1/14/2013 1:51:00 PM Editorial
Highway 14 needs
active attention now
If we seriously want something done to improve safety on US 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna, now is the time to write, email and call our local legislators to let them know.
Our state legislature is in session and bills are being introduced for a lot of far more insignificant issues than the lives of our families, friends and neighbors. Those issues are getting attention because there are people demanding legislators give them attention. If we want something to be accomplished this session to schedule work on US 14, we need to be as assertive and demanding as those promoting those other issues.
Letters to the Editor can also help persuade both our legislators and our fellow citizens to support action to get US 14 moved up on the schedule at MNDOT. Seeing your letter may motivate a neighbor to write as well.
Our legislators need to know that this is an issue we expect them to take action on. If we don't make it clear that this is something we really expect them to get done, they are not going to make it a priority.
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