Letters to the Editor

Readers’ Views

Foster ready to leadTo the Editor:If you live in my hometown of Fairmont, I'd like to suggest that you vote for my sister, Debbie Foster, to serve as your next mayor. I know she is uniquely qualified to serve you in that capacity.In 1980, eight months pregnant with twins, Debbie and her late ...

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Fairlakes could notkeep operating busesTo the Editor:I was surprised and saddened by the Letter to the Editor regarding the ending of Fairlakes Transportation's contract with Prairie Lakes Transit.I agree with the writer that the service is of great benefit to the elderly, handicapped and ...

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Supporting FosterTo the Editor:I'm writing today to show my support for Deb Foster, candidate for the mayor of Fairmont. I've known Deb for many years; first, as a neighbor. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors.Secondly, Deb played a big part in my late ...

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Fairlakes could notkeep operating busesTo the Editor:I was surprised and saddened by the Letter to the Editor regarding the ending of Fairlakes Transportation's contract with Prairie Lakes Transit.I agree with the writer that the service is of great benefit to the elderly, handicapped and ...

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Calendar now availableTo the Editor:The Martin County Historical Society has created a historic calendar since 2005 as an annual fundraiser. Thanks to the support of the business and professional community of Martin County in purchasing advertising, coupled with the design and layout expertise ...

Support Foster for mayor

To the Editor:I have had the pleasure of knowing Deb Foster for nearly 20 years. In that time, I have learned through personal experience with Deb that she is an active model of integrity. She displays character, positivity and compassion in all aspects of her life.One personal experience I had ...

Support Wayne Hasek

To the Editor:I'm writing in support of Wayne Hasek's bid for Fairmont City Council, Ward 4. After talking with Wayne on multiple occasions, I am confident in his vision for Fairmont - a place that continues to be a great place to live and work, raise a family and retire, while working to bring ...

We need Bob Gunther

To the Editor:Zac Huntley wants to end "partisan gridlock" in St. Paul and "move our state forward," complaining about a "do-nothing legislature." Lofty words, to be sure. There's only one problem: the DFL's idea of "doing something" is worse than doing nothing.The Republicans in the State ...

No one accountable

To the Editor:FBI director Jim Comey surprised the public by giving immunity from prosecution to at least five of the key players in the most egregious violation of this nation's security in history. His move essentially closed down the investigation into the matter and, coupled with his ...

Join us for some fun

To the Editor:Please join us for an evening of fun and laughter as Fairmont Rotary presents the Harlem Ambassadors. This event is for all ages. The game is action-packed and will include dazzling ball-handling, hilarious comedy routines, and high-flying slam dunks.The "Rotary Re-bounders" team, ...

Checking ‘Rural Pulse’

OWATONNAIn the height of this election season, pollsters are busy making calls. More useful (and less annoying) are poll results from an ongoing survey called the Rural Pulse.Grand Rapids-based Blandin Foundation also spent the last year making calls - 1,144 calls, to be exact - to Greater ...

Support Hasek in Ward 4

To the Editor:I didn't know Wayne Hasek very well before he stopped at my door to talk about his vision for Fairmont, but I came away impressed at his desire to attract jobs and development to our city - while keeping taxes at a minimum.I am confident his experience working with municipal ...

Ready to serve on council

To the Editor:A little over a month ago, at the urging of friends, neighbors and my family, I filed to represent Fairmont's Fourth Ward on the City Council.I've lived in Fairmont with my wife Christine for the past 23 years. We've raised three kids in Fairmont, all who attended Fairmont Area ...

Nation depends on us

To the Editor:The editorial, "Government Holding Back U.S. Economy" published on Sept. 20 presented information from a report published by the Harvard Business School (Porter, Rivkin, Desai, & Raman, 2016). The editorial mentioned that the report pointed out that public schools are one ...

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Flower baskets beautifulTo the Editor:Thank you to those businesses and families who provided the flower baskets on the streets this year. I have enjoyed them so much and was glad to see the donors acknowledged. They provided beauty to all of us all summer long. To those who grew and planted ...

Event raised $1,500

To the Editor:On behalf of Olson Rentals, we would like to thank everyone for coming out to BounceFest.We would like to thank Welcome Meats and Martin County Pork Producers for grilling all the pork patties.We would also like to thank all the volunteers who came out and helped with the tickets, ...

Support appreciated

To the Editor:The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32 and its auxiliary would like to thank the citizens of Fairmont and Martin County for their generous support of our program "Forget-Me-Not." The monies we collected will remain in this area and will be used for needy veterans and their ...

Grateful for support

Grateful for supportTo the Editor:As many know, I was in a motorcycle accident on July 2. I spent three weeks in hospitals - St. Marys in Rochester, then Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. I have been recovering at home with exercises until we review my shoulder again at the end of this ...

Thanks to community

To the Editor:The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for blood donors to donate. This appeal started in July and continues into September. Donations are urgently needed to fully meet the needs of hospital patients.Thanks to all the loyal donors in the Fairmont and surrounding areas ...

Clinton wrong for U.S.

To the Editor:Many of us have become familiar with Hillary Clinton's character traits: pathological lying; grandiose sense of self; shallow emotions; glibness and superficial charm; secretive, manipulative and cunning; lack of remorse, shame or guilt; callousness; lack of empathy; poor behavior ...