The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers.

The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone number for verification and in case of questions. E-mail letters to: mmilbrandt@montenews.com Letters may also be mailed to:  Editor, Montevideo Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Montevideo, MN 56265

Thank you!

The United Way of Monte­video would like to thank everyone in our community and surrounding area for their contributions to the United Way of Montevideo once again this year! We were able to give over $20,000 to 17 different organizations in the area. We take pride in being a volunteer board of directors and we ask that you think about the United Way of Montevideo while making your donations to area organizations in the years to come. All of your dollars you donate go to local organizations!

Thanks so much!

—Leon Benson

Montevideo