Letters to the Editor

Thanks to community

Thanks to community To the Editor: Thank you to all blood donors who answered the call to come and donate. Here are the results from the June blood drive: o Tuesday, June 6 — 102 units collected with a goal of 129 units o Wednesday, June 7 — 102 units collected on a goal of 114 ...

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Volunteers needed for lake cleanup To the Editor: Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. continues to exercise its stewardship responsibilities for the Fairmont Chain of Lakes in announcing a cleanup of Budd Lake, scheduled for 8-11 a.m. June 17. We are calling on concerned volunteers to bring ...

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Party was great time To the Editor: Thank you to everyone in the Veterans Park neighborhood and our wider community who came to the third annual Veterans Park Multi-Block Party. For the third year in a row, we were amazed and blessed by how even the weather cooperated to warm those who ...

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Right path necessary To the Editor: The Bible recognizes national borders. When Moses led the Israelites to the Promised Land, he asked the King of Edom for permission to cross through his kingdom, but “Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army. Since Edom refused to let ...

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Terrific news in St. Paul To the Editor: The Minnesota Legislature has concluded its business for the 2017 session, and the biggest highlight is a $650 million tax relief proposal that benefits the middle class, as well as a transportation funding proposal that prioritizes long-term road ...

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Help us create mall play area To the Editor: Project 1590 subgroup “Kids Just Want To Have Fun” has been busy raising funds and spreading the word for an indoor play area at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont. Fairmont Eagles will host a Belgian Waffle feed from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, ...

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They can meet challenge To the Editor: I attended a surprise concert the evening of May 18. I thought it would be the usual kind of concert staged by the Fairmont Area Schools band department every spring — but I was wrong. What a pleasant surprise! It started with the fifth-grade band. ...

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Kinship appreciates grant To the Editor: On behalf of Kinship, I would like to thank everyone at the Martin County Youth Foundation for its decision to bless us with an incredibly generous grant of $3,000 for our Adopt-A-Match Program at the grant award presentation on May 8. We’re ...

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Clean up after dogs To the Editor: With summer here, Fairmont’s parks are once again open for your enjoyment. At our May park board meeting, it was brought to our attention that some dog owners are not cleaning up after their dogs when using the parks. The park board wishes your visit ...

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Kinship feels grateful To the Editor: The 27th annual Knights of Columbus Silent and Live auction was held Saturday, March 25, in the St. John Vianney School gym. There was a huge array of items for sale and a great turnout by the community. From the proceeds of this auction, the Knights ...

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Offering an apology To the Editor: I need to offer an apology to Bryan Gregor. Bryan recently sent a well-written, respectful Letter to the Editor expressing concerns he had with the Legacy Committee legislation. I was also informed that other individuals throughout the state had sent ...

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Making a difference To the Editor: One hundred Arc bowlers and supporters enjoyed the awarding of trophies and a delicious potluck meal at Grace Lutheran Church two weeks ago. Arc has enjoyed Friday night bowling for over 30 years. With the changes in employment opportunities, we find ...

Help stamp out hunger

Help stamp out hunger To the Editor: Saturday, May 13, marks the 25th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving, the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a ...

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Thank you, Bank Midwest To the Editor: I want to say thank you to Bank Midwest for sponsoring the Hawaiian concert on April 23 at the Fairmont Opera House. The Kahulanui nine-piece band was most enjoyable with an excellent performance of Hawaiian swing and big band sound. We would not have ...

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SHIP funding important To the Editor: Legislators are working on the state’s budget for the next two years. I’m grateful to see all sides are showing strong interest in funding the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and hope they will deliver full funding for SHIP this ...

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Good news on road To the Editor: Recently, Gov. Mark Dayton announced he is likely to give in to Republican demands on transportation funding. This means he would drop his plan to raise gas taxes by a minimum of 16 cents per gallon and accept a GOP proposal that makes a $6 billion dollar ...

Entrepreneurs can get support

OWATONNA For the second year, Minnesota ranks first of the 25 largest states in the Kauffman Index for Main Street Entrepreneurship. We have the highest rate of business owners (7.75 percent), established small business density (687.2 small businesses per 1,000 firms) and business survival ...

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Thank you, volunteers To the Editor: National Volunteer Week is a time to honor the many ways that volunteers offer encouragement, optimism, patience and enthusiasm to enhance our community’s special quality of life. Fairmont Community Education and Recreation would like to take this ...

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Kids had great time To the Editor: Martin County Conservation Club held a birdhouse seminar April 8, with kids building 30 wren houses and 20 robin nesting shelves. While the number of participants was down, those who came had a good time building their houses and were eager to get their ...

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Plant sale coming up To the Editor: Martin County Humane Society will hold its annual spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, in the back parking lot of the UCC church at the corner of North Main Street and Third Street in Fairmont. Plant donations will be accepted at that ...