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Islamic terrorists don’t know they are ‘defeated’

July 9, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists recently set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace. more »»

Regional board’s ruling should be overturned

July 8, 2014 National Labor Relations Board members have an opportunity to avoid making their agency look ridiculous, simple-minded and biased. They should take it. more »»

Local Editorials

July 6, 2014 Obama does what he wants; Congress shrugs Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to close down coal-fired power plants and drive electricity prices up. more »»

Et Cetera ...

July 5, 2014 Abortions down in state Minnesota has again seen a decline in the number of abortions in the state. This year, the figure dropped below 10,000 for the first time since 1975. more »»

Supreme Court ruling offers common sense

July 3, 2014 Being in business does not need to mean compromising one’s morals, Supreme Court justices ruled Monday. That should be obvious, but it was not so to President Barack Obama’s administration. more »»

If Iraqi leaders are not serious, what can we do?

July 2, 2014 An example of what can happen when other countries become too reliant on the United States to defend them can be seen in Iraq. more »»

Border is secure? Are they sure about that?

July 1, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

'Terrorism' won't vanish if we refuse to use word

June 30, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

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June 28, 2014 Take in a local festival Area communities are putting on a show. Shows, actually. It’s the summer season and that means city and county celebrations are taking place. more »»

We doubt our allies, world have faith in us

June 27, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipment. more »»

If city doesn’t need the land, why not sell?

June 26, 2014 Fairmont City Council dove into an interesting issue this week: what to do with small parcels of lakefront property that the city owns but that are maintained and used by citizens living nearby. more »»

Medtronic move shows U.S. in need of reforms

June 25, 2014 The chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, recently said the company is planning to spend $42.9 billion to acquire an Irish company that makes medical device. more »»

Spending, productivity lead to service cutbacks?

June 24, 2014 You may want to make that call or visit soon, before the Social Security Administration decides to close your local office. more »»

Local Editorials

June 22, 2014 Neat, simple idea gets no support from EPA Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. more »»

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June 21, 2014 They help out others A bad storm battered the Fairmont area this week, flooding basements, snapping trees and knocking out power. more »»

Cantor loss doesn't bode well for reforms

June 19, 2014 Cantor loss doesn’t bode well for reforms Somehow, no one saw U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor’s recent primary loss coming. But it was all the political pundits could talk about afterwar. more »»

More Minnesotans will now get care they need

June 19, 2014 University of Minnesota researchers recently reported that the federal health overhaul has reduced the number of uninsured in Minnesota by 40 percent. more »»

Children sneaking over border reveals problem

June 18, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

If Iraq is disintegrating, what is Obama’s plan?

June 17, 2014 Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

Local Editorials

June 16, 2014 Presidential tirades won’t address problem President Barack Obama has provided an example of why little meaningful action is being taken to reduce violence, such as that at an Oregon school last... more »»



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