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Great New Year for America’s creditors

January 5, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

Another year goes by as reforms still languish

January 4, 2016 Another year goes by as reforms still languish Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

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January 2, 2016 Thanks, Judge Walker We extend our thanks and congratulations to Judge Robert Walker, who is stepping down from the bench in Martin County after serving 26 years as the leader of the court system. more »»

On New Year’s Eve: Please be safe tonight

December 31, 2015 If the trend during recent years holds true tonight, about 156 Americans will not live to see daylight on New Year’s Day. Please, don’t be among them. more »»

Can energy outlook get worse? It sure can

December 30, 2015 With President Barack Obama gloating over his success — he, at least, calls it that — at the Paris climate change conference, it may be easy for people to wonder how the energy outlook for us could... more »»

Islamic-based terror larger than one group

December 29, 2015 Islamic-based terror larger than one group At least President Barack Obama no longer is talking in terms of “containing” Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Please remember those in need throughout year

December 28, 2015 Please remember those in need throughout year Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate region has worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

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December 26, 2015 WFS works out merger We congratulate WFS of Truman on the merger announced this week with Central Valley Cooperative of Owatonna. more »»

Obamacare is a flop, in every way possible

December 24, 2015 By the millions, Americans are passing judgment on Obamacare — by staying as far away from it as they can get. That should tell Congress something. more »»

AP investigation shows power grid is vulnerable

December 23, 2015 What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the furnace would not work? It happens, almost always because of... more »»

‘Climate change’ pact is simply an awful deal

December 22, 2015 You may have heard the suggestion that if guns are criminalized, only criminals will have guns. more »»

Bringing back Bergdahl proves a costly mistake

December 21, 2015 Bringing back Bergdahl proves a costly mistake Sg. more »»

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December 19, 2015 Tax hikes pretty large The three largest taxing districts in Martin County — the county, the city of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Schools — all have approved property tax hikes that are much higher... more »»

Public notifications serve communities well

December 18, 2015 Fairmont police and the Minnesota Department of Corrections held a community notification meeting in Fairmont this week to talk about a sexual predator relocating to tow. more »»

State auditor’s project provides valuable info

December 17, 2015 State Auditor Rebecca Otto recently visited Fairmont to explain something she is working on with the University of Minnesota and state agencie. more »»

Supreme Court should reject Corps’ actions

December 16, 2015 It sometimes is possible to fight city hall. But the federal government? Forget it, especially when outrageous environmental rules are involved. A Minnesota company — Hawkes Company, In. more »»

Failing Obamacare is hurting many Americans

December 15, 2015 Ask most people whether they would prefer “free” health insurance or a job where they can earn money to buy it while supporting themselves, or perhaps get coverage as a fringe benefit, and there is... more »»

Who in government will prepare the list?

December 14, 2015 Who in government will prepare the list? Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists”? In both the U.S. more »»

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December 12, 2015 Amazing training event Last weekend, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to Fairmont Junior-Senior High School for awe-inspiring training session. more »»

Rewrite of education law is good beginning

December 11, 2015 Looking at history, it may be true that federal intervention into aspects of public education created necessary change. more »»



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