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Plan to end protections for wolves makes sense

May 1, 2013 Southern Minnesota and northern Iowa are not directly concerned about the predations of gray wolves. But there are other trouble-makers that residents watch out fo. more »»

Spending on military must be wise, efficient

April 30, 2013 No nation on earth has an armored vehicle capable of standing up to the U.S. Abrams tank. On conventional battlefields, it is virtually unbeatable. more »»

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April 27, 2013 Black eyes piling up Fairmont’s airport commission deserves some scrutiny these days. First it was involved in a publicly embarrassing, flip-flop decision about the hiring of a consulting engineer. more »»

More taxes for more spending? This again?

April 25, 2013 Democrats who control the Minnesota Legislature would have taxpayers believe that all state programs currently in place are essential and citizens should absorb new taxes because Democrats want to... more »»

Situation at local airport needs long-term solution

April 24, 2013 The city of Fairmont has a long list of complaints about the company — Five Lakes Aviation — it has under contract to operate the local airport. more »»

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April 20, 2013 Not the chief’s fault Truman Police?Chief Justin Jobe is probably feeling a little whip-sawed these days trying to keep up with requests from his bosses on the City Counci. more »»

Students should learn about their government

April 19, 2013 Do high school students care about their county government? Does it matter if they care? Don’t they need to know about it anyway? Martin County commissioners wrangled with the issue this week, as... more »»

Compromise plan on guns seems reasonable

April 18, 2013 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., has put himself in the line of fire in controversy over new gun control laws — but his heart and head are in the right place. more »»

Should city really be involved in this facility?

April 17, 2013 Blue Earth City Council this week discussed the possibility of expanding Faribault County Fitness Center, which is owned and operated by the cit. more »»

‘Tax Freedom Day’ getting later each year

April 16, 2013 Now that you have completed your federal income tax return — and you have, we hope, because it was due to be filed Monday — you have a few moments to reflect on taxes in general. more »»

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April 13, 2013 City must do what it can We believe the city of Fairmont has worked diligently and in good faith to provide a drinking-water system for the future for businesses and residents. more »»

United States owes debt of gratitude to Thatcher

April 12, 2013 After some initial unpleasantness between us, Americans and Britons have enjoyed a deep friendship and an unshakeable allianc. more »»

PUC?makes right choice by allowing private wells

April 11, 2013 It’s pretty sloppy outside these days, so it’s possible that the drought plaguing our region may be endin. more »»

State picks winners, losers through bonding

April 10, 2013 We hope Minnesotans understand that when their governor, or state lawmakers, proposes major capital improvement projects across the state, the bills are paid by citizens, today and tomorro. more »»

Nations must deal with troubling North Korea

April 9, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry has said North Korea’s new round of saber rattling and threats to step up its nuclear weapons and missile programs are unacceptable. He has added the U.S. more »»

Banning private wells would not make sense

April 5, 2013 The city of Fairmont is considering banning private wells. This is troubling for several reasons. more »»

Safe Routes struggles to pick up participation

April 4, 2013 The lament of the do-gooder, we suppose, is that human beings don’t always play along. Or seldom do. While many things may be “good” for people — eating right, not smoking, exercising, etc. more »»

State should exercise caution on minimum wage

April 3, 2013 Minnesota lawmakers are considering raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to something higher, with proposals ranging from $7.50 to $10. We believe they should exercise caution. more »»

Senate budget plan just isn’t worth the wait

April 2, 2013 Well, it wasn’t worth the wait. The budget recently approved by the U.S. Senate, that is. Under Democrat control, the Senate had not approved a budget in four year. more »»

 
 

 

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