April 21, 2024

Minnesota tough, Minnesota nice, Minnesota amazing

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To the Editor,

In the midst of this extremely cold weather, it is astonishing and heart melting that everyone is able to continue to function on a daily basis.

Kudos to:

* Electric companies for upgrading their systems to handle the ever-growing power output needs.

* Propane truck drivers delivering propane non-stop.

* Plumbers with massive amounts of service calls.

* Parents having to re-arrange work schedules at the last minute to accommodate late starts and closures.

* Small shop owners wondering if there will be enough customers to cover the costs of keeping their business open.

* Firefighters dealing with terrible cold and dangerous situations.

* Salvation Army and other non-profits taking in people and giving out whatever they have to share.

* Concerned neighbors checking on their elderly friends.

* Mail carriers who have their windows open for the whole shift.

* Farmers with real concerns of how to keep their animals at least somewhat comfortable.

There are so many more!

Give your loved ones a hug and the power companies a high five!

Denise Zabinski

Ashby, MN

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