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The problem remains: Feds spend too much­

August 13, 2013 Taxes have gone up, not just for “the wealthy” but for every American who works. The national debt is approaching $17 trillio. more »»

Trial may yield answers

August 12, 2013 Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on trial last week in a military court at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens more in a 2009 shooting rampage at the post. more »»

Et Cetera ...

August 10, 2013 Too much intervention Farmfest is a huge event every year in Minnesota, in terms of turnout, public policy discussions and the future of agriculture. more »»

Ceylon needs to get serious about problem

August 9, 2013 Citizens can easily get frustrated with government, when they see their tax bills or when they see how government wastes countless billions at the federal level. more »»

We hope fresh vision can, will be implemented

August 8, 2013 The pilots and businesses that use the Fairmont airport and the city, which owns and operates it, are talking. Fruitfully, it seems. This is goo. more »»

Does EPA plan to fine birds, animals, fish?

August 7, 2013 West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt is letting the Environmental Protection Agency know its efforts to overstep its bounds will not go without a fight, even if that fight must come from the little... more »»

Clearly, terrorism threat remains with us, strong

August 6, 2013 The decision to close U.S. more »»

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July 27, 2013 City has been responsible The city of Fairmont has suffered a dip in its credit rating, a product of greater concern in the municipal bond market, shaken by the looming bankruptcy in Detroit. more »»

City addresses trails in appropriate manner

July 25, 2013 Leaders need good information. They also need to make sound financial plans. We believe Fairmont’s elected officials are on the right track as they consider building trail extensions in town. more »»

Veterans, other drug courts offering promise

July 25, 2013 Martin and Faribault counties, along with others in the region, have been participating in several forms of drug court, which seeks to help people struggling with addictions and whose crimes can be... more »»

People will suffer, die because of this policy

July 24, 2013 For decades, leaders of the World Bank have recognized one of the surest ways to reduce poverty in developing countries is to help their residents obtain reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Question should be: Are there priorities?

July 23, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is spending much of his time these days jetting around the country to spread his woe-is-us message to the Pentagon’s civilian worker. more »»

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July 20, 2013 Shorter day concerning Our first thought about Fairmont Area Schools reducing the school day by any amount of time is one of concern. more »»

Services scale up; do residents want that?

July 19, 2013 Fairmont city leaders got together this week to consider what kinds of things the city would wish for, whether or not money is an object. more »»

Radios a must-have, so cities, county stuck

July 18, 2013 The city of Truman is feeling a little shell-shocked over the cost of a proposed maintenance agreement for its ARMER?radios, which are used by police, fire and ambulance departments throughout the... more »»

U.S. should tie its aid to new, free elections

July 17, 2013 The so-called “Arab spring” has turned into a long, hot summer in Egypt — but for now, the hottest seat is in the Oval Office at the White House. more »»

Those who gave all deserve much better

July 16, 2013 Beside and just below the American flag at many places in our area can be seen the black and white POW/MIA banner. more »»

Et Cetera ...

July 13, 2013 An interesting concept Bringing together troubled boys and dogs in need of rescue sounds like an excellent way for both to have brighter futures. more »»

Citizens face nightmare in form of ‘Obamacare’

July 12, 2013 “Obamacare,” the White House version of socialized medicine for Americans, always was a train wreck about to happen. Already the law has jumped the tracks. more »»

Summer lunch program can’t be right direction

July 11, 2013 Fairmont Elementary School is offering a free lunch to anyone under the age of 18 this summer, through Aug. 1. more »»



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