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Letter: City of Crookston has blood on its hands

It's sad to say, but coverage from local media is likely more effective in influencing the city and MNDOT than any op-ed or public comment of our own ever could. Unfortunately this is not too surprising. This problem could have – and should have – been solved many years ago.

Letter to the editor FSA

I'm a resident of downtown Crookston who was touched to see the Herald’s recent editorial in support of swift, progressive change to our downtown corner of Robert (US2) and Broadway. I thank you for taking the time to publish it.

It's sad to say, but coverage from local media is likely more effective in influencing the city and MNDOT than any op-ed or public comment of our own ever could. Unfortunately this is not too surprising. This problem could have – and should have – been solved many years ago.

The fact of the matter is the city has blood on its hands. It's merely reality, whether the passive-aggressive of Crookston like it or not. If we look to Crookston's past to understand its future, it's most likely nothing will change – and if that's true, Crookston will merely continue to wither away. As it deserves.

Millicent Marie Guthrie-Johnson,Crookston, Minn.

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