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Obama to sell GM stock

Write to Jesson

This is just one item of many of the restrictions and requirements issued by Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services Department governed by Commissioner Lucinda Jesson that licensed child care providers must follow:

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.07, Subd. 3(c)(4), license holders shall pay a fine of $200 for each occurrence of a violation of law or rule governing matters of health, safety, or supervision. The recommendation for a fine is in addition to other recommendations made by the county based on the nature, severity, and chronicity of licensing violations, and the effect of the violations on the health, safety, and rights of children being served.

The following are situations that would typically result in a fine, but are not limited to:

1. An infant sleeping in the license holder’s arms, on a blanket on the floor, in a swing, in a bouncy seat, in a car seat or any other equipment, on a couch, on a bed, on a chair. Infants may only sleep in a crib, portacrib, or mesh-sided pack-n-play.

Now is the time to have parents send letters to Commissioner Jesson and Jerry Kerber! Who doesn’t hold a sleeping baby? Why can’t we. What baby doesn’t fall asleep in a stroller or car seat?

I wish all parents attempting to find quality care for their infant, good luck in the future. When is it all going to stop?

Katherine Stevens

Rural Brainerd

Obama to sell GM stock

Obama Motors (formerly General Motors) announced that they are going to buy back their stock from the U.S. government.

The government purchased the stock under Obama’s TARP program and according to Obama, “Saved the Auto Industry.” This is heralded by the Obama administration as great news.


They “paid” about $70 per share for the stock. Recently, the stock was selling for about $27 per share.

Wow, that nifty transaction only cost us taxpayers $12 billion.

More change we can do without.

Art Becker


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