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I appreciated reading Tim Reckmeyer's column addressing climate policy. Many businesses including Ford, GM, Xcel Energy, Johnson & Johnson and Cargill have already taken the lead in shifting to energy resources that are healthier for our families and the environment. It's what their cust…

Tim Reckmeyer’s column “Climate change and policy truth” in the Jan. 30 issue couldn’t be more timely. It’s time to take serious action to address the problem of climate change. Our newly inaugurated administration in Washington accepts scientific truth and is willing to tackle this problem …

The Jan. 30 column by Tim Reckmeyer on the Carbon Dividend Act reminds me again, the importance of doing “what I can” to better our environment for the future. As a grandfather, I often wonder what type of world my grandchildren will be living in when they reach my age of 76 and that motivates me.

On Inauguration Day it was refreshing and inspirational to listen to the national debut of poet laureate Amanda Gorman as she shared her oratorical skills and her hopes for the country, “Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but isn’t finished.”

Finally, the subhuman, vile, dictatorial racist is gone from the White House! We’ve been told that: “We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril…” Relax everyone. America finally will be perfected by those who know best.

I want to thank Southwest News Media and the Prior Lake American for continuing to publish letters it receives from its readers each week. The freedom to debate ideas, even if rebuttal comments sometimes become personal attacks, is what has up until recently separated America’s excellence fr…

What happened to the America that I grew up in? An America that welcomed immigrants and embraced those looking for a better life in the greatest country on Earth. An America where people were considered innocent until proven guilty. An America where the news media reported the facts and the …

The events of this past week have caused five people to lose their lives, leave our country with a major black eye, and completely undermined the process of governance that has existed for almost 250 years. The reaction has left people with shock and anger with knee jerk reactions across the…

It is necessary to respond to Alexandra Matyja's Dec. 12 letter that suggests I might acknowledge or agree with Trump “that there is a lack of truthfulness in the national news media.” Nothing could be farther from the truth!

After reading Gary Shelton's editorial, I think he needs to turn off his TV news and put down his paper. Maybe he could cheer himself up by looking at his 401K balance. He believes, among other things (according to his editorial last week) that President Trump is vain, dishonest, vulgar and …

Candidates always claim that this is the most important election ever. This year Trump claimed it was about stopping anarchy, socialism and communism. Biden claimed it was about reclaiming the nation’s soul and saving our democracy. These claims are exaggerations, intended to whip-up politic…

I hope that those Americans disappointed with the recent election will not reflect the extremism view that it was “rigged" or “stolen.” This election was monitored probably better than any other in history by hard working, dedicated citizens representing all sides. They were there to ensure …

I have always promoted third-party voting as a way to highlight your issue to major party candidates for whom you would have to hold your nose or cross your fingers to support. My preference though would be to pass ranked-choice voting where a voter could support a candidate or party that em…

The stakes are high with this election! Each candidate has extremely different views and agendas. I call on every voter to research and educate yourself on each. It’s easy to become complacent if issues do not affect us directly. Until the school boundary meetings, I was guilty of not doing …

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