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Letters to the Editor

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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 ...

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Recognizing workers To the Editor: The week of Sept. 13-19 has been designated at the national and state levels as “Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Week.” It is appropriate to recognize and honor the important role that direct support workers play in the lives of people with ...

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Veterans: Do you agree? To the Editor: Donald Trump said veterans are “suckers” and “losers.” How many of you identify with that? Don and Harriett Richards Fairmont Political sign offensive To the Editor: A friend of mine in Fairmont sent me a photo of a political banner ...

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We’ve all been wronged To the Editor: There is good and bad in all of us; we need God’s help to be the good. Judy Frankamp of Blue Earth recently wrote a letter to the editor. She is a good and faithful servant. I cannot top her words, but I feel prompted by the Holy Spirit to add ...

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Trump divides people To the Editor: One can expect name-calling from a young child, but the president of the United States of America? Trump should be like President Reagan, calling Democrats, “Our friends from the other side.” Trump prefers to divide and conquer, not unite. Even ...

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Taxpayers should be concerned To the Editor: With regard to the article in the Sentinel on Aug. 22, I crunched the numbers on what the city of Fairmont has to pay or has paid, and this is what I came up with: o Former city administrator Mike Humpal is collecting $17,764 per month since he ...

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Graham way off base To the Editor: I like to rely on the Sentinel, to bring me information that is accurate and useful. Most of the time you succeed, but sometimes not. Case in point: Last Thursday’s rant by columnist Tim Graham about how Michelle Obama is excessively pampered. In my ...

Foundation takes action

OWATONNA In times of crises, life as we know it quickly unravels, but we immediately start to pick up the pieces and do our best to navigate new terrain. It helps to have organizations that are already positioned to help pick up those pieces. The current health and economic crisis has ...

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We turned away from God To the Editor: I appreciate President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election slogan, “Keep America Great.” And I also appreciated President Trump’s 2016 election slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Those slogans are good, but the problem is America is not ...

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An innovative solution To the Editor: Martin County 4-H provided its members an innovative way to showcase their hard work and project learning this year with its virtual Martin County Fair. The challenges of 2020 have caused many organizations to think creatively and provide programming in ...

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Thanks for the support To the Editor: On behalf of Heaven’s Table Food Shelf, I’d like to thank so many folks for helping us to make it possible to bring some extra food drops to our area. We just couldn’t do it without such wonderful community support. Fabulous volunteers — ...