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Public notifications serve communities well

December 18, 2015 Fairmont police and the Minnesota Department of Corrections held a community notification meeting in Fairmont this week to talk about a sexual predator relocating to tow. more »»

State auditor’s project provides valuable info

December 17, 2015 State Auditor Rebecca Otto recently visited Fairmont to explain something she is working on with the University of Minnesota and state agencie. more »»

Supreme Court should reject Corps’ actions

December 16, 2015 It sometimes is possible to fight city hall. But the federal government? Forget it, especially when outrageous environmental rules are involved. A Minnesota company — Hawkes Company, In. more »»

Failing Obamacare is hurting many Americans

December 15, 2015 Ask most people whether they would prefer “free” health insurance or a job where they can earn money to buy it while supporting themselves, or perhaps get coverage as a fringe benefit, and there is... more »»

Who in government will prepare the list?

December 14, 2015 Who in government will prepare the list? Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists”? In both the U.S. more »»

Et Cetera ...

December 12, 2015 Amazing training event Last weekend, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to Fairmont Junior-Senior High School for awe-inspiring training session. more »»

Rewrite of education law is good beginning

December 11, 2015 Looking at history, it may be true that federal intervention into aspects of public education created necessary change. more »»

Fairmont should hire another police officer

December 10, 2015 Numbers can tell a story. For Fairmont police, the numbers say the department needs more help. more »»

Obama’s speech (and policies) fail the nation

December 9, 2015 Before Sunday night, President Barack Obama had used the Oval Office as a backdrop for televised speeches just twice. more »»

Lawmakers know better as they tackle education

December 8, 2015 U.S. public schools have left millions of children behind during the nearly 13 years since then-President George W.?Bush signed into law a measure he and many in Congress hoped would reform education. more »»

Accounting gimmicks funding our highways

December 7, 2015 Accounting gimmicks funding our highways Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress last week to provide $281 billion in... more »»

Et cetera ...

December 5, 2015 Priority is tax relief Minnesota has a budget surplus and that means two things: politicians are claiming credit and some are looking to spend i. more »»

Obama would force climate pact on nation

December 4, 2015 It has been suggested that President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans. more »»

Our local stores, shops deserve our patronage

December 3, 2015 Our local stores, shops deserve our patronage Some people conclude it would be better to buy online. more »»

In season of good will, give a gift from the heart

December 2, 2015 In season of good will, give a gift from the heart It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no... more »»

Israel lives under terror on a daily, routine basis

December 1, 2015 Israel lives under terror on a daily, routine basis Terrorism tends to gain attention when single, large-scale attacks claim many victims, as in the Paris massacre of 129 people by Islamic State... more »»

Obama, Hollande don’t seem to grasp situation

November 30, 2015 Obama, Hollande don’t seem to grasp situation President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande have vowed to step up airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Et cetera ...

November 28, 2015 Have to see how it goes Martin and Faribault County transit director Jeremy Monahan has expressed the right sentiment about changes to how transit buses will operate in the two counties:?He is... more »»

Candidates should think about better ways

November 27, 2015 Candidates should think about better ways Senior citizens will be paying much more for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare program, it has been reporte. more »»

U.S., world are at war with extremist ideology

November 25, 2015 One reason Americans should be upset our president refuses to acknowledge the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism is that may result in dangerous complacenc. more »»



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