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Continued: Readers Write (May 11): MnDOT, Mark Sanford, pain control, Chris Kluwe, marriage, MnSURE, guns, wages

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Politicians put their own interests first

For those in Washington who voted against the background check on gun buyers and those in St. Paul who hid the bill until next year, you have nothing to fear about attacks on your character, because you don’t have any (“A shameful day for the U.S. Senate,” April 18).


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I don’t remember seeing the NRA on the ballot last vote around. How come it’s voting? Let’s toss this bum out — the sooner, the better!

JO WELCH-YOUNGREN, St. Anthony Village

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An increase is sorely needed

Thanks to state Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL Golden Valley, for sponsoring the House bill to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage. It’s about time that this happened. I’m not certain an increase will spell the economic hardships to small-and-medium-sized businesses that some suggest. I have no trouble paying more for services if it means making things a bit more fair for the lowest paid workers.

JIM BRERETON, Minneapolis

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Two ways Star Tribune can be part of solution

In light of the recent liberation of three kidnapped women in Ohio, I had a thought about how the Star Tribune can make a difference (“In Ohio, the value of not turning away,” May 9). Sadly, people forget about those who have been missing for many years. How about routinely running features on a missing person from Minnesota and the surrounding area, even if only online? We must remind people that many more are still missing. Someone out there has the answers.

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