Letters to the Editor

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Masons appreciate local support To the Editor: On behalf of Chain Lake Lodge 64 Martin County Area Masons, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to area businesses, sponsors and patrons for their donations, services and attendance this year in making our 25th annual spaghetti ...

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Focus on business To the Editor: My name is Polly Mosloski and I am losing my job. I have worked at Payless Shoes in Fairmont for 15 years. There are about 40 other people losing their jobs. They work at Shopko. We have already lost the people who worked in the store pharmacy. We are sad ...

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Worthless proposal To the Editor: A March 13 Sentinel editorial stated: “It’s not even clear [Minnesota Gov. Tim] Walz’s plan would do any good in reducing ‘global warming.’” That’s an understatement. Man’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions of carbon dioxide are insignificant ...

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An appeal to smokers To the Editor: To smokers everywhere who wish to have a positive impact on the environment ... Did you know cigarette butts are made of plastic, not the cotton filter we had always thought, but actually a core of 12,000 plastic cellulose acetate fibers that are each ...

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Too many mandates To the Editor: A mandate is defined as officially ordering you to do something. The number of unfunded mandates and regulations being pursued by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority is getting tiresome. I think the people in my district deserve more ...

Aid boost would benefit our cities

“I am preaching to the choir but what I’m asking is for the choir to sing loudly for the next three months.” — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Gov. Tim Walz was touting his plan to boost Local Government Aid funding when he said this at a Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities event earlier ...

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Bottom of the slope To the Editor: There is no deed dastardlier than to kill a newborn baby who has survived an abortion. It is pure evil. One year ago, Doyle Lee Hamm survived execution in Alabama. He is now getting treatment for cancer. His execution failed when the physician ...

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Article not accurate To the Editor: Your article on the community center in the Feb. 28 edition is not accurate. The Albert Lea YMCA does not offer its pool as part of the membership to Anytime Fitness. I own Anytime Fitness in Albert Lea. The Y has offered a discounted rate for Anytime ...

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Thanks to all who pitched in To the Editor: On Feb. 16, hundreds of people did something about world hunger. Our annual Martin County Kids Against Hunger food pack set a new record for number of meals packed recording 139,104 meals this year. We wish to thank the committee of 21 people ...

You can make difference

OWATONNA When asked what I love about southern Minnesota, one thing that always rises to the top is the drive that people have to help their neighbors. This was especially evident during the recent blizzard. Volunteers helped dig out vehicles, rescue stranded travelers and open their doors ...

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Thank you, St. Paul youth To the Editor: On behalf of Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont, I would like to thank Michael Kutch and the youth from St. Paul Lutheran School who helped with the Valentine Dinner. It had been several years since we had done the Valentine Dinner, and with ...

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Wonderful place to be To the Editor: The snows stopped in time and the Arc Different Drummer Dance Club Valentine dance had people with disabilities, their friends and family dancing to the great music of the band “Switch Road,” enjoying dinner and posing at the photo booth. The music ...

Visiting health care sites

To the Editor: On Monday, I focused on health care in a pair of medical facility visits in Mankato. In the morning, I visited with patients and their families receiving innovative care at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. In the afternoon, I greeted patients receiving high-quality ...

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Club benefits county To the Editor: Martin County Conservation Club, Inc. was established on March 25, 1914. The organization is responsible for having the foresight to purchase and protect many areas in Martin County that are now enjoyed by residents in the way of public access to lakes, ...

Hot Meals appreciates support

To the Editor: A special thank you to the Knights of Columbus for delivering meals this past brutally cold week. Thirty-two people in the Fairmont area enjoyed a hot meal because of their extra effort. We are blessed to have 20 volunteer groups that include Mayo Clinic, Lakeview Methodist ...

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Generosity appreciated 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 of ...

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Alzheimer’s event set To the Editor: Each day, thousands of American families are forever changed by Alzheimer’s disease. Your family, your neighbor or even you, may be affected by some form of dementia. Every 65 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s. By mid-century, ...

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Help support Scouts To the Editor: In honor of “Scout Sunday,” Boy Scout Troop 56 will host the 48th annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 2. What is “Scout Sunday” and how is it significant to Boy Scouts of America? In 1909, Chicago publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting London, where ...

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Standing up for life To the Editor: Jan. 22 marked the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortions nationwide. On Tuesday, thousands of pro-life supporters from across the state took part in a march at the state Capitol to show their ...

Why I love where I live

OWATONNA There have been moments throughout my life when opportunities arose to move to a different part of Minnesota, or even a different part of the country. Anyone who knows me knows that I love living in southern Minnesota and that there are many reasons why I choose to stay here. As ...