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They said it was ‘exact’ when they were selling it

August 16, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»


August 15, 2016 Government continues to spend too much money Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

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August 13, 2016 Cost-benefit matters Martin County commissioners are about to receive a broadband study that looks at ways to make sure every county resident has access to reliable, high-speed internet service. more »»

Foundation is amazing gift to Martin County

August 12, 2016 There are “big” news stories in the Fairmont area every yea. more »»

Individual terrorists must be hunted down

August 11, 2016 A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. more »»

‘Fact-checkers’ need to dig a little deeper

August 10, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy this week made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

How many died due to U.N.’s incompetence?

August 9, 2016 One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died — no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers — as a result of the failures. more »»


August 8, 2016 Clinton says she has an issue with money? Hillary Clinton has pledged that if she is elected president, she will do something about the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Cour. more »»

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August 6, 2016 Recognizing ag industry Sometimes people forget, or fail to remember fully, that Martin County has a broad and strong agriculture base. more »»

Changing a law does not change what is real

August 5, 2016 Because of the greater mass of workers than employers in society, minimum wage laws are often only considered from the point of view of the worker. more »»

Blue Earth positions itself well for the future

August 4, 2016 People and institutions generally view debt as a negative. But when debt can be managed and has been accumulated for positive values, it can be quite worthwhile. more »»

Police protect us all, but we have right as well

August 3, 2016 Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, Pa., not arrested him outside a movie theater. more »»

Obama administration failing nation’s veterans

August 2, 2016 Important progress has been made in caring for those who have served our country, President Barack Obama told attendees at the Disabled American Veterans national conference Monday. more »»


August 1, 2016 Prosecutor clearly had her own failings On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. more »»

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July 30, 2016 Time to start saving Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Fairmont this week to talk about, among other things, local election. more »»

Not sure major testing program makes sense

July 29, 2016 Should the city of Fairmont test the water quality of its lakes to inform swimmers and boaters of pollution? It’s a question the city, the local Lakes Foundation and others have been dabbling in for... more »»

Promises, promises all add up to billions

July 28, 2016 Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their party’s presidential nominating convention have heard tons of promises and will hear more from their candidate, Hillary Clinton, when she takes the stage... more »»

Sleazy Democratic Party stacked deck for Hillary

July 27, 2016 It turns out there may be something to that vast conspiracy then-first lady Hillary Clinton condemned in 1998. She got one thing wrong, however. more »»


July 26, 2016 Not sure Democrats should be celebrating Democrat Party leaders no doubt were gloating about last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where the party nominated Donald Trump for... more »»


July 25, 2016 Criminals emboldened by slayings of police? Another cop was murdered last week. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»



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