To the editor:

The Lanesboro dam is in dire need of repair, as is detailed in an article published by the Bluff Country Newspaper Group on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The article explains why fixing the dam is so necessary and so expensive. Our recent wet weather has increased the dam’s fragility.

Rep. Greg Davids has long championed this project, and included funding for the dam’s repair in this year’s bonding bill. Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by Governor Mark Dayton because the southwest metro area’s light rail project was not included.

In my opinion, Greg Davids has his priorities in the right place. He has crafted legislation to include funding for this and other much-needed area projects. Let’s keep him as our state representative!

Marjory Skaran

Spring Valley