Letters to the Editor

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Grateful for generous gift To the Editor: It is an honor and a privilege to accept on behalf of Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation the gift of $1 million from the estate of Marlin Milbrandt. Through his gift to the Foundation, as well as to four other nonprofit organizations in ...

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Come to Republican caucus To the Editor: Feb. 6 is caucus night for Republicans in Minnesota and Martin County. It will be held at the Holiday Inn. It will be the first opportunity many of us have to formally voice our opinions on issues such as lower taxes, better schools, Second ...

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What a great turnout To the Editor: Wow! What a fantastic turnout and support for our 5th annual Coaches vs. Cancer event. A huge thank you to our basketball players, their families, our coaches, our community, our local businesses, plus many others that helped us double our proceeds from ...

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You can help a hungry child To the Editor: Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization with a goal of eradicating hunger both here in the United States and around the world. Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 2 billion meals for children and their families in 70 ...

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Crossing guards appreciated To the Editor: Today, my daughter Lilly Meyers, a fourth-grade student at Fairmont Elementary School, delivered homemade hot chocolate to all of the crossing guards at school. Every day we drive by, she mentions to me “Mom, they look so cold” “Mom, we ...

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Group grateful for support To the Editor: Project 15/90 “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” would like to publicly thank the Rosen Family Foundation for a $10,000 donation toward the children’s indoor playground at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont. The contribution, along with more than 65 ...

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Plowing issue is real To the Editor: I was appalled by the Sentinel editorial board’s response to the complaints that have arisen in this “movement,” as they call it, regarding Fairmont’s snow-plowing policies. “Out of line”? Seriously? Since when are the residents of this town ...

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Help greatly appreciated To the Editor: The Salvation Army of Fairmont would like to say thank you to everyone for helping with ringing the bells and donations of collecting food and toys for the community; people who sorted the food donations and toys; setting up, clean up; and all other ...

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Let us think of others To the Editor: Volunteering is a true expression of caring by sharing your skills and time to achieve a greater goal. With the Kids Against Hunger campaign quickly coming up, this would be a great time to gather family or a group of friends and create a team to assist ...

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STEP appreciates grant To the Editor: STEP, Inc. would like to publicly thank the Rosen Family Foundation for awarding us a grant to assist in the purchase of a wheelchair lift-equipped vehicle. This type of vehicle is necessary to transport our clients from their homes to our offices. ...

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Arc grateful for grant To the Editor: The Arc in Fairmont now has a computer on hand with the equipment needed for long-distance communicating, thanks to the Martin County Area Foundation. This system will be helpful as The Arc Southwest merges with six other Arcs in Minnesota to form one ...

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How about manure T-shirts? To the Editor: Monday morning’s Sentinel featured an in-depth story about an ice-skating pig. The pig will skate Thursday evening at the Martin County Arena. Martin County is the No. 1 producer of hogs of any county in the USA. Over 1.7 million pigs are raised ...

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Church offering dinner To the Editor: The Christian Church of Fairmont is once again offering the community of Fairmont and the surrounding area a free Christmas dinner. This meal is being offered by the congregation in an attempt to care for those who have a need, and provide a warm and ...

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Support appreciated To the Editor: I would like to extend a special thank you to the Fairmont community for its support of the blood drive held last week at the Holiday Inn. Thanks to all donors who braved the cold weather to come out and donate blood. Thanks to the Sentinel and Photo Press ...

Surplus more likely than deficit

Surplus more likely than deficit To the Editor: Minnesota Management and Budget officials recently released the November state budget forecast, showing a projected $188 million deficit due to lower-than-expected revenues based on assumptions about federal legislation and U.S. GDP and wage ...

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Junking up the land To the Editor: A short introduction of the author — my Martin County roots go very deep. My grandfather, Herman Rosenberg, came to this county in the early 1880s at 4 years old with his family. My farm is within a mile of the first Martin County homestead site. I am ...

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Not our responsibility To the Editor: With the snow season fast approaching, I write this letter to the editor because I am not satisfied with the response I received from Fairmont city administrator Mike Humpal when I questioned him about the snow plowing the city does in the winter. I ...

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Funding appreciated To the Editor: On behalf of the Fairmont Community Education and Recreation adult and youth basketball program, I would like to express my thanks to Martin County Area Foundation for its donation of grant funds to purchase a portable scoreboard for CER basketball ...

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Donation appreciated To the Editor: On behalf of the Focus on Fairmont Committee, we would like to thank Martin County Area Foundation for its generous donation for the banners and flower baskets that line the streets and brighten our city. These flowers and banners are great reminders ...

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Getting closer to goal To the Editor: Project 1590 subcommittee “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” would like to acknowledge and thank Martin County Area Foundation for the recent grant of $3,900. This money will assist in the purchase and installation of an indoor play structure in Five ...