Letter: Chopping trash on Highway 29 into bits makes it worse

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

The letter writer provided this photo showing the trash in the ditch along Highway 29. (Contributed photo)

To the editor:

How sad to see the city or state crews mow the ditch on Highway 29 and make an even bigger mess after they finished!

My wife and I moved to the area about three years ago and were/are saddened by the amount of trash on Highway 29 between downtown and I-94. It makes no sense to expend resources to worsen a situation.

Why not have city/state maintenance people clean the area first before chopping it to bits, hence, creating an even bigger mess? Or how about contacting Adopt-a-Highway volunteers to first clean the area!

Jim Walters, EdD


A trash picker-upper

Brandon, MN

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