Letters to the Editor

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Group offers thanks To the Editor: On behalf of the Martin County Historical Society board of directors, I would like to acknowledge and thank the Martin County Youth Foundation for its grant in the amount of $500 to our organization. This grant will enable us to continue to fund bus ...

Thank you, Twins fans

ST. PAUL Dear Twins Territory: After much consideration, I have decided to retire from playing baseball. This decision did not come easily as baseball always has been, and always will be, one of my greatest passions. The last few months of this season were very emotional for me and I wanted ...

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Please pray, volunteer, donate To the Editor: Rice is nice, but only if you have some to eat. Unfortunately, not only do millions of people have no rice, they have nothing to eat. Nothing. There are three ways people in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa can help. In about 90 days, the ...

Event offers insights

OWATONNA Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. Not just because of the beautiful colors, but because it means it’s time for our Annual Luncheon. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, this luncheon is an opportunity for more than 200 of our partners to come together from ...

Reducing traffic deaths

ST. PAUL Reducing traffic deaths on Minnesota roadways is a daunting task. Issuing more tickets, installing more stoplights and passing more laws may help, but these tactics alone can only go so far. That’s why 15 years ago Minnesota developed a traffic safety program called Toward Zero ...

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Public buy-in still costs To the Editor: Yesterday my opponent discussed her desire for affordable health care. What she did not say in the letter, but has previously stated, is that her “affordable” solution is public buy-in for Minnesota Care.  That idea requires at least $17 ...

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No to community center To the Editor: 1. City Councilman Hasek has stated that people are 10 to 1 against the Community Center. A Sentinel poll indicated the people are 2 to 1 against the center. Why do you continue planning for a $24,700,000 Community Center when the majority of the ...

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Lubenow brings change To the Editor: The citizens in Ward 3 deserve a change. Randy Lubenow is running for City Councilman for Ward 3. Randy cares about the City of Fairmont and the citizens in his ward. For 32 years as City Administrator and four years as City Councilman for Ward 3, Jim ...

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Freedom under fire To the Editor: I know that I’m not the only person in Fairmont who is upset about losing one of our Constitutional freedoms. Our country has survived because our constitution has allowed us so many freedoms. One of the most important is freedom of speech as stated in ...

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Matter of Independence To the Editor: The news cycle can be dizzying. In just the past few weeks, we’ve gone from trade wars with China, to the Kavanaugh hearings, to stock market swings, to migrant caravans, to pipe bombs. Not that all those issues aren’t important, but they can ...

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Sanders is sound choice To the Editor: The Martin County Recorder’s Office is an elected office. This gives the citizens the opportunity to vote for a qualified local person to fill the position and to carry out the duties of the office as prescribed in state and federal law. The main ...

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Please call out hatred To the Editor: Transgender people: You’re about to be eliminated from legal existence, just like early Nazi Germany. Please make a plan to avoid being eliminated from physical existence, just like later Nazi Germany. There are people in this very community who ...

Vote for Deb Foster

To the Editor: We encourage the voters of Fairmont to vote for Deb Foster as mayor, allowing her to complete a four-year term as mayor of Fairmont. Deb has made a point of understanding the city activities in Fairmont and finding ways to assist city employees and the residents of Fairmont. ...

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Grateful for support To the Editor: On behalf of Rural Advantage and our community partners, I would like to thank the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council of Waseca for a $2,000 contribution from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant toward the Fairmont Market Square event held this fall at ...

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Baby Cafe here for you To the Editor: Thanks to all of you who came to support the grand opening of Fairmont’s Baby Cafe. We hope you enjoyed your time and were able to leave with education, information and support for your breastfeeding journey. Baby Cafe is staffed by professional ...

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Vote for Gunther To the Editor: I have known state Rep. Bob Gunther for over 10 years, and I have had the honor of working with him at the Minnesota House of Representatives in St. Paul over the last four. I can say this from experience: Bob is one of the most well-respected legislators in ...

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‘Close Before You Doze’ To the Editor: October is Fire Prevention Month and many area departments have had open houses and other events to promote fire safety. A theme for Fire Prevention Week this year is “Close Before You Doze,” which promotes closing your bedroom doors when you ...

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Time to work together To the Editor: As I’ve been pounding the pavement talking to voters across District 23A, I have gotten a lot of questions about the omnibus bill that was vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton at the end of the last legislative session. At the end of the 2018 session, the ...

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Grateful for support To the Editor: We want to send out a huge thank you to the Martin County commissioners for their support and approval of the turning and bypass lanes for the safety of everyone on County Road 26 entering the Flying Goose Campground. During this process, Kevin Peyman ...

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Guess I was right To the Editor: Mayor and council members: On Oct. 24, 2016, my letter published in the Sentinel Readers’ Views pointed out the ambiguity in the wording on the ballot concerning the half-percent sales tax. Now I see my suspicions were well-founded, and I am wondering ...