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Drivers can help ensure Halloween remains safe

October 31, 2013 Thousands of children will be out and about after dark tonight, enjoying Hallowee. more »»

City, car dealership rightly work together

October 30, 2013 The city of Fairmont is getting a bargain by teaming up with Fairmont Ford to clean up and revitalize some property next to the car dealershi. more »»

President doesn’t want ‘kinks’ to be worked out

October 29, 2013 The new national health insurance law, Obamacare, has become something like a runaway locomotive — doing an enormous amount of damage but with no one willing to ease off on the throttle. more »»

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October 26, 2013 We hope they reach out October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. This year in Minnesota, 36 people have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. more »»

Klobuchar steps into Senate leadership role

October 25, 2013 Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, earned some time in the spotlight recently for her role in helping bring to an end the federal government shutdown. more »»

Prairieland has to act in responsible manner

October 24, 2013 Public entities have a responsibility first and foremost to taxpayers. Major changes in operations or in expenditures must reflect this maxim. Public entities must operate efficiently and fairly. more »»

Supreme Court may act to reign in regulator

October 23, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court justices already have ruled that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Nothing ‘clean’ about bill to re-start spending

October 22, 2013 After weeks of demanding a “clean” federal spending bill, President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress last week agreed to one loaded with billions of dollars in special interest spending. more »»

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October 19, 2013 One-way creates speed We found it instructive this week to consider a Fairmont City Council decision on a petition submitted by residents living on Lake Park Boulevard. more »»

Obamacare website is only tip of the iceberg

October 18, 2013 Don’t give up on the Obamacare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged this wee. more »»

Secretary should have tackled this differently

October 16, 2013 The Minnesota Secretary of State is entrusted with the task of ensuring fair elections. more »»

Goal of process is to induce all kinds of pain

October 15, 2013 During a partial shutdown of the government, there isn’t enough money to keep national parks open, but federal wildlife areas can be opened to waterfowl hunting. more »»

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October 12, 2013 School rates high again If you live in one place long enough, you may forget how good you have i. more »»

No easy solution for synthetic drug problem

October 11, 2013 According to an emergency room doctor at North Memorial Medical Center near Minneapolis, the hospital’s ER is treating several patients per week who have used “bath salts” to get high. more »»

State aid cuts showed that leaner is possible

October 10, 2013 Minnesota 2020, a progressive think tank in St. Paul, had a representative visit Fairmont this week to talk about property taxe. more »»

Raid in Libya reveals much about U.S. policy

October 9, 2013 U.S. special forces’ capture of a notorious al-Qaida leader in Libya has been hailed as a coup in the war against terrorists. more »»

Senators should not relent during this fight

October 8, 2013 Politics may be the art of compromise, but there has been precious little of it from President Barack Obama. more »»

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October 5, 2013 Blue Earth wins grant Congratulations to Blue Earth for winning a $1 million federal grant that will help make possible an industrial park project at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway 169. more »»

Real disaster we face is busybody government

October 4, 2013 It’s easy to understand the frustration of Martin County commissioners who this week approved creating a full-time emergency manager positio. more »»

Deficits, debt ceiling represent real problems

October 3, 2013 In arguing for bigger government, including the national health insurance takeover, President Barack Obama is being more than a little dishones. more »»



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