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But I also believe in the power of relationships. That was my dad’s key to success as a Hubbard Milling salesman. It’s how I won my Senate elections — knocking on doors, making friends and persuading my new friends to introduce me to others. It’s why our core values at Taylor Corp. emphasize respect for every employee and customer and a sense of mutual responsibility.
I’ll work with the people who produce the Star Tribune to create relationships that allow for a constructive exchange of ideas.
I’m mindful of the value of another key relationship — yours with us. Thank you for caring about what we do, and for speaking up when you see ways for us to improve.
Under different names and owners, and both online and in print, this news organization has been a part of Minnesotans’ lives for 147 years. At times it has made you laugh and cry, cheer and curse. It has been at its best when it made you think.
Together, my wife and I have 26 grandchildren. Most of them live in Minnesota. I want to keep the Star Tribune strong, because if I do, the state your grandchildren and mine will inherit will be better for it.
The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.