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Letters to the Editor

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Great community spirit To the Editor: Thank you to all the local businesses that donated door prizes for the Ladies Monday Night Commercial Bowling League banquet on March 9. We appreciate your community spirit in giving to us some great prizes. Again, thank you. Sue Langford and other ...

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Congratulations, Ken To the Editor: Ken Goraczkowski recently retired from Fairmont Ford. For 43 years, he worked as the body shop manager and service manager. Ken was a very dedicated hard-worker who put in long hours, many Saturday mornings and came in during adverse weather. He treated ...

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Helping save lives To the Editor: Relay for Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5,000 Relay for Life events take place in more than 20 countries. American Cancer Society would not be successful without one key element: you. ...

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Did you see accident? To the Editor: I am asking for your help. I was involved in an accident at 1 p.m. March 2 at the intersection of State Street and Blue Earth Avenue in Fairmont. Several other cars were present and I believe the drivers saw the accident. If you were one of them, please ...

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Make tax law change To the Editor: On behalf of our 8,500 members, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants supports the recent column by the Invest in Minnesota Coalition, “Invest in the future state.” It’s tax season and CPAs are busy interpreting complex federal and ...

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Attend Township Day To the Editor: Nearly 1 million township residents in Minnesota will have the opportunity to participate in their local government by attending their township’s upcoming annual meeting. On Township Day, held this year on Tuesday, March 10, citizens attending their ...

Invest in future of state

By Doug Loon, Tamara Nelsen, John Hausladen and Kevin Paap Business owners invest in Minnesota’s future every day. They invest in their employees and their communities. They invest in their business needs — equipment, workforce — to grow, many times before company profit is a ...

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Proud supporter of FFA To the Editor: Martin County and Minnesota Farm Bureau salutes FFA during National FFA Week from Feb. 22-29. This week is a great reminder of the many reasons why Farm Bureau maintains such strong support for the FFA program. Farm Bureau invests in FFA throughout ...

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Make Census count To the Editor: As with every year ending in zero, the U.S. Census Bureau performs the decennial census. The 2020 Census is going to be a little different. Minimal mailings will take place, and most information will be collected digitally (online). In March, individuals ...

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Join in the experience To the Editor: As the executive director of Red Rock Center for the Arts, I am very proud of the quality of entertainment we bring to the community at a very affordable price. It is our goal to reach beyond our four historic walls and bring opportunities out into the ...

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Piecemeal socialism To the Editor: It looks as if Norman M. Thomas’ observation back in 1944 has pretty well come true. He was a leading American socialist, pacifist and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. Thomas said this in a 1944 speech: “The ...

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A pleasant surprise To the Editor: On Friday, Feb. 7, Dan and I had some errands to do and decided that we would also go have lunch just to get out of the house and treat ourselves. After we were finished with the errands, we went to Green Mill, where we experienced a very pleasant ...

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The fear of getting sick To the Editor: Health care issues are No. 1 with voters in 2020. Why? Because to get sick in this country is scary. We are afraid. A friend in Fairmont last summer was carried to a hospital emergency room. She could not move. The sky was turning. Later diagnosis: ...

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Community has PERKS To the Editor: We at Kinship are thankful for our partnership with our community. We are supported financially by our community. We partner with different organizations to host events and seek opportunities for our mentors and mentees. We are also able to work with ...

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Fun events upcoming To the Editor: Kids Just Want to Have Fun would appreciate any individual or business sponsors to assist in funding our upcoming community events. Our 3rd annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart dance will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Fairmont Bethel Evangelical ...

Love Where You Live

OWATONNA At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we are proud of our ability to adapt and address the needs in our region. We know there is no one-size-fits-all solution to economic development, early childhood and community vitality. But, responding to the needs of southern Minnesota ...

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A simple message of love To the Editor: I am writing to thank Fairmont residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Fairmont and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project ...

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Working together To the Editor: Being together with friends and family is a hallmark of the holiday season. For Kinship, its mentors and families, another key part of the holidays is working together to make the holiday the best it can be for everyone. This year was no exception. We were ...

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Appreciating the good things To the Editor: With all the negativity this past year regarding the city of Fairmont, we have experienced some of the goodness that comes from living in this city and the people who are often behind the scenes. We recently had some difficulties with our water ...

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No retaliation? Right To the Editor: To my fellow Fairmont citizens: After watching Monday’s City Council meeting, I have put my finger on what our problem is at City Hall. Three council members — Tom Hawkins, Randy Lubenow and Ruth Cyphers — are not in their right minds. How do I ...