Woodbury Bulletin Staff
Viewpoint Winter is upon us; the days are shorter and often darker than in the summer. Sometimes drivers fail to remove snow from their windshields or allow them to fog up, driving with less vision than perhaps in summer. Under all of these circumstances drivers still need to be aware of pedestrians and follow the law regarding yielding to them.
Viewpoint In 2014, 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft, including an increasing number of tax-related theft. In 2015, 781 recorded data breaches exposed 169,068,506 records. ID theft occurs when a person uses someone else's information for fraud. Taking steps to protect your identity can reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Common methods Common methods in which information is stolen: There are numerous different scams and schemes thieves use to obtain people's personal information. Some of the more common methods include:
Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury was appointed vice chairwoman of the Minnesota House of Representatives Commerce & Regulatory Reform Committee for the 2017-18 session. Fenton will also serve on the Government Operations and Elections Policy, State Government Finance, and Rules and Legislative Administration.
Viewpoint One of the most frightening images of the recent Presidential election was a young man at a political rally in Minneapolis selling T-shirts that read "Rope- Tree- Journalist- Some Assembly Required." It is obvious he either has no knowledge of history or doesn't care about it. History teaches us that the first targets of a military coup, whether in Africa or South America, are the radio and television stations, and the newspapers. Those seeking to overthrow a government seek to control the dissemination of the truth to the masses.
Linda Stanton's letter in the Dec. 21 Woodbury Bulletin provided a perfect example of what was very disturbing about the most recent presidential election process. From the attitude drenching the letter to her misrepresentation of the facts, Stanton mirrored perfectly the characteristics of the most recent winner of the presidential race.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved separate two-year contracts Dec. 13 with county employees who are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council No. 5, as well as others who are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 49 AFL-CIO.
Viewpoint With the winter break that is already underway comes the eventual decision-making about weather-related closures. Unlike many districts across the state, until this past weekend, we escaped much of the bad weather issues that cause schools to delay or cancel school.
Democrats are on to their next campaign — in a blue funk (outraged?) because their queen wasn't crowned. Moreover, as indicated by two recent letters in the Bulletin, they are floundering about to deflect and deny what went wrong with their candidate. So here are a few suggestions that might help them see reality.
Viewpoint Over the past few months there has been much discussion in the media about Danny Heinrich, who has admitted to the murder of Jacob Wetterling. He cannot be prosecuted for other sex crimes he is believed to have committed during the late 1980s because of Minnesota's statutes of limitation on prosecution for such crimes after a certain period of time. So why do we have statutes of limitation?
Viewpoint I became a new mom in 1987. At the time, I ran my own business out of the house, and my husband, Archie, worked long hours and traveled constantly. Two years later, we had another son, and I was able to take time away from work for both babies. Becoming a mother was exhilarating, exhausting, wonderful and sometimes overwhelming. I don't know how we would have managed without time away from work.