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Obviously, there needs to be a complete overhaul of the board’s mission and day-to-day functions. That must include — starting now — a thorough background check that includes fingerprinting.
MARY COSGROVE, Plymouth
Less of them means more power for me
Say “no” to weekend elections! (“Can weekend voting solve tepid turnout?” editorial, Nov. 13.) I have been trying for years to discourage voting! Roughly two-thirds of Minneapolis voters stayed home a week ago Tuesday, giving me the equivalent of three votes for mayor and City Council. My goal? Someday I will be the only Minneapolis voter, and all power will be mine! (Cue evil laughter.)
JEFF MOSES, Minneapolis
Governor’s tax return shows he’s a Scrooge
Gov. Mark Dayton should be deeply embarrassed by the facts revealed by his release of his 2012 tax return, which shows that his concern about the public welfare ends before it reaches his own pocketbook. Charitable contributions of $1,000 on an income of $343,000? Really? Given his income (not to mention the underlying wealth that the income represents), he could come up with $1,000 by cleaning up the loose change under his seat cushions. The governor is a lot more eager to be generous with other people’s (the taxpayers’) money than he is with his own. What a disgrace!
JOHN BEUKEMA, Minneapolis
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