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Letters to the Editor

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Let’s turn up the heat To the Editor: Well, they fooled us. The Gang of Three, back in July, felt the heat and publicly promised to back off their vendetta against Fairmont city administrator Mike Humpal. They said they were done sowing division and discord. They told us they were going ...

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Feehan can connect To the Editor: Curiosity, compassion and connection. These are characteristics we should all be looking for in a congressional representative. Someone who is curious about issues and people’s lives, and is driven to learn more about both. Someone who has compassion for ...

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Less success awaits him To the Editor: Dan Feehan spent the entire 2018 campaign trying to portray himself as one thing here in Minnesota while cozying up to all the uber-liberal donors from outside Minnesota who funded 75% of his campaign, and now he’s already playing the same ...

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Support appreciated To the Editor: We want to extend our sincere appreciation to the Fairmont community, parents, staff and students of Fairmont Area Schools for all the support of our homecoming week festivities. We could not have had such an outstanding week were it not for the help and ...

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Using wipers? Turn your lights on To the Editor: I am a retired safety director. I notice safety items not only in places of work, but also how in how people get to and from work. One item I worked with was a law most states, including Minnesota and Iowa, have: when windshield wipers ...

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What do experts say? To the Editor: The criticism of my insulin video is an unwarranted attempt to stifle the much needed discussion at the Capitol on insulin pricing and government’s push to nationally socialize medicine. People are dying by rationing their expensive insulin. It is ...

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‘A small favor to ask’ To the Editor: In response to the recent Sentinel editorial: “Will foreign leaders want to talk anymore?” To say that the editors are disingenuous is to be kind. Would the writers please share with their readers what the conversation was about? Explain ...

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Still people who care To the Editor: On Monday, while on my way to work, driving down Blue Earth Avenue in Fairmont, I saw something that impressed me. Three young men were in the street in front of Freedom. When I got close enough to see, one was sweeping and the other picking up glass off ...

Addressing child care

OWATONNA In 2016, Minnesotans were alerted to a serious lack of child care by the Center for Rural Policy and Development. Since then, there have been many efforts to work toward solutions. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we have been supporting the communities in our 20-county ...

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Common sense needed To the Editor: Your Sept. 18 editorial criticized Beto O’Rourke for being holier-than-thou in stating that he, as president, would take your AK-15 and AK-47 assault weapons. Really? If you want to bring “holiness” into the assault-rifle discussion, I’m pretty ...

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Wonderful memorial To the Editor: If you haven’t driven down Winnebago Avenue in Fairmont at night, you need to take the time to do so. Our Martin County veterans have done a breathtaking job on the Martin County Veterans Memorial. The lights on it are beautiful. I personally would like ...

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Teachers, students grateful To the Editor: The kindergarten teachers and staff at Fairmont Elementary School would like to take the time to show our appreciation to 3M Gives for their generosity. It willingly supplied 126 kindergarteners with school supplies for the school year, including a ...

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How about obeying laws? To the Editor: One last comment on ELCA allowing its churches to become sanctuary churches. Jesus is compassionate and forgiving. He tells us in the Bible to also be compassionate and forgiving. But nowhere in the Bible does he tell us to break the law. Elroy ...

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Block party went well To the Editor: Thank you to everyone in the Veterans Park neighborhood and our wider community who came to the first annual fall Veterans Park multi-block party. As with other multi-block parties, we were amazed and blessed by how the weather cooperated to warm those ...

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Who is Jesus with? To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor in both the Fairmont Sentinel and Truman Tribune chastised the Evangelical Church of America for allowing its churches to become sanctuary churches. As a proud member of an ELCA church, I am tempted to respond with facts and ...

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Feel blessed to live here To the Editor: We would like to thank the U of M Extension and Martin County Fair Board; our friends and family; and businesses and media for their outpouring of kindness and support when we were named Farm Family of the Year. We are humbled and blessed to live in ...

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Actively seeking to facilitate crime To the Editor: In our country, we have what are called “sanctuary” cities and states. This is the name given to a city or state that follows procedures that violate law by sheltering illegal aliens. Police are not permitted to inquire about one’s ...

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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 ...