Pete Boelter, North Branch, Minn.
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Time for orchestra to manage itself?
It becomes increasingly clear with the passage of time that the only real way to resolve the problems and conflicts now plaguing the Minnesota Orchestra and its management is to do away with the latter distinction.
The management must resign, and the orchestra members must assume responsibility for their own future by taking over the job of managing the orchestra themselves, with the help of appropriate management professionals and community members. Otherwise, we stand to lose one of our oldest and most valuable community assets.
WINSTON KAEHLER, St. Paul
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More in common than you think
Bullies and terrorists: the utmost in judgmental conceit.
DONNA MONTGOMERY, Edina
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How do you get the governor’s attention?
I’m sorry that Gov. Mark Dayton finds people who are only trying to be heard rude (“Dayton says forum crowd in Shakopee was ‘juvenile,’” May 1). Exactly how does a voter get to express his or her views to the governor?
If people were to write a letter or send an e-mail, they’d receive a generic thank-you note that he may never see. If I were to give him a personal call, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t get by his staff. The odds of him calling me back are just as slim. The same holds true if I were to visit his office.
Although I wouldn’t heckle at one of the “Meetings with Mark,” I remain curious about how a voter goes about getting time to bend the governor’s ear.
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