To the editor:
Please consider this letter as an expression of desire for longstanding rental between Minnesota West Community and Technical College and the MERIT Center. We use the Center to house a great deal of our emergency-responsiveness instruction for police, emergency medical personnel, and firefighters throughout southwest Minnesota, and we all benefit as citizens if this instruction grows with the proposed expansion of the MERIT Center.
The presence of the MERIT Center represents not only a unique physical resource for emergency training, but also a collective foresight from the Marshall community to do something necessary and exceptional. Minnesota has long been known nationwide for providing excellent civil training, and now is a great time to continue that legacy.
Richard G. Shrubb, Ph.D. President,
Minnesota West Community College