Feds spend too much
October 26, 2015 Feds spend too much The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sept. more »»
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October 24, 2015 Good communication We believe that a public forum held this week to address the possible threat to Fairmont Area Schools — and the response to it — was productive. more »»
Junior Achievement serves great purpose
October 23, 2015 We want to take some time and space here to laud the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and local schools for participating in Junior Achievement, an economics education program. more »»
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October 17, 2015 Officials forced to act Fairmont school officials and local police overreacted in an abundance of caution this week to an online threat, which led to the arrest of a teen in Jeffers. more »»
Case could create real dangers on state roads
October 15, 2015 A case in the Minnesota court system is raising eyebrows as well as questions, as a defendant argues that he should not have been charged with refusing to take a blood test for possible DWI because... more »»
Police body camera reveals heroic action
October 13, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and often... more »»
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October 10, 2015 Kudos to city leaders Blue Earth City Council this week opted to move ahead and seek plans for double angled parking in a two-block area along Main Street that is slated for reconstruction. more »»
Hillary Clinton sways in the breeze with polls
October 9, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»
Abusive government actions go unpunished
October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»
Afghanistan strategy needs major overhaul
October 5, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»
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October 3, 2015 UHD coming to town We congratulate and welcome UHD to Fairmont. The Blue Earth-based health care center recently announced that it will open a clinic near downtown Fairmont. more »»