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Letter to the editor: Who not to vote for
To the editor, I want to thank the teacher's union for endorsing their candidates for the Farmington School Board -- Julie Singwald, Eric Bartosh, and John Guist. Now I know who not to vote for. I want to remind Farmington taxpayers that Julie Singwald, along with another school...
October 25, 2012 - 12:46pm
October 18, 2012
Letter to the editor: Taxes too high? Blame Republicans, writer says
To the editor, Has your property tax increased? Thank the GOP majority. Property taxes were due Oct. 15 and if you're like me, you've seen your property taxes rise, even while the value of your house has gone down. This year, the county and township portion of my property tax went...
October 18, 2012 - 10:34am
Letter to the editor: Cordes will raise the bar in Farmington schools
To the editor, I have never written a public letter to support a candidate, but I feel obligated to support Jake Cordes for the Farmington School Board. I have gotten to know Jake over the past three years and he continually supports the Farmington schools by participating in activities...
October 18, 2012 - 10:32am
Letter to the editor: Farmington teachers' union endorses 3 in school board race
To the editor, The Farmington Education Association has endorsed Eric Bartosh, incumbent Julie Singewald and John Guist for school board. Mr. Bartosh has been a Farmington resident for 10 years and a teacher in ISD 196 for 13 years. Mr. Bartosh is a firm believer in all students...
October 18, 2012 - 10:30am
October 12, 2012
Letter to the editor: Pat Garofalo increased cost of home ownership
To the editor, Representative Pat Garofalo recently chastised Democrats on Twitter for voting to change the home mortgage deductions back in 2009 that would have made wealthy Minnesotans pay a little more taxes. That 2009 bill was vetoed, which Pat was happy because in his words...
October 12, 2012 - 12:09pm
Letter to the editor: Cordes wants what is best for Farmington students
To the editor, I am writing to express my support for Jake Cordes in his race for Farmington School Board. Jake has been a good friend for several years, and all the time I have known him he has been an advocate for this community. Jake wants to offer our students the greatest education...
October 12, 2012 - 12:07pm
Letter to the editor: Cordes knows what is good for Farmington
To the editor, Jake Cordes is my nephew. That means I have known him for a long time. His entire life. And I'm not supporting him in his candidacy for school board only because he is my nephew, but because he cares for this district. Whenever my daughters start a new school year,...
October 12, 2012 - 12:06pm
October 4, 2012
Letter to the editor: Support for Laura Beem in board race
To the editor, Nov. 6 is fast approaching and along with it comes the excitement of elections. An election to any office, whether it's a presidential election or school board, gives all of us the opportunity to exercise our right to vote. An opportunity to make our voices heard...
October 4, 2012 - 10:20am
September 27, 2012
Letter to the editor: Support for Laura Beem in board race
To the editor, Please join us in supporting Laura Beem for Farmington School Board. We have been friends with Laura for several years and during that time she has put a great deal of time and energy into improving our schools here in Farmington.
September 27, 2012 - 11:39am
September 20, 2012
Letter to the editor: Many contributed to Relay
This year's Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society would not have been such a success without the committee members, the many volunteers and all the people who donated. Our volunteers are amazing people. They give hours upon hours of their precious time for one...
September 20, 2012 - 11:16am
Letter to the editor: Intersection is dangerous
To the editor, Three accidents in three days in the same location. Something needs to be done to avoid more crashes, any potential injuries and even a potential casualty. Every day when we send our teenagers to drive to school, work, or to meet up with friends, we rely on the hope...
September 20, 2012 - 11:10am
September 6, 2012
Letter to the editor: Work needed to make dental care more available
To the editor, The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation recently hosted its first Mission of Mercy event in Mankato, resulting in over 2,000 patient visits.
September 6, 2012 - 2:25pm
August 30, 2012
Letter: Garofalo didn't support local government
Being a local township official I have made it a practice to watch the state legislature, and their lawmaking, as it pertains to local governments. I was worried this last session when House File 389 was introduced. House File 389 would have weakened local governments by stopping...
August 30, 2012 - 9:03am
August 16, 2012
Letter: Are seniors less equal?
In 1982 the senior citizens of Farmington, under the very capable leadership of Mildred Jacobson, decided they needed a senior center. I don't know where they met before, however, they shared a space at some location. There were telephone calls, door to door visits for donations,...
August 16, 2012 - 10:36am
August 2, 2012
Letter to the editor: Leave senior center budget alone
To the editor, I think the senior center and police departments budgets should be left alone.
August 2, 2012 - 9:46am