Letters to the Editor

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Thanks for support To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Fairmont, many businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Sentinel and the outstanding school system for fantastic support of the many wonderful programs for our students. I’ve chosen to retire from ...

Supporting local foods

OWATONNA This time of year, the farmers markets are rich with local vegetables, berries, meats, breads and jams. It’s a visual testament to the abundance of our region and the ever-growing local foods economy that is sustained by consumers who want to buy directly from area farmers. At ...

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Thank you, golfers and sponsors To the Editor: Rose Lake Golf Club and the Susan G. Komen Foundation would like to thank all the golfers, volunteers and sponsors of our 12th Annual Rally for the Cure Golf Outing. I would like to personally thank all of our members who, besides all their ...

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Office acted diligently To the Editor: On July 29, the Martin County Attorney’s Office obtained a conviction of Tyler Richard Byers on the felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide stemming from the tragic death of Myra Guzman. Our office wishes to clear up some misconceptions about ...

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Get citizens approval To the Editor: Community center or recreation center? The increased sales tax of 6.26 percent approved by Fairmont citizens in 2016 was to support “trails, recreational amenities and/or a community center.” It did not specify an elaborate and expensive ($24.7 ...

A lack of punishment

To the Editor: The front page headline — “Fatal crash case: Driver gets 6 months” — in the Sentinel on Thursday disturbed me greatly. Six months? Drinking (and getting high) and driving isn’t very wrong in Martin County. Public service announcements we see state that drinking and ...

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Some clarifications To the Editor: The crisis that had taken over the Fairmont City Council has been resolved, and its members are moving on. I am thankful for the decisions that were made, but do want to clarify a few statements that were made by me and others. First, it was stated that ...

Staying safe on roads

ST. PAUL Whether driving up to the cabin, carpooling kids to camp or towing your boat to the lake, Minnesotans spend much of the summer on the road. From these busy final weeks of summer to the dead of winter, we must do everything we can to ensure our families arrive where they’re going ...

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Marker long overdue To the Editor: I recently noticed the newly added no wake zone marker/buoy at the south bay of Sisseton Lake in Fairmont, and I’ll just add that it’s long overdue. My hope is that this will be enforced by our law enforcement officers and not just a suggestion to ...

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Go see ‘Wizard of Oz’ To the Editor: We want to encourage people to go see the Fairmont Civic Summer Theater’s excellent production of “Wizard of Oz.” The performance was well-paced and roles were well-cast. Our favorite characters were the wicked witch, played by Izzy Munsch, ...

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Just a restructuring To the Editor: In the legal notices of the Sentinel, there has been a notice that says Martin County Youth for Christ is dissolving. This has caused some to have misconceptions of what is/has been happening. 1. Martin County Youth for Christ is still alive and well. ...

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Class of ’57 salutes class of 2019 To the Editor: Fairmont High School graduated 129 hopeful seniors on June 2. They are uncertain now with college or work plans, family decisions and immense global unrest. In 1957, 140 seniors graduated from the new building on Victoria Street. They too ...

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Thanks for the support To the Editor: The evangelism committee for Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church would like to take this opportunity to thank Fareway and an anonymous donor for their generosity in helping us supply a meal to the tenants at Friendship Village on June 29. We served 82 ...

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Kiwanis thankful To the Editor: Fairmont Uptown Kiwanis Club thanks Hy-Vee for the hot dogs and buns, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery for the ice for the baseball fundraisers in June and July at the Fairmont Elementary School ball diamonds. A special thanks to the volunteer coaches ...

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Children’s lives are at stake To the Editor: I currently work at Building Blocks Child Care in Fairmont. We walk to many of our activities around town and crossing the road has become a daily safety issue we face. There are distracted drivers everywhere, putting all lives at risk. The ...

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Something sure stinks To the Editor: Something stinks in Fairmont, and it’s not the drinking water any more. Three City Council members appear to be working together to fire the city administrator. After following the fiasco for several months, I have to wonder just what Mike Humpal did ...

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Socialism? Really? To the Editor: Members of the Democrat Party seem to be stampeding to the left, with virtually all of their party hopefuls espousing the supposed virtues of socialism on a daily basis. The numerous Dem hopefuls, most of the party elites and the compliant press are ...

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Time to have that talk To the Editor: Well, it’s time we have that talk. It may feel uncomfortable, you might be embarrassed and there could be some giggling about it as well, but it’s imperative we have this talk. No, I am not talking about the birds and bees. I’m referring to ...

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Lions grateful to all To the Editor: We would like to express our extreme gratitude to everyone who attended the Lions’ fly-in breakfast on Sunday. Fairmont and the surrounding communities showed up in record numbers for our main fundraiser. We truly appreciate your support, and please ...

Helping new businesses

OWATONNA At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, one of the three program areas we focus on is economic development. Since our founding in 1986, we have worked to catalyze entrepreneurial activity in our 20-county region by providing early-stage investments, traditional loans, micro ...