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March 22, 2014 Movies back in town With the official opening of the new Fairmont movie theater, we again extend our thanks and congratulations to the city of Fairmont and theater proprietor Todd Frage. more »»

Tough drug enforcement has offered so-so results

March 21, 2014 Minnesota lawmakers are working on a bill that targets the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. more »»

Probably best now to put in irrigation system

March 20, 2014 Even strong opponents of government action and interventions can be mollified if the government in question can deliver a needed service in a quality manner. more »»

Toothless U.S. foreign policy clearly exposed

March 18, 2014 By an overwhelming margin, voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine agreed Sunday to separate and establish an independent nation. more »»

Government becomes one of most secretive

March 18, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

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March 15, 2014 School did right thing Fairmont Area Schools initiated a welding academy in the 2012-13 school year to help students gain skills for growing demand among industry. more »»

U.S. inconsistencies hurting us around world

March 14, 2014 No wonder so many foreign leaders are reluctant to go along with U.S. policy initiatives. more »»

Who is going to ‘win’ under new ordinance?

March 13, 2014 As the city of Fairmont, landlords and a group of concerned citizens continue to work out details a proposed local rental ordinance, we are not seeing a “win” for anyone involved. more »»

Nanny-state should back off on liquor sales

March 12, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature is taking a look at the laws that ban liquor sales on Sunday in the state. more »»

Millions do not know what they have to do

March 11, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»

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March 8, 2014 ‘Medical’ marijuana? People desperate for solutions will turn to all options, including some purely driven by the emotions they face. more »»

Minnesota Senate needs to get on board

March 7, 2014 Democrats control the Minnesota Legislature and the governor’s office. With a giant state budget surplus in hand, Gov. more »»

‘Unsession’ is great; let’s keep culling laws

March 6, 2014 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is touting its plan for an “unsession” for state lawmakers this year. The idea is to scour state statutes and get rid of outdated and silly laws. more »»

Stop tinkering; time to examine whole system

March 5, 2014 The Minnesota Property Tax report analysis was recently released. The Dayton administration claims property taxes are going down, a net drop of $8 million in 2014. more »»

Does U.S. want to get involved in the Ukraine?

March 4, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Why is the U.S. still paying for these bases?

March 3, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted recently. more »»

Pass the bill to know; well, we’re finding out

February 25, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

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February 22, 2014 Plan seems too hopeful Truman Public School has chosen its direction. The school board opted this week to balance the budget and work on increasing enrollment. more »»

We’re awash in debt because of these acts

February 21, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

Obama administration sure has its priorities

February 19, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»



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