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Dave Lutes, Palm Desert, Calif., Published April 15 2013

Letters: It must have been a very slow news day

Poor, poor Ed Schultz. It must have been a slow news day when he decided he had nothing better to do than criticize the residents of Fargo. I recall sandbagging in Wahpeton years ago and that was to save our city, not something to benefit the rich.

I live in a gated community where we have many citrus trees … too much for the homeowners to use. We were asked by those who operate the ARC program for the challenged if they could pick the citrus and donate it to the local food banks. We were criticized for using these young people to pick citrus and not paying them. The only time they picked citrus here, they had a great time: sandwiches, lemonade (made from the lemons on the trees) and fun working together.

Guess you can’t win, and as the saying goes: “No good deed goes unpunished.”

Lutes is a former resident of Fargo and Wahpeton, N.D.