Letters to the Editor

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Planning a mall play area To the Editor: A volunteer group of Fairmont citizens is working to create a unique adventure for children. A subgroup of Project 1590 called “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” is working with the Five Lakes Centre mall to build an inside play area. Their vision will ...

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People got scammed To the Editor: The People of Minnesota sure got scammed. Remember when we were young and the school bullies “pantsed” some unfortunate soul on the school playground? I sit here feeling pantsed after the slick piece of work accomplished by the Legislature with the ...

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Thanks for support To the Editor: Martin County Humane Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses and citizens in our communities for their support. If you would like to support the animal shelter and its mission, but don’t have time to volunteer, consider a ...

We give thanks

We give thanks To the Editor: It’s getting to the time when nobody will listen to my horror stories of bleak temperatures, chilly winds and months of nothing but snow and ice. But as with the winter of 2015-2016, mild weather has become an expectation. Perhaps in southern Minnesota we got ...

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Nearly $2,000 raised To the Editor: On Jan. 23, more than 400 people helped us raise funds for the 2017 Fairmont Dollars for Scholars awards at our chicken dinner fundraiser. However, this doesn’t include the dozens of people who sent us donations in the mail knowing they wouldn’t be ...

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Another successful pack To the Editor: The 9th annual Kids Against Hunger Food Pack successfully packed 123,654 meals on Feb. 18 at the Fairmont National Guard Armory. The goal of raising $24,000 was surpassed by raising over $34,000. Almost 10 percent of what was packed has been ...

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Mardi Gras a success To the Editor: I would like to thank local community members and businesses for their continued support of our students. Our 10th annual Mardi Gras, held Feb. 4, was a great evening of food, fun and friends. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces of our alumni ...

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Making a difference To the Editor: Coaches vs. Cancer committee would like to thank the community and families for a successful fundraiser event held Feb. 3-4 at Fairmont High School. Fifty-four businesses and families donated generous baskets, clothing and gift certificates for the raffle ...

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Bill could help attract teachers To the Editor: In an effort to attract more teachers to rural Minnesota’s classrooms, I am sponsoring legislation that would allow out-of-state teachers to work in Minnesota so long as they are making efforts to become licensed. From what I’m hearing ...

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Change must come To the Editor: Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, about 25 miles northeast of Rochester. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family dairy today. Like generations before them, Sheri and Vince work hard every day to ...

Arc offering new opportunity

Arc offering new opportunity To the Editor: Forty-seven years ago, the future seemed pretty bleak to a young mom when she was told her son with disabilities could not go to school with his peers. There were no special education programs. Fast forward to now, when this same son (with even ...

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Grant appreciated To the Editor: On behalf of the board and staff at Red Rock Center for the Arts, I would like to thank the Martin County Area Foundation for its support. Grant funds helped replace the video surveillance cameras on location, creating a more secure environment for our ...

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Gift, thoughts appreciated To the Editor: I would like to thank Iowan grandma of nine for reading about me in the Sentinel and sending me well wishes and a monetary gift. God bless you. Curtis Bressler and family Truman More work to come To the Editor: Minnesotans who have ...

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Time to invest in infrastructure To the Editor: Much of what we do as a business requires our team to be out on the road. We deliver clean water and water conditioning around the region. When our team is on the road, we see what people across the state see every day. Minnesota is in need of ...

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Your gift appreciated To the Editor: The Salvation Army of Fairmont would like to say thank you to everyone who rang bells for Christmas and for the donations of collecting food and toys for the community. We were able to help over 763 people with food and toys. Many people in our ...

Be the blessing for others

Be the blessing for others To the Editor: Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and to feed starving children throughout the world. Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 1 ...

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Working on solutions To the Editor: Residents struggling with their health care bills should know that the Minnesota House of Representatives has heard their call for help and has begun to take action. Some people are paying $31,000 a year for health insurance premiums and then have an ...

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Tax change immediate To the Editor: On Jan. 5, the Minnesota House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that would provide $21.7 million in immediate tax relief to hardworking Minnesotans by conforming state tax provisions to that of the federal government. This is good news ...

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Ready to start working To the Editor: I recently renewed my oath of office as the Minnesota Legislature reconvened for the 2017-2018 legislative session. The Legislature will face a similar set of issues as last year — namely, what to do about health care costs, roads and bridges, and tax ...

Our answers are here in Fairmont

To the Editor: It’s a new year and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m so looking forward to representing Ward 2 on the Fairmont City Council. Thank you Ward 2 for voting for me and giving me the clear direction of your expectations. Mayor Foster has assigned me to be the liaison to the ...