Andru Peters

Peters testifies on Purple Heart license plate legislation

Mar 11, 2020
The Minnesota House Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division Committee recently heard Rep. Kristin Bahner, District 34B (center), presenting her Motor Vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions bill (HF 3552), with testimony support by Ryan Sabinish (left), past state...

Connect with an aging veteran

Feb 20, 2020
Over a period of my 80 years of life, one begins to understand the make-up and wisdom of organizations. These organizations could consist of industry firms, political entities, non-profit groups such as civic, religious and veteran’s organizations. Over the course of time, emerges the “Silo...

Peters: Veterans day from a veteran’s perspective

Nov 27, 2019
Editor’s note: This is a portion of the speech Andru Peters delivered to the Kiwanis Club of Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Good afternoon, and thank you for the invitation to speak before the members and friends of the Lake City Kiwanis Club. I am a Vietnam War era veteran having served...

Memories of Apollo

Jul 31, 2019
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing brought back memories for Andru Peters. In 1965, he was 25, fresh from the service, and looking for a job. “Nobody would hire me because I was a veteran,” he said. “We were labeled ‘baby killers’ in 1965.” But he had a security clearance, which...

Ceremonial signing held for bill renaming Red Wing bridge

Jun 19, 2019
On Tuesday, June 11, Governor Tim Walz ceremonially signed into law legislation authored by Rep. Barb Haley (R-Red Wing) to name the new Highway 63 bridge in Red Wing the “Eisenhower Bridge of Valor.” The legislation was included in the larger transportation package approved by the legislature...

Peters lobbies for lower taxes on vets group gambling receipts

Mar 6, 2019
A Lake City member of the American Legion testified before a state senate Tax Committee in support of two bills that would change how charitable gambling activities are taxed. “As American Legion District One Legislative chair, it is important the American Legion continues to lobby for gambling...

Letter: Be grateful for the honor, duty, and service of veterans

Nov 8, 2018
To the editor: Every year, we set aside Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the 1100 hour, to honor all the men and women who have served our country in uniform, whether Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. We celebrate living veterans from generations past wars, from WWII, Korea, Vietnam,...

Lake City becomes a ‘Purple Heart Community’

Aug 22, 2018
Representatives from local, regional, and state veterans groups were on hand Aug. 16 to watch the Lake City City Council unanimously approve a motion to make the city a “Purple Heart Community.” The designation honors members of the U.S. armed forces who received the Purple Heart for being wounded...

Letter: Time to step away

Aug 22, 2018
To the editor: Election results are quite telling, and with my poor showing at the polls (falling in last place) the last two elections, the message voters have sent me is quite apparent. With this final endorsement, I will now formally end my public service career and walk away from those Lake...

Letter: Why run again?

Jul 18, 2018
To the editor: “Why are you running for a city council seat?” Recently I have received many telephone calls and also have met many citizens who are asking me to consider to run for Lake City council. This is a very good question asked of me, and one topic I have pondered over the past two years....


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