Letters to the Editor

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Elf Shop successful again To the Editor: Another Elf Shop at Fairmont Elementary is in the books. We had more than 150 kids go through and choose more than 600 gifts for their family members for Christmas. All of those new or gently used gifts had been donated by people in our community. ...

Creating jobs with innovation

WASHINGTON Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat’s biodiesel plant in Isanti. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has ...

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Church offereing free dinner To the Editor: Once again, the Christian Church of Fairmont is offering a free Christmas dinner on Christmas Day to all who wish to enjoy a delicious meal and good fellowship in celebration of the Incarnation. This meal is a gift to the Fairmont area in ...

Thanks, donors, volunteers

To the Editor: Blood donations typically drop from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Thanks to the donors who came to donate in spite of the cold and windy weather. Here are the results from the December blood drive: o Tuesday, Dec. 6 — 102 units collected with a goal of 121 units o ...

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Kiwanis offers its thanks To the Editor: The members of the Fairmont Early Risers Kiwanis would like to thank you for the support of the pancake fundraiser that was held recently at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont. We served nearly 600 hungry supporters. Once again, thank you ... Lowell ...

1590 offers its thanks

FAIRMONT I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fairmont residents for voting in support of the half-percent sales tax. This is a significant step toward the continued growth of our city and county. Project 1590 will continue to work to make a community center a reality, but we are ...

Giving season begins

OWATONNA There are two numbers I’ve been reflecting on this month: $2.1 billion and $373.3 billion. One of these is the total amount raised by the Trump and Clinton campaigns in the last election cycle. The other is the amount of charitable contributions during 2015, a record-setting year. ...

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Thanks to FoundationTo the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to honor and thank the Martin County Youth Foundation for its commitment to our area with grants recently awarded to benefit a variety of youth-related activities in our county.The grant to Fairmont Community Education and ...

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Library extends thanksTo the Editor:Thanks to the hard work of many, the Martin County Library in Fairmont received a much-needed facelift. New carpet was installed throughout the building, along with newly re-upholstered chairs and other small touches.Many thanks to the Martin County Board of ...

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Parent appreciativeTo the Editor:I want to thank the administrators and educators at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School for opening up classrooms to parents on Tuesday during National Schools Week. I so appreciated getting a "peek" at what atmosphere my kids experience each day. I felt welcome by ...

Let us turn to God’s word

To the Editor:True Christian beliefs have been declining in the United States for a very long time, but looking at the Presidential election this year it was quite evident we have hit an all-time low.While Christian "polling" still indicates the majority of us like to say we are Christian, our ...

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Scouts grateful for helpTo the Editor:The Girl Scouts participating in the June 2017 trip to Savannah, Ga., would like to thank all the parents, individuals, businesses and organizations who supported the girls in their recent Harvest Dinner, held Sunday, Nov. 6.Thank you to Culligan, Hy-Vee, ...

Remember our veterans

To the Editor:Members of the Fairmont American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36 will distribute poppies at Fareway, Hy-Vee, Skopko and Five Lake Centre on Saturday, Nov. 12. Veterans remember the wild flowers blooming in the devastated battlefields of France and Flanders. The basic purpose of Poppy ...

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Confident in WillettTo the Editor:I'm writing this letter in support of Ed Willett's campaign for Fairmont City Council. I'm not a resident of Fairmont and I cannot address his involvement since he moved there. I can, however, speak with some authority to his civic activities while he lived in ...

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Support local sales taxTo the Editor:I'd like to offer my input on the upcoming opportunity for Fairmont residents to vote on a 0.5 percent local option sales tax. The vote would mean an additional 0.5 percent sales tax only on things already taxed; items currently not taxed will still not be ...

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Backing CyphersTo the Editor:Please join me in supporting Ruth Cyphers for the Ward 2 City Council position in Fairmont. I have known Ruth for a number of years through the Chamber of Commerce and other business associations and nonprofit groups. Ruth is first and foremost a listener - she ...

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Help fight pornographyTo the Editor:Starting on the last Sunday in October, the local Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Joan of Arc #691 of Blue Earth, will be joining in a nationwide fight against pornography. This week has been named White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week and is ...

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Fix the problem nowTo the Editor:I have heard from many of you regarding the health care crisis that is occurring across Minnesota. When MNsure was passed into law by Governor Dayton and Democrats, Minnesotans were promised $500 in savings for a family of four each year, more choices and access ...

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Vote for HagedornTo the Editor:The upcoming presidential election will have the most long-lasting effect on the direction our country will go for decades. We are living in a time when our current administration is evermore taking away our rights through executive orders and imposing its will ...

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Can't let children downTo the Editor:As we head into the final weeks of the election, I'm plagued with conflicted feelings about our country. I worry that we are too divided by the polarization of politics, but I've also been inspired by the passion with which people explain and support their ...