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April 2, 2016 Devil will be in the details Project 1590 offered an update to the Fairmont City Council this week about a possible community center, with city staff agreeing to look into a city sales tax option to... more »»

Obama’s effort in Cuba: waste of energy, money

April 1, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba recently, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Simple change could boost quality of events

March 31, 2016 Fairmont City Council this week took a simple, proactive step that costs the city nothing but could improve local events and attract tourists. more »»

Public-private effort needed to build ‘shield’

March 30, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Obama’s sales pitch filled with his hypocrisy

March 29, 2016 President Barack Obama warned last week that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high court. more »»

Government wouldn’t accept this from you

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

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March 26, 2016 Offices make moves We congratulate several Faribault County offices that have been relocating out of the courthouse and into other sites, primarily the Ag Center in Blue Earth. more »»

Added patrols won’t hurt, but limits needed

March 25, 2016 It’s an interesting question for Fairmont residents to consider: Is the historic lack of a major boating accident on the local lakes during the summer just “luck” or something else? Some Fairmont... more »»

Diplomacy is key factor in terrorist success

March 24, 2016 Brutality is only part of the game plan being used so successfully by Islamic terrorist organizations. more »»

If Cuba doesn’t change, what’s the next step?

March 23, 2016 People who have reason to hope their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean, in the hope of better lives in the United States. more »»

Authorities cannot be blind to who aids terror

March 22, 2016 Belgian police might have captured one of the masterminds of last year’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris sooner, but for the fact he had help — lots of it. more »»

Obama’s decision involves pure politics

March 21, 2016 There will be no drilling for oil or gas anywhere off the 2,069 miles of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

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March 19, 2016 Pass both measures The Minnesota House this week, by a vote of 104-25, approved a bill to extend jobless benefits to laid-off Iron Range workers and to grant a tax break to businesses that contribut... more »»

School-city land deal seems like good choice

March 18, 2016 To build homes in a community, there have to be “buildable” lots available. more »»

Dayton thumbing his nose at state businesses

March 17, 2016 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton believes in a pound of cure rather than an ounce of prevention. The governor offered plans this week for the state’s $900 million budget surplus. more »»

What, if anything, does Hillary Clinton believe?

March 16, 2016 During a campaign stop in Cleveland last week, Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is a bad deal. more »»

Police should be ready, but remained restrained

March 16, 2016 Perhaps it is a reflection of the rough-and-tumble process Republicans are enduring as they attempt to pick a nominee for president, but for whatever reason, Cleveland police are expecting trouble... more »»

As North Korean threat grows, U.S. must be ready

March 14, 2016 U.S. officials cannot — or will not — say whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warhead. more »»

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March 12, 2016 Being prepared essential Kudos to the city of Fairmont and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. more »»

Fairmont residents: Don’t flush those wipes

March 11, 2016 Sometimes, the strangest and even seemingly funny things can be actual problems. As in the case of “flushable” wipes used for cleaning or personal hygiene. more »»



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