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January 23, 2016 State should move ahead Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed spending $1. more »»

Officials need to stay on top of transit issues

January 22, 2016 Martin and Faribault counties have done excellent work together in a variety of ways over the years. more »»

Ethanol issue highlights Republican party problem

January 21, 2016 Republicans are going to have to decide if they really believe in smaller government. Iowa Gov. more »»

Obama, Reid seem to be afraid of exposure

January 20, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

This fall, voters should remember these actions

January 19, 2016 Celebrations of victories against President Barack Obama’s assault on coal and affordable electricity have tended to be short-lived. more »»

Teachers correct: Their rights being undermined

January 18, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many year. more »»

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January 16, 2016 Great kids, great deeds Fairmont has some outstanding kids. As evidenced by the variety show held Wednesday for the benefit of the Kids Against Hunger food pack to be held in February. more »»

Development efforts proved solid in 2015

January 15, 2016 Economic development is a tricky thing. It’s part proactive planning, part thoughtful execution and part good luck. more »»

Branstad’s plan would over-complicate things

January 14, 2016 As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad promotes with his agenda to put more money into K-12 education and improve water quality in the state, we’re not sure he has found the winning formula. more »»

‘Fracking’ report was pretty clear in findings

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

‘End-of-life’ counseling shows up in Medicare

January 12, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

Obama’s abuses not stopped by Congress

January 11, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

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January 9, 2016 Working things out Minnesota state lawmakers finally seem to be getting on the same page. On Friday, Gov. more »»

‘BizPitch’ could help local entrepreneurs

January 8, 2016 We’re sure many people in the Fairmont area have considered opening their own business. Maybe they have a good idea, or think they have one that needs further development. more »»

Minnesotans will suffer from another standoff

January 7, 2016 Politicians, it seems, cannot agree on anything, as demonstrated by the lack of cooperation between Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Wednesday. more »»

Presidents, Congress failing nation on debt

January 6, 2016 No nation on earth has a battle tank capable of matching the U.S. M1 Abrams. It is simply unbeatable on combat. more »»

Great New Year for America’s creditors

January 5, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

Another year goes by as reforms still languish

January 4, 2016 Another year goes by as reforms still languish Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

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January 2, 2016 Thanks, Judge Walker We extend our thanks and congratulations to Judge Robert Walker, who is stepping down from the bench in Martin County after serving 26 years as the leader of the court system. more »»

On New Year’s Eve: Please be safe tonight

December 31, 2015 If the trend during recent years holds true tonight, about 156 Americans will not live to see daylight on New Year’s Day. Please, don’t be among them. more »»



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