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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 »»

Supreme Court may act to reign in regulator

October 23, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court justices already have ruled that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Nothing ‘clean’ about bill to re-start spending

October 22, 2013 After weeks of demanding a “clean” federal spending bill, President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress last week agreed to one loaded with billions of dollars in special interest spending. more »»

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October 19, 2013 One-way creates speed We found it instructive this week to consider a Fairmont City Council decision on a petition submitted by residents living on Lake Park Boulevard. more »»

Obamacare website is only tip of the iceberg

October 18, 2013 Don’t give up on the Obamacare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged this wee. more »»

Secretary should have tackled this differently

October 16, 2013 The Minnesota Secretary of State is entrusted with the task of ensuring fair elections. more »»

Goal of process is to induce all kinds of pain

October 15, 2013 During a partial shutdown of the government, there isn’t enough money to keep national parks open, but federal wildlife areas can be opened to waterfowl hunting. more »»

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October 12, 2013 School rates high again If you live in one place long enough, you may forget how good you have i. more »»

No easy solution for synthetic drug problem

October 11, 2013 According to an emergency room doctor at North Memorial Medical Center near Minneapolis, the hospital’s ER is treating several patients per week who have used “bath salts” to get high. more »»



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