Letters to the Editor

Hy-Vee steps up to help

Hy-Vee steps up to help To the Editor: Cardinal Power Fastpitch, the summer girls softball association in Fairmont, recently sold discount punch cards for Papa Murphy’s as a fundraiser. Less than two weeks after we closed our sale, the local Papa Murphy’s closed its doors. This left us ...

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Grateful for support To the Editor: It happened. The Knights of Columbus silent & live auction was the most successful ever and more than $10,500 was awarded to The Arc Southwest and Martin County Kinship. Thanks to everyone who donated items, attended the event, and contributed time ...

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Who are the victims? To the Editor: Fairmont City Councilman Tom Hawkins is a victim? And now Councilman Randy Lubenow claims the same? They say their names have been dragged through the mud and they are being treated unfairly. If there was one conclusion I gleaned from the Monday, May 13, ...

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TDS is in full bloom To the Editor: Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has often been described as a serious mental condition brought on by hatred of President Donald Trump. TDS causes afflicted persons to act or speak in a totally irrational manner. Democrats, a group of people ...

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Change not always bad To the Editor: What is happening in this community (Fairmont) is utterly ridiculous and could have far-reaching ramifications for our future. Tom Hawkins clearly obtained a majority of votes to be elected councilman at-large for the city. However, the recall ...

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Thanks, Knights To the Editor: On behalf of the Fairmont Area “Let’s Go Fishing” board of directors, I want to thank the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the breakfast fundraiser for “Let’s Go Fishing.” Thank you also to all who came out Sunday morning to enjoy a wonderful ...

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Hawkins should resign To the Editor: It saddens me that the Fairmont councilman at-large seems to be working toward his own agenda and not the agenda of the city as a whole. If removing someone from a position that has been held for 30 years (or any period of time), then this should have ...

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We need better leaders To the Editor: After reading about the recent behaviors of members of our City Council, I have to ask ... Where is the discussion about the idea of making the change to contract for legal services or to continue with the current format? Is this now a council that ...

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‘Analysis’ erroneous To the Editor: Thursday’s “analysis” by Editor Lee Smith in the Sentinel about the city of Fairmont’s City Attorney issue contained much innuendo with no proof regarding me and other councilors. The document he received after his request was 44 pages long ...

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Gas-tax hike nonsense To the Editor: Despite bipartisan opposition, Minnesota House Democrats passed a transportation finance proposal that would force drivers to pay 20 cents per gallon more at the pumps — a 70 percent increase — and raises taxes by more than $4 billion dollars over ...

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Nonsensical legislation To the Editor: Minnesota House Democrats have passed health and human services spending legislation, a proposal that increases health care costs, makes harmful cuts to nursing homes that provide care to aging Minnesotans, and fails to prevent rampant fraud in ...

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Hoping for a change To the Editor: I find it difficult to believe a city the size of Fairmont does not have a separate human resources department. In fact, I feel this is unacceptable and foolhardy. An HR department is a necessity not a luxury. The City Attorney should not have been ...

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Support the developing workforce To the Editor: America is facing a massive shortage of skilled labor, teachers and nurses, among other occupations. The institutions that heal the sick, educate our children and raise our buildings from the ground are being starved of the talent that they ...

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Girl Scouts offer thanks To the Editor: Martin County/Fairmont Girl Scouts would like to thank all the parents, individuals, businesses and organizations that supported the girls in their recent cookie sale. A big thank you goes out to all the troop cookie managers for organizing, ...

Mini golf fundraiser set

Mini golf fundraiser set To the Editor: Project 1590 subgroup “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” is currently raising funds for a nine-hole miniature golf course that will be located by the Fairmont Aquatic Park. The group has raised roughly 70 percent of the $70,000 goal and hopes to break ...

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Ridiculous tax plans To the Editor: With the Minnesota House Democratic majority having unveiled all of its budget bills for the next two years, I have analyzed how these plans could impact Minnesota taxpayers. The answer is staggering: $12 billion in tax increases over the next four ...

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Service projects needed To the Editor: The Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School Community Service Project Day is coming up on Friday, May 17. Rain date is May 24. Fairmont Student HUDDLE Groups are looking for service projects to work on. There are 46 HUDDLE Groups with an average of 15 students ...

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Time for common sense To the Editor: On April 2, the Minnesota House Democratic majority unveiled its comprehensive transportation funding proposal for the next two years. Much like Gov. Tim Walz, House Democrats want to raise the gas tax by at least 20 cents per gallon. That’s ...

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Class of ’57 ready for fun To the Editor: Attention citizens, members of the Fairmont High School class of 1957 are 80 years old and we are celebrating. We have lots of memories but we forgot a bunch of them, so if you see us around town please mention that the party will be held at Cedar ...

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Masons appreciate local support To the Editor: On behalf of Chain Lake Lodge 64 Martin County Area Masons, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to area businesses, sponsors and patrons for their donations, services and attendance this year in making our 25th annual spaghetti ...