Readers Write (Aug. 24): Road construction, Vikings stadium, NSA, marriage, gun rights, sex offenders, food assistance, grammar, Mubarek

  • Updated: August 24, 2013 - 10:07 AM
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ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Too much being done at once in Twin Cities

We drove up from the south to the early afternoon Twins game Monday. Trying to get across the river was a traffic nightmare. On our trip home, we chose to head west toward Chaska, and that was no picnic either. Was it necessary to do major bridge and road repair on major north-south traffic arteries simultaneously?

BOB JENTGES, North Mankato, Minn.

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VIKINGS STADIUM

Troubled not by the money, but by ethics

When people speak or write about the Vikings stadium, the elephant in the room is the reality that a judge has determined that for more than 20 years the team’s owners cheated their business partners out of their fare share of real-estate partnership revenues (“Wilfs are on notice: Keep state deal clean,” Aug. 13). Why would any ethical individual want to commit to a business relationship with a partner who has been deemed guilty of fraud, breach of contract and racketeering? That’s the real issue at the heart of the matter — not whether the owners will have enough money to build the stadium after all of the expenses of the lawsuit have been paid.

ARLENE FRIED, Minneapolis

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GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

How much is known? Where will it end?

NSA of the USA, KGB of the USSR. Not much difference, is there? Never thought we would get there, but we have arrived (“NSA reveals more secrets after court order,” Aug. 22).

BRUCE A. GRANGER, Prior Lake

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MARRIAGE AND MONEY

Article raised a question about divorce

I read the Aug. 17 commentary about marriage with interest (“Marriage now for the richer, not the poorer,” Aug. 17). If money is an important ingredient for a happy marriage, why do the rich get divorced?

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