Through the years I have gone to my polling place near my home and have seen many of the same warm, friendly individuals staffing as volunteers. This year was no different. I however didn't come to the polling place alone but instead brought my son with me, who turned 18 a week earlier. He was reluctant to go, but was firmly encouraged by my wife who sold it as a rite of passage that would give his father a real sense of pride.
To the voters in the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, thank you for approving both referendum questions in the November 4, 2014 General Election! We are grateful for continued community support as it allows our schools to remain focused on our mission: to educate, prepare, and inspire a community of lifelong learners in our small, caring environment.
I am writing to correct a statement made by a writer in a letter to the editor published October 29, 2014 ("Vote no"). In that letter, the writer stated, "Employees at the school are more than amply compensated.
After attending the recent forum for Vadnais Heights Mayor and City Council candidates and reading candidates’ responses to questions posed by the Shoreview Bulletin, we are especially impressed with the professionalism, forward-thinking, and responsiveness to citizens’ needs demonstrated by Mayor Marc Johannsen.
My parents moved my sister and I, along with my brother who was about to be born, to St. Anthony because of the schools. A few months later, I began kindergarten at Wilshire Park and thirteen years later, I graduated from St. Anthony Village High School.
A recent letter from a Shoreview representative of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) ("'Unconscionable' actions," Oct. 22, 2014) criticized me for not meeting personally with his group, even though my staff in Washington, DC has met with them year after year. While I meet with hundreds of Minnesota constituent groups every year, I have not met with CUFI and I have serious concerns about the group.
Progress. That is what was promised and delivered by Representative Carolyn Laine and the DFL at the Capitol in St. Paul this past two years. What does progress look like? It looks like a fair budget, balanced without gimmicks.