Sainted & Tainted: You Minnesotans Drive Like There’s No Speed ​​Limit in Wisconsin

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This is a shout out to all Minnesotans traveling to Wisconsin via Hwy 63 heading to Spooner, Hayward or Cable. I travel this way almost every weekend going to Cable.

You people drive like there is no speed limit in Wisconsin.

Cross yellow and double-yellow lines.

You are very dangerous drivers.

Please stay in your state if you cannot obey our traffic laws. I’d rather you kill people in your own state than mine.

Many complaints of careless driving have been reported to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Croix, Polk, Sawyer and Bayfield, as well as the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The next time I drive a vehicle that has been impounded in Minnesota, I hope it’s you.

Stay home or drive safely.

Joel Pederson, New Richmond

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Shame on Delta Airlines for changing our seats on our last two flights — without warning or notification to us.

My husband and I bought our seats four months in advance so we could sit closer to the front of the plane and sit together. Our seats together in row 22 were taken from us to accommodate “family seats” – sounds good, but then why not give them the seats together in row 36 that we were moved to instead?

I think the change was made just before boarding as our itinerary looked unchanged the day before we flew.

The gate agent told us that the computer was making the changes and there was nothing they could do.

The next step was the online complaint, which can take up to 30 days to resolve.

We were given 2,500 miles as compensation – but why would we want the miles to fly again on the airline that treated us this way?

Family seat programs are just getting started, and it’s a shame Delta hasn’t found a better way to handle them. And all airlines either now or soon will do the same.

Mary Foster, Woodbury


I want you to bless the elderly gentleman who paid for my groceries at the Cub on West St. Paul on February 17.

After four attempts to pay for my purchases, the card was declined. The cashier asked if she should cancel the purchase. I asked if he could hold them and I would go home for another card.

Just then a gentleman stepped forward and said he would pay for them. I said “No thanks”. He insisted and said he wanted to do a good thing that day.

He didn’t give me his name or number so I could pay him. I told him thank you and I would pay up front.

It’s so nice to have total strangers be so kind.

Mary Newton, West St. Paule


To the kind and patient woman who was behind me in the automated checkout line at IGH Target on Saturday, March 4th around 2:00 p.m.

I stopped the line because my Target RedCard wasn’t working and I had no other way to pay. You went in front and paid yourself.

Thank you very much for your kindness.

Richard Jarrett, St. Paule

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A huge vandalism to the City of Saint Paul for targeting vehicles parked for a funeral at St. Matthew’s Church on Tuesday, March 14.

People paid tribute to a deceased friend, relative, uncle, spouse. It was 1 o’clock in the afternoon and no work was done anywhere in the area. Everyone was gone by 2 o’clock. But like roadkill vultures, the parking attendants were there to cause more sadness to people who are already grieving. It’s nice to know there’s no compassion shown by the city if there’s a chance to “make more money” off grieving citizens.

Rick OKeefe, Inver Grove Heights


Thank you, Pioneer Press, for the wonderful front page story on “Proposal.” With so much sad news on TV and in our newspapers, the article made me feel very happy. You also included such a nice picture of the couple and the hockey sticks. I have already made a copy of the article and am mailing it to my 15 year old niece.

DeAnne Cherry, Woodbury


St. Paul Pioneer Press for printing the February 24th obituary exactly as departed loved ones would have wanted it printed, although it contained “HG.” A thousand and one apologies to anyone who found this obituary offensive.

Doug Brodil, Apple Valley

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