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LETTERS to the editor


November 30, 2018

Opinion page should present both sides of an issue

To the editor:

I love the new Pine Knot, and read it from beginning to end each week. It’s fun to hear about the community activities and the history of my old “hometown” among other enjoyable articles. I do, however, have one objection/suggestion. In the past few weeks the paper has printed a “Guest Columnist” column by Justin Krych, an Esko resident and deputy chair of the Eighth District Republican Party. But I find no column from a Democrat, giving a liberal perspective on the issues.

As a newspaper, a fair and unbiased exchange would be to print both sides of these issues. Typically, newspapers attempt to remain neutral in political views, and this certainly is not so with your paper. If no one has stepped forward to write such a column from the liberal side, please find someone. In today’s heated political battles, we need fair representation from both sides of the political scene. If you can’t show both sides, perhaps you should not show either one.

I look forward to seeing more balanced representation in the opinion section in the future. Thank you for hearing my suggestion, and hope you will take it under consideration.

Jan Green, Golden Valley, Minn.

Thanks for support

I want to thank everyone who played in the James Hagen golf fundraiser on July 30, along with all the family and friends who helped on the day of the tournament and everyone who donated prizes and cash, or who sponsored a hole. And thanks to the staff at the Cloquet Country Club.

Ernie Hagen, Cloquet


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