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In Focus

Election season has finally come to an end.

As exciting as it is to wonder who is going to win the elections, some people also fight more as the constant battle between Red versus Blue heats up. And when the elections don’t go their way, there is always some petition to split the state from the Duluth and Metro areas. People get so heated over election season, I’m just tired of the constant negativity.

I rarely talk politics because many people don’t like to hear anything that goes against their political views, which I guess is fair, but they also don’t wish to understand another person’s views without it turning into an argument. Then there are times it is the best conversation with open-minded people that will listen. A few years ago, a neighbor and I were talking, and we are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. We ended up talking for several hours, and learned a lot from each other, and most importantly a level of respect for one another. We just wished everyone was more open to talking and not fighting. And without it ruining relationships.

Now that the election is over, hopefully, tempers will settle and we can get back to more civil conversations. And seeing yard signs being removed. Those things honestly annoy me. And I know the next election will be much worse.

On another note, I am elated to have been voted onto the Hewitt City Council. This is the first time I have ever run for anything and did not expect the number of votes I received. It’s truly humbling and I thank those that voted for me to give me a chance.

While there is much I hope to resolve on the council, it will take time and I ask for patience, especially when we begin in January and get the feel for the position. Change and improvements take time and a vote by the council. I just hope we can better utilize the committees and have work sessions to better manage the bigger issues to be able to bring it to the meeting with a better understanding and a plan. Time will tell.

In the meantime, please be kind to one another.


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