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Vox Pop-April 19

Have feelings for the farmer

The letter in the April 16 paper says that the DNR should not have this hunting season for wolves. When they were transplanted here to boost the wolf population we had DNR people tell us they only have two pups a year so what is the big deal? Well, they are a dog after all, and can have as many as 12 or more pups. So the population gets out of hand. They are killing the calves that are being born, which the DNR are supposed to, by paying the farmer for his losses and guess what? They are not. Save a little of your feelings for the farmer that is losing $400 to $1,000 for each one of his beef the wolf is eating.

Serve all students

OK, school district. We know you have an engineering class for those going into that field. Are you aware that the engineering field has been saturated? Do you have any other career preparation classes? How about serving all students instead of focusing on a few?

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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