Letters to the Editor

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Hope to see you there To the Editor: Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating the problem of hunger here in the U.S. and across the world. Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided more than 2 billion meals to malnourished children and families in ...

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Thank you, Hockey Association To the Editor: On behalf of MERGE (area youth organization leaders), we would like to thank the Fairmont Hockey Association for opening their doors for us from 3-6 p.m. on the afternoon of Dec. 29. The rink was buzzing with excitement as families gathered for a ...

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Streamed games are great To the Editor: Thumbs up to Fairmont High School and Gemini Studios for streaming girls basketball games. These streamed games are wonderful for us grandparents who cannot make all the games. We are the grandparents of Cadence Becker. Dale and Mary ...

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Kinship offers thanks To the Editor: The holidays are a crazy time. Nearly everyone is planning events, gatherings and fantastic meals, and thoughtfully planning gifts for family, friends and others. Even with all of that going on, it was clear that the inhabitants of Martin County were not ...

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Committed to security To the Editor: I remain committed to securing America’s borders by dramatically reducing illegal entries, implementing a merit-based immigration system and restoring the rule of law. During Tuesday night’s address to the nation, President Trump outlined the ...

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Republican priorities outlined To the Editor: I marked the beginning of the 2019 legislative session Tuesday by announcing key early session priorities. The Legislature’s first five bills will focus on issues that affect hardworking Minnesota families: child care affordability and ...

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Grateful for the chance to serve To the Editor: My fellow Minnesotans: Thank you. I am deeply grateful for the chance to serve as our great state’s governor for the past eight years. In 2010, I promised “A Better Minnesota.” Working together, we have kept that pledge. Gov. ...

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Stewards of our money To the Editor: This might be a good time to thank state Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, along with state Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont; state Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake; state Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne; and every other Republican who spent $498 million ...

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Massive waste of time To the Editor: It should be clearly evident to everyone that special counsel Robert Mueller and his merry band of Trump-haters are now dragging their “investigation” out simply to enrich themselves. After nearly two years of nothing burger, they have no evidence ...

Looking back on 2018

OWATONNA Now that we are past the busy holiday season, I am reflecting on what a wonderful year 2018 was for southern Minnesota. It was a year that renewed my optimism for the future of our unique part of the state. I was once again humbled by the generous people of our 20-county region who ...

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Feeding the hungry To the Editor: It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the caring community of Fairmont came together to work for the great service ... Kids Against Hunger. Over the past years, this community has helped provide nutritious rice-based meals for ...

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My questions answered To the Editor: I attended the recent community center educational/feedback meeting at the Fairmont Opera House. I was glad to see the meeting conducted respectfully by people attending. I went with three major questions. 1) What effect would the 6 1/2 percent ...

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Questions abound To the Editor: I would like to provide a taxpayer’s point of view on the proposed community center in Fairmont and provide a few suggestions to the community center committee. In November 2016, Fairmont residents passed a local option sales tax, dedicated to fund ...

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Parks offers example To the Editor: Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks in five states: Ohio, Oregon, California, Missouri and Alabama. Minnesota could become the sixth state to honor Ms. Parks. The Southern Poverty Law Center writes: ...

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Fit Christ in, always To the Editor: Christ the God/Man had a very Godly soul looked like any baby boy but was here to pay our toll. Christ the God/Man is a fairy tale many say but Christians and children know he came to life Christmas day! Christ the God/Man was as alive as he ...

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Giving people tools To the Editor: As representatives of local public health in Faribault, Martin and Watonwan counties and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), we are responding to the editorial “Exercise guidelines: More needless meddling” that appeared in the Nov. 15 ...

Church offering Christmas meal

Church offering Christmas meal To the Editor: The Christian Church of Fairmont is once again serving a complete Christmas dinner with all the trimmings from noon to 2 p.m. Christmas Day as a gift to the community and surrounding area. Christmas is universally celebrated as a time of gift ...

Republicans created surplus

Republicans created surplus To the Editor: A recent headline in the Sentinel was “State enjoys $1.5B budget surplus” and then had the smiling faces of current Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and the incoming Democrat Gov. Tim Walz. For anyone not understanding what is going on in Minnesota, ...

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Where are our priorities? To the Editor: I am one of the senior citizens in this community who took time Wednesday to attend the proposed community center meeting at the Opera House. It was a one-sided presentation on the greatness of this building project. Despite a number of speakers ...

Time for tax relief

To the Editor: Minnesota’s economic experts say a budget surplus is expected for our state’s next two-year budget cycle. This is positive news. There’s no doubt that it has better to have a windfall than a shortfall. Republican policies over the past four years led to this good fiscal ...