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January 12, 2015 Lily Ellen Pannkuk, daughter of Troy and Suzy (Gangl) Pannkuk of Lino Lakes, was born Dec. 27, 2014, at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minn. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. more »»

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January 10, 2015 Get things cleaned up Fairmont’s Housing Redevelopment Authority has been busy these days, trying to address some troubles at the Friendship Village housing complex. more »»

Americans will never bow to this brutality

January 9, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Economic report isn’t telling the whole story

January 8, 2015 According to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

E-cigarettes pose new danger to young people

January 7, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Contracts make up for payroll reductions

January 6, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Balanced budget amendment necessary

January 5, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so — to stop spending beyond our means — is an excellent example. more »»

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January 3, 2015 Why not shift spending? We find it interesting that a tradeoff in the eyes of a politician involves you trading more of your earnings to fulfil their wishes. more »»

Arab proposal must remain off the table

January 2, 2015 It has been suggested that President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation’s more important chief executive. more »»

Obama's record does not create much trust

December 31, 2014 Many Americans object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy by pointing out it will encourage more people to cross our borders illegally. more »»

U.S. missile forces remain security need

December 30, 2014 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Secret Service in need of director from outside

December 29, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

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December 27, 2014 Don’t let charity fade Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Once the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Big difference between protesting and violence

December 26, 2014 Peaceful protest seeking political, social and economic change is part of our heritage as a nation. Inciting to violence, sadly, also is part of the record. more »»

U.S. under attack, and planes aren’t needed

December 24, 2014 Members of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

The solution to Islamic extremist: Destruction

December 23, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came last week. more »»

Only in Washington can this story be true

December 22, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

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December 20, 2014 Prairieland cuts costs We keep hearing better news out of the Prairieland waste-processing facility these days. more »»

Iowa simply trying to make system efficient

December 19, 2014 The state of Iowa has come up with a great idea:?Let people register to vote online by using a driver’s license or photo ID. more »»

Minnesota has messed up ‘medical marijuana’

December 18, 2014 The state of Minnesota decided to get involved in the world of medical marijuana, but only in a Minnesota nanny-state kind of way. more »»

 
 
 

 

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