New Richmond-News Staff
World Kindness Day Nov. 13, 2018 TO THE EDITOR Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day, also known as International Kindness Day. If ever there was a time we needed kindness in our world, it is now. The special day was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement with representatives of many nations signing on in support. It is not a political movement. The purpose of establishing an International Kindness Day was "to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness" ( www.nationalday.com/world-kindness-day )
Somerset fire TO THE EDITOR I saw the article in the New Richmond News about the house fire in Somerset Oct. 20. I would like to clarify that I and another neighbor saved two dogs. The chain of events was: I called 911; I was coming home when I saw the flames. I had to wait till I pulled into the driveway to give the address to the 911 dispatcher because the house numbers are not in sequence on our street.
Marijuana ain't hay TO THE EDITOR In view of Canada's unbelievable sanctioning the recreational use of marijuana, I think that we ought to pause for station identification and look at some reality. I remember the days when smoking tobacco was classified by my medical association and the general public as harmless. This was done for economic and not scientific reasons.
Lying to the FBI is a crime TO THE EDITOR Lying to the FBI is a crime. Dr. Ford wants to talk to the FBI. Bret Kavanaugh doesn't want to talk to the FBI. His friend and alleged witness Mark Judge doesn't want to talk to the FBI. They all know lying to the FBI is a crime. David Thompson New Richmond Fight for the Land & Water Conservation Fund TO THE EDITOR
Kwik Trip site plan should bring concern TO THE EDITOR Kwik Trip is attempting to build a second site at the corner of North Knowles Avenue and North Shore Drive in New Richmond, bordering the Willow River. This involves potential fuel tank storage of 70,000+ gallons that will be placed under water in the widespread which connects to the Willow River and St. Croix River. Potential water usage will be 200,000+ gallons per month from the car wash.
Rural drinking water TO THE EDITOR Do rural families have a right to clean drinking water from their wells? What we are learning across rural America is that many rural families cannot drink their well water due to contamination from e-coli, salmonella, nitrates, etc.
CPS handling of case is appalling TO THE EDITOR St. Croix County's CPS organization should be renamed. It should be called PTA (Protect The Abuser). Earlier this summer, my grandson was violently pushed into a wall by his father, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and resulting neural damage as diagnosed by two physicians. He tells his doctors that dad pushed him because he wouldn't eat the tomatoes on his plate.
Will it ever end? TO THE EDITOR The headlines 20 years from now: Sept. 14, 2038, Anbar Province, Afghanistan, 3 killed in Action Gen. Louis McBane, lead general of the war in Afghanistan, decried the loss of three soldiers killed in action yesterday. McBane, however, noted progress seems to have been made towards ending the war, now in its 37th year.
Good help is hard to find TO THE EDITOR We have come into those times again. The times where if a kid don't like his job he can quit and go down the street and get another job.
City caused library director resignation TO THE EDITOR The Board of Directors of Friends of the New Richmond Library is deeply troubled by the recent resignation of Library Director Katie Marsh. Ms. Marsh was well-liked and respected by the library employees and the community, yet some members of the city government made her work environment so hostile that she felt compelled to leave only three months into her employment.