Letters to the Editor

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Plant sale coming up To the Editor: Martin County Humane Society will hold its annual spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, in the back parking lot of the UCC church at the corner of North Main Street and Third Street in Fairmont. Plant donations will be accepted at that ...

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It’s a great day to celebrate To the Editor: Every Earth Day, we at the Martin Soil and Water Conservation District reflect on the wonderful natural resources we get to enjoy in Martin County. Our staff is grateful for the opportunity to work with members of the community to facilitate ...

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Grateful for help To the Editor: Our heartfelt thanks to the Fairmont Police Department, Fairmont Fire Department and Martin County Sheriff’s Department for your swift, kind and professional response in our time of need. Your good work meant so much to us throughout the search for Bob. ...

Thank you for support

Thank you for support To the Editor: The Martin County/Fairmont Girl Scouts would like to thank all the parents, individuals, businesses and organizations that supported the girls in their recent cookie sale. A big thank you goes out to Judy Botzet, as Service Unit cookie manager, and to ...

House of Hope offers thanks

House of Hope offers thanks To the Editor: A big thank you to the Martin County Area Foundation for its generous contributions to House of Hope III, our addictions and mental health treatment center on Indus Drive in Fairmont. Your 2016 gifts totaling $8,400 have helped our clients and ...

Looking for volunteers

Looking for volunteers To the Editor: One in 10 Minnesotans, or more than 500,000 state residents, are food insecure on a regular basis. That’s more people than those who attended Minnesota Vikings football games during the 2015 regular season. Ten percent of seniors in Minnesota ...

A great game night

A great game night To the Editor: In February, 76 Kinship mentors and mentees met indoors together for a Mentor Appreciation Night/Indoor Game day. Our original plan had been to go snowmobiling and snowshoeing, but with high temps rapidly melting our snow, a complete change in events became ...

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Keep Penneys open To the Editor: People who wish to have the local JCPenney store remain open may state their preference by calling (800) 322-1189. Keeping another business in Fairmont is beneficial to our community. Kathy Eyerly Fairmont Pancake supper coming To the Editor: Mark ...

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An amazing baseball story To the Editor: John Wesley Donaldson was a black baseball pitcher who played from 1908-1941. His 33-year career saw him play for at least 25 different teams. It is known he won over 400 games while striking out over 5,000 batters. In 1915, Donaldson pitched 30 ...

Smarter is always better

OWATONNA Whether you prefer small government or big government, perhaps the better conversation is around what smarter government could do. Smart government requires collaboration and a long-term vision. It helps when you can start from a place of shared interest. Amid all of the areas of ...

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Thanks to everyone To the Editor: The members of Masonic Chain Lake Lodge 64 would like to thank the public for making this year’s scholarship fundraiser such a huge success. We held our spaghetti supper on Tuesday, March 14, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, where we served more than ...

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Thanks, Kiwanis To the Editor: We were so happy to have Barb from Profinium come and read to our classrooms. Not only did she read to us, but she also brought 50 books for our kids to take home. This was a program through our local Kiwanis. Thank you so much Barb and to the members of ...

Stabilizing the market

Stabilizing the market To the Editor: Solving Minnesota’s health insurance premium crisis is one of the Legislature’s top goals this session, and the Minnesota House approved another bill recently that could provide double-digit reductions on health insurance premiums. The Minnesota ...

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Planning a mall play area To the Editor: A volunteer group of Fairmont citizens is working to create a unique adventure for children. A subgroup of Project 1590 called “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” is working with the Five Lakes Centre mall to build an inside play area. Their vision will ...

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People got scammed To the Editor: The People of Minnesota sure got scammed. Remember when we were young and the school bullies “pantsed” some unfortunate soul on the school playground? I sit here feeling pantsed after the slick piece of work accomplished by the Legislature with the ...

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Thanks for support To the Editor: Martin County Humane Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses and citizens in our communities for their support. If you would like to support the animal shelter and its mission, but don’t have time to volunteer, consider a ...

We give thanks

We give thanks To the Editor: It’s getting to the time when nobody will listen to my horror stories of bleak temperatures, chilly winds and months of nothing but snow and ice. But as with the winter of 2015-2016, mild weather has become an expectation. Perhaps in southern Minnesota we got ...

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Nearly $2,000 raised To the Editor: On Jan. 23, more than 400 people helped us raise funds for the 2017 Fairmont Dollars for Scholars awards at our chicken dinner fundraiser. However, this doesn’t include the dozens of people who sent us donations in the mail knowing they wouldn’t be ...

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Another successful pack To the Editor: The 9th annual Kids Against Hunger Food Pack successfully packed 123,654 meals on Feb. 18 at the Fairmont National Guard Armory. The goal of raising $24,000 was surpassed by raising over $34,000. Almost 10 percent of what was packed has been ...

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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 ...