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Legislature fails, so voters get to weigh in

May 26, 2016 From one perspective, it is easy to say the Minnesota Legislature failed to do its job during the recently concluded session. more »»

U.S. should make sure Vietnam understands

May 25, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionism. more »»

Republicans did right thing to honor women

May 24, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that. more »»


May 23, 2016 Everyone pays for Obama’s vote-buying President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democrat Party to a new high in politics. more »»

Et cetera ...

May 21, 2016 City does what it should Fairmont was hit with a water problem this week. more »»

Lawmakers do right thing; Obama doesn’t

May 20, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions late. more »»

If militants benefit in any way, end shipments

May 18, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

Results, not spending,is the ultimate measure

May 17, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

U.S. voters should learn from what is revealed

May 16, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

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May 14, 2016 Get the junk cleaned up Cities large and small in the area are dealing with a mess. more »»

No apology needed for use of atomic bomb

May 13, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Republicans are right to want a number first

May 12, 2016 The major players at the Minnesota State Capitol are at something of an impasse over the bonding bill. more »»

Teachers deserve praise as well as more freedom

May 11, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Report shows authority failing on basic oversight

May 9, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Et cetera ...

May 7, 2016 City’s rules are fair The city of Blue Earth has established a permit system for those who wish to drive golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, utility task vehicles or mini-trucks on city streets. more »»

Drug sentence proposal seems like fair way to go

May 6, 2016 A group of Minnesota county attorneys and law enforcement officials are calling for reduced prison sentences for many of the state’s drug offenders, in light of automatic sentence reductions set to... more »»

Commissioners didn’t spell out actual solution

May 5, 2016 Martin County commissioners did not exactly go out on a limb this week while discussing how to fund state road and bridge wor. more »»

It’s possible to be wise and kind-hearted too

May 4, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears too. more »»

Why waste time only to reject ex-cons later?

May 3, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Kids can’t sing? Where is the common sense?

May 2, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»



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