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Water Summit could create positive change

February 26, 2016 When someone owns something important, they take care of it. But people care a lot less about things other people own, or about things that they are told everyone “owns. more »»

Bigger picture may be how visitors view town

February 25, 2016 We believe the city of Fairmont is exploring an important aspect of what we might call our local friendliness. more »»

Funds already exist to take on Zika virus

February 24, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Technology creating difficult legal problems

February 23, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

How is Obama helping cause of human rights?

February 22, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba in March, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

Et cetera ...

February 20, 2016 Get rid of old meds A major drug problem in the country these days involves opioids, which are prescriptions pain-killer. more »»

Silly healthy food rule likely to hurt everyone

February 19, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again, their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re back. more »»

Fund roads, bridges without higher gas tax

February 18, 2016 It seems like everything is a crisis in politics ... because when it’s a “crisis,” politicians have cover for removing money from your wallet to spend on their scheme. more »»

Nation’s high court will miss Justice Scalia

February 17, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

Weak resolution worse than no resolution at all

February 16, 2016 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

North Korean nuclear arsenal is grave danger

February 15, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thin. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 13, 2016 Indication of a problem We think it’s great that the youngest Fairmont Elementary School students are having some fun learning about and trying fresh fruits and vegetables, some of which are far fro... more »»

On sex offender issue: Hope lies in the future

February 12, 2016 Let us make a grim prediction: One or more of the sexual predators being released — or about to be released — from Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is going to re-offend. more »»

Paid parental leave plan seems off base, political

February 11, 2016 We agree that the state of Minnesota, and employers in the state for that matter, should do what they can to offer fair compensation and benefits to employees. more »»

Obama’s strategies fall short of success

February 10, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Sanders’ vision is why nation has massive debt

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire today, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

Nine most terrifying words shown to be true

February 8, 2016 The blame game was in full swing last week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 6, 2016 Private ditches excluded Minnesota Gov. more »»

Consider pitching in for Madelia’s rebuilding

February 5, 2016 The devastating fire this week in downtown Madelia is a sad story that had the fortunate aspect of no fatalities or major injuries. more »»

Emergency services radio system faulty

February 4, 2016 It seems to us that a state-of-the-art emergency services radio system — or so-called — should work. more »»



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