Letters to the Editor

Readers’ Views

Library extends thanksTo the Editor:Thanks to the hard work of many, the Martin County Library in Fairmont received a much-needed facelift. New carpet was installed throughout the building, along with newly re-upholstered chairs and other small touches.Many thanks to the Martin County Board of ...

Readers’ Views

Parent appreciativeTo the Editor:I want to thank the administrators and educators at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School for opening up classrooms to parents on Tuesday during National Schools Week. I so appreciated getting a "peek" at what atmosphere my kids experience each day. I felt welcome by ...

Let us turn to God’s word

To the Editor:True Christian beliefs have been declining in the United States for a very long time, but looking at the Presidential election this year it was quite evident we have hit an all-time low.While Christian "polling" still indicates the majority of us like to say we are Christian, our ...

Readers’ Views

Scouts grateful for helpTo the Editor:The Girl Scouts participating in the June 2017 trip to Savannah, Ga., would like to thank all the parents, individuals, businesses and organizations who supported the girls in their recent Harvest Dinner, held Sunday, Nov. 6.Thank you to Culligan, Hy-Vee, ...

Remember our veterans

To the Editor:Members of the Fairmont American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36 will distribute poppies at Fareway, Hy-Vee, Skopko and Five Lake Centre on Saturday, Nov. 12. Veterans remember the wild flowers blooming in the devastated battlefields of France and Flanders. The basic purpose of Poppy ...

Readers’ Views

Confident in WillettTo the Editor:I'm writing this letter in support of Ed Willett's campaign for Fairmont City Council. I'm not a resident of Fairmont and I cannot address his involvement since he moved there. I can, however, speak with some authority to his civic activities while he lived in ...

Readers’ Views

Support local sales taxTo the Editor:I'd like to offer my input on the upcoming opportunity for Fairmont residents to vote on a 0.5 percent local option sales tax. The vote would mean an additional 0.5 percent sales tax only on things already taxed; items currently not taxed will still not be ...

Readers’ Views

Backing CyphersTo the Editor:Please join me in supporting Ruth Cyphers for the Ward 2 City Council position in Fairmont. I have known Ruth for a number of years through the Chamber of Commerce and other business associations and nonprofit groups. Ruth is first and foremost a listener - she ...

Readers’ Views

Help fight pornographyTo the Editor:Starting on the last Sunday in October, the local Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Joan of Arc #691 of Blue Earth, will be joining in a nationwide fight against pornography. This week has been named White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week and is ...

Readers’ Views

Fix the problem nowTo the Editor:I have heard from many of you regarding the health care crisis that is occurring across Minnesota. When MNsure was passed into law by Governor Dayton and Democrats, Minnesotans were promised $500 in savings for a family of four each year, more choices and access ...

Readers’ Views

Vote for HagedornTo the Editor:The upcoming presidential election will have the most long-lasting effect on the direction our country will go for decades. We are living in a time when our current administration is evermore taking away our rights through executive orders and imposing its will ...

Readers’ Views

Can't let children downTo the Editor:As we head into the final weeks of the election, I'm plagued with conflicted feelings about our country. I worry that we are too divided by the polarization of politics, but I've also been inspired by the passion with which people explain and support their ...

Bridging the divisions

OWATONNAI'm sure many of you are eager to see the end of what has been one of the most vicious, divisive political campaigns in many decades. While the end is nearly in sight, it may be wishful thinking that the intense partisanship and division of last 18 months will disappear in the wake of ...

Would love to serve

To the Editor:My name is Jim Utermarck and I'm a candidate for Third District county commissioner. Unfortunately, I'm unable to attend the forum tonight as I have a family wedding that was planned over a year ago.I have been a Martin County resident for 45 of my 50 years and I could not imagine ...

Readers’ Views

Google 'Libertarian'To the Editor:Did you watch those "debates?" Phew ... I get the feeling I'm being backed into a corner, and have to vote for the lesser of two evils. No humility whatsoever.So, not wanting to cast a "negative" vote, I Googled "Libertarian Party." (You can, too ... and ...

Readers’ Views

Making things betterTo the Editor:Recently, a team from Blandin Foundation was in Fairmont to celebrate the wrap-up of our partnership with Martin County through the Blandin Broadband Communities Program. What we saw was impressive: a diverse group of dedicated broadband champions working ...

Readers’ Views

Let's elect JohnsonTo the Editor:As Election Day draws near, we can take solace in knowing that most of the candidates in our local elections are honest, competent and genuine. It's a blessing to have such an active, civic-minded citizenry to draw candidates from.One of those candidates is ...

Readers’ Views

Nuss deserves honorTo the Editor:Each year for the past 42 years, the Fairmont Exchange Club has presented the Book of Golden Deeds Award to a citizen of Fairmont. The purpose of this award is to recognize those citizens within the community whose self-sacrifice, response to duty, and other ...

MNsure crisis needs answers

ST. PAULMinnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own.Greater Minnesota is hit especially hard:?45 ...

Obamacare not affordable

To the Editor:DFL politicians are feeling the Obamacare heat. Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton stated what everyone except partisan Democrats have known all along: The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is not affordable.Obamacare has become a huge issue in the First District congressional race between ...