To the editor:
First of all, congratulations to Duane Oftedahl for winning the Eagles 5000 Run/Walk on Saturday the 22nd and for qualifying for the World's Toughest Mudder Challenge. However, this should have been a different article separate from the one for the Eagles 5000 event.
The purpose of the article should have been to highlight the various reasons as to why this event was created and interviews should have been conducted with the many volunteers and members of The Friends of ISD 88 who spent countless hours to make this event a success.
I do know one of the reasons this event was created is to help raise funds for the school district since the state government continues to cut the education budget and the New Ulm community negelected to pass the referendum last year. On that note, please vote yes and help pass the District 88 school referendum in November.