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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 »»

Transportation, bonding should be the priorities

March 10, 2016 Minnesota lawmakers have begun the 2016 legislative session. There is a projected $900 million budget surplus, which means you — the taxpayer — have overpaid the state government. more »»

Report on rifles should disturb all Americans

March 9, 2016 Were he alive today, former President Dwight Eisenhower would be angry about a report this week that some Navy SEALs have to share rifle. more »»

Nation remembers life of Nancy Reagan

March 8, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Bureaucrats leaving common sense behind

March 7, 2016 Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings’ front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day’s work. more »»

Et cetera ...

March 5, 2016 ARMER disappointing No technology is perfect, but it is disappointing to see Martin County experiencing reception problems with the ARMER emergency radio system. more »»

Statewide business property tax should go

March 4, 2016 The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is touting tax reform, taking aim at the statewide business property tax, an egregious tax that singles out businesses to help fill state coffers. more »»

Summit reveals trust, distrust of those in ag

March 3, 2016 Producing crops, which are used to feed animals and create products for humans, comes with costs. One is the nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer runoff that gets into surface waters. more »»

Maybe Apple can help feds improve security

March 2, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Staffers may reason: If it’s OK for Clinton ...

March 1, 2016 Dozens of military intelligence analysts complained last year they were pressured to alter reports to make it look as if U.S. more »»

The United States has a president, not a king

February 29, 2016 Americans have to endure less than a year more of Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, but he seems determined to make the time pass painfully. more »»

Et cetera ...

February 27, 2016 Talk, resolve the issue A?controversy involving rural fire service and paying for fire trucks is throwing off way too much heat for the city of Fairmont and surrounding townships. more »»

Water Summit could create positive change

February 26, 2016 When someone owns something important, they take care of it. But people care a lot less about things other people own, or about things that they are told everyone “owns. more »»

Bigger picture may be how visitors view town

February 25, 2016 We believe the city of Fairmont is exploring an important aspect of what we might call our local friendliness. more »»

Funds already exist to take on Zika virus

February 24, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Technology creating difficult legal problems

February 23, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

How is Obama helping cause of human rights?

February 22, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba in March, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

Et cetera ...

February 20, 2016 Get rid of old meds A major drug problem in the country these days involves opioids, which are prescriptions pain-killer. more »»

Silly healthy food rule likely to hurt everyone

February 19, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again, their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re back. more »»

Fund roads, bridges without higher gas tax

February 18, 2016 It seems like everything is a crisis in politics ... because when it’s a “crisis,” politicians have cover for removing money from your wallet to spend on their scheme. more »»



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