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Local Editorials

The COVID solution is sitting unused

Human Services of Martin County issues a weekly report of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county. When they have come out lately, the reports are not encouraging. Martin County has passed the 3,000 COVID cases mark. We sit at 3,218 total cases with 112 new cases recorded last week. The ...

‘Inflation tax’ prediction proving true

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has been stalwart in his concerns over inflation and Democrats’ desire to spend trillions to fund new social programs: “An overheating economy has imposed a costly ‘inflation tax’ on every middle- and working-class American. At $28.7 trillion and growing, ...

Why aren’t drivers license exam station all open

The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee is held a hearing Friday with a very interesting question for the Department of Public Safety. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the state shut down a lot of businesses, of course, and it also closed down some government offices, including the ...

Et. Cetera

FACT presents comedy The Fairmont Opera House is putting on a comedy, ‘Drinking Habits’, which shows tonight and Sunday. The cast is made up of local talent, many of whom have done several shows with the Opera House in the past. We thank the Opera House for continuing to put on shows for ...

Lesser of two evils

The Food and Drug Administration has given its authorization to an electronic cigarette, the Vuse Solo, saying that the tobacco-flavored product can help adult smokers reduce their exposure to the harmful chemicals in regular cigarettes. It is far from a full-fledged endorsement of electronic ...

Art: Dakota sculpture helps heal Scaffold pain

The Dakota people offer forgiveness and redemption as part of their peace-embracing culture, and a new sculpture by a Dakota artist brings that healing to Minnesota. The Walker Art Center and the Dakota community unveiled Saturday a new sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden that ...