To the editor:

Happy Thanksgiving! I am reminded of all I am grateful for. Family, friends, my community, a good roof over our heads, food on the table, our veterans, divine presence and more.

Yes. We are being told by some to be fearful and distrustful. But this Thanksgiving may we be reminded of what we have in common. We are all in this together.

I am grateful for clean water, clean air, healthy food, good rural healthcare, dedicated and responsible school teachers and staff, local police, libraries and more. Many others lack these necessities.

Yes, we also have a few common enemies like the COVID virus and serious changes in our weather and climate patterns. Our state and national Democratic leaders have good policies to enhance the things we like and limit the effects of those things that harm us.

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Sadly our Republican leaders like Michelle Fischbach would not even vote for Biden's incredibly popular infrastructure bill that will strongly benefit us in rural Minnesota. But the bill passed! We will get broadband! Our rough roads and unsafe bridges will be fixed! We will get improvements to provide clean, safe drinking water in our communities! Charging stations for electric vehicles! All of these will provide good jobs. All for us. Here in rural Minnesota.

I am sincerely grateful for our Democratic leaders who make these good things happen for us in rural Minnesota. Republicans had the chance but they were too busy taking care of big corporations and billionaires.

My gratitude flows to our President, Joe Biden, our Governor, Tim Walz, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Tina Smith. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

We are all in this together, dear neighbors. May God bless us all.

Sherry Kutter

Grey Eagle MN