Letters to the Editor

Readers’ Views

Vote for Wardlow To the Editor: Doug Wardlow is the Republican candidate for Minnesota attorney general. He is currently a counsel for the conservative Christian advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom. Doug has spent his career fighting for free speech and other constitutional rights. ...

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Klassen understands To the Editor: I’m formerly from Jackson and I would like to tell you how Heather Klassen helped me navigate the health care insurance system and why it mattered for me. Heather is a candidate for the District 23A seat in the Minnesota Legislature. She absolutely ...

Why the secrecy?

Why the secrecy? To the Editor: Apparently there’s an anonymous letter floating around our community about an event that took place with me in the city of Madelia. Why the secrecy? Why not come out and confront me face to face? Was there an incident in Madelia? Yes, there was. I have ...

Priorities seem mixed up

Priorities seem mixed up To the Editor: As a retired senior citizen in Fairmont, I have questions about the priorities of the city fathers. All through the winter, spring and now summer, I have been waiting for the potholes to be filled in the city’s streets. I was surprised to see that ...

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Family feels blessed To the Editor: No one is ever prepared for life-changing event, but with the doctor, physical therapists, our family and friends, we are getting through it. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out at Rod’s benefit, especially Angie ...

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Please keep seniors in mind To the Editor: These comments are written in response to an article titled “City plans forum on rec center” that appeared Sept. 25 in the Sentinel. In my “Reader’s View” article published Sept. 20 that included criticisms of the cost of the planned ...

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Stop raising our taxes To the Editor: As a retired Fairmont senior citizen, I have a few comments concerning editorials and views expressed in the Sept. 20 Sentinel: 1. Senior citizens living on fixed incomes in Fairmont are tired of tax increases. The city should stop raising sales taxes ...

Think generously first

Think generously first To the Editor: Residents in Martin County are hurting. Things are tight. One cannot live on $10 or $11 per hour, common wages here. People work two jobs and still can’t make ends meet. Living month to month becomes the norm. Half the population does not have enough ...

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Library makes changes To the Editor: The Fairmont library has heard concerns from community members about people congregating in front of the building at all hours. We have heard your comments and are doing all we can to address the issues that you have brought to our attention. Some of the ...

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It takes many hands To the Editor: On behalf of the members and the board of directors of Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc., we want to thank the Sentinel for the positive recognition of our organization that was expressed in your editorial on Saturday. That said, we would be remiss if we ...

Investing in workers

From paper mills to poultry lines, the American workforce is changing. This spring, I had the honor of giving the commencement address to Ridgewater College’s class of 2018 in Willmar. Ridgewater is a community and technical college where students have the opportunity to partner with local ...

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Elect Diane Sanders To the Editor: Martin County citizens have had the privilege of the experience and services provided by County Recorder Diane Sanders for over 23 years, first as chief deputy county recorder, and then as the county recorder upon the retirement of Kay Wrucke. How do I ...

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A rewarding career To the Editor: I’m approaching my 35-year anniversary as a caregiver, and I can tell you that I love this career and I’m very happy I found it. This profession is not easy, but it is very rewarding. Here in Martin County, our senior population is growing by leaps ...

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An important office To the Editor: Through all my experiences in family and business life, I have seen that the County Recorder’s Office is an important, though often unnoticed, county office. It requires someone with a deep knowledge and experience in the area, as well as someone of ...

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Academy growing To the Editor: Genesis Classical Academy in Winnebago will open its doors Sept. 5 for its fourth year of operation. Consistent growth has become a hallmark of this Christian classical academy. With the addition of seventh grade, the Genesis family now includes 74 students ...

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A pledge to support EMT funding To the Editor: As a strong supporter of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), I share concerns raised by folks in our area about the lack of funding for these services in the coming year. I proudly supported legislative efforts last session that would have ...

Foundation aids community groups

OWATONNA Several months ago, I was pleased to see my hometown of Kiester join forces with five nearby towns to create a new community foundation called Our Town USA. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we support communities in capturing and retaining philanthropic wealth through ...

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Support appreciated To the Editor: The Fairmont Uptown Kiwanis Club thanks Hy-Vee for the hot dogs and buns and Perkins 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 and families of the ...

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Support appreciated To the Editor: On behalf of our Community Resource Collaboration, the Fairmont Junior/Senior High School would like to thank the American Legion for sponsoring our Summertime Splash Party at Fairmont Aquatic Park. It was a huge success with over 300 people attending the ...

Vote for Bob Lessard

To the Editor: Turning your attention toward campaign season in the middle of summer is going to be a tough task, but I’ll give it a try. This is about the most important race for attorney general in the history of Minnesota, and the need for you to make sure to vote for Bob Lessard in ...