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Knowledge can be used to get ahead of problem

January 14, 2015 Information offers knowledge, and that can lead to analysis and potential solution. more »»

Thoughtful lawmakers need to rebuff Obama

January 13, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

Ebola may be forgotten but it definitely isn't gone

January 12, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Arnold Lee Lewis

January 12, 2015 Arnold Lee Lewis WINNEBAGO — Arnold Lee Lewis, 91, Winnebago, Minn., passed away peacefully in his home on January 10, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. more »»

Norma Jean Crissinger

January 12, 2015 Norma Jean Crissinger SHERBURN — A Celebration of Life Service for Norma Jean Crissinger, 79, of rural Sherburn, Minn., will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at S. more »»

Velna L. Dittbenner

January 12, 2015 Velna L. Dittbenner Services for Velna L. Dittbenner, 79, of Fairmont, are pending at the Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fairmont. more »»

Louise M. Loucks

January 12, 2015 Louise M. Loucks LEDYARD, Iowa — A memorial service for Louise M. Loucks, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ledyard, Iowa. more »»

Jerry Redenius

January 12, 2015 Jerry Redenius WELCOME — Visitation for Jerry Redenius, 66, of Welcome will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. A memorial service is set at 3 p.m. at the Lakeview Funeral Home. more »»

Bernard "Bernie" Sampson

January 12, 2015 Bernard “Bernie” Sampson MINNEAPOLIS — A Celebration of LIfe service for Bernard “Bernie” Sampson, 72, of Minneapolis will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Kramer Family Funeral Home Chapel in Trimon. more »»

Elda M. Leiding

January 12, 2015 Elda M. Leiding FAIRMONT — Funeral service for Elda M. Leiding, 95, of Fairmont, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont. more »»

Gail A. Dunker

January 12, 2015 Gail A. Dunker Funeral service for Gail A. Dunker, 48, of Jackson will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Lance Isaacson officiating. more »»


January 12, 2015 FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 9 9:46 a.m. —An arrest was made in the 1000 block of Indus Street in Fairmont due to a violation of probation. 10:20 a.m. more »»

People & Events

January 12, 2015 Grower group sets Tuesday meeting Grower Learning Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria St., Fairmont. Please enter at door 21. more »»

New Arrivals

January 12, 2015 Lily Ellen Pannkuk, daughter of Troy and Suzy (Gangl) Pannkuk of Lino Lakes, was born Dec. 27, 2014, at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minn. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 10, 2015 Get things cleaned up Fairmont’s Housing Redevelopment Authority has been busy these days, trying to address some troubles at the Friendship Village housing complex. more »»

Americans will never bow to this brutality

January 9, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Economic report isn’t telling the whole story

January 8, 2015 According to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

E-cigarettes pose new danger to young people

January 7, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Contracts make up for payroll reductions

January 6, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Balanced budget amendment necessary

January 5, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so — to stop spending beyond our means — is an excellent example. more »»



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