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Children have rights; they deserve treatment

September 5, 2013 An ongoing, interesting and painful legal issue involves the rights of parents when it comes to their children’s medical treatments. more »»

Congress should put America’s interests first

September 3, 2013 President Barack Obama finally has decided to submit the decision on war with Syria to Congress. more »»

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August 31, 2013 Results are troubling Area schools learned this week how students did on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests. more »»

What is compelling reason for Syria war?

August 30, 2013 For many years, former President George W. Bush and his administration have been condemned by many for allegedly going to war against Iraq under false pretenses in 2003. more »»

Fairmont Area adds Top 20 training for kids

August 29, 2013 We see value in Fairmont’s status as the first community in the nation offering training to schools, businesses and community members in the Top 20 program. more »»

U.S. must exercise caution in Syria conflict

August 28, 2013 Terming use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war a “red line” that, if crossed, would result in decisive U.S. action was a mistake on President Barack Obama’s part. more »»

U.S. should not attempt new intervention in Iraq

August 27, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq on Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failur. more »»

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August 24, 2013 Seems to make sense The Prairieland waste-processing facility in Truman is considering buying a 240-kilowatt generator to run its grinder during peak electrical loads, i.e. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Sounds like lawmakers did poor job of planning

August 23, 2013 It sounds as if Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton want to work to repeal a new state sales tax on farm equipment repairs that took effect July 1. more »»

Ban on guns at Capitol will not make it safer

August 22, 2013 We will concede the point that anyone with a gun could do harm to others. more »»

Court rules government ‘simply flouting the law’

August 21, 2013 Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materials. more »»

Obamacare is the law; Obama should enforce it

August 20, 2013 State legislators from throughout the nation heard a stern lecture from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week. more »»

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August 17, 2013 Truly a great get-together The Martin County Fair earns our praise again for being the area’s major annual attraction. Thousands visit the fair for a variety of reasons. more »»

Promises of health care law are not being kept

August 16, 2013 Health insurance will be cheaper, we were assured. If you like the policy you have, you’ll be able to keep it, President Barack Obama insiste. more »»

Minnesota must reform retirement payout method

August 15, 2013 At least 15 states have put in place “anti-spiking” provisions that prohibit overtime from being included in final salary calculations in retirement plans for local government workers. more »»

Government should stop stupid tinkering

August 14, 2013 Government tinkering with the mortgage market helped bring on the deep recession from which Americans are just now emerging. more »»

The problem remains: Feds spend too much­

August 13, 2013 Taxes have gone up, not just for “the wealthy” but for every American who works. The national debt is approaching $17 trillio. more »»

Trial may yield answers

August 12, 2013 Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on trial last week in a military court at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens more in a 2009 shooting rampage at the post. more »»

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August 10, 2013 Too much intervention Farmfest is a huge event every year in Minnesota, in terms of turnout, public policy discussions and the future of agriculture. more »»

Ceylon needs to get serious about problem

August 9, 2013 Citizens can easily get frustrated with government, when they see their tax bills or when they see how government wastes countless billions at the federal level. more »»



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