Emmer dares not speak ‘Truth to Power’

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Jim Graeve, St. Joseph One hundred twenty-six Republican Congress people signed off on the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit to overthrow the election of the U.S. Presidential Election in four states: Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Our District 6 Congressman Tom Emmer was one of them! Why? Fear! Fear of being on President Trump’s “Enemies’ List!” Emmer has one of the

Religious, political reasons for Trump’s defeat

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Kent Nelson, Sartell I am 78 years old and have learned a few lessons throughout the years. One of the most important includes the following: never argue politics, never argue religion and never argue with a drunk. Ignoring my own advice, I would like to propose the following arguments as to why Trump lost the election. Let’s start with religion.

Electoral College ensures fair representation

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Richard G. Schaefer Sartell In their wisdom, the United States Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the States were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole nation? There are 3,141 counties in the United States. [In the 2016 election], Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57. There are 62 counties in

Election affects environment

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Tony Dingmann, Sartell  Often times, I shy away from political conversations and debates. However, I do not shy away from being vocal and passionate about the care and preservation of our environment. I want to educate and share information in an effort to create awareness as we look to the future of our environmental conservation here in Minnesota and beyond.

We have not figured out our relationship with animals

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Sami Nicholson, Sartell Netflix’s explosive new documentary, “My Octopus Teacher,” chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal – an octopus. It further testifies to our highly conflicted relationship with non-human animals and the natural world. Most of us treasure our “pets” – dogs, cats, horses. Our allegiance to them transcends that to our own

Chisum has clear plans, goals

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Jessica Rothstein, Sartell I would like to encourage our community to vote Mike Chisum for Sartell City Council. Mike consistently and clearly lays out his plans and goals, he is easily accessible to all constituents, he stands up for equality and his decisions are made based on what is best for the entire community. Mike has proven himself as a

Sartell park advocates endorse Chisum

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Stuart Giffin and Phil Ringstrom, Sartell This election like all others is important, nationally and locally. Mike Chisum has consistently asked “hard” questions when weighing in on city fiscal discussions. He correctly identified the $1,000,000 bridge in Sauk River Regional Park would be better spent for accessible amenities for all. He consistently represents all citizens, not just special interests. This