Letters to the Editor

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Mardi Gras a success To the Editor: I would like to thank local community members and businesses for their continued support of our students. Our 10th annual Mardi Gras, held Feb. 4, was a great evening of food, fun and friends. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces of our alumni ...

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Making a difference To the Editor: Coaches vs. Cancer committee would like to thank the community and families for a successful fundraiser event held Feb. 3-4 at Fairmont High School. Fifty-four businesses and families donated generous baskets, clothing and gift certificates for the raffle ...

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Bill could help attract teachers To the Editor: In an effort to attract more teachers to rural Minnesota’s classrooms, I am sponsoring legislation that would allow out-of-state teachers to work in Minnesota so long as they are making efforts to become licensed. From what I’m hearing ...

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Change must come To the Editor: Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, about 25 miles northeast of Rochester. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family dairy today. Like generations before them, Sheri and Vince work hard every day to ...

Arc offering new opportunity

Arc offering new opportunity To the Editor: Forty-seven years ago, the future seemed pretty bleak to a young mom when she was told her son with disabilities could not go to school with his peers. There were no special education programs. Fast forward to now, when this same son (with even ...

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Grant appreciated To the Editor: On behalf of the board and staff at Red Rock Center for the Arts, I would like to thank the Martin County Area Foundation for its support. Grant funds helped replace the video surveillance cameras on location, creating a more secure environment for our ...

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Gift, thoughts appreciated To the Editor: I would like to thank Iowan grandma of nine for reading about me in the Sentinel and sending me well wishes and a monetary gift. God bless you. Curtis Bressler and family Truman More work to come To the Editor: Minnesotans who have ...

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Time to invest in infrastructure To the Editor: Much of what we do as a business requires our team to be out on the road. We deliver clean water and water conditioning around the region. When our team is on the road, we see what people across the state see every day. Minnesota is in need of ...

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Your gift appreciated To the Editor: The Salvation Army of Fairmont would like to say thank you to everyone who rang bells for Christmas and for the donations of collecting food and toys for the community. We were able to help over 763 people with food and toys. Many people in our ...

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 ...