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July 6, 2013 Drug court leads way We congratulate Faribault, Martin and Jackson County drug court for earning a stellar reputation, leading to its being named one of 10 mentor drug courts in the country. more »»

A small tax hike? And a small reduction too?

July 5, 2013 We have to agree that Martin County commissioners who support a $10 per vehicle “wheelage” tax are probably right in advocating the idea. more »»

MacFarlane must be nuke problem-solver

July 3, 2013 Transparency will be the hallmark of her administration of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Allison MacFarlane assured U.S. more »»

Students also owe share of national debt

July 2, 2013 The average U.S. college student walks off campus with about $26,500 in student loan debt, much of it in government-subsidized low-interest loans. more »»

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June 29, 2013 Airport contract ending The city of Fairmont did the right thing this week, opting to cut ties to its airport manager. more »»

Voters in north Iowa do what’s best, right

June 28, 2013 We applaud voters in the Armstrong-Ringsted and Sentral school districts who, this week, ratified a merger. The support for the proposal was overwhelming. more »»

‘Chew on This’ offers defense of agriculture

June 27, 2013 People who live in rural areas have access to everything their metro cousins do — television, the Internet, books, movies, newspapers, et. more »»

Sometimes, getting half a loaf is best move

June 26, 2013 Liberals insist President Barack Obama’s “stimulus” program has worked to pull the nation out of the economic doldrums. more »»

Washington knew about IRS’s behavior

June 25, 2013 An Internal Revenue Service official in Washington now is admitting she knew of the agency’s discrimination against conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. more »»

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June 15, 2013 Check out festivals It’s finally starting to feel like summer, given warmer weather, more sunshine and the start of the festival season around the area. more »»

Plant, harvest, sell: It should be that simple

June 13, 2013 Imagine Farmer A in Iowa grows corn; Farmer B in Georgia grows peanuts; Farmer C in Kansas grows rice. After harvest, these farmers take their crop to market, selling it. more »»

Conservatives right to block Gitmo closure

June 12, 2013 Most of the 166 prisoners being held at the U.S. prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base are more than “terrorist suspects,” the term used often to describe them. more »»

Democrats, Republicans should not tolerate this

June 11, 2013 Hundreds of rulings handed down by the National Labor Relations Board since January 2012 are, in effect, null and void. more »»

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June 8, 2013 Campus marks 10 years We add our congratulations to Presentation College’s Fairmont campus, which is celebrating being part of the community for 10 years. more »»

Sex offender ‘system’ must undergo reforms

June 7, 2013 The state of Minnesota is holding in custody 700 citizens who have served their time. more »»

Selective outrage boils down to politics

June 6, 2013 ome champions of the free market insist that Congress — usually its liberal wing — simply can’t abide with success. more »»

Federal government remains unaccountable

June 5, 2013 “Taxpayers should take comfort that a conference like this would not take place today,” assured acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel last week. more »»

U.S. must do more to deal with online warfare

June 4, 2013 Think for a moment about what would happen if a foreign power launched a military attack calculated to destroy billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. property — but without causing any injuries or deaths. more »»

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June 1, 2013 County OKs abatement Faribault County commissioners this week approved a 12-year property tax abatement for StateLine Cooperative, which plans to build a grain facility near Guckeen. more »»

Bachmann retirement could help in some ways

May 31, 2013 Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota announced this week that she will not seek re-election to the U.S. House. more »»

 
 

 

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