Readers says Trump is best president we’ve ever had

Nancy Schramel, Sartell

President Donald Trump is the best president we’ve ever had. He protects unborn babies from abortion by trying to stop Planned Parenthood from killing babies. He provided 28,000 more jobs. He doesn’t want any money by being president. He said he will take $1.

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Trump is still winning, albeit slower than hoped

Bob Grise, St. Joseph

The St. Joseph Newsleader got it wrong when it stated President Trump is digging himself a hole. No, that would be the Democrats. The Democrats have no message and now their Russia collusion story has proved to be all fiction, they are completely rudderless. The Newsleader claims Trump is acting erratically while at the same time telling us we will be harmed when Trump follows through on his campaign promises. What is erratic about following through on campaign promises? It’s refreshing!
Trump is an egomaniac out of control, says the Newsleader. Doesn’t that better describe President pen-and-a-phone Obama, who circumvented Congress on the Paris Accords and other matters?  Thankfully Trump pulled us out of that wealth-redistribution scheme. The Left claims Republicans are anti-science. No, we are anti bad-science. Many Republicans agree with MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen who said believing CO2 controls the climate is pretty close to believing in magic. Look at the St. Cloud climate records and you will see in the most recent 30-year average, seven months of the year have become warmer and five months cooler. It is a nationwide trend – summers slightly cooler, winters slightly warmer. If you believe mankind caused that, you would probably believe Trump is a Russian agent. FYI, the warmest year in St. Cloud was 1931.
With all the fake and slanted negative press Trump has received and with little help from his own party, it’s amazing Trump’s approval rating is now at a high point, 50 percent, says a new Rasmussen poll. Trump is still winning, albeit slower than we hoped, in his goal to grow the private sector and trim the bloated job-killing bureaucracy that’s so deeply entrenched in Washington, D.C.

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Ice-cream man, you make our summer days special

Tara Wiese, Sauk Rapids

I was happy to read the story about Francis Gomes and his ice-cream truck in the May 19 St. Joseph Newsleader.

My daughter, Kayla, always wanted to see an ice-cream truck like the one that visits the neighborhood of my sister and nieces in Fergus Falls. We live in Sauk Rapids.

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Please, bishop, keep your promise

Lois Maciej, Little Falls

An arsonist set fire and caused considerable damage to the magnificent St. Mary’s Church in Melrose March 11, 2016.  Thankfully, about 90 firefighters bravely extinguished the fire, removing sacred relics to rebuild the interior.

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Lions, community go above and beyond

Kelly Orndorff, Sartell

(This letter was written by Kelly Orndorff, a Sartell resident who was left blind after an operation for a massive brain tumor right after graduating from college. In the letter, she is referring to a recent benefit and vision/blindness/cancer event in Orndorff’s honor at the Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill in Sartell.)

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Gomes thanks community for support

Francis Gomes, Sartell

(This letter is in regard to the feature story headlined “Gomes brings ice cream, happiness to kids” in the May 19, 2017 edition.)

My family moved here in 1993. Since moving here, we have received a lot of support from others in the community. Without your support, I would not have been able to make the ice cream-truck business possible. It would have been very difficult to adjust to the new country without the help of our community members. My family and me are very happy and want to give something back to the community.

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Shutting down the meat industry

Sami Nicholson, Sartell

This past Sunday, animal rights activists shut down the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after years of effectively exposing them for animal abuse. Can the meat and dairy industry be far behind?

The shift toward plant-based eating is everywhere. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s offer plant-based options. Parade, Better Homes and Gardens and Eating Well are all touting vegan recipes.

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Resident protests water shut-off policy

Jeffrey Williams, St. Joseph

The City of St. Joseph has been disconnecting citizens’ water unconstitutionally without due process, using City Ordinance 401.12 to do so. This ordinance states the city can “discontinue service of any or all customers of the water system without notice.” I’m defending the citizens of St. Joseph’s rights to due process. U.S. Constitutional Amendment 5 states “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. . . ” Amendment 14 states similarly. Due process for this is laid out by MN Statute 325E.021, which states “A public utility as defined by section 216B.02, a municipality . . . shall, if that utility adopts a policy of imposing a charge or fee upon delinquent residential and farm accounts, provide that each billing shall clearly state the terms and conditions of any penalty . . .” The city has not disclosed any possibility of disconnection on water bills in the past. City Administrator Judy Weyrens oversees and directs all day-to-day operations of the city and, in my opinion, has violated the city’s Code of Conduct in Ordinance 209.

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