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November 23, 2013 We’ll never know truth One of the ways in which politicians perpetuate government programs is by reinforcing fears about alternatives, including ending the programs. more »»

Dog park? Why not here?

November 22, 2013 The times change and so do people’s tastes and interests. So it is true with their recreational choices and what they would like their cities or counties to offer in terms of amenities. more »»

Leaf-vacuuming program needs to be re-evaluated

November 21, 2013 We would say the city of Fairmont has a messy problem. Its leaf-vacuuming program ran into some snags this season, raising serious questions about its value. more »»

Negotiations with Iran should create real deal

November 19, 2013 Barack Obama is not the first U.S. president to be taken in by con games pursued by other world leaders. more »»

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November 16, 2013 Survey results valuable Fairmont Area Schools recently received the results of the Minnesota School Survey, which examines student attitudes, including locally. more »»

Sex offenders in system are troubling problem

November 15, 2013 We do not believe Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and his administration want to put public safety at risk by allowing the release of a notorious sex offender. more »»

Ethanol has problems; there should be a review

November 14, 2013 The Associated Press has conducted a comprehensive look at the ethanol industry and its analysis more than suggests an environmental disaster. more »»

Nation doesn’t appear grateful to our veterans

November 12, 2013 When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively. more »»

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November 9, 2013 Voters OK new funding We congratulate Truman Public Schools for succeeding in passing its $1.25 million referendum this week. Voters OK’d the measure by a 2-1 margin. more »»

Obamacare hurting some to help others?

November 8, 2013 Millions of Americans already have received notices that, because of Obamacare, the health insurance policies they have will not be renewed. more »»

Lawmakers must listen to business community

November 7, 2013 We share the concerns of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce officials who visited Fairmont this week to discuss the state’s business climate. more »»

Government shouldn’t try to push all services

November 6, 2013 Some people seem to view providing high-speed Internet access to everyone as the holy grail of the age of technolog. more »»

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November 2, 2013 Mall makes comeback We congratulate Five Lakes Centre (the mall) in Fairmont for seemingly doing the impossible, namely enjoying a rebirth. more »»

Website woes are just part of this nightmare

November 1, 2013 Americans attempting to sign up for Obamacare on the federal government website have been running into a wall. The poorly functioning site is preventing people from using it. more »»

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 »»



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