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To the editor: I have lived through many elections but I have never seen such poor losers and crybabies. I always thought you have to accept the election. I am sure we have all had elections come out not the way we would of liked. The New York police commissioner said the protesters have the wrong name and he is right. He said they are rioters. Since when do you go out and smash things and block highways to make your point? You cannot violate rights of other people to prove your point. You cannot say, "My way or the highway." And that is what they are doing.
To the editor: One of the vicious lies that secular education brainwashed generations of gullible students with was urging valueless opinions. They do not exist. There is nothing in the Western tradition that supports greed or xenophobia. Trump's choice of Stephen Bannon for White House chief strategist is dreadful if Bannon was associated with an online extreme right group. Such a group would attack or distort and not really defend Western ethics.
To the editor: President Obama is taking a break from Trump transition to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise that presidential pardon power on Thanksgiving by giving thanks for health and happiness while skipping gratuitous violence. The 235 million turkeys killed in the U.S. this year have nothing to be thankful for. They are raised in crowded sheds filled with toxic fumes. At 16 weeks, slaughterhouse workers cut their throats and dump them in boiling water to remove their feathers.
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOV. 28 1. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation, public comments 2. 7:10 p.m. Consent agenda: approve minutes of Nov. 14; approve license applications and authorize issuance 3. 7:15 p.m. Public Hearing — 2017 on-sale liquor license renewals A. Craig Hillman request for amendment to on-sale liquor license to allow for outdoor seating 4. 7:15 p.m. Public Hearing — proposed ordinance creating Section 5.09 of City Code regarding landlord responsibility
MEETINGS: LAKES AREA RECREATION THURSDAY, AUG. 25 Location: University of Minnesota Extension Conference Room. 5:30 p.m. Lakes Area Recreation Board meeting. Agenda items are general business, office update and action items.
BIRTHS: Douglas County Hospital October 28 Boy, Melinda and Jeremy Discher, Eagle Bend Girl, Heather and Brian Wittrock, Parkers Prairie Boy, Jamie and Dennis Dodds, Hancock October 31 Boy, Taylor Mann and Joshua Baumann, Alexandria Boy, Amber Morris and James Beene, Alexandria November 1 Girl, Samantha Roop and Jacob Bjork, Osakis November 3 Boy, Dana and Billy Pazdernik, Alexandria Births from January 1 to November 3, 2015: 579.
As summer wanes and back-to-school supplies populate stores, United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is gearing up to ensure that all children have the tools they need for school with its Stuff the Bus program. Stuff the Bus is a community-wide effort led by United Way to collect school supplies for children in Douglas and Pope counties. Anyone can help by purchasing new supplies and dropping them in the bright yellow collection boxes around town or by bringing them to the United Way office, 503 Hawthorne in Alexandria. Supplies will be accepted through Friday, August 14. REGISTER FOR SU
By Lee H. Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails, and that we need to address this. There’s ample cause for concern. The VA appointments scandal; the botched launch of the Affordable Care Act; the 28 years of missed inspections that led to the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas; scandals at the General Services Administration and the Secret Service....
State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, formally filed the paperwork on Thursday, May 29, to run for a third term for the Minnesota House of Representatives to represent House District 8B,...
Megan Shelden studies abroad Megan Shelden of Alexandria, daughter of Michael and Paddy Shelden and a student at Concordia College in Moorhead, is taking part in a study abroad program this summer. She has joined a Summer Field Studies program in Rwanda for the Service in the Heart of Africa project.