from Morris or the Morris area shopped 10 percent more in Morris how would that increase the selection in Morris when most of the things we shop for are not available in Morris to begin with? We would not need to make a resolution to do at least 10 percent less shopping in Alexandria if the leaders of Morris and Stevens County had done their job more efficiently. If the leaders of Morris and Stevens County would have let businesses like Walmart, Fleet Farm, Menards, etc.
Do 10 percent more in Morris If Morris is "your" town, why don't you make a New Year's resolution to do at least 10 percent more of your shopping in Morris than you did in other years? If all of us who journey to Alexandria to shop at Wal Mart, Fleet Farm, Menards, etc.
Proposals could threaten child care in area Thank you to the people that attended the Nov. 19 Informational meeting regarding the Infant Mortality Report and Proposed Recommendations. Also thank you to the County Commissioners for your attendance. If the proposed recommendations pass as written, there will be devastating results. Providers will not be able to provide care for infants and toddlers as we currently do. If these proposed recommendations pass, there will be fewer providers and child care for infants and toddlers will be very difficult for parents to access.
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance fails on every level Drew Johnson's opinion piece on behalf of the "Taxpayers Protection Alliance" (TPA) in last week's paper ("'All of the Above' Fails on Every Level," Morris Sun Tribune, Dec. 1, 2012) was equal parts misinformation and dishonest cost accounting. Among the more bogus claims, the suggestion that renewable energy technologies are disproportionately favored by federal policy really stands out. This assertion is not even in the neighborhood of being true.
Supporting school lunch The school lunch program has recently entered into a new political arena with federal nutrition standards to ensure that meals are healthy and well balanced. This includes caloric limits, portion sizes and fruit and vegetable offerings. Last week, Morris Area Elementary School hosted Bring your Parent to Lunch week, which was an excellent opportunity to see what our children are offered at school.
One vote can make a difference Isn't democracy wonderful. If the candidate you voted for does not do what he/she promised, or if he/she does something you don't like, you can always say: "Well, my one vote did not elect him/her, it was somebody else's vote." (Although, sometimes one vote does make the difference.) Ted Storck - Morris, Minn. Love is not the gospel In a recent letter in the West Central Tribune (11/2/2012), Rev. Chilstrom declared his support for same-sex marriage.
Let's move forward on community issues I would like to address the recent feedback received for the article included in the Morris Human Rights Commission column of the Morris Sun Tribune on Oct. 27, 2012. The original plan for the column by the MHRC was to have 15 articles in honor of the 15th anniversary of the commission.
Small arms treaty is global gun control scheme Ron Jacobson in last week's paper said the Obama Administration has done nothing to curtail his Second Amendment rights. Maybe true, but as he told the president of Russia, "I will have more leeway after the election." Recently his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said the Obama administration will be "working hand-in-glove with the U.N. to pass a new 'small arms treaty.'" To be put it bluntly: This is a massive global gun control scheme. If passed by the U.N. and ratified by the U.S.