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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 »»

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 »»

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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 »»

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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 »»



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