Letters to the editor, Sept. 5, 2020
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To the Editor:
Dan Ahlers, a community leader and small businessman in Dell Rapids, served six years in the South Dakota legislature. As a Democrat, he has to work across party lines to get things done. He improved the delivery of resources to deaf children, improved our special education formula, helped expand Medicaid to more low-income families, and got funding for the Precision Ag Center in Brookings.
Today Dan Ahlers is running for the United States Senate against Mike Rounds. If Rounds was ever going to find his vocal chords and show some independence, he might have stood up for the Postal Service. Rural communities rely on U.S. Mail delivery, and many seniors get essential medications through the mail. But Rounds is a partisan rubber stamp and hasn't said a word.
South Dakota needs an independent voice in the Senate. That would be Dan Ahlers.
Jay Davis, Rapid City
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