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Questions still remain about VA care, deaths

September 1, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

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August 30, 2014 Don’t forget about them In recent years, there have been some major road construction projects in our area that have put a crimp on some businesses lining the road. more »»

New task force can help rural Minnesota succeed

August 29, 2014 We congratulate and thank state Sen.?Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, for her role in creating a bipartisan Senate task force that will work to identify needs specific to rural Minnesot. more »»

Fewer than 10 percent decided fate of union

August 28, 2014 We’re willing to accept the historical notion that unions may have helped American workers gain pay, working conditions and benefits that they might not otherwise have received, at least in the shor... more »»

Can feds be a little less complacent this time?

August 27, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

U.S. should be trying to stop potential recruits

August 26, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s histor. more »»

There is no doubt: Hamas clearly to blame

August 25, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship last week, in an attempt to end fighting between the tw. more »»

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August 23, 2014 Food program works The Sentinel reported on Fairmont Area Schools’ food service program this week. It is a cooperative effort with Chartwells, a private compan. more »»

Can county get tax hike down to single digits?

August 22, 2014 Martin County commissioners this week moved in the right direction on the county budget, trimming the proposed increase in the county property tax from 16 percent to 14 percent. more »»

Much going on here; can festival succeed?

August 21, 2014 Fairmont is struggling to maintain its summer festival, Interlaken Heritage Days. more »»

Travelers: Might want to carry a pocket atlas

August 20, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Other nations can use nation’s debt against us

August 19, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

U.S. should not send more advisers to Iraq

August 18, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

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Council needs some direction to proceed

August 15, 2014 Fairmont City Council this week heard an alarming report about safety issues at the city’s soccer complex on South Prairie Avenu. more »»

U.S. needs to play its proper role in Iraq fight

August 14, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Lawmakers have power to rewrite nation's laws

August 13, 2014 White House aides say President Barack Obama may use an executive order to crack down on what he has called “corporate deserters.” Incredibly, three members of Congress requested the action. more »»

Woman sneaks aboard plane; where was TSA?

August 12, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A week ago, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

Justice Department fails American people

August 11, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

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August 9, 2014 This shouldn’t happen Those of us who work in the newspaper business attend or hear about a lot of local government meetings. more »»



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