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Letters to the Editor

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Good news about voting To the Editor: We want to share with the community, and our local voting officials, our appreciation during our recent absentee ballot voting experience. This was the first time requesting absentee ballots for either of us. Given the alarm about our ballots not being ...

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Joe Loughmiller for Ward 2 To the Editor: The upcoming election for members of the Fairmont City Council is important to the future of our city. Joe Loughmiller is one of the candidates for Ward 2. By now, he has knocked on the doors of the residents in Ward 2. I have known Joe and his ...

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Time to seek God To the Editor: This election cycle will determine whether America chooses to restore every citizen’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness or accelerates its spiral into tyranny and oppression. Let’s look at the choice regarding these rights. The right ...

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Heritage acres had a good year To the Editor: To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, what a long strange trip 2020 has been. At Heritage Acres, we are really grateful that we have 40 acres so we could host two of our events this year despite COVID-19. The first event was Threshing Day on August ...

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Future looks bright To the Editor: On Aug. 22, the Sentinel once again published a misleading article, this one regarding the overstated cost of replacing our former city attorney and city administrator. Despite lacking information regarding the separation agreements, due to confidentiality ...

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Immigration policy creating orphans To the Editor: We were appalled to learn that the Trump administration is unable to locate the parents of 545 children who are still in government custody. These children, and many others, were separated from their parents when they attempted to gain ...

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Supporting Ruth Cyphers To the Editor: When a resident of Ward 2, it was always a rewarding experience to call my City Council person, Ruth Cyphers, whenever questions regarding concerns, arising from a variety of situations arose. Those included city policies, building or yard maintenance, ...

Partnerships make difference

OWATONNA Autumn, with its changing colors and temperatures that encourage us to move indoors, is a natural time to slow down and contemplate life. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, we use this time each year to reflect on the partnerships that have resulted in a stronger southern ...

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Backing Bjorn Olson To the Editor: I have not been this excited to exercise my constitutional right to vote in many years. When Bjorn Olson threw his hat in the ring last January, I realized there could not be a better candidate to serve Minnesota House District 23A than Bjorn. I first ...

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Letter writer nailed it To the Editor: Some letters to the editor are right on. Jo Smith’s “Study, then vote” is an outstanding letter. Go back to the Friday, Oct. 9, edition of the Sentinel and re-read her letter. Thanks, Jo. Muriel Klenz Fairmont Back Bjorn Olson To the ...

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Cyphers is a treasure To the Editor: The purpose of this letter is to make sure the citizens in Ward 2 in Fairmont understand what a treasured prize you have in Ruth Cyphers as your current City Council representative. I had the chance to meet Ms. Cyphers when I had some questions about ...

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A war between good, evil To the Editor: We are in a war of good versus evil. I can only hope that you are on the side of good. Some would choose to kill little babies as late as their birth day. That’s not good. Some would smash windows, burn and destroy businesses. That’s not good. ...

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Re-elect Hawkins To the Editor: I am writing to show my support and encourage fellow citizens to re-elect Tom Hawkins for Fairmont City Council, councilman at large. I think it’s important we have someone who understands business representing our city. The population of Fairmont has been ...

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Hawkins was helpful To the Editor: Fairmont voters: I would like to tell you about my dealings with Fairmont Councilman Tom Hawkins. I purchased a building in city limits with the intentions of relocating my business there. Unknown to me, the building was not in the correct zone for my ...

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Want to see new sign To the Editor: I have seen plenty of people with signs that say, “Stop Abortion Now.” I have never seen anyone with a sign in the other hand saying, “We will help you find a job, find day care, get counseling, find a place to live, etc.” Harriet ...

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Backing Pat Bacon To the Editor: I am writing again in support of Pat Fahey Bacon’s candidacy for Minnesota House District 23A. In our troubled times, please put aside the usual labels that divide us. Pat is a person of integrity, a listener as well as a doer, whom I strongly believe ...

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Protecting ballots To the Editor: Fellow citizens: I am writing regarding the innuendoes, numerous news articles and comments surrounding “mail-in ballots” for the Nov. 3 election. I am reading about delays in mail delivery, legal challenges, postal funding being held up and mail ...

Benefits of connecting

OWATONNA In this new, virtual world we find ourselves in, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of online events, gatherings and trainings that are being offered on a seemingly daily basis. However, connecting virtually has its benefits and can open doors to exploring new ways of ...

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To veterans for Trump: To the Editor: You questioned the credibility of our information regarding Trump’s comments about veterans. You are correct that we did not hear the comments ourselves, and thus do not really know if he actually said them. For the same reason, you do not know that ...

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Veterans back Trump To the Editor: Don and Harriett Richards: You quoted President Trump as saying veterans are “suckers” and “losers.” Did you hear him say that? Do you know who said he said that? We know of individuals who were very close to him and never heard him say ...