Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 
School board decision lacked common sense

April 30, 2014 In the past we have objected to the lack of common sense in cases of school discipline and “zero tolerance” policies for drugs or weapons. more »»

U.S. manufacturing needs low-cost energy

April 29, 2014 Perhaps the most important report on the U.S. economy in years was released last week by a private consulting company. more »»

Et Cetera ...

April 26, 2014 Change, opportunity State demographer Susan Brower visited Blue Earth this week to discuss the shifting nature of the population, as in Faribault County, which is shrinking and growing older. more »»

Both sides have points about police lobbying

April 24, 2014 There was an interesting exchange this week at the Minnesota Capitol in regard to the power and influence that law enforcement has as a lobbying group. more »»

Delays on Keystone XL hurting many Americans

April 23, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Et Cetera ...

April 19, 2014 Hope cleanup goes fast We are not among those overly concerned — yet — about the condition of the Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex fields in Fairmon. more »»

At some point, ‘safety’ rules will go too far

April 18, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

College kids, others, need to pay low rents

April 17, 2014 A?college kid will — just about — live anywhere. His or her object is to pay little for rent, even if it means sharing a small place with others. College kids give up any luxury and a lot of privac. more »»

We would say wage hike goes overboard

April 16, 2014 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the Minimum Wage bill passed by the Democrats in the Legislature. more »»

High school stabbing didn’t have telltale signs

April 15, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»

Et Cetera ...

April 12, 2014 Cameras would help From the sound of things, Fairmont Area Schools will be getting a bargain if it spends its share — $11,000 — of the cost to put in security cameras on the buses its students ride. more »»

We hope police, citizens can find common ground

April 11, 2014 We believe there is a potential for conflict in Fairmont over the future of the police department, with ramifications involving crime levels, response times, recruiting officers and public... more »»

What in the world is Speaker talking about?

April 10, 2014 Here is what Minnesota House of Representatives Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, said this week in regard to the state possibly raising its minimum wage: “No Minnesotan should have to work a... more »»

Obama’s priorities will hurt environmental cause

April 9, 2014 Clean water and effective sewage treatment are serious, immediate environmental concerns for tens of millions of Americans in rural areas and small towns where funds for such purposes are limited. more »»

Germany serves as example on coal issue

April 8, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — is being held this week in Berlin. more »»

Et Cetera ...

April 5, 2014 We’re still skeptical We still aren’t big fans of the city of Fairmont’s proposed rental ordinance. We don’t understand the push for it, nor see the purported benefits. more »»

Office project should be discussed further

April 4, 2014 Last year, in the waning moments of the Minnesota legislative session, as the state tax bill was heading for final approval, Senate Democrats stuck in a $90 million project that had nothing to do... more »»

We elect lawmakers to decide these issues

April 3, 2014 We suppose it is possible for state lawmakers to simply pass on every important decision they should make to the voters. But this is hardly the best way to run a representative democrac. more »»

Veterans deserve more attention from agency

April 2, 2014 Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefits. more »»

Rule of law supposed to apply to everyone

April 1, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web