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Parent says Pines assignment provoked sex

Letter to the Editor:

I was taken back from a health assignment brought home by my son who goes to Northland Pines High School. The assignment titled “Am I Ready?” asks a series of questions that provoke and encourage sex.

It begins, “What are my morals and religious views about sex before marriage?” Followed by “How will I feel if I go against my beliefs?” I was surprised to see religious questions being asked re­garding sex. Where is the separation of church and state?

Another example, “Am I comfortable being naked with my partner

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:29 AM
 
Numbers in proposed deer study explained

Letter to the Editor:

I am compelled to write this in an attempt to correct erroneous information your paper published March 5, in Ken Anderson’s article titled “DNR study could close 900 acres to hunting.”

This was followed by a mischaracterization of this study and of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by Kurt Krueger in his “In the Outdoors” column March 12.

Note that I am not in any way affiliated with the DNR. I am a Land O’ Lakes resident and I own and live on a small parcel of wooded land very near the proposed deer browse study site described in Mr. Anderson’s article.

As a retired biologist with a fair amount of formal training in ecological

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:28 AM
 
Wants public meeting on deer research plan

Letter to the Editor:

I read the article by Kurt Krueger regarding the De­partment of Natural Re­sources’ proposed deer re­search program on 900 acres of state-owned land south of Palmer Lake.

In the article he mentions a meeting in Boulder Junction where this program will be discussed.

I have tried to check into this meeting, but have not been able to

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:27 AM
 
Take the help that is offered

Letter to the Editor:

I recently read a very disturbing article in last week’s News-Review. It was about the mayor of Eagle River being hospitalized with E. coli meningitis.

As I was reading this, I felt very sorry for the man and what he was going through,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:27 AM
 
Candidate fueling anger with inaccuracies

Letter to the Editor:

To the town of Lincoln voters and taxpayers:

Ms. Kara Vander Bloomen is on the April 1 ballot for the town of Lincoln supervisor position being vacated by Leon Kukanich. I urge you to direct your vote elsewhere.

So far, Ms. Vander Bloomen has insulted every person on the town board, including the secretary/treasurer. She sees what she wants to see, but doesn’t look past the numbers. She has posted on her Facebook page, but has deleted any negative comments.

The pay grade for our supervisors and chairman is reflected in

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:50 PM
 
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