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Bachmann retirement could help in some ways

May 31, 2013 Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota announced this week that she will not seek re-election to the U.S. House. more »»

Nation cannot tolerate military sexual assaults

May 30, 2013 Clearly, the U.S. armed forces approach to preventing sexual assaults is not working. A year ago, the Pentagon estimated about 19,000 members of the military had been sexually assaulted in 2011. more »»

Why can’t U.S. hunt down Benghazi killers?

May 29, 2013 President Barack Obama’s position on the terrorist attack last fall at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is puzzling in the extreme. U.S. more »»

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May 25, 2013 Worth taking a look The Prairieland waste-processing facility in Truman is considering a new arrangement with Green Photon Power, a worldwide company that helps other firms deal with all forms of... more »»

Her refusal to testify puzzling, illuminating

May 24, 2013 “I have done nothing wrong,” Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner told members of Congress on Wednesday. “I have not broken any laws. more »»

Compromise won’t let critics shut down mining

May 23, 2013 The current oil and natural gas boom in places like North Dakota is fed by a modern drilling practice — “fracking” — that includes the use of sand from places like southeastern Minnesot. more »»

Moving backward as government comes first

May 22, 2013 The 2013 Minnesota Legislature has ended, leaving in its trail one major question: Why? As in why raise taxes $2 billion when there was already new revenue coming in to state coffers? True, there wa... more »»

What about those who enabled killer doctor?

May 21, 2013 It is difficult to read about what went on for years in Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic in Philadelphia without being horrified, sickened and outrage. more »»

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May 18, 2013 School tackles truancy Given the troubling nature of truancy and absenteeism, we agree wholeheartedly with Fairmont Area Schools’ new effort to push students to make class on time, and not to skip it. more »»

In the 21st century, are we still discussing ‘class’?

May 17, 2013 Listening to senators in Minnesota argue about a bill to let unions try to organize daycare providers in the state is really disappointin. more »»

Nation will have to get young people engaged

May 16, 2013 The United States could be at a dangerous demographic and cultural crossroads. While the road to choose may seem obvious, to those who care, we may never reach it. more »»

City finds workable solution on ambulance

May 15, 2013 There is the ideal, for which society will always be striving, with many voices and views in the mix. Then there is what exists now and how people with differing views are going to deal with it. more »»

Dems, Republicans rightly demand answers

May 14, 2013 Recently, Internal Revenue Service officials insisted that high-ranking leaders at the agency were not aware some conservative political groups were being harassed over tax matters. more »»

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May 11, 2013 Groups work together The Martin County Arena at the fairgrounds is an important local facility. It buzzes with activity during the hockey season, and is useful in other ways throughout the year. more »»

Cleveland hero reminds us all about good people

May 10, 2013 Sometimes we forget how many good people there are in the world. Then we read about someone like Charles Ramsey. more »»

Gay marriage may be right; it’s also a bit tricky

May 9, 2013 Last fall, Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriag. more »»

Isn’t it only fair to pay sales taxes online?

May 8, 2013 The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would subject online sales to state sales taxes. more »»

Probe must connect links to radicalization

May 7, 2013 Investigators continue to uncover more and more disturbing information about the Tsarnaev brothers, accused of setting off bombs at the Boston Marathon. more »»

Chicken farmer, judge won’t let EPA off hook

May 6, 2013 A West Virginia farmer who refused to let the U.S. more »»

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May 4, 2013 Expect more jobless Democrats who control the Minnesota Legislature are contemplating an increase in the minimum wage. They should expect an increase in unemployment as well. more »»



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