One Plymouth resident supports Linda Higgins for District 2 Hennepin County Commission.
Friday, October 12, 2012
To the Editor: I first met Linda over 10 years ago when I was asked by the city of Plymouth to come to the state capital and testify as a citizen activist on lake and water issues about the phosphorus restriction that was needed to stop algae blooms in our lakes. I started this work after moving to Medicine Lake in 1984. We were successful in passing legislation that Linda authored and at that time I saw several things about her. She has been a state senator for 16 years and is now running for Hennepin County Commissioner. In the last year, I have been involved in citizen work to set policy for spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Nine lakes in the west metro were organizing to have our voices heard. I sent several invitations to the …
Rep. Ryan Winkler, Rep. Lyndon Carlson and Sen. Ann Rest want to see Golden Valley get on board with plans for the Bottineau Transitway.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
For the last few years, local officials have been discussing plans for a Bottineau Transitway, a light-rail transit line that would run from Downtown Minneapolis to the northwest, serving North Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park. The line would also be close to New Hope, Maple Grove, and Osseo. Now, after 4 years of planning — and with many more years of planning left to go — it’s time to finally start moving ahead. The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope, and Brooklyn Park have already signaled their support. Even the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board — after their initial opposition — has shown a willingness to move forward and participate in the …
One Plymouth resident wants to see more people show support of their local schools.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
To the Editor: On Friday, Sept. 15, I attended the Cooper High School football game. I was enjoying all the pregame activities and thinking to myself that it was such a nice safe environment for these young men and women. I really enjoyed the marching band and knew that all these kids were not only making wonderful memories but developing skills that would benefit them in their academic careers as well as in their adult lives. My blissful moment was interrupted when a woman who lives near Cooper High School came onto the property and began yelling at the police officer that the marching band was too loud. The officer informed her that the noise level was within legal limits, but she remained argumentative. I then remembered how Cooper …