Letters to the Editor

Be the blessing for others

Be the blessing for others To the Editor: Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and to feed starving children throughout the world. Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 1 ...

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Working on solutions To the Editor: Residents struggling with their health care bills should know that the Minnesota House of Representatives has heard their call for help and has begun to take action. Some people are paying $31,000 a year for health insurance premiums and then have an ...

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Tax change immediate To the Editor: On Jan. 5, the Minnesota House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that would provide $21.7 million in immediate tax relief to hardworking Minnesotans by conforming state tax provisions to that of the federal government. This is good news ...

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Ready to start working To the Editor: I recently renewed my oath of office as the Minnesota Legislature reconvened for the 2017-2018 legislative session. The Legislature will face a similar set of issues as last year — namely, what to do about health care costs, roads and bridges, and tax ...

Our answers are here in Fairmont

To the Editor: It’s a new year and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m so looking forward to representing Ward 2 on the Fairmont City Council. Thank you Ward 2 for voting for me and giving me the clear direction of your expectations. Mayor Foster has assigned me to be the liaison to the ...

School appreciates support, help

To the Editor: Again, I have the opportunity to thank the public, St. Paul’s Lutheran School of Truman and Truman Public School for their graciousness and generosity. When St. James Lutheran School Parent Teachers League realized this fall that the school gym would not be ready to host our ...

Residents appreciated cards

To the Editor: We at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center would like to thank the creative students at Fairmont Elementary School for the abundance of Christmas cards they made for our residents this year. The handmade cards brought smiles and joy to the faces of those that received ...

Remember the floods?

OWATONNA Last week, Viet “Henry” Long stopped into Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s office. He was confused about a of couple checks he had received from the Foundation. They were not big checks, totaling only $2,500, but both were indeed for Henry, who co-owns Magic ...

CO2 is not pollution

To the Editor: The Dec. 12 editorial, “Hypocrisy by liberals evident in EPA choice” quotes people who say burning coal causes climate problems. Burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide, but does it cause global warming? Open two 12-ounce cans of soda, put one in the refrigerator, the ...

Kinship grateful for support

To the Editor: On Dec. 4, a joyful noise could be heard echoing throughout the Knights of Columbus Hall, as 124 mentors and mentees from Fairmont Area Kinship were singing “Jingle Bells” along with a special visitor, Santa Claus. With our outstanding force of mentors, rent-a-ments, board ...

Hope to see you Feb. 18

To the Editor: “If not us, then who? “If not me and you? Right now, its time for us to do something. If not now, then when?” — Matthew West We have an upcoming opportunity, right here in Martin County, to do something about world hunger. Most of us will never be affected by ...

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Elf Shop successful again To the Editor: Another Elf Shop at Fairmont Elementary is in the books. We had more than 150 kids go through and choose more than 600 gifts for their family members for Christmas. All of those new or gently used gifts had been donated by people in our community. ...

Creating jobs with innovation

WASHINGTON Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat’s biodiesel plant in Isanti. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has ...

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Church offereing free dinner To the Editor: Once again, the Christian Church of Fairmont is offering a free Christmas dinner on Christmas Day to all who wish to enjoy a delicious meal and good fellowship in celebration of the Incarnation. This meal is a gift to the Fairmont area in ...

Thanks, donors, volunteers

To the Editor: Blood donations typically drop from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Thanks to the donors who came to donate in spite of the cold and windy weather. Here are the results from the December blood drive: o Tuesday, Dec. 6 — 102 units collected with a goal of 121 units o ...

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Kiwanis offers its thanks To the Editor: The members of the Fairmont Early Risers Kiwanis would like to thank you for the support of the pancake fundraiser that was held recently at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont. We served nearly 600 hungry supporters. Once again, thank you ... Lowell ...

1590 offers its thanks

FAIRMONT I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fairmont residents for voting in support of the half-percent sales tax. This is a significant step toward the continued growth of our city and county. Project 1590 will continue to work to make a community center a reality, but we are ...

Giving season begins

OWATONNA There are two numbers I’ve been reflecting on this month: $2.1 billion and $373.3 billion. One of these is the total amount raised by the Trump and Clinton campaigns in the last election cycle. The other is the amount of charitable contributions during 2015, a record-setting year. ...

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Thanks to FoundationTo the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to honor and thank the Martin County Youth Foundation for its commitment to our area with grants recently awarded to benefit a variety of youth-related activities in our county.The grant to Fairmont Community Education and ...

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Library extends thanksTo the Editor:Thanks to the hard work of many, the Martin County Library in Fairmont received a much-needed facelift. New carpet was installed throughout the building, along with newly re-upholstered chairs and other small touches.Many thanks to the Martin County Board of ...