Don’t tie Postal Service fees, funding to politics

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In 1775, when the Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin the first postmaster general, the challenges facing today’s post office could hardly be imagined. The U.S. Postal Service is one of few federal agencies explicitly authorized by the Constitution. It is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. “Price and quality” are at the

An open letter to Archbishop Hebda

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Amy Bergeron, Sartell Dear Archbishop Hebda, I am a lifelong practicing Catholic. It is with a sad heart that I listened to your statement and intention to defy Gov Walz’s executive  Covid-19 restrictions around gatherings, which includes places of worship. I know the St Paul Cathedral is huge, extravagantly beautiful and accommodates thousands. I fear your archbishop chair view, however,

Will life ever be the same?

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Ron Marquette, Sartell Pandemic (Feb-April 2020) They say-A virus called Coronavirus or Covid-19 is running rampant across the US and the world.  They say – This virus is an invisible killer, not discriminating, and is three times as potent as the influenza strand.  They say – We are told to stay home -“shelter in place” to help slow the spread

Covid-19 vs. economy

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Ben Frey, Sartell We hear about it every day. Some believe that the Covid-19 is less severe than the press is making it out to be, and they wish for businesses to reopen and for life to return to “normal.” Others believe that doing so will lead to millions of infected and, many thousand more dead. This is what the