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Page 6 Cold Spring Record Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Karls recognized Letters to the Editor owned by the DNR and is part of date. the Glacial Lakes Trail. The This is one change in a batch continued from page 1 continued from page 5 DNR only had enough funds to of new laws which took effect complete their trail across the Aug. 1. A number of changes per- awarded the Bronze Star with Red River Avenue, is being new Sauk River Bridge and to tain to hunting, fishing or the Valor Device, Purple Heart, and planned for 2016. The County the Richmond pavilion. They outdoors in general. Here are several other awards for his mill- plans to simply re-pave the road, are planning to complete the un- some to note: tary service, but like with County Road 50, paved section by the end of this Antler point restrictions for "I'm thankful that I've been the City has utilities that need summer, deer hunting: The DNR is au- able to make helping my fellow to be addressed. We have not Trail linking ROCORI thorized to establish antler point service men and women my life's started the planning for it yet, School to Green Meadows restrictions (APR) for deer hunt- work," said Mike McElhiney, leg- largely because we don't know and North Pointe. There have ing areas in southeast Minneso- islative director, Minnesota De- the scope of the project. A major been a number of residents of ta. This will likely restrict most partment of Veterans Affairs. outstanding item is determining the City and Wakefield Town- hunters from taking antlered "It's given my life an incredible the width and number of driving ship that have requested a trail deer with less than four points on sense of purpose and was instru- lanes on Red River Avenue. Ac- from the North Pointe and one side in Series 300 permit ar- mental in my recovery." cording to MnDOT regulations Green Meadows residential ar- eas. Pam and Curt Karls decided and traffic projections, Red Riv- eas to the School campus. The Spearing expanded: Spear- that they needed to do something er Avenue has the potential of Planning Commission has dis- ing is expanded to 12 additional to help veterans after reading an becoming a four-lane road. With cussed this at length and lakes mostly in northern Min- article about the great sacrifices our efforts to divert residential brought the idea forward to nesota. Lakes now open to spear men and women who serve make neighborhood traffic as noted Wakefield Township representa- fishing include Big Mantrap as they transition back to civilian above, we hope that Red River tives. The idea is well accepted (Hubbard County), Lobster (Dou- life. The husband and wife team would only have to be three and is recognized that it would glas), Beers and West Battle (at- founded the Old Glory Run in lanes, that is two lanes with a increase safety. There are a ter Tail), Cross (Pine), Sugar 2008 and recruit about 1,500 pea- turn lane in the middle. Pedes- number of issues needing to be (Wright), Eagle (Hennepin), ple each year to run or walk five trian traffic is a concern not only addressed. First, it crosses Owasso (Ramsey), and Deer, kilometers in salute of veterans, in residential areas, but one in through jurisdictions and most North Star, Moose and Spider All proceeds from the run benefit our downtown business areas of it would not in the City, but in Lakes (Itasca). veteran programs, such as DAV's too. Anyone who's ever tried to the Township. Second, almost Bowfishing season expand- transportation network, which cross Red River at peak times of any direct route splits current ed: The bow fishing season is ex- provides 28,000 veterans free the day knows that it can be dif- farmland in half. Third, there is panded by adding an early sea- rides to their medical appoint- ficult. We do not want to see a a cost to building it. Fourth, son from late February to late ments, four-lane road making this task easements would have to be ob- April. "It's touching to be recognized increasingly more difficult. In tained. Finally, it needs to be de- Hunting license fees: Fees for an issue we feel so passionate- addition to this project, we have termined who would maintain it. for some youth hunting and spear ly about," said Pam Karls, owner, also discussed a Main Street The project is proposed for inclu- fishing licenses are reduced or Marnanteli's Pizza and Grille. project, which could help link sion into the City's first trans- eliminated. Fees are also reduced "Creating the Old Glory Run to amenities with the Granite portation plan, but it will take for multi-season super sport li- give back to those that gave so Landing area. Again, we are in the efforts of many of us to mold cerises. much is one of our proudest the pre-planning stages but we it into solid reality. Fees charged by vendors achievements." will need to begin looking at I hope this has helped shed standardized: The issuing fee pri- The private reception was held these areas soon. some light on our ongoing trans- vate vendors are authorized to yesterday during DAV Communi- Trails. We have received portation efforts. If you have any charge for license sales has been ty of Heroes Week, July 22-26, as many positive comments about questions, please feel free to e- standardized at $1 for most hunt- proclaimed by Governor Mark the first section of the ROCORI mail me at phetland@cold- ingandfishinglicenses. Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Trail. A great many people use it spring.govoffice.com or talk with Hunting license provisions Rybak, and St. Paul Mayor Chris for biking, roller-blading, run- a Planning Commissioner or a changed for critically ill, disabled Coleman. Attendees included vet- erans, public officials and busi- ning, or simply taking a stroll. It Council Member. We're all here veterans. came about after 8 years of in- to help and serve. Critically ill people will be al- ness and community leaders. TV credibly hard work and is actu- Thank you for your time and lowed, once in a lifetime, to pur- personality Bill Hudson of WCCO ally owned by the three commu- travel safe this summer, chase hunting licenses otherwise served as emcee and notable nities of Rockville, Cold Spring, limited by a lottery drawing -- guests included 2nd District Hen- and Richmond. We were able to Sincerely, including wild turkey, deer, bear, nepin County Commissioner Lin- build it with grants from the prairie chicken and wolf-- under da Higgins, City of Minneapolis state and federal government, Paul Hetland a provision of the omnibus game Council Member Meg Tuthill, Minnesota Legacy funds, and City Administrator and fish law. The law will allow and City of St. Paul Council tax dollars from the three cities. City of Cold Spring Member Melvin Carter III. The We recently received a $920,000 purpose of DAV's Community of State bonding allocation to cam- ***** Heroes events are to pay tribute plete the next section. The RO- To the editor, to local men and women who CORI Trail Construction Board August 1 was the day High- hunting license, for deer or small served and say thank you to com- munities for supporting local he- roes during their difficult transi- tion to civilian life. suits challenging the unioniza- ing less than total demise of the tion of childcare providers and Judea-Christian ethic and her- personal care attendants. The itage. Their libelous slander and judge dismissed the suits because mockery of their political enemies the plaintiffs had not yet suffered is boundless. injury by the new law. This situa- The so-called "supreme" court tion remains fluid, so I urge has now labeled me and anyone workers in these areas to remain who believes as I do, a bigot and involved in the process and ex- a homophobe (or worse) since it press their opinions on the mat- now obviously believes it has the ter. power to dictate morality. (This is nothing new for this group of Sincerely, black robed activists. It started in Rep. JeffHowe 1973 with Roe v Wade and the trashing of the constitutional ***** right to life.) There are many more effects of To the Editor, the liberal takeover of the nation God has left the building.., and its media, and the case is ob- and I'm a bigot, vious to anyone who would objec- As if we needed more evidence tively assess the conduct of socie- that the radical left has been em- ty in these United States. Broken boldened by "victories" over the homes, parentless kids, school vi- conservative God-fearing citizens olence, lack of respect for teach- of this country, we now see that 5 ers or anyone else in authority, partisan liberals in black robes recreational sex with STD prolif- have deemed that the Defense of eration in pubescent children and Marriage Act (DOMA), duly adults, epidemic drug abuse, the passed by congress and signed by sense of entitlement without the the Democrat president 17 years need for self-discipline or effort ago, does not meet their defini- and most recently escalated tion of marriage and therefore all racial hatred and tension are subjects of the realm will hence- some of the "victories" of liberal- forth no longer abide by that law ism over American traditional and now must bow at the altar of values. progressive liberal agenda: Adding to the embarrassment Marriage is no longer defined that IS the federal government', as a union between one man and we in Minnesota have the special one woman. It is whatever the progressive elites decide that it is and anyone who believes other- wise is a homophobic bigot who is not welcome and will not be toler- ated in their brave new "progres- sive" world. distinction of still more shame: falling victim to the whims of the liberal elitist majority at the Capitol in St Paul. This is a true testament to the phrase "elec- tions have consequences". Liberals like Mr. Welch, who I remember with fondness a chastised Representative Gruen- time when the natural order of hagen in the July 30 Record, rais- life, procreation, family and child rearing were the basis of the American society. No one saw the need to change or pervert behav- iors that had served humanity well since the beginning of life on this planet and insured its conti- rluity, I have no wish to impose "pun- ishment" on a lifestyle that is not veterans with 100 percent per- part of my morality. But neither manently disabled status to re- should I be forced to implicitly ceive a permanent card allowing approve or promote it. This latest them to more easily obtain a assault on our values has ab- solutely nothing to do with the le- ing the premise that the repre- sentative may be a "bigot" and his sources were "hate groups", have indeed come out of the woodwork since these legislative atrocities have been passed. Please read carefully his words attempting to rationalize this latest left wing legislation: "The bill (HF 1054 "the Mar- riage equality bill") actually pro- tects children in a way that if they were to use the term "moth- er", the school would be required by law to interpret that word is planning for a link between way 23 between Wakefield Town- game, free of charge. In addition, gal and civil "rights" of gay cou- with the same meaning as "par- Cold Spring and downtown ship and Richmond was officially the law requires the DNR to des- ples to the same benefits as ent". So if a child said that his Rockville. The Board hopes to be named in honor of fallen Cold ignate one weekend each year traditional couples. If that were mother was going to pick him up complete- such ~ p~oject next Spring police officer Tom Decker. when an albterrain ~vehicle may' the case civil unions granting from school and a male showed year and then give the entire ...... Sen. Michelle Fischbach and I be operated on state and grant- those rights womid have been the up, there would be no legal con- trail to the DNR Trails Division authored legislation to create this in-aid trails without registration, remedy and wo~uld not have been flict. (I certainly hope that male to become part of the Glacial memorml to officer Decker, pre- Complete information on new opposed by half the country (my- is one of the "family.") It is clear- Lakes Trail to the west. serving his legacy and recogniz- laws is available by logging on to self included), ly not the child's responsibility to "So, why didn't you guys ing the ultimate sacrifice he www.house.leg.state.mn.us and The real agenda was and is to differentiate the legal meanings complete that section be- made in the name of public safe- clicking on the "New Laws" link crush conservative thought and of gender-neutral terms." tween Richmond and Cold ty. The Dept. of Transportation near the bottom of the page. demean values that are "out of Spring?" It's a good question plans to post signs along the road On another note, a federal date" according to liberal doc- Letters to the Editor and, I wish I had a nickel for to recognize Decker at a later judge has dismissed two law trine. Vicious, vindictive progres- each time I heard it. The Trail sives will be satisfied with noth- continued on page 7 stops on the west side of our ju- risdiction. 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