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Police body camera reveals heroic action

October 13, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and often... more »»

Taliban fooled us once; it shouldn’t happen again

October 12, 2015 Taliban fooled us once; it shouldn’t happen again We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. more »»

Et cetera ...

October 10, 2015 Kudos to city leaders Blue Earth City Council this week opted to move ahead and seek plans for double angled parking in a two-block area along Main Street that is slated for reconstruction. more »»

Hillary Clinton sways in the breeze with polls

October 9, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

Unlike some, businesses see positive future here

October 8, 2015 The way some people talk, life is grim and it’s Fairmont’s fault. We think this says more about the speakers than about the city. more »»

Abusive government actions go unpunished

October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Hillary Clinton’s woes are of her own making

October 6, 2015 Not that former President Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

Afghanistan strategy needs major overhaul

October 5, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

Et Cetera ...

October 3, 2015 UHD coming to town We congratulate and welcome UHD to Fairmont. The Blue Earth-based health care center recently announced that it will open a clinic near downtown Fairmont. more »»

For this administration, law too often ignored

October 2, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

If possible, we say keep parking as it exists now

October 1, 2015 Politicians know how to use statistics. Namely for their own ends. But sometimes those ends make sense, as in the case of parking in downtown Blue Earth. more »»

Shouldn’t Obama be taking look at strategy?

September 30, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»

EPA wants more power? It’s failing to do job now

September 29, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

Obama administration plan: Embarrass U.S.

September 28, 2015 “It is unheard of for a U.N. member state not to oppose resolutions critical of its own laws,” The Associated Press emphasized in a story earlier this week. more »»

Et cetera ...

September 26, 2015 Is it worth the expense? We have to at least question the long-term wisdom of the Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District asking voters for major facility upgrades this fall. more »»

Blue Earth Area tests a new grading method

September 25, 2015 We are intrigued by something happening in the classroom of Elizabeth Stallman, a teacher at Blue Earth Area Schools. more »»

School, teachers forge pact to retain educators

September 24, 2015 Through good-natured ribbing or with some actual irritation, people talk about the salaries of public school teachers, here in Fairmont and elsewhere. more »»

No country has ever been allowed to do this

September 23, 2015 It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. more »»

Flu vaccine protects you and those near you

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Russians won’t work under similar delusions

September 21, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»



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