Letters to the Editor

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Just a restructuring To the Editor: In the legal notices of the Sentinel, there has been a notice that says Martin County Youth for Christ is dissolving. This has caused some to have misconceptions of what is/has been happening. 1. Martin County Youth for Christ is still alive and well. ...

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Class of ’57 salutes class of 2019 To the Editor: Fairmont High School graduated 129 hopeful seniors on June 2. They are uncertain now with college or work plans, family decisions and immense global unrest. In 1957, 140 seniors graduated from the new building on Victoria Street. They too ...

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Thanks for the support To the Editor: The evangelism committee for Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church would like to take this opportunity to thank Fareway and an anonymous donor for their generosity in helping us supply a meal to the tenants at Friendship Village on June 29. We served 82 ...

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Kiwanis thankful To the Editor: Fairmont Uptown Kiwanis Club thanks Hy-Vee for the hot dogs and buns, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery for the ice for the baseball fundraisers in June and July at the Fairmont Elementary School ball diamonds. A special thanks to the volunteer coaches ...

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Children’s lives are at stake To the Editor: I currently work at Building Blocks Child Care in Fairmont. We walk to many of our activities around town and crossing the road has become a daily safety issue we face. There are distracted drivers everywhere, putting all lives at risk. The ...

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Something sure stinks To the Editor: Something stinks in Fairmont, and it’s not the drinking water any more. Three City Council members appear to be working together to fire the city administrator. After following the fiasco for several months, I have to wonder just what Mike Humpal did ...

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Socialism? Really? To the Editor: Members of the Democrat Party seem to be stampeding to the left, with virtually all of their party hopefuls espousing the supposed virtues of socialism on a daily basis. The numerous Dem hopefuls, most of the party elites and the compliant press are ...

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Time to have that talk To the Editor: Well, it’s time we have that talk. It may feel uncomfortable, you might be embarrassed and there could be some giggling about it as well, but it’s imperative we have this talk. No, I am not talking about the birds and bees. I’m referring to ...

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Lions grateful to all To the Editor: We would like to express our extreme gratitude to everyone who attended the Lions’ fly-in breakfast on Sunday. Fairmont and the surrounding communities showed up in record numbers for our main fundraiser. We truly appreciate your support, and please ...

Helping new businesses

OWATONNA At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, one of the three program areas we focus on is economic development. Since our founding in 1986, we have worked to catalyze entrepreneurial activity in our 20-county region by providing early-stage investments, traditional loans, micro ...

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Fireworks are not fun To the Editor: The Fourth of July is fast approaching, that time of year we celebrate with fireworks over Lake Sisseton. Some citizens oppose this tradition. They think fireworks are too noisy. Many pet dogs go crazy when they hear the loud “boom” from a ...

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City was well-represented To the Editor: The Fairmont airport served as one of the race stops for the 43rd annual Air Race Classic, featuring 109 female pilots from all over the United States, 47 race teams, 6 foreign countries, and 15 colleges and universities with aviation programs, and ...

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Thanks for your support To the Editor: On behalf of all the workers at the Chubb House, we would like to thank all of you who came to our spring tea. It is a lot of work and a lot of fun for us and we appreciate your support. That sweet, old home takes lots of loving care to keep it in good ...

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CREST needs volunteers To the Editor: If you have some spare time on your hands and are looking for something to do, why not consider becoming a CREST volunteer. Volunteers of different faiths help people shop, cook, drive or just check in on someone to see how they are doing. Even just a ...

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How much will it cost us? To the Editor: Being one of the peons of the citizenry of Fairmont, I was so honored that the guy “with three votes in his back pocket” lowered himself to instruct us on just how truly ignorant all of us are in his Monday letter to the editor, “Editorial ...

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Kinship offers thanks To the Editor: Much time has passed since our Kinship Industrial Commercial Sale, yet in the delay in saying thank you our gratitude has only grown greater. We were blessed with so many in our community. The top businesses that donated goods were: Boekett Building ...

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Editorial Board errs again To the Editor: It’s amazing that the Sentinel Editorial Board keeps embarrassing itself by opining in Friday’s edition without researching any facts. First of all, all that is being considered is removing the city attorney attendance requirement from our ...

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Continue conversation To the Editor: Each month has its unique monikers in relation to observations or awareness. For example, February is American Heart Month, when we take time to have a greater knowledge of heart disease, causes, risk factors and more. The American Heart Association ties ...

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Picnic was a success To the Editor: Thank you to all who helped make the Memorial Day community picnic a success: The city of Fairmont Street Department, Welcome American Legion, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Subway, our bakers who provided the bars, and our volunteers. We could not have done it without ...

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Block party blessed with success To the Editor: Thank you to everyone in the Veterans Park neighborhood and our wider community who came to the fifth annual Veterans Park Multi-Block Party. For the fifth year in a row, we were amazed and blessed by how even the weather cooperated to warm ...