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From: Karin Olson <karin{at}>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016
To: opinion{at}
Subject: Liquor Ads

This morning I counted 5 full page liquor ads in the A section of the Star Tribune. "Make Your Holidays A
Total Success," proclaimed one. We have several holiday events and none include liquor. Somehow we
always manage to have fun and laughter in abundance.

People are literally buying the lie that liquor equals happiness. In my experience interviewing clients at
a local food shelf, the truth is that liquor leads to lost jobs, addictions and hopelessness. Letís remind
ourselves that "Merry" comes from the heart and not the bottle.

Karin F. Olson

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