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April 11, 2015 Donnelly did great job Martin County Commissioner Steve Donnelly announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position because of health reasons. more »»

Leaders, farm groups can draft a quality plan

April 10, 2015 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has a plan to create 50-foot buffer strips along waterways in the state. more »»

Surplus doesn’t have to be spent or returned

April 9, 2015 Minnesota lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol to face some heavy-duty work:?crafting a $40 billion state budget and deciding what to do with a projected $2 billion surplu. more »»

Clinton cannot, should not be shielded forever

April 8, 2015 Plans to officially launch Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president clearly are aimed at shielding her from verbal missteps and embarrassing questions, as well as limiting the damage from such... more »»

Minnesotans have had enough with stadiums

April 7, 2015 Minnesota has earned the distinction of hosting yet another major league professional sports team. Major League Soccer announced recently that it has awarded a franchise to a group in Minnesota. more »»

Every American will be hurt by Obama's efforts

April 6, 2015 President Barack Obama seems determined to deny Americans access to reasonably priced gasoline, natural gas and electricity generated from coa. more »»

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April 4, 2015 Bigger issue at stake Winnebago residents turned out this week to question the Blue Earth Area School Board about its decision to close the Winnebago elementary school. more »»

Let science, exploration prevail in the classroom

April 3, 2015 The state of Iowa faces a controversy in the form of a new set of standards for what is taught in science classrooms around the state. The topics of evolution and climate change are creating division. more »»

Minnesota needs to be more business friendly

April 2, 2015 People complain about taxes, of course, but we shouldn’t let the common lament distract us from the issue’s legitimacy. more »»

On Iran: It’s no wonder world doesn’t trust U.S.

April 1, 2015 Iran poses a greater threat to Americans than do Islamic State terrorists, some analysts believ. more »»

U.S. intervention has meant much to Afghans

March 31, 2015 Too often, American service men and women make great sacrifices for seemingly unappreciative people in foreign countries. more »»

Improve train safety: Build more pipelines

March 30, 2015 The Minnesota Department of Transportation noted recently that 326,170 Minnesotans live within half a mile of train tracks that carry North Dakota crude oil through the state. more »»

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March 28, 2015 GHEC debates options This week the Granada-Huntley-East Chain school board hosted a public meeting to to establish some long-term goals for the future of the district. more »»

Congress takes away, now they must put back

March 27, 2015 Of course, Congress should approve a measure to prevent steep cuts in amounts the Medicare program would pay health care providers. And of course President Barack Obama should sign it into law. more »»

A tale of two budgets doesn't make any sense

March 26, 2015 A tale of two budgets doesn’t make any sense Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

White House intervenes, all while insisting it's not

March 24, 2015 U.S. officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. Often, such activities are aimed at undermining unfriendly governments. more »»

Farmers facing harsh EPA rules on 'waters'

March 24, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now, joining coal miners and tens of millions of consumers of reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Obama White House easily most secretive

March 23, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

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March 21, 2015 Mystery finally solved We congratulate the Faribault County Sheriff’s Department for its long-running persistence in the case of a young woman killed and left in a drainage ditch 35 years ago. more »»

We’re sure group can tackle policing issue

March 20, 2015 It is disconcerting, to say the least, to hear a small town mayor like Ron Morris of Ceylon express his concerns about police coverage. more »»



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