A better plan for removing statues

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William Todd Manske, Sartell The present-day Minnesota Twins organization has removed the statue of former owner Calvin Griffith. Let’s be smart about this national preoccupation with statue removal and just make all statues illegal, especially religious ones. If we are smart about this, we could talk the state of Nebraska tourism folks into buying them, crushing them, painting them and

Open letter to Sartell officials

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Gopi Ramanathan, Sartell Currently studying government and mechanical engineering at Cornell Dear Mayor Fitzhum and Chief Hughes, On May 25, George Floyd died while being detained by the Minneapolis Police Department for suspected forgery. In the days since Mr. Floyd’s death, we have seen scenes of grieving, anger, protest and riot across the country as our national discussion about racial

Time to open our eyes Sartell 

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Katie Kulus, Sartell  Before I write anything, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my white privilege. I will never understand the experiences of a black person, but I will continue to educate myself and use my privileged voice for good.    I spent the first 17 of my 21 years in a community surrounded by people that looked exactly like I did and had the same privileges.

Now is not the time for silence

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During the last few weeks, we have gone through some truly dark days for our country. The horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, and the ensuing increased attention to the equally horrific deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, has exposed tremendous feelings of grief and outrage across the United States. We have