After recently attending a County Board meeting, it became quite clear that January cannot come soon enough for the citizens of Dakota County. The board appeared to have no clue and no plan how to deal with a bridge that needed replacing. But that was not their most egregious error.

During testimony regarding said bridge, Commissioner Love greeted one of the people testifying with, “Did you get lei'd there when you visited Hawaii?” This is from the chairman of the Dakota County Commissioners. I found these comments boorish, uncouth and unfunny. We deserve better.

-Marie Culbertsen, Dakota City