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Thank you, St. Joseph, for your giving spirit

Molly Weyrens, St. Joseph

During this time of offering “thanks,” the Central Minnesota Catholic Worker would like to express gratitude for all of the ways the community of St. Joseph has supported our efforts at ensuring food is shared by those who might struggle to provide it. In conjunction with the YES! Network of St. Cloud, we helped to provide more than 65 kids from 20+ different families with lunch and an activity for six weeks during the summer. An adult meal was  generously provided by Bo Diddley’s, Kay’s Kitchen, Bello Cucina, St. Benedict’s Monastery and the Church of St. Joseph. Generous financial support was offered by the American Legion, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Church of St. Joseph Knights of Columbus and the St. Joseph Quilters.

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Obamacare shouldn’t be eliminated, simply tweaked

Bill Haider, Sauk Rapids

Thank you for another excellent Dennis Dalman column.  I entirely agree the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is fixable and – with the exception of a single-payer system – irreplaceable.  Unfortunately, Tuesday’s election results make it unlikely anything will be accomplished soon. We’ll struggle on with Congress voting to eliminate the ACA and Donald Trump signing off but no actual action.

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On this day, remember those who fought for our freedoms

Betty Freihammer, Sauk Rapids

On this Veterans Day, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 254 of Sauk Rapids would like to express our sincere appreciation to the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

We invite everyone to pause today to remember those who have fought for our freedom. Thank you to all who have so bravely protected us. We know you sacrificed much for your country and all of us. And though some of you may no longer wear uniforms, we know you’re always on call to serve and protect the freedom and security of the United States of America.

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Fantastic article on Michael Maurer, Perfume River Nights

Joe Muehlegger, St. Paul I just read the article about Michael Maurer and his book Perfume River Nights. I am a friend of Mike’s, and we went to grade and high school together. I attended his initial book signing and talk on May 22 at the College of St. Benedict. Since he and I are Facebook friends, I see all the events he has been at with his talks and book signings. Your article is the best coverage and addresses the message Michael conveys. When he returned from Vietnam, he was definitely a changed person. After reading his book and listening to his talk, I now understand why. Thank you for the excellent report on Mike’s presentation.
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Joe Perske good fit for commissioner

Amy Braig-Lindstrom, St. Joseph

This election season, the best races are non-partisan. On Tuesday, vote for Joe Perske for Stearns county commissioner. In the decade I have known Joe, he has consistently exhibited the characteristics that will serve us well. Joe is experienced, passionate, dedicated, personable, persistent and approachable. I served on the Sartell City Council with Joe, and both my children had him as a physical-education teacher. I have witnessed first-hand his loyalty to his job, his various roles in the community, as well as to his family. I am confident Joe will continue to bring his passion to the table. Joe Perske is, hands down, the best man for the job. Vote Joe Perske for Stearns county commissioner.

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Hillary Clinton is a hypocrite

Diane von Ende, Sartell

After reading the many opinions of the editor about Donald Trump, I felt the readers needed some facts on Hillary Clinton before they vote. Clinton preaches a code of conduct that she, her husband and her operatives routinely violate. We have learned from her emails she has two personas. Here are the ways I interpret Hillary’s views:

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Joe Perske has the confidence, leadership to be county commissioner

Guy and Jennifer Schwichtenberg, Sartell

We write this to encourage you to vote for Joe Perske for Stearns County Commissioner on Nov. 8. We have known Joe for over 25 years and can attest to the fact that he is a man with strong moral values and integrity. Having served as mayor of Sartell, he understands the balance of government and makes solid decisions. Joe is a servant of the people and gets out to introduce himself to others and listens to their issues. This is a man you can count on and one who will get back to you. Stearns County is the heart of Minnesota, with strong family values. No one understands this more than Joe Perske. As a retired physical education teacher, Joe spent many years helping children succeed and diligently worked to instill confidence in them. His desire to continue working with people to better the community is not surprising. We urge you to vote for sincerity, stability and economic growth in Stearns County. Vote confidence. Vote Perske.

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Please vote for Chisum, Held in city council race; they will listen, work for all

Zurya Anjum, Sartell

During the past 18 months, there has been a lot of unpleasantness in our city regarding building a community center, which should have been a happy decision for all. However, the Sartell City Council’s decision about the location of it has divided our community into factions.

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