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Lawmaker’s tax relief plan would be good one

April 8, 2016 The state of Minnesota has a budget surplus of $900 million, and the big-spending lawmakers who inhabit the State Capitol have plenty of ideas for what to do with your money. more »»

On big issues, inmates need legal representation

April 7, 2016 If a jail or prison inmate violates a rule and loses a privilege, such as access to TV, books or time outside, we have to agree with the jailers, who need to be able to maintain control of the priso... more »»

Trump’s inflammatory remarks go non-stop

April 6, 2016 Once again, Donald Trump has made an emphatic statement of what his policy would be if he is elected president, and once again he has been forced to retract it. more »»

Clinton’s current status should not mean a thing

April 5, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Half-hearted effort is worse than none at all

April 4, 2016 Pentagon officials say they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

Et cetera ...

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 »»

Et cetera ...

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 »»

Et Cetera ...

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 »»



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