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Find Your Voice and Vote

Get connected with the past and help shape the future.

Freedom Books

Community is what draws people together. It’s a sense of belonging and investment. It’s the idea that we are in this together. It inspires us to understand and accept those around us as we strive to create a brighter future for the whole, and not the one.

Community is a gift and a responsibility.

Yet, community should never be confused with single-mindedness. Nor should community push aside diversity. Rather, it enfolds all our differences respectfully and in a way that allows all individuals to thrive.

Yes, I am talking about our town in general and the vote for the future of the elementary schools in particular. On Tuesday, April 9, each and every community member who is registered to vote can and should vote. Regardless of what you check mark on your ballot, voting is your opportunity to weigh the facts and help decide what direction our community will move toward in the years to come.

You have a voice. You have the right and the privilege to be heard. Your vote matters.

#progressivepipestone doesn’t mean your ideas, beliefs, and votes need to match those of your neighbors. It means you get to go to the polls and have your opinion counted.

Battles have been fought to ensure this right, and wars have been won. The process has sometimes been painful, but the outcome is thus: we are protected by our constitution to have the community we want. To better understand what this means for Pipestone and the elementary schools, Meinders Community Library has factual, unbiased information available for your perusal.

At this moment in time, we are writing the future. Someday, our words will be read by others. Some will be searching to connect with the past, while others will be looking as a guidepost to help shape the future. Let’s make this moment count.

For more history on the right to vote, please visit your local library. You can learn a lot from a good book!


Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.