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Continued: Readers Write (March 17): Driverless cars, DNR, pope, TSA, taxes, injustice

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NATURAL RESOURCES

A slow, but welcome change in state agency

It’s about time that the state Department of Natural Resources takes a position that reflects views beyond those of hunters, anglers and other consumptive users of resources (“Shift underway in managing resources,” March 10).

Dennis Anderson reported that Minnesota and Wisconsin are slow to change and are still rooted in the traditional model, while other states are using a more ecology-based model. He also wrote about the great amount of money hunters have paid into the system, resulting in cleaner air and water.

He made it sound like there were no tax dollars involved in operating the DNR and that it was solely supported by those who consume resources. He should have told readers the exact breakdown.

COLLEEN MEYER, Minneapolis

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NEW POPE

Does age matter? How about news placement?

With due respect to Catholics (which I am not): When the cardinals go into a huddle to pray and discuss, do they really believe God told them, both this time and last time, to pick a pope in his late 70s? I’m sure Pope Francis is a lovely person, but surely God might know of a qualified person who is at least in his 60s.

Paula Erickson, Brooklyn Park

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I think it is hilarious that the Star Tribune’s coverage of the new pope jumped to a page with a huge ad for bras. I was reading about the pope’s humility, but that life-sized, lacy bra was hard to ignore.

Trisha Downey, Elk River

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