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Letters to the Editor

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CREST needs volunteers To the Editor: If you have some spare time on your hands and are looking for something to do, why not consider becoming a CREST volunteer. Volunteers of different faiths help people shop, cook, drive or just check in on someone to see how they are doing. Even just a ...

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How much will it cost us? To the Editor: Being one of the peons of the citizenry of Fairmont, I was so honored that the guy “with three votes in his back pocket” lowered himself to instruct us on just how truly ignorant all of us are in his Monday letter to the editor, “Editorial ...

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Kinship offers thanks To the Editor: Much time has passed since our Kinship Industrial Commercial Sale, yet in the delay in saying thank you our gratitude has only grown greater. We were blessed with so many in our community. The top businesses that donated goods were: Boekett Building ...

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Editorial Board errs again To the Editor: It’s amazing that the Sentinel Editorial Board keeps embarrassing itself by opining in Friday’s edition without researching any facts. First of all, all that is being considered is removing the city attorney attendance requirement from our ...

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Continue conversation To the Editor: Each month has its unique monikers in relation to observations or awareness. For example, February is American Heart Month, when we take time to have a greater knowledge of heart disease, causes, risk factors and more. The American Heart Association ties ...

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Picnic was a success To the Editor: Thank you to all who helped make the Memorial Day community picnic a success: The city of Fairmont Street Department, Welcome American Legion, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Subway, our bakers who provided the bars, and our volunteers. We could not have done it without ...

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Block party blessed with success To the Editor: Thank you to everyone in the Veterans Park neighborhood and our wider community who came to the fifth annual Veterans Park Multi-Block Party. For the fifth year in a row, we were amazed and blessed by how even the weather cooperated to warm ...

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Israel could pledge peace too To the Editor: The Sentinel editorial for Thursday, May 23, 2019, should have included a period under the headline: “If Palestinians want aid, they should pledge peace” Underneath, they should have included: “If Israelis want aid, they should pledge peace ...

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Good news, bad news To the Editor: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leadership have made a budget deal. Most of the details are still a work in progress, but there are a pair of items worth discussing. The good news is we turned out better than I expected in the area of ...

Hy-Vee steps up to help

Hy-Vee steps up to help To the Editor: Cardinal Power Fastpitch, the summer girls softball association in Fairmont, recently sold discount punch cards for Papa Murphy’s as a fundraiser. Less than two weeks after we closed our sale, the local Papa Murphy’s closed its doors. This left us ...

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Grateful for support To the Editor: It happened. The Knights of Columbus silent & live auction was the most successful ever and more than $10,500 was awarded to The Arc Southwest and Martin County Kinship. Thanks to everyone who donated items, attended the event, and contributed time ...

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Who are the victims? To the Editor: Fairmont City Councilman Tom Hawkins is a victim? And now Councilman Randy Lubenow claims the same? They say their names have been dragged through the mud and they are being treated unfairly. If there was one conclusion I gleaned from the Monday, May 13, ...

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TDS is in full bloom To the Editor: Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has often been described as a serious mental condition brought on by hatred of President Donald Trump. TDS causes afflicted persons to act or speak in a totally irrational manner. Democrats, a group of people ...

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Change not always bad To the Editor: What is happening in this community (Fairmont) is utterly ridiculous and could have far-reaching ramifications for our future. Tom Hawkins clearly obtained a majority of votes to be elected councilman at-large for the city. However, the recall ...

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Thanks, Knights To the Editor: On behalf of the Fairmont Area “Let’s Go Fishing” board of directors, I want to thank the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the breakfast fundraiser for “Let’s Go Fishing.” Thank you also to all who came out Sunday morning to enjoy a wonderful ...

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Hawkins should resign To the Editor: It saddens me that the Fairmont councilman at-large seems to be working toward his own agenda and not the agenda of the city as a whole. If removing someone from a position that has been held for 30 years (or any period of time), then this should have ...

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We need better leaders To the Editor: After reading about the recent behaviors of members of our City Council, I have to ask ... Where is the discussion about the idea of making the change to contract for legal services or to continue with the current format? Is this now a council that ...

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‘Analysis’ erroneous To the Editor: Thursday’s “analysis” by Editor Lee Smith in the Sentinel about the city of Fairmont’s City Attorney issue contained much innuendo with no proof regarding me and other councilors. The document he received after his request was 44 pages long ...

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Gas-tax hike nonsense To the Editor: Despite bipartisan opposition, Minnesota House Democrats passed a transportation finance proposal that would force drivers to pay 20 cents per gallon more at the pumps — a 70 percent increase — and raises taxes by more than $4 billion dollars over ...

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Nonsensical legislation To the Editor: Minnesota House Democrats have passed health and human services spending legislation, a proposal that increases health care costs, makes harmful cuts to nursing homes that provide care to aging Minnesotans, and fails to prevent rampant fraud in ...