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Continued: Readers Write: (Nov. 30): Minneapolis schools, safe bicycling, safe hunting

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I would like to compliment Beck for a very informative, and needed, commentary on cycling in the Twin Cities. I can add evidence to his speculation that law enforcement officials probably don’t know much about cycling rules. After being warned by a Three Rivers Parks policeman to be more cautious while crossing Beltline Boulevard in St. Louis Park, I responded that as a cyclist in a crosswalk, I had the right of way and cars should stop. No, no, he corrected me, cyclists don’t have rights in crosswalks!

Beck’s commentary should be required reading (with an accompanying comprehension test) for Twin Cities law enforcement officers.

ANTHONY D. PELLEGRINI, Minneapolis

 

SAFE HUNTING

The less drama, the better, no?

During deer season, the Star Tribune offers a weekly sports section feature with great photos and stories about deer hunters’ successes. I was dismayed, however, that editors chose to celebrate (“A bountiful hunt,” Nov. 27) the story about the young man who took a sprinting deer at 80 yards (per the young hunter’s description).

I was reminded of the words of one of my dedicated deer-hunting uncles, who said that, once having heard the dying travails of a gut-shot deer, never again would someone attempt anything but a careful, well-aimed shot. Beyond that, perhaps editors might consider, as regards shooting a rifle at running animals, “Now, what could ever go wrong here?”

MIKE GARBISCH, Roseville

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