letters to the editor

As a parent in the Anoka Hennepin School District I can tell you bullying is still a problem in our state and a big one in our district specifically. Just look at the 2013 Anoka Hennepin Anti Bullying Student Survey results conducted just this past December by our district. The numbers are heartbreaking. They surveyed 4,752 students and 1,568 reported being bullied in the past month; 2,946 students admit to seeing someone bully someone else with 760 of them saying they’ve seen it regularly or every day.

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I agree with Anoka Mayor Phil Rice that the price of $725,000 was too expensive to renovate the entrances at Green Haven. Why spend that much money when our streets need reconstruction?

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We are extremely disturbed by the manipulative and exploitative efforts of Mr. Rebek to coerce a meeting between us and his son. In his initial invitation in the ABC Newspapers and subsequent public pillorying of us for choosing not to accept an invitation that we see as exploitative of his son, he clearly demonstrates the kind of presumptuousness all too common among those who hold “progressive” views on the nature and morality of homosexuality.

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This letter is to alert readers to the dangers of House File 826 – a deceptive legislative bill called the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act.” This bill is neither safe nor supportive. It passed the Minnesota House last session and is being taken up again this session in 2014.

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Gene Hodel’s letter (No legalization of Medical Marijuana, Feb 14) suggests that the liberal left is causing a deterioration of core values, with respect to recreational drug use. I hope our differences will disappear with a broader understanding of the issue.

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To the mayor and city council of Anoka, after being made aware of the current moratorium placed on HOPE 4 Youth to move ahead with an emergency shelter I am compelled to write to all you gentlemen.

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As we begin 2014 it is an ideal time to reflect on accomplishments of 2013 and to set goals for 2014. The Minnesota Legislature made progress in terms of services to people with disabilities, and for that we thank our legislators.

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