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I am writing this to thank President Trump for all he has done to make America great again, for bringing companies back in to the U.S. and strong leadership to help foreign countries from taking us over.

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Gov. Noem, your comment about communists being elected in Georgia was as hate-filled as what has been spewed out by the current occupant of the White House. You have been a total sycophant encouraging the rage at a level nearly as bad as that which Trump has done. You are inciting those same…

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South Dakotans should encourage their Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to oppose the nomination of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Joe Biden has indicated he will nominate the current California Attorney General to the position.

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What happened in Washington on Jan. 6 is living proof of the socio-political poison that is radical conservatism. Trump is a thug and a complete bigot and he always has been.

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I am writing about how grateful I am for all teachers. I think they deserve an award. Thank you for making videos about our lessons, and thank you to my teachers for trying so hard to keep us in school. I think all teachers and principals should get an award for how hard they work.

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I think that Stewart School is an amazing school to go to. There are a lot of kind kids and teachers.

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My writing is going to be about life-changing people, like Rosa Parks.

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Like Donald Trump, Kristi Noem is dangerous —  not just to South Dakota, but to America.

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I feel that smoking is very dangerous because you could get cancer and die, or you will suffer with heart disease by damaging your airways.

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I think that we should recognize the American Red Cross for all that they do for our hospitals and people. If not for them we wouldn’t have blood for those who need it.

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I believe that people shouldn’t litter. It’s hurting our environment and it is even killing some animals.

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In my opinion, smoking should be banned in public. I don’t think that people want to see a cigarette on the floor by the store entrance.

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I sent the following letter to Sen. Thune and others should follow suit.

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I strongly believe that we should plant trees whenever we cut down trees. I feel this is very important, because so many trees are cut down every day. You can help too by planting trees in your own backyard!

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I strongly feel that people should have to pay a few cents for a plastic bag at stores. I think people should have to pay a few cents for a plastic bag because they will start to bring reusable bags or reuse their plastic bags.

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I am writing this letter because I think that all kids should be able to read books because they give kids more imagination. I think that they should be able to read.

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I think we need to help out our homeless people. Here is a way we could help our homeless people: All of the schools in Yankton could do a fundraiser and donate it to our homeless shelter.

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This letter is not about any conspiracies ... Just oddities.

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I strongly think we should stop using fossil fuels and polluting the air. Instead, we should use renewable energy such as wind energy, hydroelectric energy and solar energy. If we keep using fossil fuels there will be none left, and there would be toxic chemicals in the air.

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I strongly believe that everyone should wear masks in public. I think it will help a lot. I want this because I get worried about people that do not wear masks in public. Some people including me do not like wearing masks, but I still do it. I choose to wear masks, because I want to be healt…

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In my opinion football is the best sport. The Nebraska Huskers are my favorite college football team because it was my Grandpa’s favorite team!

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Where is the Pony Express? Sent a package to Chicago; in post office from Monday night until Thursday early a.m. to delivery on Thursday. We had a $3,000+ check sent on Oct. 28 arriving Nov. 27. Sender stopped payment so still no money.

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I strongly believe healthcare workers are the best!!! They help everybody, even when they know that their health is at risk.

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I’m writing about people that abuse pets. Not only pets but other animals as well. In my opinion and I hope in your opinion as well, abusing animals is a terrible thing to do!! I get it if you just bop your cat on the nose for doing something bad, but you shouldn’t ever step on them or kick …

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You know when you hope your kid grows up to be a good person? Well, I hate to say it but, humanity won’t survive, nothing will. There are only a couple of things we need to do. Everyone needs to get electric cars because our atmosphere is breaking, until we find a way to bring back the ozone…

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Huether Family Aquatics Center: What a bargain to have clean, safe fun during the summer. The cost is quite reasonable! (Check similar aquatic centers in other areas). Ten dollars a day for a day of fun might seem like a lot but the $67 individual pass would be paid for in less than seven da…

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My wife and I would like to give a big thank you and shout out to the City of Yankton Solid Waste workers who collected our garbage Wednesday, Dec. 23. They worked through the severe blizzard raging that day. Their work was by far above and beyond the call of duty.

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We Americans need to stand up for our rights and not be stuck with a stimulus bill that is going to affect our taxes for the rest of our lives. Congress tried to pass this bill on to President Trump, and thankfully he also took a look at what was in it and decided not to sign it unless they …

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“We closed the 2020 budget year in June with a $19 million surplus, and our general fund revenues are up by 19.4% right now, compared to the same time last year,” Gov. Kristi Noem said in her budget address on Dec. 8. “We took steps last year to cut spending and be cautious with taxpayer mon…

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I wish to thank all those front care workers, those that are my friends, family and friends I haven’t met yet, you put yourself in danger daily, can’t always spend time with your family.

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This time of the year is filled with so many different activities: hanging up lights, buying gifts for family and friends, Christmas cards, planning Christmas travels, and for this Christmas season…don’t forget six feet and your mask! With all this going on, it is easy for “Merry Christmas” …

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March 2020 until the present time has been a “whirlwind” for No. 791 Ernest Bowyer Post and Auxiliary. COVID-19 has really put a stop with our future plans of getting back to normal at the Post.

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Dec. 30 is the deadline for people to renew their expired South Dakota driver licenses and ID cards!

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I want to thank the person who paid for my meal at Fryn’ Pan Restaurant on Sunday, Dec. 20. That was such a wonderful gesture. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

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A recent issue of the Mitchell Republic newspaper carried an 800-word column written by outdoorsman and freelance columnist Roger Wiltz of Wagner. Most of his piece consisted of takeaways from a book authored by Michael Shellenberger entitled “Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.” I appl…

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Recently I was in Yankton and took the opportunity to drive by the Huether Family Aquatics Center to see the latest progress on the project. It’s hard to believe it was just two short years ago on Dec. 11, 2018, that the community of Yankton spoke overwhelmingly at the ballot box to approve …

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Frank Bruni’s “Death Came for the Dakotas” made for grim reading at the Sunday morning breakfast table. (New York Times, Dec. 6). The COVID-19 virus runs free as the Chinook winds on the prairies of my home state, South Dakota because of the “denial and defiance” of the governor.

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I recently completed a stint this fall as the director of the one-act play at Crofton High School.

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Fifty years ago, I was in college and friends called me the Caveman because a motorcycle crash had left me 40 pounds too light and short a kidney. I shared an apartment with two guys, Red Ed and a guy named BB with arms like Caterpillar crankshafts and a habit of mopping bar floors with huma…

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This is in regard to our GreatLIFE partners at Fox Run Golf Course.

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Who buys a house knowing they can’t afford for the utilities, taxes and insurance? Who buys a car knowing they can’t pay to keep it going down the road? The Yankton City Commission and Dive in Yankton didn’t think things through when campaigning for the Aquatic Center. Now we have to figure …

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I’m getting to the point in my life I have to speak my piece. The passage of the bill to legalize marijuana is ridiculous. It leads to bigger and worse things. Worst of all, it affects future generations through altered genes in the body of the parents. The people promoting it have dollar si…

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On Dec. 2, 2,777 Americans died of a virus the president called a hoax. This number is comparable to the deaths suffered on 9/11 (2,977) and Pearl Harbor (2,403).

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I respect your state’s fierce independence and mentality, but you cannot ignore science and you should ignore your governor. The state had 42 deaths due to the flu last year. South Dakota had 42 COVID fatalities in one day a few days ago.