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EPA wants more power? It’s failing to do job now

September 29, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

Obama administration plan: Embarrass U.S.

September 28, 2015 “It is unheard of for a U.N. member state not to oppose resolutions critical of its own laws,” The Associated Press emphasized in a story earlier this week. more »»

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September 26, 2015 Is it worth the expense? We have to at least question the long-term wisdom of the Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District asking voters for major facility upgrades this fall. more »»

Blue Earth Area tests a new grading method

September 25, 2015 We are intrigued by something happening in the classroom of Elizabeth Stallman, a teacher at Blue Earth Area Schools. more »»

School, teachers forge pact to retain educators

September 24, 2015 Through good-natured ribbing or with some actual irritation, people talk about the salaries of public school teachers, here in Fairmont and elsewhere. more »»

No country has ever been allowed to do this

September 23, 2015 It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. more »»

Flu vaccine protects you and those near you

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Russians won’t work under similar delusions

September 21, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

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September 19, 2015 Congrats, Red Rock We extend our congratulations to Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. more »»

Defeating Islamic State means bolstering Assad

September 18, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is considering acceptance of an offer for U.S. and Russian military leaders to discuss Moscow’s new assistance program for Syria. more »»

Balske’s incredible gift benefits local graduates

September 17, 2015 The Lorraine Balske estate last week donated $1.5 million to the Fairmont chapter of Dollars for Scholars, which provides scholarships to local high school graduate. more »»

Congress should make terrorism the concern

September 16, 2015 About half the detainees still at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists pose no threat, the White House insists. more »»

Some Americans, it seems, have forgotten

September 15, 2015 Fourteen years ago, Americans were brutally shocked out of our complacency regarding Islamic terrorism when organized murderers used aircraft in a massive attack on us. more »»

What is cumulative effect of regulations?

September 14, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are fond of rationalizing new schemes for draconian regulations by claiming they will save lives and protect millions of people from health problems such as... more »»

Et Cetera ...

September 12, 2015 Ask those big questions Three of four schools in Martin County will ask voters for extra funding this fall. We hope voters are paying attention, and are prepared to ask some tough questions. more »»

Kerry couldn’t find an objective person?

September 11, 2015 An announcement from Secretary of State?John Kerry this week was at once startingly cynical and depressingly typical of Washington. more »»

Blue Earth, other cities cannot just wait forever

September 10, 2015 We believe a lot of good came from the Blue Earth City Council meeting this week, at which the group tackled a proposal to make sure the city is not discriminating against anyone in its public... more »»

Dear Mr. President: What about our own problems?

September 9, 2015 Reports of tens of thousands of people from Syria, Libya and other countries flooding into Europe as they attempt to escape strife at home have been all over the news for several days. more »»

Fox guarding hen house must be laughing now

September 8, 2015 It appears the agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear. In 2013, a U.S. more »»

Scare tactics have been used in Alaska before

September 7, 2015 Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama’s scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is... more »»



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