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Letters to the Editor

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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 ...

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Office acted diligently To the Editor: On July 29, the Martin County Attorney’s Office obtained a conviction of Tyler Richard Byers on the felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide stemming from the tragic death of Myra Guzman. Our office wishes to clear up some misconceptions about ...

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Get citizens approval To the Editor: Community center or recreation center? The increased sales tax of 6.26 percent approved by Fairmont citizens in 2016 was to support “trails, recreational amenities and/or a community center.” It did not specify an elaborate and expensive ($24.7 ...

A lack of punishment

To the Editor: The front page headline — “Fatal crash case: Driver gets 6 months” — in the Sentinel on Thursday disturbed me greatly. Six months? Drinking (and getting high) and driving isn’t very wrong in Martin County. Public service announcements we see state that drinking and ...

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Some clarifications To the Editor: The crisis that had taken over the Fairmont City Council has been resolved, and its members are moving on. I am thankful for the decisions that were made, but do want to clarify a few statements that were made by me and others. First, it was stated that ...

Staying safe on roads

ST. PAUL Whether driving up to the cabin, carpooling kids to camp or towing your boat to the lake, Minnesotans spend much of the summer on the road. From these busy final weeks of summer to the dead of winter, we must do everything we can to ensure our families arrive where they’re going ...