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State should let rural areas figure things out

April 29, 2016 Minnesota lawmakers agree that they want to get rural areas of the state connected to the Internet. Among other concerns are making sure rural schools have service. more »»

Good people working together to help kids

April 28, 2016 There are some really good-hearted businesses, organizations and people living in the Fairmont area. more »»

Are U.S. leaders ready for N. Korea’s actions?

April 27, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

House bill on freedom of speech sad to see

April 26, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Obama’s Cuban policy is not helping Cubans

April 25, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Et cetera ...

April 23, 2016 Transit report mixed We will be interested to see how the new Prairie Lakes Transit system fares a few months down the road. more »»

Now’s the time to offer input on more disc golf

April 21, 2016 The city of Fairmont is considering adding a third disc golf course to Cedar Creek Park, where the existing two courses make the park one of the best sites in the state to play the sport. more »»

Congress still doling out pork barrel projects

April 20, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Garland should not be on court in any case

April 19, 2016 Whether they refuse to even consider him or hold hearings on his nomination, U.S. senators should not place federal Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. more »»

EPA’s double standards should not be allowed

April 18, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Et Cetera ...

April 16, 2016 An honor well-deserved While we all may think we know how rural residents get their water, how they actually get it another story. more »»

We commend police for taking CIT training

April 15, 2016 We extend kudos to the Fairmont Police Department for a noteworthy accomplishment: Having four police officers who have undergone some level of Crisis Intervention Team training, and at least one... more »»

Minnesota should not enact bathroom ban

April 14, 2016 We understand that some people are uncomfortable with the notion of “transgender. more »»

States must carefully watch for program fraud

April 13, 2016 Many people think of “entitlement” programs as federal government responsibilities. more »»

DEA’s ‘special’ plane is a pure boondoggle

April 12, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. more »»

California can keep its absurd enactments

April 11, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bill. more »»

Et Cetera ...

April 9, 2016 Benefit slated for May We want to extend our best wishes to Fairmont Mayor Randy Quiring and his family as the mayor undergoes treatment for cancer. more »»

Lawmaker’s tax relief plan would be good one

April 8, 2016 The state of Minnesota has a budget surplus of $900 million, and the big-spending lawmakers who inhabit the State Capitol have plenty of ideas for what to do with your money. more »»

On big issues, inmates need legal representation

April 7, 2016 If a jail or prison inmate violates a rule and loses a privilege, such as access to TV, books or time outside, we have to agree with the jailers, who need to be able to maintain control of the priso... more »»

 
 
 

 

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