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June 6, 2015 Be fair but consistent County ditch systems exist to serve landowners. They carry away excess water that would otherwise harm the ability to grow crops. more »»

News from insurers should force reforms

June 5, 2015 Health insurance is going to cost a lot more for many Americans, thanks in large measure to the president who said he had the answer to providing more people with health care insurance while... more »»

Further study, analysis needed on surface waters

June 4, 2015 We might suggest that an environmental study about surface waters in Minnesota released this week should raise questions rather than alarm bells. more »»

Congress must review new NSA regulations

June 3, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

U.S. energy policy must change with the times

June 2, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practitioner. more »»

Americans forced into giving IRS information

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

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May 30, 2015 Saving veterans’ stories Interesting and important stories from the nation’s veterans are being preserved right here in Fairmont. more »»

Time for United States to reassess Iraq fight

May 29, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

VA can't get it done, but where's Congress?

May 28, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Obamacare proponents now want to raise costs

May 27, 2015 Mark this one down in your amazing-but-true book: Liberals in Congress admit they made a mistake on Obamacare. more »»

Beyond terrible shame that veterans must suffer

May 26, 2015 Men and women in the U.S. military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People di. more »»

On Memorial Day: We give thanks to veterans

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

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May 23, 2015 Trimont gets it done We congratulate the folks in Trimont for putting together the plan and funds for Trimont Town Center, for which ground was broken this week. more »»

Graduation parties no excuse to break law

May 22, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Special session should not have been necessary

May 21, 2015 According to reporting from the Associated Press, just $25 million separated Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative negotiators as they tried to wrap up the session just concluded. more »»

Clintons get clearance despite obvious conflicts

May 20, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»

EPA has ridiculous notions about its power

May 19, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Common Core system puts cart before horse

May 18, 2015 Among complaints educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

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May 16, 2015 Good luck to owners Fairmont’s mall — Five Lakes Centre — changed hands this week. The firm that will handle operations at the mall says it wants to make things shine. more »»

Southern Plains will make move to W’bago

May 15, 2015 Southern Plains Education Cooperative is making a transition, from its site in Fairmont to Winnebago, where the elementary school will be available in the fall. more »»



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