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Minnesota Senate needs to get on board

March 7, 2014 Democrats control the Minnesota Legislature and the governor’s office. With a giant state budget surplus in hand, Gov. more »»

‘Unsession’ is great; let’s keep culling laws

March 6, 2014 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is touting its plan for an “unsession” for state lawmakers this year. The idea is to scour state statutes and get rid of outdated and silly laws. more »»

Stop tinkering; time to examine whole system

March 5, 2014 The Minnesota Property Tax report analysis was recently released. The Dayton administration claims property taxes are going down, a net drop of $8 million in 2014. more »»

Does U.S. want to get involved in the Ukraine?

March 4, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Why is the U.S. still paying for these bases?

March 3, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted recently. more »»

Pass the bill to know; well, we’re finding out

February 25, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 22, 2014 Plan seems too hopeful Truman Public School has chosen its direction. The school board opted this week to balance the budget and work on increasing enrollment. more »»

We’re awash in debt because of these acts

February 21, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

Obama administration sure has its priorities

February 19, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»

Military does terrible job of addressing issue

February 18, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Feds continue to waste money, run up the debt

February 17, 2014 Government social engineers often are confident they can pull Americans’ strings to persuade us to behave as the bureaucrats desire, if only enough taxpayers’ money is spent. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 15, 2014 More talks appropriate Fairmont City Council member Terry Anderson was on target this week when he said a proposed rental ordinance locally is about cooperation and communicatio. more »»

Fairmont makes right decision on local theater

February 14, 2014 If there has been one unrelenting lament in Fairmont for the past couple of years, it has been over the lack of a local movie theater. more »»

Public notices keep every citizen informed

February 13, 2014 Minnesota lawmakers will convene soon, and one of the first proposals they will consider is a bill to allow local governments to put public notices on their own websites and abandon the requirement... more »»

Insurers will get nice, fat checks regardless

February 12, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance syste. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 8, 2014 Put drones into service The state of Minnesota has begun a “drone” debate, centering on use of the devices by law enforcement. more »»

Every courthouse needs adequate parking space

February 7, 2014 The city of Blue Earth is contending with a street project that will reduce the number of parking stalls on Second Street, just north of the Faribault County Courthouse. more »»

County reverses itself on office safety measure

February 6, 2014 Recently, given partial information about the Assessor’s Office request for bulletproof glass, Martin County commissioners voted (3-2) to deny the expense, not seeing the purported security concern. more »»

Obama’s decision will have a broader effect

February 5, 2014 Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says — more than an idle concern, in view of his record for veracity — Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washingto. more »»

We’re sure China will be happy to get the oil

February 4, 2014 Enough is enough — unless, apparently, you are President Barack Obama, determined to please your radical environmentalist supporters. more »»



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