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Continued: Readers Write (April 14): Newtown, U of M, same-sex marriage, Fairview merger talks

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DENISE ENG, Sartell, Minn.

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As a Minnesota business owner, I’m embarrassed by the treatment given Sanford Health and Mayo (“Sanford, U won’t pursue Fairview,” April 11). What really was the purpose of state Attorney General Lori Swanson’s rushed, weird, media-drenched hearings that ended up running a good company out of town, not to mention a supportive alumnus of the University of Minnesota? On top of that, our Legislature responds to an honest comment by the Mayo CEO like an act of war (“Blowback at the Capitol sends Mayo back to drawing board,” April 10). Is Minnesota open for business, growth and prosperity? It makes me wonder. I bet businesses are wondering, too.

PADY REGNIER, Greenwood, Minn.

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Considering Mayo’s contributions to Minnesota employment, the economy, health and medical training, I support its request for infrastructure improvements. Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers need to take care of this issue promptly. It’s easier and cheaper to keep large employers and good Minnesota citizens than to have to entice new ones to come to our state.

JON SANFORD, Mora, Minn.

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