Letters to the Editor

Tax cuts boost revenues

To the Editor: There were more positives than negatives to be found in Minnesota’s recent state budget forecast, which shows a $329 million budget surplus. This is roughly $517 million more than the previous projection — a $188 million deficit — made in November. Democrats desperately ...

Donations, efforts appreciated

To the Editor: Amazing. That’s all we can think of to describe the incredible outpouring of compassion from this community and area. Martin County Kids Against Hunger packed 136,512 meals on Feb. 17 at St. John Vianney School, surpassing our goal of 125,000. This event involved the help of ...

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Must be more we can do To the Editor: I am writing in response to the school shooting in Florida. I am not an expert on this, but do have some ideas to offer. Many people know that I drove school bus for many years, and one thing I observed is you have a lot of parents sitting in cars at ...

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Celebrating children To the Editor: In early February, 21 students in kindergarten through sixth grade gathered at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Through interactive play, theatre games and a little bit of imagination, these children created their very own version of the ...

Session will be busy

To the Editor: The 2018 legislative session has begun, and there is much to accomplish over the next 12 weeks. With $650 million in tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans and the largest investment in roads and bridges in a decade without a tax increase, last year’s session was one of the ...

CREST grateful for support

CREST grateful for support To the Editor: On behalf of the CREST board of directors and staff, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church of Fairmont for having a Friday soup lunch benefit for CREST. The funds will enable us to ...

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Grateful for support To the Editor: I want to take a moment to brag about our community. As the newest member of the Kinship of Martin County team, each day I am learning about a new part of our organization. Yesterday, I learned about the PERKs of being a part of Kinship. Literally. When ...

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Time for care for all To the Editor: Here are three health care-related stories from people who live in Fairmont: Recently one friend’s physician gave him a month’s supply of Invokana (a type of diabetes medication) to try. When he went to get the next month’s prescription, his ...

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A reminder of hope To the Editor: Hope is often the first casualty in our crisis-hyped, media-filled world. Every day, news floods us about all the conflicts and divisions erupting. In the face of all these conflicts, we are tempted to give up on hope and retreat to some false place of ...

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CREST offers thanks To the Editor: On behalf of the CREST board of directors and staff, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who participated in the 2017 CREST Annual Appeal, as well as to those who gave generously throughout the year. We were able ...

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Clarifying the record To the Editor: My name is Ron Fagen and I’m president of Big Blue Wind Farm, LLC. I am writing on behalf of Big Blue Wind Farm in response to the “Wind Farm Faces Possible Violations” article that was published Jan. 26 in the Sentinel. Mr. Dan Moore, a Blue ...

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Grateful for generous gift To the Editor: It is an honor and a privilege to accept on behalf of Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation the gift of $1 million from the estate of Marlin Milbrandt. Through his gift to the Foundation, as well as to four other nonprofit organizations in ...

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Come to Republican caucus To the Editor: Feb. 6 is caucus night for Republicans in Minnesota and Martin County. It will be held at the Holiday Inn. It will be the first opportunity many of us have to formally voice our opinions on issues such as lower taxes, better schools, Second ...

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What a great turnout To the Editor: Wow! What a fantastic turnout and support for our 5th annual Coaches vs. Cancer event. A huge thank you to our basketball players, their families, our coaches, our community, our local businesses, plus many others that helped us double our proceeds from ...

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You can help a hungry child To the Editor: Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization with a goal of eradicating hunger both here in the United States and around the world. Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 2 billion meals for children and their families in 70 ...

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Crossing guards appreciated To the Editor: Today, my daughter Lilly Meyers, a fourth-grade student at Fairmont Elementary School, delivered homemade hot chocolate to all of the crossing guards at school. Every day we drive by, she mentions to me “Mom, they look so cold” “Mom, we ...

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Group grateful for support To the Editor: Project 15/90 “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” would like to publicly thank the Rosen Family Foundation for a $10,000 donation toward the children’s indoor playground at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont. The contribution, along with more than 65 ...

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Plowing issue is real To the Editor: I was appalled by the Sentinel editorial board’s response to the complaints that have arisen in this “movement,” as they call it, regarding Fairmont’s snow-plowing policies. “Out of line”? Seriously? Since when are the residents of this town ...

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Help greatly appreciated To the Editor: The Salvation Army of Fairmont would like to say thank you to everyone for helping with ringing the bells and donations of collecting food and toys for the community; people who sorted the food donations and toys; setting up, clean up; and all other ...

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Let us think of others To the Editor: Volunteering is a true expression of caring by sharing your skills and time to achieve a greater goal. With the Kids Against Hunger campaign quickly coming up, this would be a great time to gather family or a group of friends and create a team to assist ...