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Too frequently we read letters in these pages about all that is wrong with government. Today I want to write about something good that is being done by Sen. Susan Kent. She is fighting to see to it that kids get effective teachers. As a parent, (and now grandparent), I know the impact that a great teacher can have on students. They both inspire students and can change their lives. That is why kids need great teachers every year. Sen. Kent is fighting to make sure all of our kids get good teachers.
Gerald Scherbel ("Gay marriage could lead to slippery slope", April 17) claims the only legitimate marriages are those which produce children the "natural" way. Who knew there was a fertility requirement for marriage in Minnesota? I guess adoptive parents have marriages which are less than "ideal" and, as a 62-year-old widow no longer capable of bearing children, I'll need to forget my plans to remarry! As for changing "10,000 years of historical fact," it seems in Mr.
Many social scientists are interested in a phenomenon called "resiliency." Resiliency is experienced by most of us in how flexible or hardy we are, how pliant, tough or quick to recover we are from the difficulties we face.
Mr. Scherbel added his two cents to the same sex marriage conversation in the latest Bulletin. Anyone that follows the letters to the editor may recognize my name and know that I have written before in defense of families like mine. I agree with Mr. Scherbel that what goes on behind closed doors between adults is none of his business nor is it mine. Nor should it be the business of the government. Mr. Scherbel argues marriage is historical fact going back 10,000 years. Trying to find a start date for historical marriage is tricky.
I read your editorial on the issue of mother-in-law apartments in Afton. When you write "In this day and age when health care becomes evermore costly and unwieldy, and families are forced to make hard decisions" you are precisely correct. The purpose of these discussions was to facilitate multi-generational living, not to "put up additional roadblocks" as you mention.
This past week brought events that won't soon be forgotten. Unprecedented horror in the streets of Boston was followed by a seismic explosion in West, Texas. But before the smoke even cleared, we also saw the emergence of people charging in to help: volunteers. They were people who acted under no obligation other than what was in their hearts to help. It's worth noting these valiant, selfless acts of aid fell during the month of April, which is National Volunteer Month. Locally, we witnessed the recognition of others who give of their time without pay during a ceremony in Lake Elmo.
A resident in the 1200 block of Paddock Trail reported April 9 that the family's canoe had been stolen from under the deck at their home. Loss: $300. Workers at BP, 1569 Woodlane Drive, reported April 10 that a customer got upset inside the convenience store over a rewards program and left, squealing his vehicle's tires. Police spoke with the man by phone. He said he wasn't upset and had peeled out accidentally due to his vehicle's manual transmission.
Bailey Lake South to begin Another Phase 2 subdivision was approved by the Woodbury Planning Commission last week. Bailey Lake South, located half a mile south of Bailey Road and east of Mile Drive, brings in Lennar Homes, which plans to develop 127 single family homes on about 80 acres. This project will join the first Bailey Lake development, which was approved in December for 98 single family homes on 40 acres. Bailey Lake is the first development in the Phase 2 Woodbury Comprehensive Plan. Schneiderman's to close during construction Schneiderman's officials announced la
Woodbury police are investigating a rash of break-ins at a private storage facility. Police were called April 16 to nine separate burglaries to storage units at Simply Self Storage on Weir Drive. Woodbury Public Safety spokeswoman Michelle Okada did not release additional information on the case, noting that it remains under investigation.
Mile Drive will be closed temporarily, from Bailey Road to Dale Road, as part of the Pioneer Drive extension project. Work is anticipated to be completed by late September, at which time the new Pioneer Drive extension will be open to motorists, according to the city of Woodbury. The city will be starting construction for the replacement of Mile Drive with a two-lane roadway. This project will be an extension of existing Pioneer Drive from Hargis Parkway to Dale Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in early June, weather permitting.