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Sanders’ vision is why nation has massive debt

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire today, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

Nine most terrifying words shown to be true

February 8, 2016 The blame game was in full swing last week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 6, 2016 Private ditches excluded Minnesota Gov. more »»

Consider pitching in for Madelia’s rebuilding

February 5, 2016 The devastating fire this week in downtown Madelia is a sad story that had the fortunate aspect of no fatalities or major injuries. more »»

Emergency services radio system faulty

February 4, 2016 It seems to us that a state-of-the-art emergency services radio system — or so-called — should work. more »»

Washington spending is threat to our nation

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Congress tells Obama no way on savings plans

February 2, 2016 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Turns out good-old Jeep is needed again

February 1, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 30, 2016 School offers survey Kudos to Fairmont Area Schools, which is allowing students, parents and staff to weigh in on how they believe the school is performin. more »»

We hope nothing is lost in drug court situation

January 29, 2016 Drug court has been well-received and has proven successful in Martin, Faribault and Jackson countie. more »»

Court rules citizens cannot disrupt meetings

January 28, 2016 We appreciate a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that said citizens may not disrupt government meetings based on a free speech right. more »»

President wants us to trust Iranians? Why?

January 27, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Government can keep treating people like crap

January 26, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Obama wants to throw more money in sinkhole

January 25, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 23, 2016 State should move ahead Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed spending $1. more »»

Officials need to stay on top of transit issues

January 22, 2016 Martin and Faribault counties have done excellent work together in a variety of ways over the years. more »»

Ethanol issue highlights Republican party problem

January 21, 2016 Republicans are going to have to decide if they really believe in smaller government. Iowa Gov. more »»

Obama, Reid seem to be afraid of exposure

January 20, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

This fall, voters should remember these actions

January 19, 2016 Celebrations of victories against President Barack Obama’s assault on coal and affordable electricity have tended to be short-lived. more »»

Teachers correct: Their rights being undermined

January 18, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many year. more »»



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