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Letter: Who’d steal flowers from a grave?
On Mother’s Day my 10-year-old daughter and I did what we’ve done for the past three Mother’s Days. After Church we went to Farmington Greenhouse and picked out a pot of flowers to bring to Corinthian Cemetery. My wife passed away in November of 2013 after battling ovarian...
May 21, 2016 - 5:59am
April 15, 2016
Letter: Trafficking is a big problem
There is no jurisdiction to the social issue of human trafficking. Human trafficking involves the transfer of individuals by coercion or threat for financial gain. This is a modern form of slavery and needs to be viewed as a human rights violation (Perry & McEwing, 2013). Minnesota...
April 15, 2016 - 3:08pm
Letter: Support helps through pain
On April 2, at the Celts in Farmington, my husband and I were surrounded by hundreds of people — family and friends in addition to many I had never met. They were there for a benefit held for me to raise funds for specialized medical treatments for CRPS/RSD. The owners of Celts,...
April 15, 2016 - 3:06pm
March 26, 2016
Letter: Twitter quote was out of context
There was recently an article published (at farmingtonindependent.com) about students on Twitter that reflected somewhat poorly on me and I would like to take a moment to explain myself. In this article my own tweet stating, “When mom calls me out of school because I’m bored,”...
March 26, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Little will lead in MN Senate
As a 2014 LSHS graduate and former Lakeville ambassador, I am writing to show my support for Matt Little. I support Mayor Little in running for State Senate because, in short, he supports us. Matt Little instituted weekly “Meetings with the Mayor” so that any person could voice...
March 26, 2016 - 6:14am
March 20, 2016
Letter: Keep class size out of teacher contract
The ISD 192 board of education (Farmington Area Public Schools) has in recent months been hearing comments from teachers regarding contract negotiations. I’ve listened to many of them. I feel compelled to speak out as taxpayer/constituent. I want to be clear that I support our outstanding...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
March 5, 2016
Letter: A senior makes a plea to keep graduation at Tiger Stadium
As a senior who will graduate from FHS this spring, I am writing to voice my opposition to the plan to close our stadium two weeks prior to graduation. This means holding the ceremony at Boeckman Middle School stadium. I attended graduations at that venue when I was younger and find...
March 5, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Support Melissa Sauser for MN Senate
When selecting a candidate for the upcoming election for Senate District 58, the DFL took their cues from left wing extremists like Mark Dayton and Bernie Sanders. Matt Little, mayor of Lakeville, is unopposed because he promises to be a reliable vote for the urban special interests...
March 5, 2016 - 6:14am
February 29, 2016
Letter: Pitcher says he’s ready to serve
Running for any public office is a huge leap of faith for me. I am not a self-promoter and I do not desire attention. But sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones to stand up for principles. Both financial and moral accountability is important to me as I have demonstrated...
February 29, 2016 - 9:51am
February 27, 2016
Letter: Sauser urges caucus participation
For anyone frustrated with politics, Minnesota caucuses offer a chance to make a real and lasting difference. In addition to helping choose the next President of the United States, caucus attendees select candidates for the Minnesota Legislature and set the future direction of our...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Pitcher works to help others
As many of you know Farmington City Council Member Tim Pitcher is running for Minnesota State Senate. I have known Mr. Pitcher for just about a year now and had the opportunity to sit one on one with him at a meeting a few weeks ago. Over this time I have gotten to know a person...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
February 13, 2016
Letter to the editor: Sauser will be accountable
Health reform in Minnesota is sick. When the “experts” upended the system, they said it was necessary to helping the roughly 10 percent of uninsured Americans at the time to obtain health care. Today, we’re finding out that nothing is more expensive than “affordable care.”...
February 13, 2016 - 6:14am
January 22, 2016
Letter: Sauser is a good steward of tax dollars
To the editor From her first day in office, Farmington School Board member Melissa Sauser has shown she is a good steward of taxpayer dollars by voting to reduce her own salary as the school district faced financial challenges. Unfortunately, that decision was overturned at the school...
January 22, 2016 - 4:45pm
December 5, 2015
Letter: Bartholomay should leave council
To the editor, To all of the residents of Farmington, I am asking you to exercise your right as a citizen to ask for the resignation of council member Jason Bartholomay. Due to the recent events that have occurred, it would be in all of our best interest to have a member of the council...
December 5, 2015 - 6:14am
November 23, 2015
Letter: Thanks for supporting Patriotic Day
To the editor, Thank you Farmington community for your collective collaboration, cooperation and honor shown to current service personnel and veterans. Our Annual Patriotic Day celebration on Nov. 5 should be the model used by all communities throughout our nation. Serving a free,...
November 23, 2015 - 8:49am