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Regarding my absences from the Coon Rapids Safety Commission, Bruce Sanders (Oct. 23, 2014, UnionHerald) fails to mention that my absences occurred while I was serving as a legislative assistant to Senator Ted Lillie at times directly in conflict with the commission meetings

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Two years ago I came out of retirement and ran for election to the Minnesota Senate in District 37. I did that because the partisan gridlock in St. Paul was harming our state, and we need good government that would act positively for everyone. I knew that shutting down our state government and simply blocking everything helped no one. Voters agreed and chose me to represent them.

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In accordance with ECM Publishers policy, Oct. 24 will be the final week election-related letters will be published in ABC Newspapers. Due to space constraints some letters may not be published in our newspapers. Please limit letters to a maximum of 350 words.

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I strongly encourage you to vote for Jerry Koch for mayor of Coon Rapids. I have known Jerry Koch for the last 18 years and officed with him for six or seven of those years, as well as serving overlapping terms on the Epiphany Parish Council with him.

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It may be nothing or it may point to a very important difference between the DFL and GOP parties. At the Minnesota State Fair their respective booths were very different. One must enter the GOP booth. At the GOP booth a person very likely would be challenged especially if you wore or carried anything that may look liberal. It turned out they even refused entry to one of their own endorsed candidates.

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John Freeburg of Ramsey (July 4) believes that our country’s founding had extensive Masonic influence and “great assistance by the Freemasons” who helped write our founding documents.

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Last Friday, I drove up to Anoka for the Anoka-Coon Rapids football game and sat in the bleachers about 10 feet below the pressbox where, as a 14-year-old kid, I sat and wrote up the games for the Anoka Herald.

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I’m writing this letter to endorse Susan Witt as my candidate for the Minnesota House. She really listens to people who express concerns about keeping our schools effective and strong for the sake of all our young people. My two adult daughters are successful today not least because they received an excellent K-12 education.

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