Woodbury Bulletin Staff
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.
Your Dec. 7 edition contained reader letters, one excruciatingly long, from two of the most voluble Democrats, Denn and Turnbull. I voted for Trump because I wanted to stick it to the "New Democrats", and stick it to the Clintons, and stick it to people like Denn and Turnbull, who are representative of the "smart" individuals who now control the New Democrats.
Viewpoint We've been listening. We've been asking questions and listening carefully to what you have to say. In the past several months we've engaged in a robust online discussion, held many focused conversations, and invited people in for dialogue. These conversations will continue throughout the coming year as we prepare to revise our strategic plan for 2017 and beyond.
Judge Galler's Dec. 7 Viewpoint was a thoughtful review of the presidential pardon process, but a more timely topic might be the implications of the many active lawsuits facing President-elect Trump. Hillary Clinton is in little need of a pardon. With the election over, sober voices — political commentators are, by definition, not sober voices, otherwise no one would listen to them — will point out that she's already been investigated multiple times, with no indictable results.
Seasons greetings! Earlier this year, my family and I decided it was time for me — us — to transition off the Woodbury City Council and devote our community energy...